We’ve heard countless reviews on Omakase Burgers, about how it might possibly the best burger in Singapore, and how once you go Omakase Burger, you never go back. Reviews like these can seem pretty suspicious at first, so I had to go try it for myself to decide if the burger at the restaurant is really as good as it seems.
Name of restaurant: Omakase Burger
Type of cuisine: Western (Burgers)
Ambience of restaurant: Clean and Minimalistic, the restaurant is furnished simply, with white walls and decorated with adorable cartoons of burgers and fries. Adding in a personal touch, the owner and chef of Omakase Burger Cheng Hsin Yao has his own personal collection of artworks from different parts of the world hung up on the wall for all to see and admire.
If you’re looking to experience the original Omakase Burger taste, skip all the additional toppings and go for the Omakase Cheeseburger ($13.90). Made with the hand-ground beef patty, and topped with American cheese, lettuce and tomato sauce all imported from America, the burger is topped with the secret Omakase sauce, which is made from 13 different ingredients before sandwiched between two lightly toasted soft buttery buns made exclusively for the restaurant by a Japanese baker. One bite into the tender bun and beef patty will send juices from the sauce running down your lips and onto your plate, so do remember to prepare lots of serviettes before eating.
Alternatively, for those who love bacon, the bacon cheeseburger ($15.90) is the similar Omakase Burger, except topped with American bacon smoked in natural hardwood. For mushroom and onion lovers, the alternative will be the Deluxe cheeseburger, the Omakase Burger topped with a generous helping of grilled onions and mushrooms ($15.90). For those who want the full flavour and have the appetite for it, go straight for the Ultimate cheeseburger ($17.50), the original Omakase Burger complete with bacon as well as grilled onions and mushrooms.
Sweet potato fries are a hate-it-or-love-it side, and I was rather wary of trying it at first, as I had been disappointed many times. Omakase Burger’s sweet potato fries ($4.90), however, are thick chunks of crisp sweet potatoes. Crisp on the outside and tender in the inside, the taste of the sweet potato is not lost in deep frying, but brought out well, making it a flavourful crunch.
For those who are into the truffle craze right now, Omakase Burger’s truffle fries ($6.90) are one to be reckoned with. Filled with the aroma of white truffles, each fry will just lead to another, and before you know it, you’d have cleaned your platter of fries within minutes. For the extra oomph, you can pair it with Omakase Burger’s newly launched Japanese curry sauce ($1).
I’ve never really thought much of other publications’ positive reviews about Omakase Burger, but after trying it for myself, I cannot help but agree that Omakase Burger might possibly be the best burger in Singapore.
Omakase Burger is located at The Grandstand at Turf Club #01-05, 200 Turf Club Road. The restaurant will be opening its second outlet at Wisma Atria, #01-02/38, 435 Orchard Road in April 2014. For more information about Omakase Burger, visit its website at http://www.omakaseburger.com/.