Whilst burgers mightn’t be the first food you think of when you’re contemplating a meal in Singapore, you may be surprised by just how many, and just how good, the options are on our little red dot.
Singapore offers a huge variety of burgers, from huge, towering infernos to Asian inspired flavours and everything in between. Whilst that’s all good and well, sometimes you just want to eat a burger that doesn’t require a chainsaw to cut in half, or an exercise in stretching your jaw to get a mouthful of your favourite meaty patty. It’s all about the bun really. You want a bun that is soft, without compacting too much when you eat it with your hands, and you don’t want it to be too sweet.
These six burgers are guaranteed to tick the flavour box and leave you feeling satisfied but not overstuffed, leaving room for you to try even more of Singapore’s great food options.
For a quality burger that doesn’t involve too much waiting around, too much fuss or a bank overdraft, give Omakase Burger a try. The renowned burger chain, with outlets in Wisma Atria in Orchard Road and Pasarbella at Turf City, has received swathes of accolades for their hearty and yet approachable burgers. Comparisons to a New York burger may be slightly over stepping it, but a perfectly formed bun, soft and yet ever so slightly crisp on the outside, and filled with seriously good quality ingredients, really is an awesome feed. Equally impressive is the service, the ordering concept; order, pay and then wait, relies on few service staff, but the ones there are cheery and bright. Diners are also presented with a feedback form and there’s a general feeling of, “what can we do to please you?”. Just asking in the first place is a great start.
Omakase at the Grandstand
200 Turf Club Road, #01-05, Bukit Timah, Singapore
phone +65 6763 2698
Omakase at Wisma
435 Orchard Road, #01-02/03/37 to 41, Wisma Atria, Singapore
phone +65 6737 3218
Potato Head Burger
Potato Head Folk is one of the coolest places to hangout in Singapore. The beautifully restored building also has a casual food menu that includes the, now famous, Three Buns burgers. Baby Huey is the highlight, the cheeseburger has the kick of chill mayo that is totally addictive, especially whilst melting into the gooey cheese. And I couldn’t go without mentioning the Naughty Fries. These fried potato skins, that are coated with cheese, chilli mayo and onion are seriously addictive. You absolutely have to order them! You can read more about Potato Head Folk here.
Potato Head Folk
36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore
phone +65 6327 1939
Another hip hangout with good burgers is MeatLiquor in Duxton Hill. Arriving fresh from London, MeatLiquor SIN has proved a huge hit with their hearty, American style food. The burgers are awesome and the Bacon Cheeseburger in particular is gooey-licious!! Filled with extras like coleslaw and mayo, encased in a mouth-sized bun, this burger rocks. And you may be surprised to learn that an excellent side is the fried pickle, seriously, give them a try! You can read more about MeatLiquor’s awesome Saturday brunches here.
99 Duxton Road, Singapore
phone +65 6221 5343
Oxwell is a great venue for drinks, particularly if you’re partial to sitting on the street side in buzzy Club Street. Their full dining room has good food, but if you just fancy bar snacks whilst sitting outside you could partake in their great snack menu that includes not one, but two, awesome burgers. The standard cheeseburger is another example of a nicely sized burger and bun, with slight texture on the bun but not too crunchy, and a meat patty cooked to your liking. And if a little more meat takes your fancy, check out their pulled pork slider. Two people can happily share one burger and a serving of two pulled pork sliders to complete a naughty but nice meal. Their fries rock too.
Oxwell & Co
5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore
+65 6438 3984
Burnt Ends' Pulled Pork Sanger
Speaking of pulled pork, you cannot leave Singapore without trying the pulled pork ‘sanger’ at Burnt Ends. Eating this sanger/sandwich/burger was the first time I truly appreciated pulled pork. The delicious combo of pulled pork and coleslaw, with some cheeky jalapeños in there for a hot hit, is just the right amount of savoury, spicy and sweet. The size again is good for two to share as part of the wider tapas menu at Burnt Ends or, if it’s the end of the night, you could justify sneaking in here for a late night snack all to yourself.
20 Teck Lim Road, Singapore
phone +65 6224 3933
Decker Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich
For burgers that aren’t really burgers is Decker BBQ. Another meat focussed bbq joint that’s recently opened in Singapore, Decker is uber casual and a place to drop into for a quick bite to eat. The pulled pork sandwich is almost as good as Burnt Ends (above) and is a more substantial size and better value. They also have choices of beef brisket, chicken and turkey sandwiches as well as ribs and sides of salads and fries.
60 Robertson Quay, #01-17 Quayside (behind Boomarang), Singapore
phone +65 6635 8565
Whilst there are so many great local foods to try in Singapore,
it’s always good to know where to get a tasty burger when you’re in town. :)
Victoria has travelled to over 45 Countries, explored and immersed herself into each culture while hunting down the best food. In Singapore since 2011, Victoria makes sure that her foodie reccomendations are always authentic and delicious. When she’s not traveling or eating, Victoria is busy trying to burn off calories in a half marathon somewhere crazy.
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