BurgerUP & BurgerUP Classix

April 30, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

BurgerUP & BurgerUP Classix
51 Yishun Central 1
#01-03 Yishun 10

83 Punggol Central
#B2-06 Punggol Waterway Point

4 Hillview Rise
#01-11 HillV2


http://www.burgerup.com.sg/


Combo Meal (SGD $6.90)



Gourmet Burgers, Fast-Food Prices

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Ambience & Setting: 5
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 2
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $8 per person.


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Founded in December 2014, BurgerUP is a gourmet burger chain with a fast food concept. Of particular note; BurgerUP is among the 1st in Singapore to offer quality, customisable burgers, where customers choose from a range of fresh ingredients to build their own personalised burger.

Ambience at BurgerUP is similar to most other fast-food restaurants. Think brightly lit interiors, with modern, functional, but ultimately dull furniture, which is about average for comfort, but super easy to clean. There isn't much actual decor to speak of, though the open concept allows for people watching. Still, as with most other fast food places, the place can get dirty or messy during peak periods, with uncleared trays of trash on the tables.

Service at BurgerUP is completely self-service. They leverage technology for orders, enabling diners to choose what they like at a kiosk. Collect the printed reciept, and make payment over the counter, which is the only interaction you get with staff. At least staff are helpful, and will guide you in using the kiosk if you're unsure, particularly helpful for those unfamiliar with the kiosk technology. However, staff could be more efficient in clearing away empty / dirty tables.

Food at BurgerUP is natually, about burgers. Customise and personalise your burger to your liking, choosing from over 20 ingredients and condiments. Generally, I find taste to be decent. What stands out though, is their large portions, at student-friendly prices, they're mostly cheaper than McDonald's! Definitely good value for money, if you're not too picky about the average taste.

BurgerUP Classix: The difference between BurgerUP and BurgerUP Classix is the former iss a self-service, fast-food, DIY concept; but the latter is a casual restaurant concept. Ambience at BurgerUP Classix is more comfortable and attractive, with cushioned wooden furniture spaced neatly in the warmly lit, spacious area, decorated by brick wallpaper. Service at BurgerUP Classix is tableside, though the skeleton crew here are quite stretched, the chef actually came out to take my order! Each order here is freshly prepared, which results in a short waiting time. Food at BurgerUP Classix is still focused on gourmet burgers, but while you can't customise / DIY your own burgers, there are more specilised options on the menu, made with premium ingredients not offered in the regular stores.


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Dining At BurgerUp

The Combo Meal allows you a choice of Soft Drink (SGD $2.50), such as Mountain Dew or Root Beer, and even other beverages such as Milo Iced (SGD $3). As an individual item though, I find it very expensive.

Soft Drink Mountain Dew (SGD $2.50)


Soft Drink Root Beer (SGD $2.50)


Milo Iced (SGD $3)



The Combo Meal allows you a choice of side dishes, with the 2 default sides being Fries (SGD $2) or Coleslaw (SGD $2). Personally, I find the fries to be a better choice, as it's piping hot, and fluffy within. The coleslaw seems sad, not that fresh, with a slight sourness.

Fries (SGD $2)


Coleslaw (SGD $2)



The Chicken Nuggets (SGD $4) have a crisp, tasty skin, but the chicken meat within is dry and a little too firm in texture. Not that great.

Chicken Nuggets (SGD $4)



The Classic Beef Burger (SGD $5) has a thick, tightly packed, juicy minced beef patty, with a nice savoury salty taste that is just balanced and right. Love the satisfiying chew from the beef, though I didn't quite like the stronger than usual gamey taste. Sandwiched between fluffy sesame seed burger buns, with crunchy lettuce, sharp onions, juicy tomato, mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, and cheese. Large and filling, I feel it's decent as a burger.

Classic Beef Burger (SGD $5)


Classic Beef Burger


Classic Beef Burger


Classic Beef Burger



The Classic Fish Burger (SGD $6) has a thick, savoury sweet, clean tasting, fish fillet, and I like that it's an actual breaded john dory fish, rather than a processed fillet. But I found it slightly dry in texture. Sandwiched between fluffy sesame seed burger buns, with crunchy lettuce, sharp onions, juicy tomato, tartar sauce, and cheese. While it's light and won't make you too full, I feel it's only average as a burger.

Classic Fish Burger (SGD $6)


Classic Fish Burger


Classic Fish Burger


Classic Fish Burger



Customised a DIY Chicken Burger (SGD $7.30), with a thick, juicy, savoury mined chicken patty, which is the best-tasting, most flavourful meat patty available on the menu! Sandwiched between fluffy sesame seed burger buns, with crunchy lettuce, sharp onions, juicy tomato, mayonnaise, and cheese, which are the complete set of ingredients in a Classic Chicken Burger. Then for more power, I added tangy barbecue sauce, a slice of savoury turkey ham, and a sunny side up egg! Loved every single bite of this!

DIY Chicken Burger (SGD $7.30)


DIY Chicken Burger


DIY Chicken Burger


DIY Chicken Burger



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Dining At BurgerUP Classix

The Combo Meal here allows a choice of Soft Drink (SGD $2.50), such as Pepsi Light, and also comes with a soup of the day, such as Mushroom Soup (SGD $3.50), which I find to be decent, creamy with good mushroom flavour. If ordered separately, the items total SGD $6, but when ordered together, the combo meal discount amounts to SGD $3.

BurgerUP Classix Facade


Soft Drink Pepsi Light (SGD $2.50)


Mushroom Soup (SGD $3.50)



They also offer bottled juices, like this Yuzu Juice (SGD $3.50), which has a light, citrus flavour. Not that worth it I feel, you're better off getting other drinks.

Yuzu Juice (SGD $3.50)



The Shoestring Fries (SGD $2.50) here are just as good as those from the regular, fast food concept outlets, being hot, crisp outside, fluffy inside. A light touch of salty flavour makes this unstoppable!

Shoestring Fries (SGD $2.50)



Only available at this gourmet outlet, the Onion Rings (SGD $4.50) feature a whole white onion, thickly sliced, coated in a thick, crisp batter. While I would have liked the batter to be thinner and less starchy, I like that the thick onion rings are tender and sweet, lacking the usual sharp flavour.

Onion Rings (SGD $4.50)


Onion Rings



The Grilled Salmon Burger (SGD $12.50) is served with a choice of shoestring fries or coleslaw, and features a medium-sized, tender, moist, fresh salmon fish fillet / steak. Grilled till a nice light pink colour, with a savoury smoky flavour, the salmon fish fillet / steak is sandwiched between fluffy sesame seed burger buns, with fresh crunchy rocket leaves / arugula, juicy tomato, and a sweet tangy honey mustard sauce. Light and rather healthy, I loved each bite of this!

Grilled Salmon Burger (SGD $12.50)


Grilled Salmon Burger


Grilled Salmon Burger


Grilled Salmon Burger



Among the best burgers I've eaten, the Portobello Burger (SGD $12.50) features a thick, moist, savoury salty, homemade minced beef patty, sandwiched between fluffy sesame seed burger buns, with fresh crunchy lettuce, juicy tomato, sharp onions, mayonnaise, cheese, and a meaty, earthy portobello mushroom. As large as the palm of a hand, this filling and satisfiying burger is completely delicious! This raises the standards for mushroom burgers. Highly recommended!

Portobello Burger (SGD $12.50)


Portobello Burger


Portobello Burger


Portobello Burger


Portobello Burger



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