So you didn't make it to American burger chain In-N-Out's one-day pop-up at Timber at Gillman Barracks. Fret not burger fans, here are six of my favourite ones for you to sink your teeth into. (Listed in no order of preference).
1. The Market Grill's CW BBQ ($22) and CW Breakfast Burger ($23)
What: The CW BBQ's succulent beef patty is lathered with a robust house-made barbecue sauce, melted aged cheddar, romaine lettuce and gherkins, and served on a sesame, while the CW Breakfast Burger includes a sunny-side up egg and bacon. For those with a heartier appetite, opt for a 200g patty instead of the usual 150g one.
Where: The Market Grill, 208 Telok Ayer Street, tel: 6221-3323
Open: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6 to 10pm (Mondays to Saturdays)
Price: From $22 (for a 150g beef patty) to $33 (for a 200g beef patty)
2. Carl's Jr's Famous Star With Cheese ($9.90)
What: For a good ol' cheeseburger that's more pocket-friendly, opt for Carl's Jr's Famous Star With Cheese. It's sizable, hearty, and will fill you up in a jiffy. Other topping on burgers at this chain include guacamole, bacon and jalapenos.
Where: Six outlets islandwide - Jurong Point Shopping Centre, 02-42, tel: 6686-3127; Marina Square, 01-202, tel: 6720-2720; Tampines 1, B1-05, tel: 6781-0095; Plaza Singapura, B2-25/26, tel: 6720-1670; VivoCity, 02-50/51, tel: 6820-2720; nex @ Serangoon Central, B1-28/29, tel: 6634-4075
Open: Various opening hours but most between 10am and 10pm daily
Price: Prices start at $9.90 for a char-broiled beef burger, and at $15.90 for an Angus Beef Thickburger
3. Omakase Burger's Ultimate Cheeseburger ($18.50)
What: Expect the works including bacon, cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms in this power-packed burger. Pricey for the size, but these burger patties are so juicy that you will have liquid trickling down your fingers. Be sure to eat it quickly if you don't want your bun to get soggy.
Where: Omakase Burger, two outlets - The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, 01-05, tel: 6763-2698; and Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, 01-02/03/37 to 41, tel: 6737-3218
Open: The Grandstand - 11.30am to 3.30pm, 5 to 9.30pm (Mondays to Thursdays), 11am to 10pm (Fridays to Sundays); Wisma Atria - 10am to 10pm, daily, but burgers are served only from 11am to 3pm, 5 to 9.30pm (Mondays to Thursdays), 11am to 9.30pm (Fridays to Sundays)
Price: From $14.90 and upwards
4. db Bistro Moderne's Original db Burger ($42)
What: The Original db Burger, created by New York-based Michelin-starred French chef Daniel Boulud, is one of the most luxe burgers in town. Its patty, which is a mix of sirloin and braised short rib, has a thick chunk of foie gras in the centre. Served on a parmesan bun, this burger hits all the right spots.
Open: Noon to 5pm (weekdays), 11am to 5pm (on weekends for brunch), 5.30 to 10pm (Sundays and Mondays), 5.30 to 11pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays)
Price: From $23 to $42 for a burger
Where: db Bistro Moderne, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-48, Galleria Level, tel: 6688-8888
5. OverEasy's To Die For Burger ($22)
What: The beef patties here are made with a wagyu chuck-blend and served on a soft brioche bun. OverEasy's To Die For Burger includes lettuce, tomato, pickles, cheddar cheese and a special in-house sauce. Those who like truffles may want to try the Truffle Burger, with roasted onions and mushrooms, Swiss cheese and a house-made black truffle mayonnaise.
Where: OverEasy, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, 01-06, tel: 9129-8484
Open: 11.30am to 2.30pm (weekdays), 5 to 10.30pm (Mondays to Saturdays), 10.30pm to midnight (Wednesdays and Thursdays), 10.30pm to 2am (Fridays and Saturdays), closed on Sundays.
Price: From $20 to $30 each
6. Manhattan's Rebellion Burgers ($20 for two)
What: The Rebellion Burgers at Regent Hotel's New York-esque, art-deco bar Manhattan, are made with Angus beef and served with artisan Nicasio cheese, butter lettuce and house-made tomato onion jam, between a paprika bun.
Where: Manhattan, Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, tel: 6725-3377
Open: 5pm to 1am, daily; weekend cocktail brunch available from 11.30am to 3.30pm
Price: $20 for a serving of two
This article was first published on November 13, 2014.
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