Chimek Chimek

I can always count on The Food Forager and Mr Yongster for spontaneous food hangouts. Not much convincing was required to gather up this solid crew to try out Chimek Chimek in the Fremantle Markets.

To avoid the lunch crowd, we went at 3:30PM on a Sunday afternoon. This was both good and bad – good because we avoided the mad rush, bad because there was no matcha cheesecake left (I was seriously upset)!!

Menu - wallshop front

WHAT WE ORDERED & THOUGHT

We ordered just one burger to share between the three of us. There has been so much hype about Chimek’s “Famous Charcoal Burger” and all for good reasons. The bread is a little off putting in colour but I was intrigued to try it. The beef patty was soft, tender, and juicy! But my favourite part was the onions. It added a good amount of sweetness to the burger, just the way I like it.

 

Famous charcoal beef burger ($10)
Famous charcoal beef burger ($10)

Since we were sharing, the chef kindly cut the burger in half for us. Look at the juicy mushrooms!

Inside of the burger

At first, we were overwhelmed with excitement to see root beer float on the menu. But what got our taste buds tingling with even more excitement was the BUTTER BEER FLOAT! Harry Potter fans would know what that’s all about.

Although seeing peculiar items on the menu excites me, I only ever want to try a little bit. The Food Forager ordered the root beet float and Mr Yongster ordered the butter beer float. YES! Now I get to try a bit of both! Root beer float is nothing new for me – it’s nice but not my cup of tea. I don’t like root beer so really, the ice cream is the part that makes it bearable. Butter beer was just ok as well. The best way I can describe it – think liquid butterscotch ice cream diluted with cream soda. I would have liked it more if they were more generous with the ice cream/soft serve.

Butter beer & root beer float ($5 each)
Butter beer & root beer float ($5 each)

The chick at the counter recommended us to try the Korean fried chicken wings as she suggested they were “nice and spicy”. Nice – yes. Spicy – no.

Korean fried chicken wings ($10)
Korean fried chicken wings ($10)

Still itching to try more things off the menu, The Food Forager ordered the buffalo wings without the side of chips. It still costed $10 because they replaced the side of chips with one extra wing. I didn’t like these at all…the sauce was too strong and “punchy”.  Now I wish we had that side of chips so I can wash down the taste of the sauce lingering in my mouth.

Buffalo wings ($10)
Buffalo wings ($10)

FINAL THOUGHTS

Would I come back? Yes, I would come back for the charcoal burger and the Korean chicken wings. Both were tasty and cooked really well even though the wings weren’t spicy.

Oh and guess what! I did return! The very next weekend! I came back just to buy a slice of their heavenly matcha cheesecake. Mmmmm cravings satisfied. Now I can stop blaming Simmybeareats for taking the last slice on my first visit.

Matcha cheesecake
Matcha cheesecake

 
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