Best burgers in Singapore
There's always a whirlwind of emotions that hits whenever you sink your teeth into a good burger — an imploding amount of joy, pleasure coupled with immense satisfaction that even your lover can't give. We've been so lucky to find (a few) Mr. Rights when it comes to burgers. It's all about a succulent, well-seasoned meat patty, layered with grilled onions and melted cheese, clasped between two fluffy buns.
So where do you find Singapore's best burgers? We did the chow-down patrol and sieved out the standouts from the rest. Here's where no grease guilt should reside, because these bad boys are definitely worth every extra leg-day.
You know it's worth a shout-out when the burger hails from sunny Los Angeles, more specifically the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel — 25 Degrees is the place to be if you're craving an old-fashioned classic. The cult favourite American joint is masterfully named after the temperature difference between a raw and well-done patty. First look in, and you're greeted by dark, panelled wooden walls, adorned with vintage Old Hollywood photographs. The best seat in the house? Grab a stool by the bar that overlooks the magic in their open kitchen. Here at 25 Degrees, the selection process is easy — all you have to do is choose from their four burgers titled Number One to Number Four. If you're looking for sin, head straight for Number One. Packed with a 200g USA Angus beef, the burger straddles creamy crescenza, gorgonzola, and glorious strips of smokey bacon and caramelised onions. They've also recently partnered with MasterChef Asia finalist Lennard Yeong to fire up a limited editon XOXO Burger — a delicious Asian-inspired creation made with a housemade XO sauce of dried shrimp and scallop, and perfectly griddled with 25 Degrees' classic turkey patty.
200 Middle Rd, Tel: 6809 7900
Potato Head Singapore
It's definitely hard to miss the white building that is Potato Head Singapore — where all hip millennials congregate — on the bustling Keong Saik Road. A walk up its stairs and you'll find good, whimsical vibes all around, almost like a circus wonderland, furnished with an eclectic mix of vintage and quirky furniture and sculptures. But the main star of the trendy space is, without a doubt, their burgers from Three Buns. Specialties include the Baby Huey — a deftly seasoned and grilled beef patty coupled with their signature T.OM sauce (a tangy combination of tomato sauce and their special mayonnaise). If you're after some heat, we definitely recommend the Burning Man. Expect a 150g prime beef patty, topped with jalapeno relish, and spiked with hot ketchup and dashi mayo for the win. Be forewarned that the mix is pretty lethal, so ask for a less spicy version if you aren't confident of withstanding the pain.
36 Keong Saik Rd, Tel: 6329 1939
Here's a place where all your American dreams will come true. Enter OverEasy, a chic, modern space set up by the good folk at The Lo & Behold group. The luxe establishment is all about reviving good 'ol classic American diner delights like buffalo wings and chicken noodle soup for the soul. Indeed, you can't really go wrong with comfort food, like the diner's burgers, all made with a 160g Wagyu beef mince — equating to a 80% meat and 20% fat ratio. The winner to try is their Truffle Burger, topped with housemade truffle mayonnaise and piled with sauteed onions and mushrooms. Our word of advice? Don't leave without washing it down with one of their signature milkshakes.
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