De Burg Burger (formerly known as Sunshine @ Carries Cafe) used to be located in a condominium at Farrer Drive. It recently shifted operations to a coffee shop at Ghim Moh (Updated: Bukit Merah). My hunt for the best burger in Singapore led me to De Burg after two of my friends told me that they had very good burgers here.
“OMG Brad, you need to try this. There is a new burger place in Ghim Moh, and they have the BEST BURGER in Singapore.” My friend was so excited that he forgot to mention the name and address. After calming down, he gave me more details about the new burger place, De Burg,
A new western stall in coffee shop that has good burger? I was not convinced. It sounded very Botak Jones-ish to me. But when another friend subsequently tweeted that De Burg (the name of the new burger place) has the best burger in Singapore, I reckoned that there is no harm giving it a try.
De Burg has around 13-14 burgers on the menu (choose from 100g or 200g patty) and some of them are: Crab Burger (Blue Swimmer Crab Claw Meat), Pork Burger (Grilled Aus Pork patty), Mexican Burger (Grilled Aus Beef Patty with Salsa), lamb burger with Nutella, and a beef burger with Wagyu patty.
The highlight of the burger menu is definitely the $25 De Burg Decadence. Grilled Aus wagyu patty with cheese, bacon and portobello mushroom, it is only available on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. Again, it is the debate on how much are you willing to pay for Western food in a coffee shop.
Tomatoes have many benefits and it has become a fixture on my daily routine.
So I was happy to see that the Pork Burger ($8.45 for 100g/$12.95 for 100g) from De Burg had a slice of tomato, and lots of greens alongside the tender and juicy pork patty. A very decent burger if you do not take beef.
With a 150g of chicken thigh patty, the Chicken Burger ($8.95) had an interesting twist in the form of the salted egg yolk sauce. I guess I am biased with anything-salted-egg-yoke, but the burger was actually pretty good. It could be better if there was more sauce though.
If you are an vegetarian, De Burg’s Portobello burger (6.95) is definitely the one to go for. Otherwise, we thought that the burger was pretty run-of-the-mill; the portobello mushroom was burnt, there was nothing fanciful about the vegetarian burger. Okay maybe it is just me, but I find it hard to accept a burger without meat.
Apparently there is a vegetarian burger restaurant at Eunos, VeganBurg that serves tasty burgers without meat. I shall try that next!
There are a few variations of the beef burger on De Burg’s menu. From the default Plain Beef Burger, to Blackpepper burger, and Mexican Burger, all of them use the same Grilled Aus Beef patty with different ingredients and sauces.
We had the Hawailian Burger ($8.45 for 100g/$12.95 for 200g) which came with a Grilled Aus Beef patty, cheese and pineapple. The patty was slightly dry and on hindsight, we should have gone for the 200g patty instead. De Burg’s beef burger was good, but I wouldn’t call this the best burger in Singapore.
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De Burg has pretty good burgers and most of them are priced reasonably between $8 for the 100g patty and $12 for 200g patty.
Their tag-line is “Burgers are not fast food”, and I agree that good burgers are definitely not junk food. If you are in the Buona Vista/Holland Village area, do drop by De Burg and try some of their burgers.
Note: They have since shifted to Bukit Merah, the stall at Ghim Moh Road is no longer in operation.
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De Burg Burger
119 Bukit Merah Lane 1
#01-40 Stall 1&2 Singapore
Blk 10 Ghim Moh Road
#01-78 Stall #3
Tue–Thu: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm
Fri–Sun, PH Eve & PH: 11.30am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 9pm
(Closed Mon & Last Tue of Mth)