Hans Im Glück, an established German Burger Grill and Bar originated from Munich, has chosen Singapore as part of their first international expansion plan.
Smack right in the heart of Orchard road (between Thai Embassy and International Building), the 180 seater restaurant offers a cosy curated dining space filled with lush greenery and natural lighting.
I was particularly impressed with their floor to ceiling birch tree trunks (they mentioned imported from Germany) which mocked up the ambiance of dining in the woods.
Burgers are their forte, and they serve up an extensive menu of beef, chicken, vegetarian and vegan burgers priced from $14 onwards.
I liked that customers were given the option to choose our choice of bread from Sourdough, Multigrain or go Naked – without the bun.
Friends who are on a carb-free diet would probably be pleased to hear that.
Being a meat-lover, I was recommended the Hans Im Glück Beef Burger ($17) which came with parmesan cheese, parma ham, rocket leaves and balsamic glaze.
The overall combination tasted quite hearty, but I could use a stronger balsamic dressing.
My friend went for the Käse and Speck Beef Burger ($17), a relatively simple burger with bacon and aged cheddar cheese sandwiched between.
He commented that it felt like a REAL turkey bacon burger from a fast-food chain.
Not too sure if he meant it the good way or the other.
Generally, their rendition of European burgers turned out to be healthier than what I expected.
A difference to American-style burgers which are usually more greasy and ‘sinful’ due to the amount of cheese and sauces used.
I found their beef patties slightly tough from being over-cooked.
So I enquired with the staff and understand that they ONLY do their beef well-done.
Their Sweet Potato Fries ($9) also left an impression.
While sweet potato fries is nothing new, this rendition came light and airy with an extra crispy exterior.
Paired together with their in-house concoction of dipping sauces such as tangy Orange Mustard or Spicy BBQ Grill sauce which can satisfy your taste buds.
On a side note, their daily lunch set is available from 11am till 5pm.
The set comes with a burger of choice, a side, a thirst quencher and a hot beverage, which only requires a nominal top-up of $5 on the burger price.
Also if you are too full from the meal, they will issue you with a lucky gold coin for you to redeem your hot beverage on your next visit.
I applaud them for their thoughtfulness and would probably return for the relaxing ambiance over a couple of booze.
Hans Im Glück
362 Orchard Road, Singapore 238887
Tel: +65 9750 1488
Opening Hours: 11am – 12am (Mon to Thu), 11am – 1am (Fri & Sun)
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* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.