8 Hawker & Coffee Shop burger stalls that passed the accessibility and quality test

Skip the usual fast food and overpriced burger joints to show some love to our hawkers who have perfected the art of flipping patties on a grill. From serving classics to interesting, yet always successful, modern interpretations, these stalls nailed not just the patties, but everything down to their buns. Most of the burgers on our list are definitely affordable for the quality you’ll get, so if that’s not extra motivation to head to one of the eight burger stands and cafes here, we don’t know what. it is !

Abang Western Power

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Tucked away in a spacious cafe at Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Muslim-owned Abang Western Power is known for serving classic Western dishes with an Asian twist, which includes deliciously sloppy burgers. A signature 100% worth ordering, the Abang Ol Skool Double Patty Beef Burger ($9.30) is a hearty mix of textures and flavors. The sweetness and crunch of the caramelized onions and the spiciness of the sauce complemented the juicy patties nicely. The icing on the cake was the brioche buns which were super duper toasted on top but surprisingly chewy and nicely buttered making the burger so sinful. People who don’t like beef can also indulge with the SG Spiced Chicken Mushroom Cheese Burger ($9.30). There’s even a Slider Set ($8.50) with mini versions of the Ol Skool Beef and SG Spiced Chicken Burger!

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Abang Western Power

Address: 340 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Singapore 560340

Call: 9387 5539

E-mail address: [email protected]

Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday to Saturday, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Abang-Western-Power-101630712330393

Ash Burnnit

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Opened by a former co-founder of the equally popular burger chain Burgs, Ashes Burnnit often sees long lines during peak hours at its outlets in the Golden Mile Food Centre, Alexandra Village Food Center and of Springleaf Eating House. You can never go wrong with the good old classic Ashes Smash Burger ($6.50 for single, $9 for double) which comes with perfectly crispy golden fries. The smashed patty was cooked through, incredibly juicy in the center and bursting with beef flavor. Be sure to try their other burgers too, like the Pulled Brisket Burger ($7.50 for a single, $10 for a double), the Truffle Mushroom Burger ($8 for a single, $10.50 for a double ) and the Fried Chicken Burger ($6.90 for a single, $8.90). for double)!

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Ash Burnnit

Address: 505 Beach Road, Golden Mile Food Centre, #B1-24, Singapore 199583 | 69 Bedok South Ave 3, Springleaf Eating House, Singapore 460069 | 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Alexandra Village Food Centre, #01-61, Singapore 150120 | LW Eating House, 26 Teck Whye Lane, Singapore 680026

Call: 9843 0071 (Golden Mile) | 8748 5961 (Springleaf Dining House) | 9239 1764 (Alexandra Village Food Center) | 8717 4753 (LW Restoration House)

Website: https://www.ashessg.com/

E-mail address: [email protected]

Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday to Sunday.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashesburnnit/

Burgs by Project Warung

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Starting out as a humble hawker stand, Burgs by Project Warung has since grown to five outlets on the island. A staple at any outlet, Burg’s Classic Cheese Burger ($6 for single, $9 for double) features a deliciously juicy and flavorful beef patty, enhanced with the acidity and slight heat of their gravy. signature and pickled green peppers. I also loved the light crunch and salty taste of the fried shallots. The buns were very soft and buttery which made for a really delicious burger. And to make it an even better meal, the accompanying fries were crispy and golden. No doubt I’ll be back to try their other burgers, like the Pulled Beef Brisket Burger ($7 single, $10 double), Crispy Rendang Burger ($6.40 single, $8.90 for double) and the Nacho Fish & Chips Burger. ($7 for singles, $9.50 for doubles).

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Burgs by Project Warung

Address: Blk 308C, Punggol Walk, #01-308, Waterway Terraces I, Singapore 823308 | Stamp+, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC Launchpad, #01-22, Singapore 139957 | Blk 451 Bukit Batok West Ave 6 #01-11 Singapore 650451 | [email protected], 313 Orchard Road, #05-01/02/03, Stall 25, Singapore 238895 | VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #B2-29A, Singapore 098585

Call: 8725 6695 (Pungol) | 9023 0574 (STAMP+) | 9457 8622 (Bukit Batok) | 9666 0987 ([email protected]) | 9666 6041 (VivoCity)

Website: https://www.projectwarung.com/

Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectWarung/

Hammee’s

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If you’ve been a fan of Hammee’s Burgers since their debut in 2018, you’ll be pleased to know that all three of their burgers have made a return to their menu. The Crispy Fried Chicken Burger ($7) has always been a popular choice among customers and I could definitely see why. The thick, crispy chicken thigh is served with homemade coleslaw and Hammee’s special burger sauce. Sinking my teeth into the meaty, well-marinated chicken was absolute bliss, and I loved the refreshing crispy coleslaw. You can opt for original, spicy or extra spicy versions. The spicy options are tinged with roasted garlic and bell peppers for that extra punch that further enhances the flavors of the chicken. The other two burgers on the menu are the Classic Beef Cheeseburger ($7.50 single, $11 double) and the Hand Battered Fish Burger ($7 single, $9.50 double).

