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Hello Makan Kakis, in this season of Lent, some of you might be looking for meat-free food alternatives or perhaps for health and environmental reasons you’ve decided to cut down on your meat intake? No meat? No problem! Our Foodie Friend, Annette Tan of private dining experience FatFuku, recommends what she thinks are the best burgers (both meat & meat-free) in Singapore!
Omakase Burger is not a new burger joint, but it is Annette’s favourite. Recently, they launched their Impossible Burger, which uses an entirely Vegetarian patty that’s meat-like in every way but not made from animals. If nobody told you it’s not beef, you wouldn’t be able to tell – that’s how crazy-good this vegetarian burger at Omakase is! The anchor ingredient in the Impossible patties is called Heme – possibly short for hemoglobin – which gives the product a slight bloody, realistic, juicy look and nature. Except it’s not blood and it’s 100% Vegetarian. Looks, feels like the real thing, but truth be told, the only thing missing is that distinctive metallic taste of blood you get from a real beef product. In this burger though, you wouldn’t be able to tell.
Many other local restaurants have also introduced Impossible “meat” burgers to their menus, but Omakase have made theirs even better – they add tomatoes, mushrooms & other secret ingredients to create a really luscious, meat-like patty. The flavours are really umami. Another unique thing they do with all their burgers Impossible and Beef ones, is they employ the smash technique.