It’s no secret that I’m a fan of burgers. In my entry about District 10’s Grilled Black Angus Cheddar Cheese Burger, I share how a classic can be elevated without losing it’s identity and still attract loyal fans like yours truly.
The idea of accompanying beef patties with tasty toppings like caramelised onions and melted cheddar cheese, while slathering them with delicious homemade sauces, then placing them between two well-toasted and buttered buns is one that just cannot be ignored. Even the most indifferent individual will take a second look if the burger is well-crafted.
And craftsmanship is what brings us to the burger featured in this entry about The Butchers Club.
I dropped by this rustic establishment with a fellow carnivore and after scanning the small yet detailed menu, I decided to try the Red-Eye Reduction ($28) burger and for sides, their Duck Fat Fries ($3 top-up). Since we were using a 1-for-1 Mastercard promotion and wanted to avoid mental calculations, we both decided on the same burger.
When the thing arrived, I had to admit that it was eye-catching and drool-inducing. The ingredients, fried egg, patty, hashbrown, etc., were seemingly piled on top of one another without much care. BUT, when you get past the first couple of seconds, when you really look at it, you can see passion oozing from every inch of this glorious masterpiece.
One bite into the burger and I could feel layers of flavour just flirting with my palate. The taste of every component was easily detected, yet they harmoniously came together to deliver a punch of mind-boggling flavours.
They claimed to have used dry-aged beef and fortunately, I have a little experience with tasting such a product. I was thoroughly impressed with how I could taste the dense, slightly tangy beef flavour that is easily tagged to dry-aging. Now, this is pretty amazing because where minced meat is concerned, one can’t always taste the “premium-ness” that’s advertised. For instance, I can’t taste the Angus in MacDonald’s Angus beef patty. But with the Red-Eye Reduction, I could tell that this beef was living up to its claim and I was ecstatic with it!
In addition, the burger could be eaten cutlery-free since it fit my mouth. So no ridiculous thickness that forces you to use a fork-knife combo. Truly a burger that left an impression.
The Duck Fat Fries weren’t what I expected. They were a little hard, dry on the outside and lacked enough fluffiness. Both me and my dining companion didn’t finish our fries and sadly, we weren’t even sorry that it was the case.
It was quiet when we arrived, but the staff were responsive. Our server was friendly and prompt, which added to a great dining experience. The ambience was a little dark but then again, it was supposed to be like a bar-esque setup, so won’t dive too much into that. The tall chairs and bar tables were comfortable enough for a couple of guys to chat while ravaging their burgers.
Should You Try It?
If you like your tongue and want to reward it for sticking with you all through this time, then yes! The burger was brilliant and I’m not rating it as good value just because we used a promo. My rating is based on the a la carte pricing and I can honestly tell you that thirty dollars for that kind of experience is an easy decision.
The Butchers Club (Closed)
3A River Valley Road,
Clarke Quay, #01-01B
Sun – Tue: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed – Thu: 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 3:00 am
Tel: +65 6837 0675
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