December 22, 2015

Wildfire Burgers! Now At 313@Somerset!

With BWB nestled away (and easily forgotten) in the roof garden and the impending closure of EWF at Orchard Central (on 3rd Jan 2016), the recently opened Wildfire Burgers at 313@Somerset could possibly be the best convenient solution if you're looking for a gourmet burger fix around Somerset area.

This is Wildfire's 2nd outlet after Evans Road with a much more accessible location. Situated just across Bedrock, we find it to be quite a nice spot to chill over some specialty burgers and drinks. It was my birthday lunch (thanks to my beloved brother Daniel for the blessed treat) and I so so so wished not to return to the office after that lol.

Chillax ambience and great company aside, the hearty food-coma inducing portion of the burgers had partly to do with it too.

Just look at The Works ($23)! A towering indulgence of 120-day grain-fed beef patty with argula, streaky bacon, parmesan crisp, crispy onion rings, fried egg, sliced tomatoes, beer-caramelized onions, guacamole and Wildfire's signature master sauce.

Wow! Quite a mouthful in description, and literally as well. My mouth stretched quite a fair bit to get a bite of this enormous baby in. Undoubtedly impressive in looks, but the taste did not quite resonate. Too complicated maybe.

I much preferred the Truffled Mushroom Burger ($23) which was comparatively more distinctive in flavor.

Though a safe combination of beef patty, beer-caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms, it was given a nice accent with truffle mayonnaise and truffle oil. Beef patty was sufficiently juicy, but bun can be softer. The surprise element was the addition of Gruyère cheese (which is seldom used for burgers), lending a more complex savory note to the overall taste.

Other burgers on the menu include Classic 001 ($16), Umami ($18), French Onion ($18), Triple Bacon ($19), Chili Con Carne ($21), Fullblood Wagyu ($26), Sriracha Chicken ($16), and Black Ebi ($19) which sounds very interesting with breaded prawn patty with squid ink aioli between charcoal brioche buns.

All burgers are served with a side of fries, but we can never have too much of it right? Unfortunately, our separate order of Chili Cheese Fries ($15) came with a tad too little sauce.

Ditto for our Sriracha Glazed Fried Chicken ($13). It could do with a more generous coat of Sriracha chilli sauce for a hotter taste. We were also disappointed that the chicken pieces were over-fried, stripping the meat of its moisture and rendering the skin bitter at the burnt edges.

These inadequacies might be due to opening jitters (we visited within the first few days of its operations), but shouldn't be difficult to resolve with some investment in efforts from the kitchen side. I don't mind returning to try their other burgers, as well as savory Popcorn in flavors such as Parmesan Rosemary ($8) and Smoked Bacon Cheddar ($8).

Ooh they have Chicken Chicharron ($9) too, which I heard is sinfully shiok! How could a deep-fried chicken skin lover like me missed that out! Wildfire is tempting me back already lol!

Wildfire Burgers

Evans Road
Address: 26 Evans Road, #01-06, Singapore 259367
Contact: +65 6734 2080
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-10.30pm / Fri-Sun 8.30am-10.30pm

Address: 313 Orchard Road, 313@Somerset, #01-28, Singapore 238895
Contact: +65 6509 4408
Opening Hours: Sun-Tue 12pm-11pm / Wed-Sat 12pm-1am

Prices stated are subject to 10% service charge and 7% GST.

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