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Best Burgers in Singapore 2016

Best Burgers in Singapore 2016

A lot has changed in two years since our last burger guide. Surprisingly, the greatest burgers this year aren't just coming from burger-focused joints. We've enjoyed excellent ones from a casual-chic steakhouse in the CBD, an ice cream bar in Siglap, an artsy cafe in Kampong Glam, and even an Australian butchery in Dempsey. Every one of these 14 burgers proves that eating with your hands and getting a little messy is so much fun. Bring an open mind and an even bigger appetite. Ready, set, eat!
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Potato Head Folk has an impressive lot of burgers that will cater to even the pickiest of eaters. Plan your visit on a Friday night and head straight for the cosy, intimate rooftop bar to kick back with a Coco Jo Cocktail ($22) that is made with two kinds of coconut rum. Nearly every table in the four-storey building sports at least one of the legendary Baby Huey ($16), a small but plump medley of 120g aged Heteford Angus beef patty topped with cheese, ketchup, pickles and spiced mayo, sandwiched between a demi brioche bun. Want more? Go for the Smokin' B-Boy ($25), a sloppy burger with the same beef patty, gooey smoked applewood cheese, beer and treacle bacon, BBQ ketchup and smokey mayo. Get the Naughty Fries ($12) to share. It's a crowd-pleasing dish of hand-cut chips fried skin-on, nestled beneath a spicy bearnaise sauce, beef chilli and parmesan.
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You will find no beef, melted cheese or onions in the famed Artistry Chilli Crab Burger ($25). Instead, what you will find is a breaded crab cake generously stuffed full of blue swimmer crabmeat with two sundried tomato buns and a generous serving of luscious chilli crab sauce served on the side. How you want to eat this is entirely up to you, but we recommend dunking your shoestring fries into the chilli crab sauce and getting some of it on your burger. Unconventional, and so, so good. We're confident declaring that this is one of the best renditions of our iconic local dish. Bring your friends and make a brunch gathering out of it!
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Brewerkz's gigantic burger King Brew ($34) is, to quote Burpple Tastemaker Kenneth Lee, for "the mother of all cheat days". Picture this: Two huge New Zealand Black Angus beef patties (each 220g), melted cheese (go for the cheddar), sauteed mushrooms, a whole lot of bacon and a hefty scoop of beer chilli, all sandwiched between two freshly baked brioche buns, plus a side of fries or onion rings. Definitely a party in the mouth. To call it over the top is a bit of an understatement, so spare yourself the food coma by sharing this with at least one friend.
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Part ice cream bar, part cafe, this Udders outlet at Siglap has revamped to become Udders and Kook, and they have added burgers and brunch grub into their menu. Gather a troop of burger-loving friends and have a go at all seven burger offerings here. The crowd favourite is the Mario Mushroom Burger ($15.90) — an elevated version of Burger King's Mushroom Swiss. The creation sees mushrooms, rocket leaves, Swiss cheese, truffle mayo and an unbelievably juicy grilled beef patty cradled between two brioche buns. Each burger comes with a choice of fries or Japanese edamame beans. Pro tip: Enjoy a free scoop of ice cream with every main course purchased, valid till 31st July!
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Come to the gorgeous Noshery at Nosh for the well-loved Crab Benedict ($20), but return for the totally underrated Nosh Burger ($22). It is served with fluffy buns, braised onions, dill pickles and sambal mayonnaise, which gives a mildly burning sensation as you chomp your way through the burger. The ground beef patty is moist, juicy and well-seasoned, like any good burger should be. There's a decent pile of garlic fries on the side, nothing to shout about really, but it will fill you up just right. The quivering Fried Egg ($2) is technically optional, but real burger lovers know it is straight up mandatory.
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Located right by the entrance of Dempsey Hill, this gourmet butchery cum bistro is the perfect brunch location for the whole family. On a weekend, expect to wait about 20 minutes for a table. Thankfully, you can seek respite while browsing gourmet items in the air-conditioned butchery next door while the kids run amok at the playground. Surrounded by lush greenery, your brunch experience will be laid back and well worth the wait. Order the Huber's Beef Burger with Bacon and Gruyere ($15.50) — made with 170g of Australian ground beef (served medium well, but you can let the staff know if you prefer otherwise). With a lethal combo of two nicely charred buns that are pillowy soft but never soggy, melted gruyere cheese, crispy strips of bacon, this is one satisfying burger that will keep you coming back time and time again. Also order the Spicy Italian Sausage ($13.80) to share, it's probably the best hot dog around.
