Located along Tanjong Katong Road, Burp Kitchen is a gastro bar that prides itself on serving honest and hearty plates of food. Don’t let the sweeping volumes of rare whisky bottles behind the wooden bar distract you from their excellent grub because when it comes to their food, these folks are not ones to fool around.
Their fusion-forward menu comprises anything from Mexican-style tacos, tender pieces of perfectly marinated buffalo-style chicken wings to some pretty interesting burger creations inspired by the flavours of Southeast Asia. And that’s not all, every item on their menu is nett priced!
And in line with the exclusive launch of their new Prawn Paste Chicken Burger, they will be extending to our loyal readers an offer that’s simply irresistible. Quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your order to get 1 FREE main (tacos, pasta or burgers) with every S$50 spent from now until 30 November 2018. If you spend S$100 in a single bill, you will get 2 free mains.
Round up your best buddies and head down to Burp Kitchen today because, with good company, excellent food and a few tipples to get you in the mood, you’ll be doing way more than just burping out loud.
Up for something that guarantees a fiery kick? Try their Spicy Buffalo Wings (S$12) that is a delicate balance of savoury and spicy all in one.
Deep-fried and tossed in their house-perfected buffalo-style chilli sauce, this dish boasts a heady, spice-laden aroma with subtle smoky elements to it. Upon your first bite, you get an explosion of flavour coupled with a nice crunch, but following that comes an intense heat that will have you leaning towards an ice-cold beverage in mere seconds.
Another good alternative to consider—should you wish to spare your tongue—is the Burp Kitchen Wings (S$9). Sweet, savoury and mildly citrusy, these tasty bad boys proved to be incredibly easy to knock back. The hard part is trying to stop.
PRAWN PASTE POPCORN CHICKEN
The Prawn Paste Popcorn Chicken (S$9) is a great snack to have to accompany an ice-cold beer. Tender chicken thighs are diced into bite-sized pieces before being marinated in prawn paste and subsequently deep-fried.
These nuggets of joy are extremely crunchy and flavourful and the citrusy mayo that is served alongside it just makes for the perfect pairing.
LET’S ‘TACO BOUT’ TACOS
You’d be hard-pressed finding a single dining establishment in Singapore serving read-deal, tasty tacos that aren’t Mexican by nature, but here at Burp Kitchen, we were thoroughly impressed.
An interesting and pretty uncommon taco offering is the Beef Bulgogi (S$12) that features a generous portion of slivered marinated beef and diced kimchi over top. Sweet, subtly spicy and brimming with umami, this innovative fusion dish is one worth trying.
If you would rather opt for seafood, then their Grilled Shrimp (S$12) tacos make for a decent alternative. The prawns are tender with a delicious crunch and are well marinated in a spice mix with cumin being a predominant factor.
Cooked low and slow, the Pork Carnitas (S$12) is a treat of tender pulled pork and fantastic smoky barbecue flavour. Upon the first bite, the first thing that hits you is the savoury-sweet aroma of American-style barbecue sauce, followed by the beautiful texture of tender pulled pork.
A tad rich, the salsa fresca does well to cut through all the intense pork flavours.
A burger that hits all the right flavour notes is the Beefy Shrooms (S$16). This colossal beef burger comes with a heaping mound of sautéed mushrooms, along with melted cheese, caramelized onions, arugula and house-made truffle mayo.
The beef patty was cooked beautifully, taking on a nicely charred exterior and a pinkish middle—just the way we like it.
If you’re looking to go easy on the calories, then perhaps the Portobello (S$14) should do the trick. Replacing the regular meat-based patty with a grilled portobello and served together with a fried egg and caramelised onions, you’d be just as content with this as you would any regular burger.
New to Burp Kitchen’s menu is the coveted Prawn Paste Chicken Burger (S$15) that features a gorgeous hunk of a fried chicken thigh, Japanese cucumber and sweet Thai chilli mayo—all nicely compact between a brioche bun.
Introduced as part of a special item in light of the coming national holiday, this Rolls Royce of a burger brings to the table all sorts of flavourful delights.
Marinated with a fragrant shrimp paste, the chicken thigh is lightly dredged in flour before being deep-fried to give it that crunchy yet not overly doughy outer layer. Every bite was a burst of complex flavours from the salty, fragrant shrimp paste to the succulent, savoury qualities of the juicy chicken meat.
It’s pretty difficult to mess up pasta, but what the cooks do here with their Pork Marinara (S$14)—which we absolutely admire—is the fact that their tomato sauce is made totally from scratch.
Using only ripe tomatoes on the vine, they cook it with an assortment of aromatics and ground pork mince and reduce the mixture down into a concentrated, flavourful sauce.
The process takes hours, but it is well worth the effort and it really does show in the final product. Paired with properly cooked linguine pasta and a pork sausage on the side, this hearty pasta dish is great for satisfying any pasta-related cravings.
A WIDE RANGE OF BOTTLED BEERS
What’s a trip to a bar without the pleasure of knocking back a couple of bottles of beer? Here at Burp Kitchen, we like to believe that the build-up to a satisfying burp at the end of your meal requires two things: great food and tonnes of beer.
Boasting a wide array of commercial labels as well as a pretty extensive selection of craft beers, tipplers will be spoilt for choice. The way we see it, if you can’t decide on a drink, you may as well drink them all.
And just in case you forgot, let us remind you that in line with the exclusive launch of Burp Kitchen’s new Prawn Paste Chicken Burger, they will be extending to our loyal readers a rock-solid promotion: quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your order to get 1 FREE main (tacos, pasta or burgers) with every S$50 spent from now until 30 November 2018. If you spend S$100 in a single bill, you will get 2 free mains. It’s that simple!
Terms & Conditions:
- For every S$50 spent on a single bill, the lowest priced taco, pasta or burger dish will be free.
- Only applicable at Burp Kitchen & Bar (Tanjong Katong).
- Available on weekdays from 5pm and on weekends from 1pm.
- Not valid in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions, loyalty programs or special offers.
- Only valid for dine-in.
Burp Kitchen (Tanjong Katong)
259 Tanjong Katong Road
Tel: +65 8428 1134
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Fri: 4pm – 12am
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Dakota
Burp Kitchen (Bedok Reservoir)
740 Bedok Reservoir Road, #01-3165
Tel: +65 8428 4722
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Fri: 4pm – 12am
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Bedok
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