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Salai M’an

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Tucked away in the Berseh Food Centre, Salai M’an specializes in smoked meats. The Muslim stand offers ten huge choices such as the beef-centric Black Beauty ($8.90), Classic Cheezy ($7.90), Salai B. Bacon ($7.90), and Fish Alive ($7.90). $.90). For something with a local twist, opt for the Rendang Kampong ($8) which promises a kaleidoscope of flavors. The smoke of the juicy grilled Australian wagyu patty hits you first before the richness of the rendang sauce. Add mayonnaise and cheese to this equation and you have a combination of sauces that make this burger creamy and addictive. To top it all off, the soft rolls were nicely buttered and brought a wave of buttery goodness to this complex mix of delights.

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Shaker Lakers

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The north is full of hidden gems that are often overlooked and Shaker Lakers certainly deserve more credit for their huge burgers. Their handmade burgers are all made to order and there are 11 varieties to choose from! The Lakers French Beef Burger ($13.90) was an absolute sight to behold. It features a thick, juicy beef patty topped with flavor enhancers like crispy bacon and sweet onion jam. I also loved how soft the gooey brie cheese was and how it complemented the burger perfectly alongside the refreshing, juicy tomato slices and fresh lettuce, all pulled together beautifully between lightly toasted but still chewy buns. The side of the fries was also very aromatic, having been tossed with olive oil. There are even exclusive picks that are only available Thursday through Saturday like the Lakers Wagyu Beef Burger ($16.90), Lakers Surf n Turf ($16.90) and Crab Cake Burger ($13.90 )!

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Shaker Lakers

Address: Yishun Park Hawker Centre, 51 Yishun Ave 11, #01-24, Singapore 768867

Call: 8118 4076

E-mail address: [email protected]

Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shakerlakerssg/

skirt and dirt

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Opened by former One Faber chef Fabian Tan, Skirt & Dirt serves affordable cheeseburgers at Tiong Bahru Market. Their signature Cheese Skirt Burger ($8) will instantly have you whipping out your phones for an IG story. Surrounding the beef patty was a crispy cheese skirt made from shredded cheddar that got slightly gooey towards the center, making it one hell of a sinful indulgence. The beef patty itself was thick and you can clearly see the beef juices running out as you bite into the burger and lightly toasted buns. The hot sauce also worked in tandem with the savory and savory flavors. Along with other beef burgers like Swiss Cheese and Truffle Mushroom Arugula ($8), you can also opt for their Katsu Chicken and Cheese Burger ($6) and Crispy Fish with Tropical Salsa ( $6) and even add $3 to make it a fixed meal with choice of soup of the day, Cajun fries or garden salad.

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skirt and dirt

Address: 30 Seng Poh Road, Tiong Bahru Market #02-66, Singapore 168898

Call: https://www.facebook.com/skirtanddirt/

Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skirtanddirt/

The Original Botak Jones

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Fans of the genuine OG Western food brand, Botak Jones, were extremely pleased to hear of the brand’s return. Since reopening last year, Botak Jones has grown rapidly and has just opened its fourth outlet in Buona Vista, along Holland Drive! Go big or go home with the Double Botak Burger ($17 a la carte, $20 for a set) which was stuffed with two huge flame-grilled beef patties draped in melted cheese alongside a handful of crunchy lettuce . Cooked in an ideal medium pit, the juicy beef patties were seasoned to perfection. Sinking my teeth into it made me feel both comfortable and opulent. If you think this burger is a monster, you should see the towering U-Crazy-What? ! ($24.50 for a card, $27.50 for a set) that comes with three massive patties. Their other burgers are nothing to sneeze at either; be sure to try their Cajun Chicken Burger ($8 a la carte, $11 for a set) and “The” Fish Burger ($9 a la carte, $12 for a set) too!

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Sheila Hong

Known among her friends for her enormous sweet tooth, Sheila is willing to try any food that comes her way – as long as it’s edible. She spends half her time battling food comas with attempted naps and a good sweat session at CruBox to get rid of those pesky calories.

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