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Omakase Burger opens at Wisma Atria

Applewood Uncured Smoked Bacon Cheeseburger

Omakase Burger extends its beefy goodness to the city centre with its new outlet at Wisma Atria

If you haven’t heard of Omakase Burger by now, you’re missing out on a lot. The first outlet opened in The Grandstand back in 2012 to rave reviews and long snaking queues of burger enthusiasts waiting for a bite of its juicy beef patties encased in buns.

Banker-turned-entrepreneur Cheng Hsin Yao brought his take on American-style burgers with juicy USDA premium blend handmade beef patties in pillow soft buns that unfortunately did not absorb the meat juice too well.

With the new opening, Cheng has gone on a rampage hunting down a better bun and, thankfully, he found it.

Applewood uncured smoked bacon

Buns and More

The new buns are slightly more malleable and less crumbly. I realised that they absorbed the meat juices a little better and the burger, towards the end of the meal, was less soggy than it used to be previously.

So, kudos to for that. The outlet at Wisma Atria also serves some exclusive items such as Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon made from hormone-free and antibiotic-free pigs without added nitrites or nitrates.

The bacon can be found in burgers such as the Applewood Smoked Bacon Cheeseburger ($17.90), and the Ultimate Cheeseburger ($19.50).

I did like the Applewood Smoked Bacon Cheeseburger, which was cooked to medium rare with American slices and Omakase’s house sauce. However, the bacon itself tasted like, well, any other bacon. But I guess I’m not as picky about bacon as I am about beef patties.

Beef Tallow Fries

Old School McDonald’s Taste

What really took me back to my childhood was the Beef Tallow Fries ($5.95-$6.95).Do you remember the taste of McDonald’s fries before they switched to vegetable oil, back in the mid-1990s? That’s the exact taste that you get from the Beef Tallow Fries.

The fries are fried in freshly-rendered beef tallow for a savoury aroma that makes them more fragrant. They do have fries that have been fried in vegetable oil as well but, if animal fat is more your thing, you can look forward to the addition of Duck Fat Fries in the near future.

Talk about artery-clogging goodness!

Omakase Burger’s second outlet is located at Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, #01-02/03/37 to 41, Singapore 238877, Tel: 6737 3218.