The Place Located at the first level of Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Benjamin Barker has transformed the space into the latest burger joint in town, B Burger. American-inspired, with Japanese influence, B Burger felt somewhat like a humble cousin to the popular New York City’s Shake Shack.
The space takes on a Hawaiian vibe with wall papers of greens, and furniture with bright colours of orange and yellow. The restaurant is linked directly to the upper levels retail space, also managed by Benjamin Barker.
The Food Unlike the usual fast food chain neighbours at the same mall, B Burger does not serve up its burgers in a typical set meal. Of course, if you are craving for a drink, or a side, these are all available on for orders too – just add S$3.50 for a side and drink.
Their burgers here only comes with either beef and chicken patty, for now. And if the good old American burger is your usual favourite, go for the B Supreme (S$9.90) burger. As the name suggest, this is perhaps B Burger’s classic you-have-it-all choice, with Beef Patty, Sauteed Mushrooms, Aged Cheddar, Truffle Mayo and Caramelised Onions. My favourite of the meal here, and it should be yours too.
For vegetarians, you get something on the menu here too. The Umami Burger (S$7.90) gets you the Buttermilk Fried Portobello as the “patty”, and stack with Cheese, Nori, Veggies and the B Sauce. If you are looking to convert this to a non-vegetarian option, The Baller Burger (S$10.90) is basically the Umami Burger with Beef Patty. Surprisingly, both the options did not have much of a difference in terms of texture, with the juicy buttermilk fried mushroom doing the trick here. If you are staying off meats for a meal, the Umami Burger will let you stick to the diet plan, despite being in a burger joint.
I did not expect to like a chicken patty burger this much, but the Bomchika Wow Wow (S$10.90) did well in wow-ing me. Done with Karaage Chicken, Sriracha Honey, Wafu Siew, Daikon Pickles, B Sauce, Fried Egg, Cheese and Truffle Mayo, the tender chicken made it to-die for, and the sauces made it a match-made in heaven. Go Wow, or nothing.
The Osaka Corn Dog (S$6.90) here reminds me of takoyaki balls, but is essentially a cheese corndog topped with teryaki mayonnaise, tobiko and nori flakes. My fellow diners seemed to like this, although I will always choose the burgers over a corn dog any time – despite it being rather enjoyable.
Match your mains with the Nacho Soup (S$3) or either of the fries selection, the Truffle Fries (S$5) or the Curry Beef Fries (S$5). The Nacho Soup is a diluted version of the nacho cheese dip we love, although it might be too gelat for some and perhaps it is a good thing that the portion of the soup is relatively small – and comes topped with crumbled chips.
Complete the all-American experience by having a milkshake, although sadly they do not have my favourite strawberry milkshake on the menu yet. Strongly recommend the Matcha Milkshake (S$6.90), satisfying and not as sweet as the S’mores Milkshake my fellow diner had.
If the milkshake does not satisfying your sweet tooth enough, go for the concretes selections here; another familiar Shake Shack’s highlights included on B Burger’s menu. You can choose to customise your own concretes or go for the specially curated signatures. Implore you to go for the Death by Chocolate (S$7.50) comprising of Chocolate ice-cream, Oreos bits, Hersheys chocolates, Chocolate Wafers and Sea Salt – this is literally to-die-for good. Although if chocolate is not your preferred choice, than perhaps the Peanut Butter Jelly (S$7.50) might work as well – Vanilla ice cream with Peanut Butter, Strawberry, Horlicks and Granola.
Rants Burgers are made per a la minute, which means you might need to wait a short while for your orders to be readied. Although this also means you are eating freshly prepared burgers, so do not rant like we are doing now, ok?
Will I Return Again? It is our wish that one day, the likes of Shake Shack, Five Guys and In-and-Out will hit the shores of Singapore. For now, B Burger works perfect for me, and definitely fire up some satisfying burgs. Be here for the B Supreme or the Bomchika Wow Wow, paired it with the nacho soup and down all these with a cup of Matcha Milkshake; all at just about S$20.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
Orchard Cathay Cineleisure
8 Grange Road
Daily 12noon to 10pm
Ranted by The Rantee