[Singapore] Burnt Ends - Overpriced and Overhyped
Rating: ❤❤❤1/4 (3.25/5)
Awarded 1 Michelin Star and #12 on Asia's 50 Best, Burnt Ends is no doubt one of the most popular and hyped up restaurant in Singapore. Unfortunately it didn't really live up to the hype - the food was simple and tasted decent, but quite overpriced for what it is. The Smoked Quail Egg with Caviar barely had any taste and costs S$15 a pop. The King Crab with Garlic Brown Butter was really just two crab legs for S$95. It's not that barbecue can't be high end (a good example is Etxebarri with its complex and intense flavors) but Burnt Ends just didn't have the pizzazz for me and at this price point, it simply wasn't worth it.
The Smoked Quail Egg and Caviar (S$15 each) is probably one of the most photographed dish at Burnt Ends but the eggs arrived cold and didn't really have any flavors. The egg yolk was also solid instead of liquid as some of the other online reviews had mentioned.
The Beef Marmalade and House Pickles (S$14) was much better and one of the better dishes of the night.
The Burnt End's Sanger (S$20) with pulled pork shoulder, cole slaw, chipotle aioli, brioche bun seemed to be highly recommended online but the only thing that stood out from this dish was the chipotle aioli.
Everyone raves about the King Crab and Garlic Brown Butter (S$95) which was nice but then again you can't really go wrong with dousing the crab with butter.
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20 Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088391Tel: +65 6224 3933
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