Coffee Stars by Dao is gone, and in its place is 92-seater Omasake Burger that sits a level below the packed Paris Baguette. Opened end April, there was already a constant stream of burger lovers, with the majority of them being women, owner Cheng Hsin Yao reveals. But don’t be mistaken: the bespoke burgers might look petite, but each beef patty weighs more than that in a usual quarter-pounder.
Despite the New York inspired eatery’s popularity, banker-turned-entrepreneur Cheng still seeks perfection. The original burger buns that are only “80 percent close to [his] ideal standard” just won’t do. Thus, two years in the making, he’s rolled out the paler premium Omakase bun, which is softer and fluffier with a distinctive bite.
Enveloped by the new buns is the outlet’s exclusive applewood smoked bacon cheeseburger ($17.90). It’s made of Omakase Burger’s signature smashed beef patty, which is juicy and served medium to medium well, topped with crisp Omakase uncured applewood smoked bacon–another outlet special–gleaned from hormone- and antibiotic-free pigs.
Do drop by on a weekend if you want some beef tallow fries ($5.95/$6.95) with your burger. These are cooked in fresh animal fat for that traditional taste. If you can’t take beef, Duck Fat Fries will soon feature on the menu on a rotational basis.
Address: #01-02/03/37-41, Level 1 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road. Tel: 6737 3218.