As a fan of the beefier side in value dining, I’ve always found burgers to be one of my favourite options when it comes to messy, no-holds-barred, dining. So with this fixation on a cutlery-free experience in mind (and setting aside the hunt for best steaks in Singapore momentarily), I went to a place whose burger has not disappointed me thus far.
Located in The Star Vista – a mall that’s mostly open-air so air-conditioning is appreciated on a very high level – District 10 has a very urban touch to its decor. Sleek, modern tiles covered the flooring for its alfresco area while gruff concrete was used for their smaller interior. The most noticeable feature is their open bar with a counter that stretched as long as their open-air entrance.
Although they specialise in tapas, I’ve never been a fan of dishes that lacked satiety upon the first serving while costing too much for seconds. So as far as I remember, I’ve always went for their Grilled Black Angus Cheddar Cheese Burger ($22). See…even the name is mouth-watering!
The visual of this wonder is exactly how you would expect a cheese burger from a bar (with decent taste in decor) to be like. A nicely grilled beef patty with golden brown exterior covered with melted cheddar cheese, piled on lettuce and tomatoes then sandwiched between two fluffy, sesame seed buns.
You can taste the well-seasoned meat with each bite and as the vegetables provide for contrasting crunch, try to stuff a fry or two in your mouth for that awesomely satisfying mouthful. You can tell the beef is freshly made because its juice will be soaking through the bottom half of your bun, spilling onto the fries below and providing the side salad with much needed flavour. When you consider how well balanced the flavours are, it’s really no surprise that I gladly part with good money to get my burger fix here, every now and then.
The patty can sometimes be a little over, but when it’s a beautiful medium…nothing else matters during those delicious few minutes.
The service I will have to rate as below average, with some of the staff clearly having little experience as servers. But nothing so terrible that they come across as rude. So with a little forgiveness, I’m sure you’ll find a most satisfying meal.
Should You Try It?
The burger? Please do! As for other dishes, I’m afraid to say that time has erased their flavours from my memory.
District 10 Bar Tapas Restaurant
1 Vista Exchange Green,
The Star Vista #01-42/K3
Mon – Thu: 11:30 am to 11:00 pm
Fri and Eve PH: 11:30 am to 12:00 am
Sat, Sun and PH: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Tel: +65 6694 2884
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