Must-try kopi tiam burger!

By Dr Leslie Tay
28 December 2011 9:05 AM Updated 14 Feb 2012

Must-try kopi tiam burger!

Rating: 4/5

Even though this burger place is located in a kopi tiam, I would say that it ranks right up there with all the best burgers in town. The patty was made from Australian Grassfed Striploin and was only seasoned just before being fried on a hotplate. It was beefy and had just the right texture and bounce with a wonderful charred crust.

My son had the regular 200g cheese burger, while I decided to give their wagyu burger a try. The patty was made from wagyu chuck and the texture had more bounce than their standard patty. However, taste wise, I didn't think that it justified the additional $13+. However, it was still an excellent burger, although I felt it could have been a little cheaper given that it is located in a coffee shop.

That being said, the standard burger is something really worth making the trip for. The cheeseburger is probably one of best tasting burgers you can get for less than $15. You could go for their signature de Burg where there is an addition of a portobello mushroom, but I felt that it just made the burger a bit too thick. I used to like my burgers tall, but nowadays I subscribe to Heston Blumenthal's idea that the perfect burger should be just big enough for you to comfortably take a bite of the whole thing. So, I think I will just go for the bacon cheese burger on my next visit.

Wagyu burger

There are a few other flavours which will be quite interesting for those who are more adventurous. There is one with peanut butter and another one with Nutella. When I was there, someone even ordered the crab burger with salted egg sauce! You can check out the menu on their Facebook page.

In conclusion, it may be in a kopi tiam, but the burgers here are a whole lot better than those sold in many upscale restaurants! Definitely worth a trip!

Rating – Food: 4; Service: 3; Value: 3

De Burg

Blk 119, Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-40

Opening hours: Tues- Sat: 11.30am-3pm, 6.30pm-9.15pm; Sun & PH: 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-9pm, closed on Mon

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