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This joint in Cluny Court helmed by local celebrity chef Willin Low has long been known for its tasty gourmet burgers, and we are happy to report that standards are still high! We love the high ceilings and natural light too, it's just the right setting for a laid-back weekend meal. The Wild Rocket Beef Burger ($19.20) may look dry but it wasn't at all — the patty was juicy and cooked to spot-on doneness (we asked for medium rare). Combined with rocket leaves, sun-dried tomato relish and Sarawak pepper cream, this burger is basic, but delicious. Cheese lovers may want to try the Blue Cheese & William Pear Beef Burger ($21.90) — this Burpple community favourite sees a blue cheese-infused beef patty, walnut-peanut butter, poached pear and rocket. Every burger comes with a choice of a side salad or thick cut fries (top up $3 to add truffle or change to onion rings, $4 for Spam fries).
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Located across from Vatos Urban Tacos in South Beach Quarter, The Armoury Gastrobar is decked with rustic brick walls and boasts a laidback vibe with its alfresco seats. There's Craft Beer on tap from 5-9pm (from $15), making it a great place to unwind with your colleagues if you work in the area. Their Spicy Bacon Avocado Burger ($20) has yet to get much attention, but it really should — it's saucy, tasty and downright satisfying. Slathered with sriracha mayo and topped with crispy tangles of bacon and creamy avocado, this juicy 180g homemade beef patty burger will not disappoint. The equally popular Armoury Burger ($20) features the same lightly charred patty, only this time it is topped with melty gorgonzola cheese, horseradish garlic aioli (so yummy), silky caramelised onions and arugula. For sides, opt for either the Mac and Cheese ($5) or the addictively good Duck Fat Fries ($5).
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This is one of the most well-kept secrets by our editor, until now. It's mainly seafood and oysters at Greenwood Fish Market and Bistro, but they offer a seriously great burger — the Angus Burger ($21.95). This masterpiece contains a really, really juicy, freshly minced Angus beef patty that fares best when done medium, portobello mushroom, a thick slice of sweet tomato and tangy gherkin. Despite all the wonderful flavours and textures, the beef really shines. The setting here is perfect for a date, but only come when you and your beau are truly comfortable with each other — you'll want to get your hands and face dirty for this burger. For a better balanced meal, order their foolproof Fish and Chips ($19.95) alongside the burger and share! A glass of wine or cold beer goes splendidly with this meal.
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This casual-chic joint in Telok Ayer is known for its grilled steaks and lobsters, but here's what we are returning for — the CW Cod Fish ($28), which sees Pommery-marinated Atlantic cod and lemony herbed mayo sandwiched in a Parmesan bun. Don't be deceived by the burger's unassuming appearance — every element was spot on. We love the tang of the mustard, which brought out the super firm yet moist and perfectly grilled fish, and the bun was nice and soft. The burger is served with fries and salad, both of which are perfunctory but not fabulous. You may want to order the Sarladaise Potatoes (roasted with skin on, $8) on the side. The Market Grill's location near the CBD makes it perfect for an after-work date night; we give it bonus points for waiving service charge!
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Here is a casual spot in Siglap to catch up with friends over brunch. Meat lovers will dig the Flava Burger Special ($18) — a mess of mozzarella and cheddar cheese atop a 180g Angus beef patty, blanketed with an omelette. The burger is served open-faced, with two onion rings on the top. Something lighter but no less tasty is the Tebasaki Chicken Burger ($16) — two crispy cutlets coated with a peppery tebasaki sauce and topped with Swiss cheese. Don't leave without ordering the sinful yet addictive Spam Fries ($8), chicken luncheon meat battered and deep-fried, and served with achar and Thai dipping sauce. Sedap!
*Halal-certified
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While the Quarter Roasted Chicken with two incredibly generous sides ($12.50) is a CBD lunch staple for many, the modest Hamburger (with Bacon, $14) deserves a spotlight of its own. Just look at the gooey melted cheese draped over the juicy Angus beef patty and you know you've got a winner. Slap on a strip of bacon, some rocket leaves and a squeeze of mayo and barbecue sauce — it’s everything you need in a burger, nothing more, nothing less. The burger comes with a choice of either: three hot sides (creamed cauliflower, corn, peas, mashed potatoes), two of their salads of the day or hot chips (super addictive Cajun fries!) — so worth it.
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Nobelle Liew

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