Monday, March 26, 2012

Snack Time at Mel's Drive-In at Universal Studios Singapore ♪♪

Our journey from YMCA International to Resorts World Sentosa left us famished to say the least. It was funny because as excited as we were when we finally saw Universal Studios Singapore, all that we managed to say was that we needed to rent out lockers for our bags and find the nearest resto. :)

                                          Mel's Drive-In @ Universal Studios Singapore

While walking along Hollywood Boulevard, we saw this jam-packed diner on our left. Sensing that it was a famous place at the theme park, we decided to check it out.

          Vintage Car Parked Outside Mel's Drive In @ Universal Studios Singapore

An array of vintage cars congregated around the diner which made the place look more retro. I remembered seeing my Facebook friends posing with these cars that was why I was tempted to do similar millennial poses.  Sadly, my tummy growled and prevented me from pursuing this whim.

                                                Travel back in Time at Mel's Drive-In

I later on found out that Mel's Drive-In became a hit primarily because it was featured in two Hollywood films namely Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn and American Graffiti (1973) produced by George Lucas.

Mel's Drive-In Menu:
Best Value Combos:
1. Crispy Chicken Burger SGD 10.80 or PHP 368 
2. Tender Fish Burger SGD 10.80 or PHP 368 
3. Biggie Chili Burger SGD 10.80 or PHP 368 
4. Double Cheeseburger SGD 12.50 or PHP 426
5. Shiok Burger SGD 12.80 or PHP 436

More Mel's Drive-In Combos:
Hotdog Meal: SGD 9.80 or 334
Kids' Meal: SGD 9.80 or 334

Iced Cold Drink @ Mel's Drive-In:
Regular: SGD 3.00 or PHP 102
SGD 3.50 or PHP 119

Sweet Treats @ Mel's Drive-In:
Mel's Milkshake: SGD 3.90 or PHP 133
Choco Lovers' Brownie A La Mode: SGD 5.00 or PHP 170
Homemade Apple A La Mode: SGD 5.00 or PHP 170
Fresh Fruits: SGD 5.50 or PHP 170

Bala and Tutapel at Mel's Drive-In

Bala and Tutapel ordered for us right here in this particular area while I helped out by gathering our orders from the Pick Up Station located in front.

                                         Our bill @ Mel's Drive-In: SGD 25 or PHP 852

On the table:
1 Veggie Combo-Veggie Burger & Fries: SGD 6.80 or PHP 232
1 Cheeseburger Combo- Cheeseburger & Fries: SGD 7.20 or PHP 245
2 Coke Sodas: SGD 3.00/each
Homemade Apple A La Mode: SGD 5.00 or PHP 170 

What's inside the Mel's Drive-In Cheeseburger

Although the burger was tasty, I also thought that it was a bit overpriced considering the fact that it wasn't  that big nor unique. But I've already came to terms with the fact that everything was a lot more expensive in Singapore. 

As for the veggie burger, don't even bother ordering it; that is, if you're not into munching just onions, tomatoes and lettuce! You guessed it right. It didn't pertain to meatless burgers at all, but just plain veggies sandwiched between soft buns for PHP 232! 

The fries were just okay, pretty much the stuff you can have at Wendy's. It wasn't as crisp as McDonald's nor as tasty as KFC's.

But the Homemade Apple A La Mode or Apple Crumble was on a different level. It was the perfect combination of a hot and cold dessert: Tasty hot crumble pie smothered in creamy vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce. It was the meal's saving grace, if you ask me.

1960's Feel at Mel's Drive-In

Smokin' Hot Retro Jukebox @ Mel's Drive-In

The most coveted seats in the house!

Cool seats at Mel's Drive-In

If there's a next time, I'll make sure to eat right here in this spot for a more nostalgic feel.

My Rating:
Mel's Drive-In at Universal Studios Singapore: 
♪♪ Good. It's worth a try.


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  1. Serving is small. Serving is for kids' size.

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