Food Review: Burger Joint Singapore at Amoy Street | New York’s Best Burger opens in Raffles Place
The Place Burger alert! Burger Joint Singapore will be opening its doors along Amoy Street right smacked in the CBD come 3rd May 2016. This is the New York based burger’s first eatery in Southeast Asia, with other global locations in countries such as Brazil, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and South Korea. Voted best burger in New York City by Zagat, the original Burger Joint is at Le Parker Meridien Hotel New York. If you have always been a burger fan, here’s the real deal.
It can be a challenge (or fun, depending on how you look at it) locating Burger Joint Singapore address at 115 Amoy Street as its entrance is at an inconspicuous back lane, a small road accessible from either Amoy Street or Gemmill Lane. If everything else fails, look out for this Burger neon sign, right beside the unsuspecting black door. Yes, this is the gateway to the restaurant.
Done with a casual vibe with wooden finishings and bucket seats, you can even start leaving your marks on the wall – yes, we mean vandalizing the walls at Burger Joint. We need some time to get used to this, Singaporeans!
The Food It is about their Burgers. And that milkshake. Oh yes, that milkshake.
There’s nothing fanciful about the burgers here, all Burger Joint did was to bring to diners what burgers should be – quality meats, best cheeses and all-american. Their meats are shipped from Nebraska, and freshly made daily into patties, with all the other ingredients coming from the States, Burger Joint Singapore wants to bring you the real deal. Had a sneak peak into their kitchen, and oh boy, we were surprised to find their storage room bigger than the restaurant of 60 seats. Only the buns here are baked in Singapore, but with the same recipe as the joints in New York, so fret not!
How to order the burgers? Easy! Choose between the Hamburger ($13.10) or Cheeseburger ($13.80). Next step, tell them how you will like it cooked – rare, medium rare, medium, etc. Now, choose what you want with your patty – cheeses, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise? If you want the full deal, just tell them “the works”! As simple as these 3 steps, now await for the kitchen to prepare that burger for you!
We had the medium rare patty, which I would recommend you to have, although Burger Joint will encourage you to pick what best fits your palate. The burger, whoom! Just as the restaurant have prep us, simple and tasty. Imagine biting into the burger, packing the all the usual ingredients, but with the right combination of each components. Fresh, tender, and yes, juicy.
I implore you to have the burger with one of their Milkshakes ($11.80). We tried the Strawberry, Vanilla, and their “booze” shake, the last being my favourite. Choose any of the liquor to go with this, we picked Bailey’s this afternoon and we had a certain alcoholic in the group finishing the cup in no time. If you are not game for anything alcoholic, go for the Strawberry shake! Yes, at $11.80, it ain’t going to be the cheapest drink around, but I guarantee that satisfaction.
And yes, their drinks offering don’t just stop at milkshakes of course. With 18 different craft beers served up at their bar counters, fans of craft beers will start to fall-in at Burger Joint for some drinks and burgers – notice which came first?
Rants The fries is charged separately at $5.50 a pack, though admittedly sizeable portion for sharing. We say, throw in some fries to come with the burgers, and you might get more happy customers coming back.
Will I Return Again? We hardly say this, but it is a definite yes. Liking the idea to indulge in good old American burgers, and throw in some awesome milkshakes and beers to complete the meal, this is one of the best way to chill the night away after a long day a work. Or perhaps even for the one hour lunch break. Best done with burgers, so good, and an environment, so chill.
Taste bud: 4.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
115 Amoy Street
#03-01 (Entrance at the back on Gemmill Lane)
Tel: +65 6221 8648
Daily: 11am to 12midnight
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