“NBCB” is short for an uncouth-sounding Hokkien swear word, and also the name of this burger joint “Nothing But Cheese Burger” at Orchard Central.

Yeah, some may get a laugh out of it. ”Let’s go eat some NBCB!”, but let’s not go there.

The owners who started off as a home-based business, have landed up with a full-fledged shop taking over where Omakase Burger used to be. Brave.

There are several punny and colloquial phrases used in their black-and-yellow design elements, a 过来看 (come over and see) as a lighting signage, menu description stating cheeseburger lor, and staff spotting tees which read ”Lim Peh is not angry, Lim Peh is hungry.”

Would have worked better with “hangry”, but anyway…

The lean menu features NBCB Cheeseburger ($11.90), DCB Double Patty ($15.90), and CCB which refers to Chicken Burger ($8.90).

Customers can top up $4 to make it a set meal with fries and drinks.

Nothing overly exciting in terms of the sides aspect, with offerings of “Jiak Kantang” ($5.90) – shoestring or crosscut fries. Add cheese, spicy mayo or truffle mayo at a dollar extra.

In an era when we are flooded with all sorts of gourmet burgers, international brands of Shake Shack, Five Guys and the likes, I do think there is room for local brands like NBCB.

To be fair, the NBCB Cheeseburger layered with a flame-grilled beef patty, lettuce, tomatoes and a slice of cheddar between toasted bun was not bad leh.

The patty was quite smoky while retaining the natural flavours of the beef – so you don’t have to add any additional sauces.

I was given an option of normal or spicy for the CCB ($8.90) and glad I opted for the later, with the crispy and meaty deep-fried chicken working well with the buttery brioche bun.

Though it somehow reminded me suspiciously of another Chicken Burger from a major fast-food chain.

Or perhaps a cross between two Chicken Burgers – one M and the other Z. hahaha.

While NBCB is still new, they show the potential with its vulgarly good, though I reckon they can work on the variety, sides and drinks aspect to keep customers returning.

NBCB Nothing But Cheese Burger
Orchard Central #04-23, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm (Mon – Sun)

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