August saw the inaugural Best Burger in Singapore challenge, organized by HEAT Branding, where five burgers from five restaurants across town were pitted against each other. With votes from a panel of judges (60%) as well as public vote (40%) deciding the contest, the competition addressed items like the quality of the bun, patty, sauce, visual appeal and ingredients.
To help our readers find the best burger for their own taste preferences, we visited each outlet ourselves in search of our very own Now! Singapore Best Burger. All burgers tasted were excellent with no obvious winners or losers. The burgers taking part included The General ($25) from Carvers and Co, The Smokin B-Boy ($25) from Potato Head Folk, The Raven Burger Cemita ($22) from Raven, The Fullblood Wagyu ($26) from Wildfire Burgers and The Suprette Burger ($20) from Suprette.
The General and The Suprette Burger will appeal to those looking for a good solid traditional burger with no strong flavours overpowering the texture of the well-seasoned patty. We loved the homemade ketchup and crunchy bacon served with The General and the crunchy lettuce and melted Gruyêre on The Suprette. The Smokin B-Boy’s patty, accompanied by applewood-smoked cheddar and Dingley Dell Black Beer Treacle bacon from the UK, offered a new flavour dimension, which we liked a lot and will definitely be back for in the future. Wildfire’s Fullblood Wagyu (voted the best in the competition) with char-grilled 100% Blackmore beef, was also full of rich flavour with sharp cheddar, butterhead lettuce, sliced tomatoes, caramelised onion and pickles blending well with their delicious signature sauce.
Our favourite was the Raven Burger Cemita, which was not only good value and full of flavour but packed a punch as well. With beef chuck patty, avocado, chorizo cream, red onions and corn chips sitting in a homemade brioche bun, this burger is highly recommended for those who like a bit of Mexican spice between their buns.
For more information, visit: asiaburgerchallenge.com
Lee Kin Seng is the Director of Marketing and Communications