November 2017 archive

Three Buns Burgers & Cocktails

Burgerlees:

Three Buns Burgers & cocktails, by Potato Head, is an interesting burger joint concept that occupies three levels with a rooftop terrace in an iconic heritage building on Keon Saik Road in Chinatown. The first floor is the kitchen and the second level is the main dining area where all the creativity from this venue can be absorbed. The walls are painted with drawings and decorations, and statues can be found all around the room. Customers sit at wooden tables and chairs accommodating all group sizes and the dim lights make the overall ambiance feel somewhat more intimate in the evening. This place is also known for its fun and creative beverages.

The menu contains a vast array of gourmet burger options that cater to all preferences and dietary restrictions. I went with the Baby Huey, priced at 17$ SGD. What was a bit disappointing is that the burgers don’t automatically come with fries or a salad. They have to be ordered separately. I decided to go for the burger only.

The burger was served on a squarish wooden plate and wrapped in the branded three buns dog logo wrapper, There was a sticker on the wrapper with the face of what looked like a cow, probably to indicate that it’s beef, and the name of the burger. The meat was well done, as per my request, and it was very tender and so tasty. The patty size though was significantly smaller than that I had expected. However, the combination with the cheese, pickles, ketchup, spiced mayonnaise, and the soft brioche bun made the burger just melt in your mouth.

The taste of the burger surpassed my expectations, but it was was way smaller than I had anticipated especially given its high price and the fact that it doesn’t include a side order. It also wasn’t messy at all to eat, which is always a plus. My overall rating for this burger is a 5/5, however it is definitely on the high priced end. If I factor the price in the rating then it would be a 4/5, but focusing on the taste is a definite 5/5.

 

* Apologies for the quality of the images, the lighting at the venue was too low so I wasn’t able to capture the images properly as I usually do.

 

Two Blur Guys

Burgerlees:

Two Blur Guys, located on Tanjong Pagar Road but yet hidden between an array of Japanese restaurants with a not so apparent sign, is a small gourmet burger joint. Although spacing is quite restricted, the restaurant offers outdoor and indoor seating for your convenience. It doesn’t have a distinctive ambience since even the tables aren’t uniform and varies from two person to bar height tables. Nevertheless, the menu choices for burgers caters to all preferences from beef, pork, chicken and smoke salmon.

From their many different types of burgers, I decided to go with what is considered the safe option when a signature burger isn’t advertised anywhere. In this case this was the Prime Beef priced at 15.95$ SGD. The burger arrived on a nice wooden block with potato wedges topped with cheese and garden greens.

I requested my meat well done, but it arrived with more pink, hence not cooked enough for my liking and the patty was also thinner than normal. At least the meat was tender and juicy and it sat between a wholemeal bun. The combination of the gruyere cheese and truffle mayonnaise definitely added a much needed kick to the tasteless meat. The tomato and sweet relish were also a good compliment to the burger.

Overall the burger was good and the cheese and truffle mayonnaise definitely played a big role in enhancing the overall flavour of the meat. The bun was very simple and it always bothers me when my meat is not well done as I request it to be. Although it wasn’t a burger that was falling apart, it was greasy making it a bit messy to eat and the patty felt too small to justify the price. For these reasons I give it an overall rating of 3/5.