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Postby leo_ng77 » Tue, 22 May 2012 10:30 pm

Try Kuche Bar & Bistro. Oppo 112 Mall (Katong)

Their speciality is Pasta & Pasta. But Pizza and burger is surprising Good!!!! They have a range of good booze.

Give them a try.

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Postby PB Mon » Wed, 23 May 2012 8:59 pm

Its hard to define the best. Certainly some of the better burgers that come into min (while being budget friendly) would be:

1. Relish - 501 Bukit Timah Road
2. Fat boys - 187 Upper Thomson Road
3. Smok'Inn Frogz Kitchen - 879 Bukit Timah Road

Try variety burgers (eg with pears, peanut butter) and other toppings that you do not usually go for and you will surprise yourself and how good they go together in a burger!

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Postby Talktocharles » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 5:44 pm

I say Bergs Gourmet Burgers. The Berg with Swiss cheese. If you get one fancier than that you will spoil the experience.

A little more expensive than Maccas but well worth it in my opinion. Reminds me of Burger Fuel back home.

I think it's so good one gets a burgasim after svouring the flavours.
http://www.bergsburgers.com/menu.html

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Postby Travailes » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 2:31 pm

Carl Jr Burger Chain. A revelation for me, who is not a big fast-food consumer, but do have the occasional burger and fries. So much better that McD / BK etc etc.
Had a Chilli CheeseBurger with natural fries (Drinks are all freeflow) and it was delicious. There are a few branches around. I was at Vivi City.
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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 3:54 pm

Travailes wrote:Carl Jr Burger Chain. A revelation for me, who is not a big fast-food consumer, but do have the occasional burger and fries. So much better that McD / BK etc etc.
Had a Chilli CheeseBurger with natural fries (Drinks are all freeflow) and it was delicious. There are a few branches around. I was at Vivi City.


I'll concur Carl's Jr. is a decent fast-food alternative that's easy to get. BK isn't too far behind with the Whopper, but they both blow away Mc Donalds. Wendy's was amazing in the US, but the quality is absolute shit here. Tastes like they cooked it in the US, shipped it, then just Microwave them.

If In-N-Out actually opens a real shop here, and not just a temporary pop-up shop at Clarke Quay that sells out in minutes, prepare to be blown away. Also prepare for multi-hour queues. Even in California where there are In-n-outs all over, the queues at lunch are routinely 15+ minutes at all of them.

http://travel.cnn.com/singapore/eat/n-o ... tes-814498

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 3:59 pm

Smokeys BBQ - Tanjong Katong.
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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 26 Nov 2012 4:01 pm

How about the Freshness Burger then? I saw it around the Central. Haven't got a chance to bite it :P
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Postby the lynx » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 8:58 am

Handburger is great too. Although I'm not exactly a burger connoisseur so I'm not the best judge. Still I like how they do whole package (bun, patty, sauce, veggies).

Fat Boys burger gets my vote too! :)

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 27 Nov 2012 9:12 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Travailes wrote:Carl Jr Burger Chain. A revelation for me, who is not a big fast-food consumer, but do have the occasional burger and fries. So much better that McD / BK etc etc.
Had a Chilli CheeseBurger with natural fries (Drinks are all freeflow) and it was delicious. There are a few branches around. I was at Vivi City.


I'll concur Carl's Jr. is a decent fast-food alternative that's easy to get. BK isn't too far behind with the Whopper, but they both blow away Mc Donalds. Wendy's was amazing in the US, but the quality is absolute shit here. Tastes like they cooked it in the US, shipped it, then just Microwave them.

If In-N-Out actually opens a real shop here, and not just a temporary pop-up shop at Clarke Quay that sells out in minutes, prepare to be blown away. Also prepare for multi-hour queues. Even in California where there are In-n-outs all over, the queues at lunch are routinely 15+ minutes at all of them.

http://travel.cnn.com/singapore/eat/n-o ... tes-814498


Agree with Carl's Jr but I have to eat it sparingly lest I clog up my arteries. Wendy's sometimes has its good days, at least the one in Holland Village.

