Nothing hits the spot quite like a well-made burger. Here are five must-try burgers.
Gourmet burgers are nothing new, with many restaurants touting creations so fancy they look nothing like their humble fast food peers. However, is newfangled always the way to go when it comes to burgers? We check out 5 new spots and give our verdict.
If you’ve walked past Liat Towers in recent months, you’ll probably have noticed that a new restaurant has taken over the ill-fated Wendy’s. Fun fact: This used to be the location of the first-ever McDonald’s in Singapore! With so many big-name predecessors, how do the burgers here stack up? Well, all the burgers at OverEasy are made with 160g Wagyu beef mince, with a ratio of 80 percent meat and 20 percent fat. This means the patty packs extra flavour without being overly indulgent. We loved The Truffle, one of OverEasy’s signature burgers, which comes with homemade truffle mayo, sautéed onions, and mushrooms. Wash it down with one of their delicious milkshakes (psst … they come laced with alcohol, upon request!)
OverEasy Orchard is located at #01-01 Liat Towers.
Potato Head Folk
Because we’re all fans of Potato Head Folk’s Baby Huey, which comes with a sizeable slab of prime beef patty, we were excited to try the new Christmas burger. Rudolph Killah, which is available in the month of December only, is a riot of flavours! It comes with a fallow venison and Japanese pork patty, colton basset stilton, griddle gem lettuce, red cabbage pickle, bawang goreng, and mure & cocoa aioli (whew!) … all packed within a toasted dark chocolate brioche bun. With so many bold flavours competing for your attention, it can be hard to focus but I found that the earthy flavours of the stilton cheese helped tie the rest of the ingredients together.
Potato Head Folk is located at 36 Keong Saik Road.
The Butchers Club
Consistently rated among the top burger joints in Hong Kong, The Butchers Club Burger has finally arrived in Singapore, taking up residence at popular nightspot Clarke Quay. This establishment is famous for its dry-aged beef, which is sprinkled with a secret seasoning and ground before it is moulded into 160-gram patties and grilled to medium. Its signature The Burger — dry-aged Black Angus grain-fed beef patty, Canadian strip bacon glazed in maple syrup, caramelised onion sauce spread, English white cheddar, pickle and tomato stacked between two perfectly toasted buns — is a must-try, but what we strongly recommend is a burger from the not-so Secret Menu (it can be found right behind the main menu). Called Wu Tang Style, it is made up of a Sriracha-fried patty, cheese, kimchi, kewpie mayo, and a piece of tempura sweet potato. If this burger sounds like an explosion of flavours and textures, you’re not wrong. The spiciness from the Sriracha, the tangy kick of the kimchi, the sweetness and crisp of the tempura sweet potato, the succulence of the dry-aged beef – all these lend to the party-in-your-mouth experience you will get with each bite of Wu Tang Style.
The Butchers Club is located at 3A River Valley Road, #01-01B Clarke Quay.
Round up your gang and get ready for a sloshin’ good time at MEATliquor SIN. The so-trendy-it-hurts burger group recently launched EATs, BEATs & TREATs, AKA ‘F*#< Brunch on 24 October to much success, and have added two new dates to the lineup – 5 December and 16 January. Basically, it’s a hedonistic free flow of beer, rosé, and cocktails paired with some of their signature items, including the HBD Chicken Tower Burger, Bacon Cheese Burger, Parma Chicken, and the Dead Hippie. Be sure to go hungry. If you prefer something Christmas-y, go on another evening and order the XXXmas Burger, which comes with pork sausage and stuffing patty, topped with sliced roast turkey, crispy bacon, a dollop of cranberry sauce, and a load of gravy packed between two buttered buns. Ho, ho, ho!
MEATliquor SIN is located at 99 Duxton Road. To make reservations for EATs, BEATs & TREATs, AKA ‘F*#< Brunch, call 6221 5343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the folks at Carvers & Co come the simply-named Wolf. Determined to bring you great-tasting burgers at affordable prices, Wolf are leaders of the Burger Revolution. Try the Pork Gochujang burger, which comes with a smoky slab of grilled pork patty, cucumber, kimchi, cheese, and of course, Gochujang sauce. Gochujang is a fermented Korean condiment made with red chili, glutinous rice, fermented soybeans, and salt – its spicy, pungent flavours mixed with the flavours of cheese and juicy pork is an absolute winning combination.
Wolf is located at #01-455 Suntec City Mall, Pasarbella @ Suntec City.