YOMG, 17-19 Pratt Street, Moonee Ponds. Phone: 8548 9577
Burger places – or, rather, burger franchises and chains – seem to be sprouting up like weeds.
Perhaps a move to a semi-official CTS non-coverage of them is due.
And the non-eating of their food, too.
YOMG in Moonee Ponds – the chain’s sixth store in Melbourne – seems at first blush less likely than most to arouse our curiosity and burger lust, with its cutsie slogan in pink neon, blandola fast-food look and a name that is more about yoghurt than meaty fare.
Certainly, Bennie was very sniffy when we ambled past a few weeks back.
“I don’t think so, dad,” he snorted.
But an experienced burger hand of our acquaintance has suggested that, in this case at least, appearances and all-round vibe are no indication of burger merit and that YOMG is well worth a try.
So, flying solo, I give it a whirl.
Nat Stockley is correct – this is some pretty good stuff.
From the menu (see below) I choose the Howler ($12.50) with its excellent beef patty, cheese, lettuce, onion, pickles, jalapenos and habanero mayo.
The added bacon is also excellent, but costs $2.50.
Some of the protruding lettuce leaves are a bit bruised, giving them a dirty look, but overall this is a good, two-handed burger – nothing world-beating, but solidly enjoyable.
The chips ($4.50) are hot and fine – but they’re been profusely sprinkled with chicken salt or one of its kin.
Not my go.
Combining burger, bacon, chips and a can of soft drink nudges my lunch cost above the $20 mark – but I guess that’s the going rate these days.
Don’t be tempted to pay even more by going with one of the pay-for sauces, as there’s a good supply of chilli sauces away from the serving counter to be had without payment.
will have to check it out one day. Have seen this around. You could check out Marcelleria when you are next in Moonee Ponds. They do really good sausages
Its amazing place one the best in the area