1. Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers
Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers, which opened in Greenwood Avenue last July, is all about freshly baked sourdough buns and wholesome ingredients. Relishes, chutneys, pickles, mayo and other sauces are made in-house. You get three choices of buns: Sourdough, soy and linseed, and gluten-free. Beef patties are made from Australian grain-fed beef, with 80 per cent chuck and 20 per cent knuckle beef. The Holy Smoke ($19) has a beef patty, smoked bacon, caramelised onion, house mayo and house barbecue sauce.
There are non-beef options too. The Barra ($20) features grilled Australian Kuhlbarra Kimberley barramundi with lemon. There is also the Goddess ($18) which has a beetroot and quinoa patty, crumbled feta with house mayo and tomato relish.
Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers is at 8 Greenwood Avenue. Visit moandjoburgers.com
Photo: Mo & Jo Sourdough Burgers
2. Fatboy's The Burger Bar
What started as a burger joint along Upper Thomson Road eight years ago has grown into a chain with six outlets in Singapore, and branches in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Phnom Penh too.
And the reason why Fatboy’s The Burger Bar has been such a success is simple – its burgers are very tasty. Specialty burgers include The Elvis (bacon stuffed pork patty, grilled bananas and creamy peanut butter on a honey oat bun, $11), Fat Basterd (double beef chuck patties, chewy bacon, cheddar cheese, a fried egg and homemade Fatboy’s BBQ sauce on sesame seed bun, $19.80) and Bolly Wooly (juicy lamb patty, on a bed of lettuce and tomato, smothered with homemade curry remoulade and topped mango chutney on a honey oat bun, $12).
You can also choose to Build Your Own Burger (BYOB), which gives you over 25 toppings, 11 sauces and four types of buns and patties to choose from so there’s always a way to try something new.
Fatboy’s The Burger Bar is at various locations. Visit www.fatboys.sg
Mezza9 serves up two burgers made with Beyond Burger, a plant-based, gluten-free and soy-free burger patty made by California-based producer of plant-based meat substitutes, Beyond Meat. The Classic Cheese Burger has the patty in a brioche bun, vegan cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickled gherkin, vegan mayo and mustard. The Modern Asian Burger (above) is made with a corn bun, Asian slaw, avocado, furikake, sriracha, pickled daikon and ginger, and wasabi mayo.
Each burger is served as a set at $25++ and comes with a side dish. There are four side dishes to choose from: Fries, crispy organic cauliflower, steamed organic broccoli or a rice bowl with grain and herbs. You can also choose to have the burger as a set at $35++ with either a kombucha or a craft beer. The set includes fairtrade dark chocolate and an organic beetroot vegan brownie.
Mezza9 is at Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road. Call 6732 1234 or visit www.mezza9.com.sg
Photo: Grand Hyatt Singapore
4. Wolf Burgers
No, there’s no wolf meat served here; the moniker was chosen because the burgers at Wolf Burgers are “so good you will wolf them down”.
The beef patties are ground and shaped daily and with no preservatives added. But beef isn’t the only thing on the menu, there are a couple of chicken options too, as well as a vegetarian option, the Tofu Miso Veggie Burger.
There are some exciting choices for fries here, including Kimchi Cheese Fries, Truffle Parmesan Fries, Smores Fries and Sweet Potato Fries.
And try the Horlicks Vanilla Milkshake, which is topped with cornflake crumble and is a crowd favourite.
Wolf’s Burgers is at Pasarbella Suntec City and Changi City Point. Visit www.wolfburgers.com
5. Hida Wagyu Beef Burgers
Burgers made with Hida Wagyu beef, known for its marbling and tenderness, take centre stage. The beef comes from black-haired Japanese cattle raised in the Gifu prefecture. For a local twist, try the Nyonya Hida Wagyu Beef Burger, which features a patty infused with spices, grilled pineapple, braised mushroom and cheddar cheese, complete with lemongrass turmeric buns. There is also the Japanese Hida Wagyu Beef Burger served with wasabi mayonnaise and pickled daikon. The Pacific Wagyu Beef Burger is packed with bacon strips and eggplant cooked into caponata tucked in between charcoal buns.
Each burger set, served with crispy potato bravas and a garden salad, is priced at $35++. If you are dining in groups of four to six, you can take on the 12-inch Beastly Burger ($190, right), which contains a 1.2 kg Hida Wagyu beef patty sitting on a bed of lettuce, zucchini and tomatoes.
