Burger Indulgence at Shake Shack
Updated: May 28, 2019
Shake Shack is arguably the most popular burger chain which made its highly anticipated debut at Jewel Changi Airport on 17 April 2109. Since its launch, it has been drawing overwhelming queues daily. Occupying a space spanning two levels, Shake Shack’s interior is bright and welcoming. The famed burger chain sprouted from a humble hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. The cart was a tremendous success, with avid Shack fans lining up daily for three summers. Shake Shack decided to expand to Asia and partnered with SPC group, a 74-year old Korean-based food company with 51 subsidiaries and 35 brands around the world including USA, France, China and Singapore. In 2016, the first Shake Shack was launched in Korea, now there are eight Shake Shack restaurants across Korea.
The queues at Singapore’s first-ever Shake Shack outlet have been massive since its opening with enthusiastic diners standing in lines stretching down the aisles within the shopping arcade. Wait time is approximately one to two hours on a weekend, therefore it is best to head there by 9.30am on a weekday to avoid the queues.
The menu is similar to most fast food outlets. The ShackBurger (S$9.20 for single and S$12.70 for double) was the hot favourite, prized for its antibiotic-free freshly ground 100% Angus beef, melted American cheese, crisp lettuce and juicy tomatoes sandwiched between fluffy, potato buns. My hubby had the double which comes with two slices of succulent beef patties, sufficient to satiate any burger connoisseur.
The Shroom Burger (S$10.80) is my personal favourite featuring Portobello mushroom deep-fried to a crisp texture and accompanied with melted cheeses including Colby, Monterey Jack and Tilsite, topped with fresh lettuce, tangy tomatoes and ShackSauce served on soft, pillowy potato bun.
We also had the regular All-beef Hot Dog (S$5.00) which was not very memorable. I regretted not ordering the signature Shack-cago Dog with Rick’s Picks Shack relish, onion, pickles, tomato, sport pepper, celery salt and mustard. Anyway, I would prefer the burger over the hot dog anytime.
The Crinkle Cut Fries (S$4.50) were deep-fried to golden perfection, delivering satisfaction with every mouthful. For those who prefer a richer taste, opt for the Cheese Fries (S$5.90) topped with decadent and creamy cheese sauce.
The Singapore Exclusive Pandan Shake (S$7.80) is a unique combination of vanilla frozen custard blended with pandan, coconut and topped with gula melaka crumble. The first few sips were pleasant, however it does get a little cloying after a while. This is however the perfect dessert for those with a soft spot for the delectable Nyonya dessert, Ondeh Ondeh.
Another option is the Classic Hand-Spun Chocolate Shake (S$6.90), a simple all-time favourite which will appeal to most palates.
In addition to the lip-smacking burgers, you can also look forward to Shake Shack-branded merchandise such as T-shirts, passport holders, pouches and socks neatly assembled on the shelves.
Overall, Shake Shack is definitely the place to go to for burger indulgence. The burgers are probably one of the best I have tried. However, the burgers will not appeal to you if you are not a burger aficionado.
Shake Shack is located at 78 Airport Boulevard, #02-256, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666. The opening hours are from 10am to 10pm daily.
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