I am not a fan of desserts but Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is one of the exceptions when I really want to sinfully indulge in a sweet wonderland. Famous for their burgers and milkshakes, Black Tap thrives on comfort food. Obviously, you can’t eat there daily or you will be obese and with diabetes in no time, but a little indulgence every now and there is always fun. And that is what Black Tap is all about.
After a successful launch last year at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer recently unveiled its very own Singapore-exclusive specials, inspired by the iconic flavours of the Lion City:
Singapore-exclusive Menu Items
Fresh on the menu from April is the brand new Chili Crab Sandwich (S$25++), Black Tap’s rendition of Singapore’s well-loved seafood dish. A whole battered-fried soft shell crab sits atop Black Tap’s signature Martin’s potato bun, and is served with home-made coleslaw and a side of six mini fried mantous, best enjoyed dipped into chilli crab sauce.
Another locally-inspired special is The Straits Shake (S$22++), named after the flourishing Singapore Straits. The restaurant puts a local spin to its milkshake by adding gula melaka and coconut cream to the vanilla base. The nostalgic treat also features old-school confectionaries such as pineapple jam biscuits, coconut butter biscuits and chocolate gems. A tropical pineapple popsicle adds a hint of tartness as a finishing touch to the country-exclusive CrazyShake.
Curious how this is made? Scroll for a preview below as we capture the construction of The Straits Shake by the CrazyShake bar:
With the addition of these two Singapore-exclusive menu items, the menu at Black Tap just got a little more local so you can only host your foreign friends there now!
Black Tap has also expanded its snacks menu to offer three new delectable flavours of its award-winning wings. I tried all three and absolutely love all of them, especially the Mexican Hot Sauce Wings which comes with a zesty punch.
Best paired with chilled beer, the Carolina BBQ Wings are dressed in a coat of sweet and smoky BBQ sauce, garnished with a sprinkle of parsley and served with a house buttermilk-dill dipping. Turn up the heat with the Mexican Hot Sauce Wings, topped with blue cheese crumbles, scallions and a side of blue cheese dressing. Guests with a penchant for sweeter flavours can opt for the Texan BBQ Wings tossed in a classic BBQ sauce and served with house buttermilk-dill dressing.
All wings are priced at S$13++ for 10 pieces, and diners can top up S$7++ to add Idaho fries to complete a meal.
Impossible 2.0 Alternatives
From 1 April, diners can also experience the ground-breaking Impossible 2.0 served in Black Tap’s wide selection of 20 gourmet burgers and craft burger salads. Aligned with Black Tap’s goal to offer more choices across varying palates and dietary preferences, the highly-raved meat alternative can be enjoyed as a meat patty substitute (top up starts from S$2++ for the Greg Norman Burger). It can also available as an add-on item (S$15++ per patty).
Recommended Impossible 2.0 offerings include Black Tap’s founder Chris Barish’s personal favourite The Mexico City (S$31++ with Impossible 2.0 patty), featuring the plant-based meat patty grilled to medium perfection, blanketed with pepper jack cheese, and capped with a giant crispy onion ring, pickled jalapeños, cilantro, and chipotle mayo. Diners can also switch up healthy salad bowls, such as the House-made Falafel Burger Salad (S$28++), with an additional Impossible 2.0 patty.
During our media tasting, some of the burgers with Impossible 2.0 patties were served together with burgers with regular beef patties. These got mixed up and we were unable to discern between the two in some cases – whether by taste or look. Even the wait staff were unable to do so. That’s how impossible these patties were. Try it for yourself to experience it.
Fall down the rabbit hole with the exclusive Wonderland CrazyShake
In conjunction with ArtScience Museum’s Wonderland exhibition inspired by Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories of Alice, Black Tap launched a whimsical Wonderland Shake (S$22++) which will be available from 13 April to 22 September 2019. Experience sugar magic with the strawberry-base milkshake, served in a vanilla frosted glass plastered with white and blue pearl candies and ruby heart-shaped sprinkles. An adorable red “mushroom” vanilla cupcake rests on a cloud of whipped cream, topped with a buttery “Alice” cookie, rock candies, and a drizzle of strawberry syrup. The Wonderland Shake is available only at Black Tap Singapore in limited quantities daily.
There’s obviously a lot going on with the updated menu at Black Tap! If you interested to visit them for a meal, details as as below.
L1-80, Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Nearest carpark: South (Blue zone)
Daily: 11am – 11.30pm
Phone: +65 6688 9957
Email: [email protected]