YOMG Take 2!

Another cold and wintery day in Melbourne, and I was keen to beat the winter blues with a scrumptious burger. I was in the Glen Waverley area and decided to revisit Yo My Goodness. It was almost 2 years ago that I first tried this place, and to be honest, whilst it rated as a TKO, after all the hype, I was slightly underwhelmed with the burger at the time. I was so pleased to be giving this another go, and keen for the situation to be reversed.

Luckily it was almost mid-afternoon and wasn’t too busy as the lunch crowd had likely passed through already. Although, still a fair few there for the time of day. Anyway, I wanted to order straight from the menu and unaltered, and after reviewing the list, couldn’t go past “the Muffler” burger, which came with beef, southern fried chicken, double cheese, bacon, pickles, onion fries, BBQ sauce and mayo.

I waited with anticipation, and when it arrived it looked amazing. I picked it up and got stuck into it straight away. First bite was great. The combination of beef and chicken were awesome, with a nice hint of spice to the chicken that added a bit of “x-factor” too. This was also one of the few times that the fried chicken was not at boiling point and presenting a risk of third degree burns in your mouth – kudos YOMG and thank you!! Bacon, cheese and sauces were spot on and in perfect proportion to each other. The milk bun was terrific too and stood up to the pressure. The best part had to be the onion fries! They were a good flavour and provided the perfect crunchy texture.

Chips on the side were not too crispy, well seasoned and pretty good. Luckily, I also decided to go for the “Hokey Pokey” shake, with honeycomb, butterscotch, caramel fudge and crumble. This is not a flavour that I would ordinarily go for, but I’m so glad that I did because it was “da bomb!”. When you pick up a thick shake and realise how heavy it is, you know it’s got the goods! The best part was drinking the ice cream at the end, filled with crushed bits of honeycomb, nuts and caramel…… SO tasty!

Overall, this was a terrific experience and thankfully a far cry from the last visit.  As I was walking back to the car, I couldn’t help but keep thinking how good it tasted, which is a sure fire sign of a good burger. Therefore, I’m pleased to say that perhaps on my first visit, they just may not have been on the money as it seems there is much to like about the burgers at YOMG!! Suggest you get in there and find out for yourself and I will be back again soon for “the Reaper”!!

What do you think of YOMG?
KO – Knock Out – 8.7/10

Location: YOMG, 67 Kingsway, Glen Waverley VIC 3150

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