Evidently, the burger market in Singapore is already overly saturated — there are too many players on the field chasing after the same ball. But, this does nothing to tarnish the delicious meat marvel that everybody loves!
Heard so many good things about the burgers at 25 Degrees, I was really looking forward to try one of the burgers at this well-received West Coast import.
Originating in Los Angeles with branches in Chicago and Bangkok, 25 Degrees is a burger and liquor bar named after the precise temperature difference between a raw and well-done hamburger.
Burgundy walls, retro posters and a long bar with stools all feature — also complemented with funky music, straightforward menu and a friendly team of staff.
Insider fun fact: The chairs are fairly heavy, it may take some muscles to lift them off the ground. But, definitely no need to worry about falling back in your chair.
The burger menu is short, to-the-point and has possibly the best burgers readily available to most burger fans. Five choices on the menu, namely; Number One, Number Two, Number Three and Number Four, plus a Veggie Burger option. All burgers ($14.00) comes with lettuce, onions, tomatoes and pickles on the side.
25 Degrees also allows customers to craft their own burgers with a choice of meat patty — Ground Sirloin ($10.50), Yellowfin Tuna ($10.50), Turkey ($9.50), Veggie ($9.50), and a selection of cheese, sauce and extras at an additional cost.
The burger to get at 25 Degrees is the most sought-after Number One, their take on the classic American burger — involves a beautiful combination of succulent ground beef patty and strips of smoky bacon, topped with caramelised onions, fresh arugula, creamy crescenza, gorgonzola (blue cheese) and thousand island sauce. The bun is made in-house, very soft and fluffy, and it does a wonderful job of holding everything together.
Size wise, this is a substantial offering even with a single patty. Think the beef is around 200 grams in weight.
Add sides like curly fries ($5.00), onion rings ($5.00) and other deep fried addiction as you wish. Finish off the meal with a classic hand dipped milk shake or enjoy a great liquor selection that will pair perfectly with the burger.
25 Degrees has evolved its menu to include other staple items that range from salads, hotdog sandwiches, to sweet options like waffles, pancakes and french toasts.
They also recently launched a Thai-style Larb Gai Chicken Burger inspired from a popular Northern Thai dish composed of ground chicken, chillies, herbs and other spices.
Chef Sam transforms these wonderful Thai flavours into a juicy burger and spiked it with mint, Thai basil, shredded cabbage and a secret homemade sauce. The Larb Gai Burger is priced at $16.00 and its available for a limited time from 5th November till 19th December 2018.
Frankly, no bullshit, 25 Degrees offers a great burger package with reasonable pricing (everything else is well under $20) and nothing is the least bit pretentious.
If you have craving for non-fast food burgers and drinks deep into the night, 25 Degrees got your back as they are open daily till 3am — that’s a divine supper time choice!
25 DEGREES SINGAPORE
Location: Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
Tel: +65 6809 7990
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 3am (last order at 2:30am)