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Review: South Bronx Burger @ PoMo

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In continuation to my recent post on the refurbished and rebranded Montana, here’s the post on their second concept within Montana Singapore – South Bronx Burger!

The Place

South Bronx Burger occupies the first of 2 levels of Montana Singapore at PoMo, located right at the entrance, almost impossible to be missed with their striking GREEN and eye-catching decals on the glass. Photo 17-1-16, 6 10 49 PM
An otherwise perfect spot for photographs especially with the natural light flooding in, I didn’t manage to capture a good shot of its interior because of space constraints and uncles staring right into the camera while I was trying to get a shot. THRICE. Photo 17-1-16, 6 12 07 PM
The stairs lead up to Montana, as well as Fabulous Dough, just to put the pieces together for you guys!

The Menu
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Serving up a relatively affordable menu with their burgers ranging from just $9.90 to $12. South Bronx is really re-defining the price point for good solid burgers.

The Food

Everything is about burgers at South Bronx, including their desserts. We had 3 burgers off the burger menu, and tried one of every ice cream burger. Do note that the prices shown are for the ala carte burgers, top up $4 for combo, which comes with triple fries and drinks.

Triple fries? Yes. Straight cut, Waffle, CURLY (Twister fries). Now we don’t have to wait till CNY to have them at McDonald’s.

1. Lemongrass Prawn ($10.90+) Photo 17-1-16, 7 15 12 PM
Not the type of burger you’d usually find on the menu. This lemongrass prawn burger comes with lemongrass prawn patty, mango red onion coleslaw and green curry mayo. The taste reminds you of Thailand. Very Thai, because very lemongrass.

While this was an uncommon find, it reminded me a lot of the one I had from Roosevelt’s Diner Bar , whose patty gave a more generous amounts of prawns giving a greater bite to it, and of course at almost twice the price. Hence, I thought this was rather reasonable for its price point and a refreshing change from the usual beef patties we have.

2. The Bronx ($9.90+)Photo 17-1-16, 7 16 24 PM
Housemade beef patty, smoked bacon, melted cheese, slathered with their signature sauce. A good old classic that doesn’t disappoint. However, for someone whose last burger was from Shake Shack, I thought the beef patty was a little too thin, too dry and the buns could be way fluffier.

Comparing to the usual burgers we have, this would be good enough for your burger cravings!

3. The Mac Daddy ($12+)Photo 17-1-16, 7 16 53 PM
This was hands down my favorite out of the 3. I didn’t quite read the menu when I ordered the burger, and the jalapeno mac and cheese within gave me an extremely pleasant surprise. Even though the presentation of this burger sucked, you could see a little of the mac and cheese flowing out from within.

$12? TAKE MY MONEY. Mac and Cheese anything, I’m a fan immediately.

4. Ice Cream Burgers

There are a total of FOUR ice cream burgers on the menu currently – Red Velvet, Black Sesame, Thai Iced Tea and Berries & Cream.
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1. Red Velvet ($6.90+)Photo 17-1-16, 8 16 03 PM
The unanimous favorite amongst the 4 we’ve tried. This came with the red velvet bun, hazelnut rocher ice cream, coconut nutella sauce, and crunchy granola toppings.

While the ice cream looked like it was plain vanilla flavored, it’s not. HAHA! This was nutella through and through, well-complemented by the hazelnut rocher ice cream and the crunchy bits within. Really delicious. Although we thought the buns for all of their ice cream dessert could do with a slightly softer or scone-like texture instead of coming out rock hard.

2. Black Sesame ($6.90+)Photo 17-1-16, 8 27 09 PM
This was one good looking and good sounding burger. A pity it didn’t live up to its appearance. The black sesame taste was absent, and the green tea ice cream just did not make the cut. In fact, everything was so jumbled out, it tasted confusing. Not sure if red bean, green tea or sesame.

We were told that the star of this burger should be the azuki red beans as it is used as the main ingredient in this one. Well.. Then you probably should’ve named it an Azuki burger and used red bean ice cream instead.

3. Berries and Cream ($5.90+)Photo 17-1-16, 8 28 51 PM
We heard that the berry sauce has gone through months of RnD to give the final product of today. Indeed, the berry sauce was well-balanced with the sweetness and tanginess. We especially loved the bits of berries on the ice cream, together with the strawberry cheese cake ice cream, this was the taste of nostalgia as it reminded us of our bread and jam days our mothers used to prepare for us.

4. Thai Milk Tea ($5.90+)Photo 17-1-16, 8 13 19 PM
If you’re a fan of thai milk tea, you’d love this. Rich thai iced tea ice cream with mango white chocolate sauce and pink coconut flakes. But it’s basically just thai milk tea lah, and it’s good!

Closing Remarks

It’s crazy how South Bronx Burger has managed to make every single item on their menu sound so appetizing and good, and they actually were! It seems like I no longer have to spend $25 on a burger when I have a massive craving for one. However, it’d be a lot better if they were able to do something about their not too brioche-y buns. Otherwise, everything was rather on point, and I would see myself going back for more of the offerings like the TRUFFLE SPAM BURGER.

Photo 17-1-16, 7 20 58 PMHead on down to South Bronx Burger to get your burger, twister fries and then up to get your doughnuts, coffee and waffles fix all at one place! How convenient!

How to get there?
1 Selegie Road
#01-02 PoMo
Singapore 188306

Opening Hours
Sunday to Thursday: 11am to 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am to 12am

 

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