Other than modern hip burgers joints such as Shake Shack, Five Guys and Carne Singapore, there are also a couple of burger hawker stalls such as Skirt & Dirt (Tiong Bahru Food Centre) and Ashes Burnnit worth looking out for.
In case you have not realised, Ashes Burnnit occupies the same exactly stall location at Golden Mile Food Centre as Burgs by Project Warung previously.
The partners split ways, but there is slight differentiation in the recipe for Ashes.
Ashes Burnnit has also opened at Alexandra Village Food Centre and 69 Bedok South Ave 3.
A main highlight is the price. The basis Ashes Smash Cheese Burger complete with handcrafted beef patty and American cheese, is priced at $5.90 for a single patty complete with fries.
Pretty neat price, and more value than those offered by the typical fast-food joints.
They are considered one of the first hawker burger brands to offer charcoal bun burgers.
The beef patty is prepared with a combination of different types of beef to get the perfect amalgamation of taste, flavour and texture.
Burgers served are cooked to order, so that customers can also experience the ‘gourmet’ burger all freshly-prepared.
I ordered a Ashes Smash Cheese Burger double patty with fries ($8.40), and what I enjoyed was the juiciness of patties with a good mouthfeel – neither too loose or densely packed.
Something interesting I noted was the addition of fried shallots, which gave a bit of texture and local twist.
You can also expect Truffle Mushroom Burger ($8), Pulled Brisket Burger ($7.50), Fried Fish Burger ($7.50), Fried Chicken Burger ($6.50), and Grilled Chicken Burger ($6.90).
I thought that the Truffle Mushroom Burger ($8) provide good value with its juicy beef patties with slight char on the outside, though the truffle cream sauce lacked that ‘aroma’ people would love.
The fries made from Russet Burbank potatoes, slightly seasoned and crisp, were quite the bomb. I wished they were hotter, but perhaps cannot be helped as they can be quite packed during peak-hours.
For health-conscious people, you can add $2 to replace with salad. But then again, why have salad when you can have those fries?
Tip for you: there is an off-the-menu item called “Best of Both World Burger” ($9).
This burger combines juicy beef patty and creamy mac & cheese – messy but mouth-watering rich. Even though they have removed it from the showcase menu, it is available upon request.
Golden Mile Food Centre, 505 Beach Road, #B1-24, Singapore 199583
Tel: +65 9270 4670
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sun)
Alexandra Village Food Centre, 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-61, Singapore 150120
Springleaf Eating House, 69 Bedok South Ave 3, #01-468, Singapore 460069