Orders for the Beastly Burger must be made 24 hours in advance.
Hida Wagyu Beef Burgers are available from October 1 to November 30 at Atrium and Pacific Marketplace (Level 1), Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard. Call 6826 8240 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Pan Pacific Singapore
6. Three Buns
Three Buns, which recently opened a new outlet at Robertson Quay, has a line-up of new burgers on its menu, which includes the Red Man Burger ($28++). Get a taste of beef rendang in this burger, which is made with beef cheeks cooked sous vide for 24 hours in a marinade concocted with more than 10 ingredients. The marinade itself is slow-cooked for two hours. The burger also features handmade virgin coconut mayo and fluffy coconut buns.
The Bun DMC ($16++) is inspired by the burgers that executive chef Adam Penney had as a child. The burger features watermelon rind relish, Three Buns’s own blend of mayo, with caraway, ketchup and a hint of sriracha. For a meat-free option, there is the Truffello ($15++) made of twice-cooked portobello mushroom, miso and garlic butter, truffle aioli, coleslaw, lettuce and smoked cheese in a toasted demi brioche bun.
Three Buns is at Quayside, 60 Robertson Quay, #01-01. Call 6909 7838 or e-mail email@example.com. Visit www.threebuns.com
Photo: Three Buns
Expect patties made from chilled, not frozen, Australian grass-fed beef at two upcoming outlets of American fast casual chain Fatburger. The first outlet at Kinex (formerly named OneKM mall) is scheduled to open on September 13 and its second outlet at Velocity@Novena in the later part of the month.
At Fatburger, you get a choice of brioche, wholemeal and gluten-free buns. The Original Fatburger ($7.90) comes with a 130 g beef patty with mayo, letttuce, tomato, pickles, onions, relish and mustard. Those feeling adventurous can go for the Quad Fatburger ($15.90) which comes with four beef patties. For a bun-free option, go for the Skinnyburger ($7.50), which is similar to the Original Fatburger, but without the bun. Add-ons such as cheese, egg, beef bacon, chilli and onion rings are available at additional cost.
Fatburger is at #01-70/71/72 Kinex, 11 Tanjong Katong Road (opening on September 13). Visit fatburgersg.com
8. 25 Degrees Singapore
A branch of a chain that originated in Los Angeles, 25 Degrees Singapore is a burger and liquor bar that adds a sophisticated twist to the American burger bar concept.
Its name is apt too, as 25 degrees is the precise temperature difference between a raw and a well-done hamburger.
You’ll get a taste of the American West Coast in the heart of Singapore and you can also craft your own burger so why not try something different with every visit?
Also, it’s open till 1am from Sundays to Thursdays and till 3am on Fridays and Saturdays, making it a great choice for late-night munchies.
25 Degrees Singapore is at 200 Middle Road, Hotel G Singapore. Visit www.facebook.com/25DegreesSG/
VeganBurg is a plant-based burger joint that serves meat-free burgers like the Creamy Shrooms ($8.90), which has a vegan patty on lettuce, dairy-free cream sauce and topped with fresh button mushrooms.
Smoky BBQ ($10.90) has a mushroom patty, vegan cheese with layers of lettuce, onion, tomato and pickles topped with a creamy vegan aioli. There is an option to add bacon ($2), which is made using soy protein, wheat and a mixture of hickory smoked salt, sugar and paprika.
VeganBurg is also introducing its Curry DhalBurg ($11.90), which will be available for delivery and pick-up through orders made on veganburg.oddle.me from September 24 for a week before it is launched in-store on October 1.
VeganBurg is at 44 Jalan Eunos. Visit veganburg.com
10. Omakase Burger
Cheeseburgers take centrestage here and the Omakase Burger way includes using 100% USDA Choice-grade premium cuts, which are then ground, blended and hand-formed into patties.
They also use locally-baked artisanal buns, which you’ll appreciate as soon as you bite into them. There are five types of cheeseburgers (priced from $14.90) but fret not, chicken lovers, as there’s one for you too – the Omakase Chicken Sandwich ($14.90).
And there’s also always a Vegetarian Burger, which rotates often so check with staff if you’d like to order this. If you’re really hungry, turn any burger into a double for just $5.95.
Omakase Burger is at #03-15 Wisma Atria, Picnic Food Park, 435 Orchard Road and 200 Turf Club Road #01-05 Bukit Timah. Visit omakaseburger.com