255 Tongren Lu
It’s nice to escape China once in awhile, and you’ll find that in Malone’s American Cafe. It’s basically a big building housing a pub, but they serve up great food as well. It’s a fab place to chill out after work and grab a dinner and beer. The atmosphere also reminds me very much of the pubs in Australia, which is why I really like Malones.
The Malones burgers are normally priced at 80? which are really pricey to me, but now they have a “Any burger & a pint of Tiger beer for 50?” Monday promotion that is just flat out AWESOME. One impressive thing is that they do NOT compromise on the size or quality of the burger during this promotion – we thoroughly enjoyed ours. If anything, I find them a bit TOO more-ish! The burger patties are so thick that you’re left with a nicely-filled belly at the end of the meal.
My Mushroom Swiss burger is my absolute favourite burger at Malones. The soft bun encasing a luscious THICK beef patty that is juicy, full of flavour, and cooked to perfection. The Swiss cheese is pretty generously heaped on top of the patty and there is also a very decent serving of sliced mushrooms on top. The combination makes the burger ultra juicy, meaty, and delicious. I LOVE it.
Chris’ Super Supreme burger is a fantastic deal because the regular price is even more expensive, but it’s still part of the promotion. It comes out piled high with… just about everything, it seems 😉 A thick patty, with bacon, onions, jalapenos, egg, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, cheese. WHEW!! It’s tough to get it into your mouth, but Chris manages and declares it “awesome”.
Their coleslaw is a small portion in a little glass bowl and is fine, but could have been served with a little less sauce. I was initially disappointed that their fries consisted of only a small handful (I need a big bowl to satisfy my belly) but it turned out it was sufficient as the burger was so filling. The fries were a little overcooked as I prefer my fries softer, so next time I’ll go for the wedges. Options for baked potato or corn-on-the-cob instead would be excellent though.
Their portions are perfect for medium-to-big eaters, since the pint of beer also helps wash everything down. There’s a lot of staff there, so we were well attended to and they were friendly and prompt with our food.
Thumbs up – we’ll be back!
The 2nd floor at Malones
One freakin’ awesome deal. It works out to about US$7!!!!
Icy cold Tiger beers
My luscious, cheesy, gooey Mushroom Swiss burger
Chris’ Super Supreme burger with bacon, onions, jalapenos, egg, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, cheese