This new burger joint was highly recommended to me by various friends, especially if they were already fans of Island Creamery
. The local ice cream people have decided to start another burger place at Bukit Timah to target the student market.
I must say that the customer service part did not start well with me. I called them to schedule for an interview, but received no follow-up at all. To me, no reply was worse than ‘no’ as a reply.
I dropped them a visit nevertheless. The vibes was pretty pleasant and it was well-filled with Hwa Chong students (my great8 grand juniors!) on a Friday evening.
The kitchen was also well in sight which added to a visual experience. The flip side is you would smell like burgers after 2 hours there, so please sit outside where is it a lot airier. Another minor complain: The sound system announcing your queue number was poorly wired up and created lots of interference though (like Burger King’s but a lot louder).
The décor of chalkboard, contemporary wooden finishing was a tad too similar to Relish though. No wonder some thought this Burger Shack was opened by Willin Low, which is not.
Burgers are priced from $5.70 (for original) to $7.70 (for a Mushroom Suisse). Add $3.20 for fries and soda. I ordered the Ramli burger ($6.20).
It tasted nothing like the oily but tasty ones across the causeway at a third of the price. The spicy chilli was salah out of place and something sweeter and with mayonaise would have be a better blend. The egg was dry too. The consolation is that it was light with a fluffy bun and not overwhelming.
The fries, seems inspired by Botak Jones, are a winner with its ‘specially connoted’ spicy Cajun powdering. If you do not like buns, you can also choose to swap your burger bun for garlic butter rice for free.
Burger Shack, while not considered gourmet burgers, has a league on its own by targeting at the young students with its more affordable prices.
Burger Shack, King’s Arcade #01-01 559 Bukit Timah Tel:+65 64663477
Opening Hours: Tue–Sun 12pm – 10pm (Closed on Mon)