I just realised I didn’t get around to writing about our experience in Black Tap Singapore – it is one of our favourite dining spots in Marina Bay Sands as we like the burgers and crazy shakes Black Tap has to offer.
Jien’s default order is The Old Fashioned (SGD24), a classic prime burger with shiitake mushrooms, caramelised onions, Swiss cheese and horseradish sauce. Black Tap claims to serve premier beef and judging from the juiciness of the patty, they seem to use grass-fed beef.
The buns are lightly grilled so the sides are crisp and the centre, soft. And bonus points for their fries – thick cut and properly fried so they are crispy throughout. Portion is substantial so unless you’re a big eater (like me), you’re better off sharing this and keeping space for their crazy shakes.
While Jien’s burger hits all the right notes for him, I always go for The Texan Burger (SGD26); Black Tap’s prime burger with aged cheddar, crispy onion ring, bacon, Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce and mayo. This combo is my favourite because you get that delicious beefiness from the patty and a fatty, smoky flavour from the pork bacon.
Then you have the BBQ sauce from Sweet Baby Ray’s that binds everything together. ‘Nuff said.
Because we’re greedy, we would usually keep aside half a burger each (to takeaway) to save space for not just the crazy shake, but also Black Tap’s chicken wings (SGD15 for 10 pieces). We like the Spicy Korean BBQ Wings, served with buttermilk-dill dressing.
The wings are juicy, tender, crispy and spicy – all the things I like in a chicken wing. I find this comparable with the fried chicken wings at Korean restaurants, only better because you get to dip them in buttermilk sauce at Black Tap.
Black Tap offers both classic and crazy shakes, but take my word for it and go straight for the crazy. Because it deserves a photo and your stomach space if you’re a milkshake fanatic like Jien. We like The Cakeshake (SGD22) – vanilla frosted rim with rainbow sprinkles topped with a slice of funfetti cakem whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles and cherry.
It’s massive, so it’s almost impossible to finish this on your own. The Brooklyn Blackout (SGD20) is also worth trying, but I still prefer the cakeshake as the latter really gives you a chocolate overload at the end of the cup. Not my thing.
It’s been more than 2 years since Jien and I visited Black Tap in Singapore. And while he’s super excited that Black Tap is opening in KL this year, the sceptic in me is doubtful if they are able to maintain the same quality like the one in Singapore. Or even the US.
Partly because I really don’t think my Texan Burger would taste good with beef bacon, if they are planning to use that as a substitute.
Black Tap Singapore
10 Bayfront Ave
#L1-80, Bay Level,
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands,
2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972.