A distant relative to gentlemen’s clothing brand Benjamin Barker, B Burger hits our local streets with classic American flavours spiked with Japanese influence.
From homegrown men’s wear brand The Benjamin Barker Group comes a new dining concept—B Burger. Opened in late last year, B Burger’s flagship store is located on the ground floor of Cineleisure Orchard.
A far cry from its classy, subdued older brother Benjamin Barker, B Burger is decked out in giant palm prints, pastel colours and neon lights. Framed for a more casual crowd, B Burger serves up classic American burger combinations with a Japanese twist.
The B Supreme ($9.90) is a stalwart with sautéed mushrooms, melted aged cheddar and some truffle mayo. But for us, the star of the show is definitely the Bomchika Wow Wow burger ($9.90). A thick and juicy piece of karaage chicken is topped with wafu slaw, daikon pickles, melted cheese and a fried egg. And to ricochet things up a notch, it’s all liberally slathered with sriracha honey, a sweet and slightly savoury secret B sauce and some truffle mayo. Everything is nicely tucked between toasted charcoal sesame buns. The burger would have fared better with a touch less sriracha honey but overall, it still scored big in our books.
Apart from burgers, B Burger also offers the Osaka Corn Dog ($6.90), a must for lovers of battered and deep-fried hot dogs. The cheese hotdog is covered in a thick layer of moreish cornmeal batter, drizzled in teriyaki sauce and mayonnaise, and topped with generous amounts of tobiko and nori.
Wash it down with some homemade lemon tea ($3.50) or a classic root beer float ($5). Alternatively, we recommend saving stomach space for B Burger’s milkshakes ($6.90), which are sinfully decadent. Choose from flavours such as chocolate banana, matcha, s’mores and cookies and cream.
B Burger’s Concretes, meanwhile, is primarily frozen custard. Think of it as a richer, denser version of ice cream. Make your own (from $4 for a single), or choose from one of B Burger’s signatures (from $6 for a single). We had the Bananarama—chocolate-flavoured Concrete with banana slices and fudgy brownie chunks—a winning combination and in our opinion, the perfect ending to the night.
#01-01/01A Orchard Cathay Cineleisure 8 Grange Road.