We like big buns and we cannot lie
We like big buns and we cannot lie
- By Sharmaine Loh
- | Aug 27, 2020
We can’t deny—juicy, mouth-watering burgers have an irresistible appeal. After all, there’s nothing quite like tucking into a large, buttery burger that packs angus beef patties, pickles and cheese. Here, we list the top spots in Singapore where you’ll find the most satisfying burgers.
Wolf down massive American burgers at Hotel G’s sophisticated watering hole, 25 Degrees Burgers and Liquor Bar. With simply named burgers such as Number One and Number Two (the list goes on), just take your pick and get ready to get your hands dirty. We recommend opting for the best-seller, Number One, that sees cheese, bacon, caramelised onions as well as a creamy thousand island dressing.
No one leaves Black Tap on an empty stomach. Most famously known for their truly insane, OTT milkshakes, the first Asian outpost of the NYC stalwart is where you feast on stacked gourmet burgers, craft beers and more. The uber cool restaurant also offers plenty of good vibes thanks to groovy tunes and fabulous service.
So discreet, you’d barely notice its existence along bustling Amoy Street. Yet the hype around this burger joint never ends, as Burger Bar New York promises the yummiest of burgers, inspired by the city that never sleeps. Unlike most spots, you’ll find that the buns and patties here are not greasy, but by no means less appetising and appealing. Fair warning though, those with a larger appetite may need to order more as most of the burgers here are on the smaller side.
This casual bistro on Joo Chiat Road serves artisanal brioche buns stuffed with flame-grilled angus beef patties; simple, but works wonders. They’ve got the classic Burger ($16) which allows you to choose between patties like the 180G Angus Beef Patty, Crispy Chicken or vegetarian-friendly Breaded Brie Cheese; the Bacon Burger ($18) for those who like streaky slices in their beef sandwich; and the Cheese Burger ($17), that poses more gooey goodness. If you’ve got enough room in your belly for more, go ahead and get the double-fried fries, and pistachio-flavoured milkshake.
All buns at Burger+ are made with potato flour, which produces a fluffy texture, making it that much more gratifying to bite into. The Korean Bulgogi Burger ($13.80) is a must-try, and so is the Truffle Burger ($21), worth the price tag thanks to the addition of sauteed button mushrooms, slices of truffle and truffle puree. But don’t leave without trying their super spicy fried chicken; the Hot Yangnyeom Chicken will set your tongue on fire, all in good fun of course.
A secret menu item, The Feather Blade Burger ($21) from this famed local steakhouse offers minced Feather Blade steak that’s deep-fried in beef dripping and dressed with bearnaise and shallots—all on a toasty brioche bun. So if you don’t know, now you know.
Some might consider Five Guys a fast food joint, but the high-quality ingredients say otherwise. Other than the standard Hamburger ($13), Cheeseburger ($15), Baconburger ($15) and Bacon-Cheeseburger ($17), all of which are double-patty, there are sandwiches like the Grilled Cheese and BLT too. Tasty fries and milkshakes with unlimited toppings are available for those looking to indulge as well. All that, plus free peanuts while you wait in line.
An OG spot for good ol' American burgers, no burger list is complete without mentioning Hard Rock Cafe. Their legendary steak burgers are decked, massive creations sure to satisfy your every craving. Definitely go for the original, that's packed with applewood bacon, cheddar cheese, crispy onion ring, leaf lettuce and vine-ripened tomato. Or go for the double decker double cheeseburger that's well, double the size and cheesiness, and loads more satisfying.
At Telok Ayer’s Meatsmith outlet, indulge in the Meatsmith Cheeseburger ($16). Here’s what it entails: smoked brisket patties, American cheese and pickles—all shoved into a potato bun. Drooling yet? We sure are.
Saying the Shack made waves when it first arrived in Singapore is an understatement, as the chain restaurant saw snaking, three-hour-long queues at Jewel Changi Airport. But now that Shake Shack has opened a second and third branch in town, you won’t have to travel all the way to the East to get your fill of their signature burgers. The ‘Shroom Burger ($10.80) and SmokeShack ($10.90) are definitely must-try items.
Well-known for their Impossible Foods burger options, burger and cocktail joint Three Buns never fails to delight when it comes to artisanal buns and patties. The Baby Huey ($17) is probably the most beloved burger on the menu, but we also like the Smokin’ B-Boy, which features applewood cheddar, streaky bacon, smokey mayo and bawang goreng. Major yum.
Gourmet, handcrafted burgers that won’t burn a hole in your pocket can be found at Wolf Burgers, that has locations dotted all across our sunny island. Now also open at the refreshed Funan mall, enjoy protein-packed options such as the Original Wolf Burger which offers beef patty and American cheese on steamed baked buns as well as the Miso Tofu Veggie Burger that includes tofu patty, avocado and miso paste. Also try their locally-inspired sliders, like the Rojak Beef, Hainanese Chicken or even the Sweet and Sour Fish for patties tucked into crisp mantou buns.