A burger café opens quietly in the far West, at Nanyang Community Club (Jurong West) taking over Coffee:Nowhere.
You know you can find hipster cafes sometimes in the strangest, furthest places in Singapore.
This locally-owned burger joint is actually opened by the folks behind Archipelago Creamery (upstairs).
A selection of gourmet burgers such as Salmon Ikura ($16.90), Mega Bello ($11.90), Camilla’s Flight ($12.90 – that is grilled chicken thigh), Baconator ($14.90 with bacon-stuffed pork patty) and Sir Charles’ Swiss ($13.90) is available.
The signature is said to be “The Burger” ($14.90) which has a *secret* patty topped with American cheese and apple-wood smoked bacon. A double patty would have cost $19.90.
All served with fries, and done medium-well unless specified.
With a sign that printed “Best Burger”, I looked with slight skepticism.
The following feedback may offend many other burger joint owners in Singapore, but I find burgers in Singapore lacking in 3 main things: juiciness, smokiness, consistency.
Most patties were somehow drier and tougher than expected, without that distinct smokey taste that would differentiate them from the typical fast-food joints. There were actually some gourmet burger places which started off well enough, but ended up being averagely mediocre after time in operation.
Anyway, Pit and Pan’s burger had some good components – a suitable type of cheese that provided both stretch and saltiness; and marinate of the patty.
I was neutral towards the whole-grain bun. Some would like the perceived healthiness, but soft always work better for me. The patty could have been more moist and robust.
Good burger yes. Worth the trip – not too sure, unless you are around in this part of the country.
Pits & Pans
60 Jurong West St 91 #01-04, Singapore 649040
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tues – Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)