11 Sam Leong Road
#03-08 Trio
Singapore 207903

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Sunday:
12:00pm - 09:00pm

Monday:
12:00pm - 09:00pm

Tuesday:
12:00pm - 09:00pm

Wednesday:
12:00pm - 09:00pm

Thursday:
12:00pm - 09:00pm

Friday:
12:00pm - 09:00pm

Saturday:
12:00pm - 09:00pm

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It just took a moment for Hambaobao to disappear from the F&B scene in Singapore after they had moved out of their stall at Beauty World Centre — but the same folks are now back with the crowd favourites, now located within the Trio mixed-development along Sam Leong Road just a short walk away from Farrer Park MRT Station. Now operating as a standalone eatery, Hambaobao still offers the all-familiar The Classic Beef, What The Fish, Crispy Pork Belly, Spicy Pulled Pork and Ayam Buah Keluak burgers, but also do serve up bakes which they did not offer previously. Patrons can pick between various soft drinks, though the only house-made beverage available at the time of writing is only the Pot O’ 20 Yr Old Pu’Er.

Everyone has their favourite burger at Hambaobao and mine is the Crispy Pork Belly Burger — best to be ordered when they have just opened for the day, this was also the one burger that I insistently must order whenever I am here. I have also opted for the Hand-cut Fries; a simplified name for what they used to call the Fairy Fries previously, as a separate ala-carte order as there is no option of adding on fries here (the same was also true previously). The Crispy Pork Belly Burger is essentially what I had remembered it to be — consisting of English Mustard, Hoi Sin Sauce and Japanese Cucumbers alongside Crispy Pork Belly in-between the grilled burger buns, the buns carry a firm bite without being particularly dense, while the hoisin sauce provides much of the savoury note that gels up all the elements of the burger together; the pork belly provides a good crunch with the super crispy skin, yet gelatinous meat that is all tender and juicy without carrying porky stench, while the cucumber provides a refreshing crunch. The English Mustard here attempts to cut through the carbs and meatiness of the burger; provides an evident, wasabi-esque numbness to the tastebuds that makes the burger especially shiok to have. The hand-cut fries are somewhat improved over the “Fairy Fries” they used to carry in the past; it’s noticeably of a thicker cut, and would appeal to those who like soft, fluffier fries without all that salt going on.

While the Crispy Pork Belly Burger isn’t quite the easiest burger to handle without cutlery given how the pork belly slices tend to slide off and out of the burger buns, and the sauces are going to be a mess for the hands, there is always something so satisfying with having this one from them — brings me back to those days in school where I would decidedly go for one if there isn’t a queue or if I ain’t rushing for class. Glad to see them back in the F&B scene and back to the hot grill flipping burger buns and patties — challenging times for F&B these days but here’s wishing them all the best for what is to come!

The one thing they're known for more than their siobak burger is their waiting time. Came within 10mins of opening and still waited 40mins. This is with reservation online btw

The siobak was crispy around the edges as usual(more like as it used to be). Not super crunchy tho, due to the cut. Sauerkraut added quite some tang. Nonetheless for something that's palm sized this was pricey(not even counting the insane waiting time). Pineapple jam didn't add much at all, tho it smelled really nice after I finished the burger. Guess it's a good jam but just not strong enough(might have been for the best though, would have been weird if it was too sweet, though if it's slathered on bread on its own it might have been killer)

Overall, quite a disappointing experience. The siobak wasn't as shiok as last time because it's sliced much thinner this time and thus the crunch is much less significant. Also this was at double the price previously. If you were to just judge the burger(slider actually, for something this tiny), then it's fine but not impressive nor worth its price with that size

Queued at Hambaobao on their 2nd last day. Even though I was early (went 30 mins before they opened), there was already quite the queue. It's my first time here, and I've bookmarked this place for a while now. The moment I heard they were closing down, I had to cancel my plans and make a trip down. I wouldn't want to give up an opportunity (possibly the final) to try their famous Pork Belly and Buah Keluak burgers. Thank God I went, because the burgers were gobsmackingly delicious. Especially the sio bak burger.

The Pork Belly burger was absolutely stacked full of pork belly slabs (4-5 slabs I believe). I kid you not, it's quite a mouthful- damn gao! At $5.50, you're definitely getting your money's worth. I never ever thought pork belly would go well on a burger, but Hambaobao proved me wrong. Shatteringly crisp, fatty, melt - in - your- mouth pork coupled with hoisin sauce, English mustard, Japanese cucumber to cut through the fattiness of the pork belly, sandwiched between toasty buttered hamburger buns. It's one of the best burgers I've ever tasted, and I'm genuinely quite saddened to know that I probably won't be having this again. You guys got to try this!

