These will pickle – um, tickle – your fancy.
If you’re going to have a cheat day, you might as well make it worth it. Enter Atmosphere Bistro’s Lava Cheese Burger, a deep-fried camembert cheese beef patty with grilled tomatoes, gherkins, wild rocket, caramelised onions, served with barbeque mayo and fries. Look. At. That. Ooze.
#01-25/26/27, 920 East Coast Parkway, Singapore 449875
NEXT: Burnt Ends →
They say to not play with fire, but this modern-Australian barbecue makes no apology for disregarding the advice. Intensely smoky flavours are teased out of hefty slabs of meat in the wood-fired oven, all for viewing pleasure from the open kitchen.
Their menu is written afresh each day, but we’re glad their Sanger burger is a mainstay. Chow down on pillowy brioche buns embracing a harmony of pulled pork shoulder, coleslaw, and a smoky chipotle mayonnaise.
20 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088391
NEXT: Hard Rock Cafe →
You know a burger is good when it’s worth getting your hands dirty for – and this one is! Hard Rock Cafe’s Original Legendary® Burger (yes, it’s even trademarked) proves simple is great – or should we say, legendary – premium grade beef patty grilled medium well is topped with smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, golden fried onion ring, and all that good stuff, sandwiched between toasted brioche buns and served with their special sauce.
#02-01 HPL House, 50 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249724
NEXT: PS. Cafe →
Sun’s out, brunch out! Or, buns out. Chow down on the PS. Brunch Burger – a glorious affinity between wagyu and US chuck, vintage cheddar, smoked bacon, crispy onions, herb mayo and an oozy fried egg.
28b Harding Rd, Singapore 249549
NEXT: Artistry →
Vegetarians (and non-vegetarians), try Artistry’s Vegetarian Burger – panko-crusted eggplant parmigiana and Montery Jack cheese, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil.
Come the weekend, the Nasi Lemak Burger makes a special appearance, an ode to local flavours in a universal favourite food.
17 Sungai Pinang, Singapore 199149
NEXT: Working Title – Burger Bar →
The odd bird gets our winning vote here: the Hawaii 5-0 is a stack of double chicken katsu, a pineapple slice, cheddar, fresh slaw and teryaki turkey ham. Classics include the Baconator, Meat and Mushroom, and more. Vegetarians aren’t left out – don’t fight the Tofu Fighting, a fried thick tofu patty topped with smashed avocado, cheddar and teriyaki slaw.
48 Arab St, Singapore 199745
NEXT: 25 Degrees →
We’re guessing you’re thinking, “That’s a lot of bun!” And it’s no mistake – the burger bun is made intentionally thick to soak up the juices of the patty, which lives up to this LA-born burger joint’s name: 25 degrees, the exact temperature difference between a raw and well-done burger, yielding a patty grilled to exacting, succulent perfection. Try the Number One, their signature USA Angus beef and strips of smoky bacon.
Hotel G, 200 Middle Rd, Singapore 188980
NEXT: Burger Joint →
Fun fact: With strict drug laws today, you’d never guess that this district in Singapore was once known for its opium smoking dens, which coolies patronised as an escape from their harsh lives. You can still lead a secret life (well, kind of) here – this Singapore outpost of the New York institution pays homage to the original that’s hidden behind a curtain at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel – enter this hideout via a discreet back alley entrance, follow the neon-lit burgers and savour its simply-named Bacon Burger with fries on the side.
#01-03, 115 Amoy St, Singapore 069935
NEXT: Roadhouse →
All-American comfort food is served with a fun twist here at Roadhouse – test your appetite with the 1kg Terminator Burger Challenge, an insane monster of a burger with five 200g wagyu patties (which originally cost at least $18 each), all yours for FREE if you manage to finish it within 20 minutes. Or, simply go for their classic burgers with their signature Roadhouse sauce.
13 Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249674
NEXT: Potato Head Folk →
The well-loved Watermelon Man: a juicy combination of garlic, chilli and anise compressed into a slice of grilled watermelon, to get cosy with a flame-licked Black Angus beef patty and runny goat’s cheese. That’s a first for us, but certainly one that warrants several repeat visits. Other options include chilli beef, blue swimmer crab patty, buttermilk fried chicken and more, slathered with homemade slow-cooked sauces.
36 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089143
NEXT: Atmosphere Bistro →
By Pinky Chng, December 2017
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