6 must-try items from the new Burp Kitchen & Bar outlet
The new outlet at Bishan Park offers Western-Asian fusion food.
Burp Kitchen & Bar opened its second outlet in late June 2022.
The fusion food restaurant’s first outlet is a simple corner bistro next to Bedok Reservoir Park. The new outlet at Bishan Park boasts a larger, full-fledged casual restaurant with a similar menu serving hearty modern cuisine.
Burp’s Bishan menu consists of various salads, bar grubs, quesadillas, burgers, tacos, pastas, and a brunch menu available daily until 4pm. There are also alcoholic beverages such as beers and cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages including mocktails, soft drinks, juices, coffee, and tea.
We paid a visit to the new outlet to try the dishes in its menu. From light bites and brunch items to fusion pastas and tacos, here are six of our favourites.
1. Duck and Unagi cups
Out of the wide assortment of Burp’s Bar Grubs, the Cheesy Smoked Duck Cups and Grilled Unagi Cups ($12 for a platter of eight cups) ended up becoming my colleagues and my personal favourites.
The smoked duck was fragrant and juicy, far from being rubbery or gamey. It paired well with the warm cheese sauce at the base of the kueh pie tee. The salsa fresca inside also added an extra refreshing tinge to the thickness of the cheese and duck.
The Grilled Unagi Cups were also a game changer. Served with bonito flakes at the top, the boneless unagi was extremely soft and practically melted in my mouth. The eel did not taste too fishy, and the sauce was sweet but not overbearing.
I loved the unique construction of this meal along with how the flavours of these dishes came together overall.
2. Korean Beef Tacos
Out of the six tacos Burp offers on the menu, we tried two of them — the Baja Fish Tacos and Korean Beef Tacos ($16 per serving).
You might not be missing much by skipping on the Baja Fish Tacos as they tasted slightly dry. But on the other hand, the Korean Beef Tacos are a must-try.
The beef was juicy and abundant, and the fresh kimchi and lettuce added extra crunch. The gochujang aioli drizzled on top of the tacos added a bold sweet and slightly spicy kick to the dish.
Wrapping the meat in a tortilla and eating it taco-style provided a fun new way to consume Korean beef.
3. Creamy Chicken Mushroom Tom Yum
Said to be Burp’s founder Sarah Lim’s personal favourite dish, we immediately held higher expectations for the Creamy Chicken Mushroom Tom Yum ($15). To which, it did not disappoint.
Looking just like Carbonara from afar, the dish slightly disoriented my taste buds at first. I thought it would taste creamy, but was instead hit with the strong taste and smell of tom yum.
The dish leaned more to the sour than spicy profile. The chicken pieces were also tender and soaked up the thick tom yum sauce.
Thankfully, the tom yum taste was not too overpowering and surprisingly worked well as a cream-based pasta.
4. Grilled Unagi Aglio Olio
Served with bonito flakes, mushrooms, and a thick slab of unagi atop linguine pasta; the Aglio Olio was flavourful and oily.
The main star of the dish — the unagi — was fatty, juicy, soft, and did not contain any bones. Its sauce also added a tinge of sweetness to the savoury pasta, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The Grilled Unagi Aglio Olio costs $18.
5. Chicken & Waffles
If you are looking for a good and filling brunch meal, the Burp’s Chicken & Waffles might just be the dish for you.
Both the belgian waffles and fried chicken were extra crispy, which I was originally afraid would be hard to eat. But drenching the waffle with the maple syrup provided helped soften it.
Every food item worked cohesively to provide elevated flavour and texture, but also still tasted just as good when eaten on their own.
Burp’s Chicken & Waffles cost $14 for half a waffle and $18 for a full waffle.
6. Lychee Madness mocktail
We also got to try a few of the mocktails Burp serves. Out of the various drinks we tasted, the Lychee Madness stood out most.
The mocktail was sweet and refreshing, and topped with two lychee fruits. The drink tasted just like Sprite initially, with an aftertaste of lychee hitting a second later.
All mocktails are priced at $6.50 each.
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Considering the unique fusion dishes offered and the portion sizes, I personally found the prices for the food at Burp fair. Menu prices are also inclusive of GST.
The overall ambience of the place is also relaxing and pleasant. Those interested can consider dropping by to grab some bar grubs or a drink after a walk or jog around the park.
Located at 510 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Burp Kitchen & Bar is open from 11am to 12am on weekdays, and 9am to 12am on weekends and public holidays.