If you ever been to the outlet in New York City, you would notice how mysterious they are. The entrance of the shop is actually located at the back of the shop, Gemmil Lane instead of Amoy Street. The only way to find the shop is to look out for the nameless neon sign. Hidden behind a curtain, the location of Burger Joint Singapore is as equally obscure as the one at Le Parker Meridien Hotel.
As a hamburger lover, the franchise owner, Nicholas Heaney finds it difficult to find a good un-gourmet burger, thus, he wants to bring the New York burger experience to Asia and the first stop is Singapore. Almost all the ingredients are imported from overseas. The unseasoned patties are freshly made and shipped from Nebraska. The other ingredients are from the States, including the famous cheese from Wisconsin. While the buns are freshly made in Singapore, it uses the recipe from New York. So fret not, it’s going to taste exactly like the original.
Launch on 3rd of May, Burger Joint Singapore is the sixth outlet and first in Asia. To replicate the New York’s Burger Joint, no details were left untouched. As you step into the exquisitely decorated restaurant, you are welcomed by the cosy and retro vibes. From the cardboard menus to the tiny little details of classic movie posters to condiments, it will transport you back to New York and leave you in awe.
Look, there is even a wall for you to leave your mark!
Burger Joint only serves burgers (obviously) with different variations, including Hamburger ($13.10), Cheeseburger ($13.80), and Bacon burger ($15.10), but the best one has got to be the Double Bacon Cheeseburger ($27.40). Ordering is simple: pick a burger; select your rarity (Rare, Med-Rare, Medium, Med-Well, Well done) and toppings (Lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pickles, ketchup, mayo and mustard).
Ask for ‘The Works’, which includes every available topping.
During our visit, we ordered a Cheeseburger($13.80) with fries ($5.50) and a Chocolate milkshake ($11.80). We loved the soft bun, the tender and juicy patty, the generous portion of toppings and melty cheese. The shoestring fries were lightly salty with the mix of crispy and soggy ones.
The Chocolate milkshake was the one that won our hearts. Burger Joint only uses Haagen Dazs ice cream. Thumbs up for that! The creamy milkshake was not overly sweet and made with the right ratio of ice cream to chocolate.
For an elevated burger experience, order craft beer from their vast selection of boutique beers on tap that is served at 1°C! The 18 beers are written on the chalkboard and erased if they run out of it. On top of that, you can expect a selection of American Bourbons and Classic Cocktails.
With a perfect environment, delicious food and the unlimited supply of ketchup and mustard, Burger Joint Singapore offers an enjoyable dining experience. If you haven’t been there, what are you waiting for?