McDonald's only if you're desperate or if you like the taste of cardboard. BK is actually 'meh' for me (again; only if there's no other choice). My father used to comment that the patties in these big chain fast foods are so thin, you'd get paper cuts on your tongue.

Back home (note to new readers: I am not American), at least we have plenty of small chain burger restaurants that beat fast food several ways into Sunday. If you're ever in Manila, you may want to check this out.

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Postby tjspence » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 5:49 pm

Fatburger is an iconic California burger chain on par with In-n-Out. (IMO)

They have outlets in Korea and China which are as good as the ones in the states and according to the tray liners there is an outlet in Singapore, but a google search reveals nothing.

Is there Fatburger in SG?

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 7:55 pm

tjspence wrote:
Is there Fatburger in SG?


Nope, but Jakarta has a few. And not to start a holy way, but In-N-Out is way better than Fatburger, at least the one in Jakarta. I ate the one in LA so many years ago I don't remember if it was different than the one in Jakarta. I'd say Fatburger is more like Five Guys, not In-n-out.

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Postby tjspence » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 8:17 pm

I've always felt In-n-Out is a bit overhyped. Don't get me wrong, it's really very damn good, just not quite the legendary status it's afforded. (I'm from California and have an In-N-Out right by my house) And you're right, Fatburger is not the "same" as In-n-Out. The 5 guys comparison is apt (still edged out by Fatburger in my book.) All three head and shoulders above McDs, BK, Carl's Jr. and the massively overhyped Texas trash Whataburger. Just in any kind of a pinch Fatburger will more than do.

Just curious as to why the tray liners in Beijing claim to have a location in SG...is there some type of embassy compound or naval base where it might be located? (As is the case in Iraq.)

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Postby tjspence » Wed, 30 Jan 2013 8:27 pm

I see there's a Kraze Burger in Singapore. Anyone tried that? Never blew my hair back, but again in a pinch...

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:42 am

I used to be a big fan of 'Jonny Rockets', their #12 burger with an egg on top, and chili/cheese fries. Mmm...mmm...mmm...mmm...mmmm!

I don't know if they ever had an outlet in SG (they had one in Tokyo), but now they seem to have none in Asia at all :cry:

'The Hand Burger' @ B1-65/66 at Raffles City is probably about as close as I've come to a decent burger in SG. Enjoy your burger at leisure whilst trying to decipher the reason for their patently ridiculous and suggestive name.

Tony Romas has two outlets in SG
http://www.tonyromas-mms.com/en/index.php?q=singapore

I usually enjoy a rib-fest there as that is one of their specialities and they really do kick-A, but if that's not your thing they do do decent burgers too.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 31 Jan 2013 8:30 am

tjspence wrote:I've always felt In-n-Out is a bit overhyped. Don't get me wrong, it's really very damn good, just not quite the legendary status it's afforded. (I'm from California and have an In-N-Out right by my house) And you're right, Fatburger is not the "same" as In-n-Out. The 5 guys comparison is apt (still edged out by Fatburger in my book.) All three head and shoulders above McDs, BK, Carl's Jr. and the massively overhyped Texas trash Whataburger. Just in any kind of a pinch Fatburger will more than do.

Just curious as to why the tray liners in Beijing claim to have a location in SG...is there some type of embassy compound or naval base where it might be located? (As is the case in Iraq.)


I think it is legendary for its quality as fast food. You can get a much better burger in a lot of places, just not as fast food. Fat Burger in Jakarta is a sit down place, not fast food. They haven have iPads bolted to the tables to play with :P Five Guys may be fast food by definition, but the one I always visited in Sunnyvale Ca had a 20-30 minute wait from entering the door to receiving your food almost any time of the day. In-n-out, even with queues down the block, took under 10 minutes.

No idea about Beijing's claim, but Fatburgers website doesn't list anything in Singapore at all. Closest appears to be as I suspected, Jakarta. No US bases here, and nothing at the embassy. Even if they did, they treat even Americans like criminals there, so you probably wouldn't be allowed to eat it if they did.


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