On to the Peranakan- inspired Buah Keluak burger ($5). It was quite an interesting burger experience! The patty was a combination of buah keluak and minced chicken, and it was topped with a spicy, tangy rempah, sweet chap chye, sandwiched between toasty, buttered, hamburger buns. Truly a Singaporean burger right here. However, I would definitely say it's not for everyone, and if you can't appreciate the earthiness of buah keluak, don't go for it. But I loved it!

Their hand- cut fries ($1.50) are fantastic as well, made fresh, and are legitimately hand- cut. A whole potato is cut up and put it in the fryer straight! Very thick!

I wish I could've tried their fish, pulled pork and beef burgers as well, but there's only so much I can eat in a day😅. They look really great as well, and are definitely the safer options if you're not adventurous.

Guys, I highly recommend this place, and before it closes down for good, go and give it a try. Their last day of operations is tomorrow, Saturday, 9th November. It will be the final chance to savour Hambaobao's amazing, and affordable burgers. Go early (before they open at 12pm) or you'll definitely be left disappointed as their burgers usually sell out mid- way through their business hours around 2- 3pm. I would even suggest queuing an hour or an hour and a half (remember, it's their last day!!) before they open to really guarantee your chance of trying the Pork Belly and Buah Keluak burger.

I sincerely wish Ryan and his wife all the best for the future, and thank you for serving us hungry Singaporeans all these years!

Rating :5/5

Queued at Hambaobao on their 2nd last day. Even though I was early (went 30 mins before they opened), there was already quite the queue. It's my first time here, and I've bookmarked this place for a while now. The moment I heard they were closing down, I had to cancel my plans and make a trip down. I wouldn't want to give up an opportunity (possibly the final) to try their famous Pork Belly and Buah Keluak burgers. Thank God I went, because the burgers were gobsmackingly delicious. Especially the sio bak burger.

The Pork Belly burger was absolutely stacked full of pork belly slabs (4-5 slabs I believe). I kid you not, it's quite a mouthful- damn gao! At $5.50, you're definitely getting your money's worth. I never ever thought pork belly would go well on a burger, but Hambaobao proved me wrong. Shatteringly crisp, fatty, melt - in - your- mouth pork coupled with hoisin sauce, English mustard, Japanese cucumber to cut through the fattiness of the pork belly, sandwiched between toasty buttered hamburger buns. It's one of the best burgers I've ever tasted, and I'm genuinely quite saddened to know that I probably won't be having this again. You guys got to try this!

On to the Peranakan- inspired Buah Keluak burger ($5). It was quite an interesting burger experience! The patty was a combination of buah keluak and minced chicken, and it was topped with a spicy, tangy rempah, sweet chap chye, sandwiched between toasty, buttered, hamburger buns. Truly a Singaporean burger right here. However, I would definitely say it's not for everyone, and if you can't appreciate the earthiness of buah keluak, don't go for it. But I loved it!

Their hand- cut fries ($1.50) are fantastic as well, made fresh, and are legitimately hand- cut. A whole potato is cut up and put it in the fryer straight! Very thick!

I wish I could've tried their fish, pulled pork and beef burgers as well, but there's only so much I can eat in a day😅. They look really great as well, and are definitely the safer options if you're not adventurous.

Guys, I highly recommend this place, and before it closes down for good, go and give it a try. Their last day of operations is tomorrow, Saturday, 9th November. It will be the final chance to savour Hambaobao's amazing, and affordable burgers. Go early (before they open at 12pm) or you'll definitely be left disappointed as their burgers usually sell out mid- way through their business hours around 2- 3pm. I would even suggest queuing an hour or an hour and a half (remember, it's their last day!!) before they open to really guarantee your chance of trying the Pork Belly and Buah Keluak burger.

I sincerely wish Ryan and his wife all the best for the future, and thank you for serving us hungry Singaporeans all these years!

Rating :5/5

And in wake of its impending closure, the queueing time has exploded into a staggering 1hour++.
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This 𝗰𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗽𝘆 𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗿 ($5.50) contained generous chunks of crackling sio bak that sported plenty of fatty meat (perhaps not quite melt-in-your-mouth) — surprisingly good for a burger stall. The mustard's sharpness also blended well with the savoury-sweet sauce, creating a good counterpoint to the heaviness of the sio bak.
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Always liked their solid burgers, especially with the affordable price tag, they'll be missed. (Hopefully they reopen somewhere)
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📍 144 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #04-49 Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177
⏱️ 12pm-7pm; closing on 9 Nov, come before 12 to beat the crazy crowd

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Soft and Fluffy Buns, Juicy Meat, Crispy Pork Skin The meat is A LOT !!

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