We discovered this hidden gem at Beauty World Centre quite by accident while running errands there one weekend. Tucked away in the food centre of the old shopping plaza is the simply and aptly-named Ham Bao Bao, serving up quality burgers made with love at very pocket-friendly prices.
I love trying out Asian-inspired burgers and as you can see from the menu, they offer a variety of classic and more interesting burgers at nothing more than $5. For a meal just top up another $1.50 to add fries or make it a double for just $0.50!
The flavour that immediately caught our eye was the Crispy Pork Belly ($4.50).
Look at those beautiful layers of melt-in-your-mouth tender pork belly with hoisin sauce, english mustard and refreshing Japanese cucumbers for a great crunch! These took awhile to make and we watched as the owner carefully toasted the buns and prepared each burger by hand with all his undivided attention.
The burgers felt so precious! But the one that I really wanted to try was their Ayam Buah Keluak Burger ($5).
This was made with minced chicken, rempah, Buah Keluak and delicious stewed chap chye. So much work, preparation and care goes into each and everyone of these burgers. And it gets better. Those fries. Absolutely heavenly. Hand-cut, fried to a crispy golden brown on the outside and white fluffy and piping hot on the inside with just the right amount of salt sprinkled on the top.
For the price, it’s hard to find any fault with the meal. If anything, for those with big appetites, you may need to eat two burgers. But hey, no complaints there. Highly-recommend this place.
Ham Bao Bao
Address: #04-49, 144 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, 588177