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Known for their American-style classics such as burgers and chicken wings, MEATliquor from London has finally introduced its international debut outpost in Singapore- MEATliquor SINgapore. Nestled in a hipster corner of Duxton Road, MEATliquor SINgapore is closely modelled after the other MEATliquor identities abroad and we were instantly brought into another realm as we stepped into the restaurant-bar. Loved the decorations, vibes and the crowd!
The food menu is simple yet diverse, consisting of 3 different categories, “Burgers”, “Fries” and “Bits and Bobs”. There were too many choices, so we picked our favourites from each category. The meal was then served up in a huge tray with all the dishes we had ordered. Ideal for taking top-down shots!
Taking over the space where the former flagship branch of Hatched used to be, Wildfire Kitchen+Bar, opened by restaurateur Michel Lu, is all about good ol’ bar grub- burgers and beers. Opened earlier this year, this casual restaurant has already earned quite the reputation for serving up hearty tall stacked burgers served alongside some fries. The drill here is simple, place your orders at the counter, collect a buzzer and return to the counter for your food when the buzzer sounds. No extra service provided, therefore no service charge.
We came here on a Saturday at around 12pm and was thus able to order from both their Breakfast and Burgers menu. The former is available from 8.30am-4pm while the latter starts from 12pm till closing time. Prices range from $15 for an Eggs Benedict to $26 for a Fullblood Wagyu Specialty Burger and $36 for the Hanger Steak (250g).
Priding itself as an all-day American diner & bar, Roosevelt’s Diner & Bar which opened at the beginning of this year has been earning raves for its bar grub served in large portions, all-day-breakfast and affordable selection of alcoholic beverages- wines in particular start from $6 a glass. Recently, the already-extensive menu has been updated to include even more choices for waffles and a newly curated wine list featuring bottles imported from all around the world such as France, Italy, Lebanon and even Slovakia.
We dropped by one Sunday morning for brunch and already most of the tables had a ‘reserved’ tag on them. By lunch time, the diner was filled with mostly foreigners digging into hearty portions of burgers and fries, washing it all down with a glass or two of rose wine. The atmosphere was laidback, casual and even comforting.
The BBQ Back Ribs $22 (half)/$28 (full) from the list of Mains came highly recommended from the server. It is apparently one of their best sellers too. Succulent and juicy, the meat came off the bone easily. And having been marinated overnight, every bite was tasty and slathered unforgivingly in thick sweet BBQ sauce. Not too bad and great for sharing.
Teddy’s US Beef Burger $20 comes with a 180g patty and is paired with a fluffy brioche bun made fresh every morning. The burger definitely made a statement with those hanging strips of fried crispy bacon and melted cheese while the brioche buns were quite the highlight for me. Was not a huge fan of the beef patty though, which was a little dry and flat.
Keong Saik Road just might be the next Tiong Bahru enclave with the recent popping up of hipster joints and cafes amidst the old-school traditional shophouses that still stand today. Potato Head Folk by Potato Head Bali is the newest kid in the neighbourhood to join the likes of The Study (formerly known as Keong Saik Snacks), Esquina, Afterglow and Muchachos. This outlet in Singapore marks the first international outpost for the Potato Head Group and takes over the iconic four-storey building which well-loved Tong Ah Eating House used to call home.
Potato Head Folk concentrates three different concepts into a single space- the first two levels are where Three Buns burger joint resides at, the third holds Studio 1939 (a drinking lounge) and the fourth boasts of a tropical garden which makes up The Rooftop bar where cocktails and BBQ items will be served.
We made our way here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and even though the place has been barely opened for a month, it was already full house. Clearly everyone received the memo and was keen to check out Chef Adam Penny’s burger-centric menu and the whimsical, quirky and cheery interior of the restaurant which was specially designed by Australian artist David Bromley.
Everything on the menu sounded incredulously delicious and quite honestly, we were tempted to order everything. But since there were only 2 of us, we had to be more selective. Eventually, we decided to get a Naughty Fries $9, Wing-Its $8 and Baby Huey Burger $20 to share.
The Naughty Fries consists of sliced potatoes deep fried with their skins still on, doused generously with a combination of spiced creamy thick bernaise, chunks of minced beef and topped with crispy fried shallots for some Asian flavour. This was honestly the bomb and so sinfully good. Some might find it a little too much or heavy especially towards the end so do get a portion to share. Between the two of us however, we had no trouble finishing this clean.
In case you have not heard or been to Wisma Atria lately, Omakase Burger- once touted as the ‘Best Burger in Singapore’ by various mainstream media sources, has now opened a 2nd outlet in one of Orchard Road’s most frequented shopping malls. Their flagship branch at The Grandstand was admittedly not very accessible and to be honest, I only visited it once because someone had given me a lift into the former Turf Club. So when news of them opening shop in town was first announced at the beginning of the year, I was quite pleased. Convenience and locality as you can tell is a huge pull factor for me.
We made a trip down on a weekday after lunch to try out their new items that are exclusive to the Wisma Atria outlet. Omakase Burger has taken over the space where Coffee Stars by Dao once was on level 1. We had decided against having lunch there because our previous experience forewarned us that the size of the burgers do not really fill us up. Not complaining though. I am quite happy to have a petite-sized burger and fries for afternoon tea.
Alas, when we reached there and placed our orders, we were informed that their Beef Tallow Fries $5.95/6.95 was only available on weekends! On top of that, the kitchen was going to close at 3pm until 5pm during which only drinks would be sold. Was quite disappointed when we heard the bad news simultaneously but nonetheless we decided quickly and ordered another exclusive item in their menu, the Applewood Smoked Bacon Cheeseburger $17.90 to try.