BurgerUP Express Tasting Session

February 25, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

BurgerUP Express Tasting Session
930 Yishun Avenue 2
#B2-113 Northpoint City South Wing


Opening Hours:
Daily: 11am - 10pm



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


This was an invited media review. I did not pay for the meal during the free hosted tasting session.
Attended with representatives from Her Pen And Fork.



BurgerUP Express Sliders
BurgerUP Express Sliders



Hand Made Gourmet Sliders At Affordable Prices

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 7
Ambience & Setting: 5
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 5
Value for Money: 9
Budget about SGD $10 per person.


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Since BurgerUP was founded in December 2014, I've visited their outlets several times over the years. With the introduction of BurgerUP Express in January 2018, they're making their foray into a new concept - introducing quick yet gourmet sliders that are hand made and affordable.

BurgerUP Express Facade
BurgerUP Express Facade


BurgerUP Express Counter
BurgerUP Express Counter



Ambience at BurgerUP Express is casual and comfortable, the bright and open space feels welcoming. It's hard to miss this place, seeing as it's centrally located in the basement and sees high foot traffic. However, seating is limited, the place barely sits more than 20 people. Most customers order takeaway. Even better, BurgerUP Express is halal-certified!

Service at BurgerUP Express is completely self-service, with ordering, payment, and collection of orders over the counter. That said, staff are friendly and engaging, and will helpfully offer suggestions, displaying good product knowledge. If he's around, BurgerUP Express Executive Chef Alvin Poon acts as the affable host, chatting with regulars (they have many regulars), and asking diners for feedback.

Food at BurgerUP Express is distinctly American style cuisine, but unlike their other outlets, the focus here is solely on gourmet sliders. The burger buns are baked by a vendor according to a house recipe, while the burger patties are hand made daily at a central kitchen. Portions are nicely sized for individuals. Prices are very affordable and value-for-money, and they attract all manner of customers, from students to business people to elderly. Budget about SGD $10 per person for a meal here.

BurgerUP Express Menu
BurgerUP Express Menu


Black Series Value Meal
Black Series Value Meal (SGD $10)


White Series Value Meal
White Series Value Meal (SGD $9)


Row Of Sliders
Row Of Sliders



The emphasis on serving good quality food is evident in the Battered Button Mushrooms (SGD $1.80). These surprised me by being incredibly juicy, when skewered, the earthy savoury button mushroom juices just burst out. The batter is crisp and crunchy, with a lovely golden hue, while the button mushroom meat is tender and soft. Excellent!

Battered Button Mushrooms
Battered Button Mushrooms (SGD $1.80)


Battered Button Mushrooms



The Fish Bites (SGD $1.80) feature fresh fillets of john dory fish, coated in a crisp and crunchy golden crumb batter. Tender within, with a light chew, and delicate sweet savoury notes. Once you have one of these, you'll never look at fish bites the same way again.

Fish Bites
Fish Bites (SGD $1.80)


Fish Bites



The Fish Slider (SGD $4.80) has 65g of fresh john dory fish fillet, battered in a crisp golden crust, with tender and flaky smooth fish meat that has a delicate sweet savoury flavour. Sandwiched between white burger buns studded with sesame seeds, which are fluffy soft with a light chew, along with creamy mayonnaise, juicy fresh sliced tomato, crunchy vegetal sweet coral green lettuce, tangy sour tartar sauce, and gooey savoury salty melted cheddar cheese. An above average rendition of a fish burger / slider.

Fish Slider
Fish Slider (SGD $4.80)


Fish Slider



The Chicken Slider (SGD $4.80) has 65g of hand formed minced chicken patty, juicy and moist and tender, with a light savoury sweet flavour. Folded within is a slice of gooey salty savoury emmental cheese. Sandwiched between white burger buns studded with sesame seeds, which are fluffy soft with a light chew, along with creamy mayonnaise, juicy fresh sliced tomato, crunchy vegetal sweet coral green lettuce, tangy sweet barbecue sauce, and gooey savoury salty melted cheddar cheese, with an additional slice of crispy emmental cheese on top. Bold burst of flavours, so satisfiying. This was my favourite burger / slider. Highly recommended!

Chicken Slider
Chicken Slider (SGD $4.80)


Chicken Slider



The Beef Slider (SGD $5.50) has 65g of hand formed minced beef patty, juicy and moist and tender, with a bold savoury sweet flavour. Sandwiched between black charcoal burger buns studded with sesame seeds, which are fluffy soft with a light chew, along with creamy mayonnaise, juicy fresh sliced tomato, crunchy vegetal sweet coral green lettuce, tangy sweet barbecue sauce, and gooey savoury salty melted cheddar cheese, with an additional slice of crispy emmental cheese on top. Robust meaty flavours and textures, a true original cheese burger / slider. Good!

Beef Slider
Beef Slider (SGD $5.50)


Beef Slider



The Lamb Slider (SGD $5.50) has 65g of hand formed minced lamb patty, juicy and moist and tender, yet lacking in gamey flavour, instead having a light savoury salty taste. Folded within is a slice of gooey salty savoury emmental cheese. Sandwiched between black charcoal burger buns studded with sesame seeds, which are fluffy soft with a light chew, along with creamy mayonnaise, juicy fresh sliced tomato, crunchy vegetal sweet coral green lettuce, tangy sweet barbecue sauce, and gooey savoury salty melted cheddar cheese, with an additional slice of crispy emmental cheese on top. The most surprising offering, will appeal to those who usually don't like the gamey taste of lamb.

Lamb Slider
Lamb Slider (SGD $5.50)


Lamb Slider



I must say that the local Singaporean BurgerUP concept has actually improved over the years. And now with the introduction of BurgerUP Express, putting together a winning formula of comfortable ambience, friendly service, and delicious yet wallet-friendly and affordable sliders, they look set to continue drawing in the crowds. Will return to BurgerUP Express for more!


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