Saturday, June 8, 2013

DeBurg (Home of the Burgasm) - Singapore's Best Burger? Hmmm ...

DeBurg, home of the Burgasm. With a slogan like that, how can we possibly not pay a visit? We take the drive over to Bukit Merah Lane 1 on a rainy weeknight, and place our orders at the counter. Quite a few signs proclaim loudly that 'burgers are not fast food,' so we take our seats in what can probably be best described as an atas kopitiam and prepare for the wait.

DeBurg Home of the Burgasm

Our burgers arrive about 40 minutes after our orders are placed which could really suck depending on how hungry you are. My Bacon Cheeseburger costs SGD15.50 for a 200gm patty of Aussie striploin.

DeBurg Bacon Cheeseburger

The darling decides to go a bit easy on the meat and downsizes her Mushroom Cheeseburger order to a 100gm patty for SGD9.00. The 'mushroom' in this burger isn't a whole portobello mushroom, but instead it's mushroom gravy.

DeBurg Mushroom Cheeseburger

For both burgers, we were somewhat disappointed given all the glowing reviews all over the net. We thought that the flavor profile for the burgers were impeccable, with great choices of ingredients and proper seasonings. However, the patties were (in my opinion) overcooked and sorely lacking in the 'juiciness' department, and the burger buns were dry. We were also put off by the horrendous sides - salad bordering on being inedible thanks to way too much balsamic vinegar in the dressing, and chips and tater tots that had obviously been fried ten or twenty minutes before the burgers were ready.

DeBurg Popcorn Chicken

Taking into account the wait time, how inconvenient it is to get here by public transport, and how difficult it is to get a parking spot at peak hours, I honestly don't understand all the hype. If you live in the area then sure, it's a great place for some relatively cheap burgers, but for the rest of us it makes more sense to satisfy any burger cravings over at Omakase Burger, which is also as inconveniently located but which comes with juicy patties and freshly fried truffle fries. Non-halal.

De Burg
Blk 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1
Closed on Mondays

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