Korean-inspired burger bar with a flair for sandwiches and spicy fried chicken
It’s not an exaggeration to call Burger+’s second outlet at Clarke Quay a cool, late-night hangout spot. Regularly open till 1am and even 3am on Fridays as well as Saturdays, the Korean-style joint occupies a large space at the mall, for all to tuck into toasts, burgers, good brews and even the spiciest of fried chicken.
The hype: It’s not an exaggeration to call Burger+’s second outlet at Clarke Quay a cool, late-night hangout spot. Regularly open till 1am and even 3am on Fridays as well as Saturdays, the Korean-style joint occupies a large space at the mall, fit for all to tuck into toasts, burgers, good brews and even the spiciest of fried chicken.
The vibe: Having taken over Chilli’s' former spot at Clarke Quay Central and then some, Burger+ is huge, being able to seat 200 patrons. Besides the usual condiments station and booth seats, a glass party room complete with a glitzy chandelier is also situated within the restaurant that's adorned with neon signages, allowing the burger joint to resemble a cross between a beauty parlour and a diner.
The food: We’ll cut right to it; potato bun burgers and incredibly spicy fried chicken shine at this Korean-inspired eatery.
The Korean Bulgogi Burger ($13.80) is a good choice for burger fiends. Bulgogi usually entails thin, marinated slices of beef, but the Bulgogi Burger doesn’t pack meat strips, still offering a solid beef patty, layered with bulgogi glaze and mayonnaise. You won’t be disappointed though, the flavour and fluffy buns encasing the meat makes it a satisfying sandwich.
The Truffle Burger ($21) is also a signature worth its price tag, thanks to the addition of sauteed button mushrooms, slices of truffle and truffle puree.
And if you dare, leave room to try the Hot Yangnyeom Chicken. Available in three options—drumsticks, wings or both, the Hot Yangnyeom Chicken ($10.80 for 3pcs of drumsticks) is not only spicy, but aromatic too. It might not be suitable for the faint-hearted; the flavour and level of spice comes close to that of the infamous Samyang Hot Chicken Flavor Ramen, but that’s what makes it a favourite of ours.
The drinks: The beverage list here is rather extensive, particularly because of the restaurant’s close proximity to the popular nightlife district. Which means this place could very well be a suitable spot to pre-drink, or even stay for the night.
Korean cocktails like the Haribo Ju ($18) that features soju, Haribo gummy bears and Sprite, are held in ‘Grammable cups that glow, while liquors are available by the glass and bottle. The brand’s very own premium beers that are found on tap are both delicious and wallet-friendly too, with the Hong Kong Gal Rae and 777 going for just $12.90 a pint.
Why you’ll be back: Look no further than Burger+ to fulfil your cravings for Korean-style burgers, fried chicken and even booze. For us, we’ll be returning to get more of the Hot Yangnyeom Chicken and Hong Kong Gal Rae beer.