We may have discovered what may possibly be the best burger joint (it's definitely our favourite!) in the whole of Singapore. Yes, yes, we may have been a little slow on the uptake, but better late than never, I say!
&Made, a casual, burger-centric bistro at Pacific Plaza, made a big splash when it first launched by the 3-Michelin starred Tokyo-based French chef Bruno Menard. Yes, that's same chef behind one of my favourite lunch joints, La Cantine, as well. The Hubs had tried to takeaway their burgers then but was deterred by the snaking queue. But fast forward to a couple of years later: the long lines have receded, the maniac crowd has dissipated, resulting in a much more tranquil dining experience. (see what a little patience will do?)
While there's a smattering of chef-designed burgers for the undecided, the Craft-It-Yourself ones are the best for finicky eaters like us, where you get to customise your preferred meats, sauces, cheeses and accessories into your burgers.
For red-meat loyalists like the Hubs, I recommend starting with the full-bodied Dry Aged Beef ($15) patty. The thick, hunky dory slab of coarsely textured, perfectly medium-grilled patty was dripping with luscious juices, so it was fortuitous that the pillowy Broiche were on hand as sponges. Black Truffle Mayonnaise ($1.50) lent an intoxicating aroma, a blanket of melted Comte ($1.50) provided a pungent saltiness, while crisp Bacon ($1), a Fried Egg ($1), Portobello ($4) and Caramelized Onions ($1.60), along with fresh onions, tomatoes and dill pickles, completed the towering ensemble. The Hubs had to flatten the imposing creation just so to fit it all in his mouth.
I prefer my pork, and the decadent Pork-based patty ($17) here is enhanced by sinful chorizo and bacon. I loaded mine with Bacon ($1), a Fried Egg ($1) and Portobello ($4), coated Mozzarella ($1.50) and burnished it with Black Truffle Mayonnaise ($1.50) to hold the artery-clogging behemoth all together.
The crisp Truffle Fries ($9) came alive with a light dusting of cayenne pepper. Good even after we'd dabao-ed half of this home.
9 Scotts Road
Pacific Plaza #01-04
Tel: 6690 7566
Open Sundays to Thursdays from 10am to 10pm
Fridays to Saturdays from 10am to 10.30pm