Mood for Food: Wildfire

Have you ever loved something so much it hurts? Have you ever found yourself being completely overcome with fascination for that thing that you’re left in a paralysis-like state?

For me, that thing is hamburgers: big, medium well, cheesy, saucy, bun-y, salty, sweet mounds of glory and love. *sigh*

It should come as no surprise that I have experienced my fair share of burgers in my day. I’ve tried ‘em all from the classiest of wagyu beef to the grab-and-go style of In-n-Out. When I moved to Singapore, I felt a void. I just simply could not find a satisfying burger joint. Sure, there were decent ones, but I never left a place thinking, “Gee whiz, that was a stunning burger.”

Until Wildfire.

wildfireNestled next to Mr. Prata and The Wine Company at 26 Evans Road, Wildfire has a totally chill bar set up and, most importantly, makes one helluva burger. The restaurant itself is quite small with just two regular tables, with bar seating around the walls. There is a back patio to sit on, but being in Singapore we decided not to brave the blistering heat.

The bare bulbs, brick walls and cement floor lends to Wildfire’s laid back, hipster vibe. But enough with the cool decor, I want to talk about the food. The very uncomplicated menu offers an array of simple and unique burgers as well as grilled steaks, pork and lamb. The burgers were reasonably priced for how delicious and perfect they were, and the fries that tagged along were equally as delicious.

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I opted for the French Onion burger. Also being a sucker for fried food, I thought the tempura onion rings stacked on the burger had to be a direct reflection of heaven. In addition to the 100% beef patty and the tempura onion rings, the French Onion burger came with butterhead lettuce, beer caramelized onions, Gruyère cheese, Wildfire’s signature master sauce and a perfectly fluffy yet supportive bun.

HB went for the Mondo Australian Burger. This beautiful creation has a 100% beef patty, butterhead lettuce, a bacon weave (yes, like a mini quilt of bacon), pickled beetroot, beer caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, sriracha mayo sauce and the signature master sauce. The fries that come with the burgers, like I mentioned, could not be more fresh or crisp.

Neither of us could refrain from “oohing” and moaning with delight as we devoured our celestial sandwiches.

For dessert Wildfire sells ice cream sandwiches from the Ice Cream and Cookie Co. For a “healthier” way to end my meal, I got the Strawberry Shortcake sandwich (it’s healthy because it has fruit) with strawberry ice cream and two shortcake cookies. HB got the Toasted Marsh which is toasted marshmallow ice cream sandwiched (no pun intended) between two brown sugar cookies

I can honestly say that this is one of the best, if not the best, burgers I have ever had! HB agreed that , “the food was on FIRE.” I couldn’t say it better.

Without a doubt Wildfire gets 5 stars ✮✮✮✮✮

P.S. If you’re still not sold on Wildfire, there is no service charge. So that’s cool.

Author: Emma Gammons

Emma Gammons is the Design Editor and Website Manager for the SAS Eye Online. This is her fourth year at SAS and her first year as part of The Eye staff. Outside school Emma likes making her friends guess her movie references and finding good places to eat. She can be reached at gammons44203@sas.edu.sg.

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