Burger Kings

Burger Kings

I scour the island for the best burgers and sacrifice my waistline so you don't have to
Jason Wong
Jason Wong

The aptly named Hangover Helper is a godsend to the alcoholics amongst us. A wondrous mashup of bacon, scramble, cheddar, tater tots and parmesan aioli is sandwiched between chewy bagel buns, a sure cure for low spirits after a night of imbibing spirits. The ingredients might all blend into a greasy homogenous mess and be a little worse for wear after travelling some distance, but it sure as hell still satisfying af.

Taste: 3/5

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Why settle for only a single patty when you’ve queued at least half an hour just to taste this goodness? What I like about Shake Shack’s burgers are their clean yet punchy flavour profile, giving them an edge over Five Guys’ grease bombs.

Pro-tip: buy extra for takeaway and freeze for the future. 2 1/2 minutes in the microwave and it’ll be almost good as new.

Taste: 3.5/5

The thin and cruncy exterior gives way to the meaty portobello and oozy meunster and cheddar cheeses within for a flavour explosion even avowed carnivores would be hard-pressed to find beef with.

Taste: 3.5/5

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All hail to the new burger king of the East baby. Newly opened Burger Frites is the brainchild of the owner of Joo Chiat steakhouse staple Braseiro(in fact, it’s right across the road).

The patties may be from Huber’s and the brioche buns, Maison Kayser, but this beast is more than the sum of its parts. Each 180g Angus beef patty is flame-grilled to mouthwatering perfection, simply accessorised with a slice of melted cheese, pickles, lettuce and ketchup and put between pillowy toasted buns. The ratio of filling to bread is spot on, as is the flavourful and juicy patty that strikes the right balance between hefty density and melt-in-your-mouth crumbliness.

We didn’t expect THIS MUCH fries, but the hand-cut, skin-on, twice-fried potatoes were so good we cleaned them out.

Taste: 3.5/5

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With the exception of their amazing bread, my experiences at Firebake have been pretty uneven. Thankfully this bad boy delivers on all fronts. The hefty Australian Wagyu patty is flavourful and succulent, boasting beautiful char and sear on the outside and smothered in a beefy tomato relish, a cascade of melty cheese and pickles between fluffy sourdough potato buns.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Good value for what it is, the Classic features a loosely packed, flavoursome beef patty sandwiched between pillowy, warm buns stamped with Burg’s signature logo(Add on an egg for saucy satisfaction). Their use of pickled green chilli and fried shallots adds a local flavour to the burger that not only enhances its taste but also makes their burgers stand out from the crowd.

Taste: 3/5

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With an aggressive marketing strategy and partnerships with multiple restaurants in Singapore, it’s been pretty hard to ignore Impossible Foods’ plant-based meat alternative products. I must admit I was skeptical, but Three Buns’ Impossible burger offerings completely blew my expectations out of the water. From the taste, texture to mouthfeel, and especially the bloody medium-rare interior, the charred patty was oozing flavour and I wouldn’t have believed it wasn’t meat if I hadn’t known beforehand. In fact, we preferred it to the beef burger also served that night. Impossible Foods has got my vote.

<< Invited Tasting >>

Taste: 3.5/5

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Not bad, but there are more bang for your buck and better items on the menu to waste your calories or dollars on these forgettable sliders.

Taste: 3/5

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Only available till the end of February before it gets rotated out for a new burger of the month, get your hands on this towering bad boy laden with crisp jumbo onion rings, charred pastrami, melty Swiss cheese and a juicy medium-rare beef patty ybefore it’s gone!

Thanks to @burpple for the invite and @25degreesinsingapore for hosting!

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The best-selling Number 1 is a concentrated flavour bomb of caramelized onions and the double cheese deliciousness of creamy crescenza as well as potent gorgonzola melted over a thicc patty, sandwiched between fluffy buns with thousand island sauce oozing out its edges. A most delightful hot mess.

Thanks to @burpple for the invite and @25degreesinsingapore for hosting!

Taste: 3.5/5

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I like the basics when it comes to burgers. And while I expected more from Black Tap’s, their Old Fashioned still satisfies. Classic toppings such as crimini mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and caramelised onions adorn a prime beef patty between slightly lacklustre buns. The rich and punchy horseradish sauce went a ways to livening up the eventually monotonous flavours of the burger.

Taste: 3/5

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The burger quest continues. Iconic Hollywood burger stand Fatburger has opened not one, but 2 outlets in Singapore at Kinex and [email protected] Square. Their patties are chilled, never frozen, made from a ratio of 80% lean meat to 20% fat and cooked to order, ensuring you only get the freshest every single time. Big up those who can conquer the Quad Burger, stacked with 4 patties and all the trimmings. Conquer this behemoth and you’ll receive a certificate as well as earn a rightful place on the wall of fame!

<< Invited Tasting >>

Taste: 3/5

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