Sunday, June 08, 2008

Mini sliders from Barracks

This was my second visit to Barracks (8D Dempsey Road, #01-01 to 06 Tanglin Village, tel: 6475 7787 / 6479 9212) and I have returned (mostly) for their sliders ($22). During the previous visit, I had a foie gras ravioli soup which turned out quite disappointing with a single wanton like ravioli that didn't taste like it had any foie gras inside. But that's not what this was about; it's the sliders that took centrestage for this time. These tiny burgers were delicious. Small, thick and hearty patties with a choice of toppings along with the sides of truffle oiled fries and sugared sweet potato nibbles.

I like beef and burgers and generally tend to pick on the quality of the patties and the doneness. No measureable yardstick except my gut. I liked these sliders enough that I didn't even think to pick on the well doneness of the meat. Still tasted good. Perhaps, the blue cheese and bacon topping needed a bit of improvement. That blue cheese which was more creamy than pungent. No complains for the subtly accented truffle aioli which kept the beefiness of the patty intact along with a light buttery truffle flavour. Great stuff. I'm definitely coming another time.

Barracks does have a bunch of cakes that one doesn't often see in run of the mill cafes and confectionery. They're however, not always as interesting as they're described. Specifically the zucchini chocolate which really didn't taste like it had shredded zucchini. There was an apple cider and butterscotch cake which wasn't too bad. The hot butterscotch was what made it good and there's really nothing of apple cider in the taste if you're looking for that.

I recommend coming for the sliders and truffled fries.


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red fir said...


The sliders look nice. How much is a pair? Does the price include the topping mentioned or are there additional charges? :)

LiquidShaDow said...

Hey ice,
it's $22 for a pair of sliders before tax and service charge. The toppings are options that come along with the sliders, no extra charge for those.