Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Burger Bench and Bar


I went to Burger Bench and Bar (with the kitschy shortform of B3 and a not-so-subtle reference to owner Wilin Low's past legal experience) expecting to be wowed but left a little disappointed, a case of overhyped expectations perhaps? The premise sounded great: real meat, hand-shaped patties, home-made sauces, no preservatives.

B3 brochure

We had the Sarawak Black Pepper Burger (SGD7.90) and the Chilli Crab Burger (SGD8.20) with add-ons of russet potato chips (SGD1.20). Both burgers were decent and did taste a lot more au naturel than the burgers churned out by the mega fast food chains but the oomph factor was just missing. The beef patty in the Sarawak Black Pepper burger was fairly juicy but it was overcooked and no longer pink in the middle, and the sauce lacked that spicy pepper kick and fragrance. Likewise for the Chilli Crab Burger, the sauce erred on the sweet side rather than being a bit more spicy.

However, serving sizes were tiny! E and I had to supplement our lunch by grabbing a cream puff from Beard Papa after that. I was also rather letdown that the soft serve ice-cream machine was not functioning that day and we didn't get a chance to try the purportedly amazing gourmet dark chocolate ice-cream (SGD3). Unlikely that we will get to taste this next time though, since we probably wouldn't come back unless in the vicinity.

B3 Black Pepper Burger

Burger Bench and Bar
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard

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