The Good Burger: Food truck selling explosive plant-based beef & chicken burgers across the city

I’ve always loved the concept of food trucks. The idea of delicious street food on-the-go in bright trucks has always appealed to me. So when I first spotted The Good Burger food truck at one of their temporary spots— The Promontory @ Marina Bay, it got me super excited.

It wasn’t the first food truck I had seen in Singapore, but it was a burger one! I love my patty and buns. I immediately decided then that I would head down to their permanent location at Bukit Timah‘s Coronation Plaza one day to try out the items.

The Good Burger - the food truck

Another unique factor that I was interested to explore was the burgers being plant-based. I’m a hard-core meat eater so I knew this would be an interesting experience for me. So I went down all ready to give it a shot.

The Good Burger - the seating

There couldn’t have been a more perfect location for it. No, you wouldn’t have to stand in the sweltering heat to get your burger. It is situated in a shaded palm tree spot with ample seating spots scattered around. The sunshine yellow theme with the greenery gave a warm and inviting feel, with each barrel-converted-table having a giant smiley face on it.

The Good Burger - mission

I noticed their story written on the side of the truck, detailing their motive to save the animals and the planet. I was excited to test for myself their claim of serving burgers better than beef-based ones.

What I tried at The Good Burger

They have a selection of five burgers to choose from, four of them containing the famous Impossible patty. But it was for the first time that I noticed Tindle, a brand specialising in making plant-based chicken. This patty was in the cheekily named What The Cluck (S$18), and it was an obvious choice for me. For my other burger, I wanted to stick to something simple, so I went with The Classic (S$16) which was listed as the top seller.

The Good Burger - the classic

I first dug into The Classic which came with fries on the side. This is their version of the American cheeseburger with the Impossible beef patty, cheese, and The Good Burger’s special sauce. I’ve always been a fan of the Impossible patty so it was no surprise that I enjoyed it.

The Good Burger - the classic

What took me by surprise was the special sauce that was extremely flavourful and went great with the mayo and ketchup. The house-made pickles will have you go “mmm” and tasted flavourful with the generous dose of cheese. It was simple with no frills, and I almost forgot about it not being meat at all.

The Good Burger - what the cluck

I was the most excited for What The Cluck. The Tindle chicken is an award-winning sensation that’s been gaining popularity. I was all ready to give it a try. Aside from southern-style crispy “chicken”, this burger also included melty cheese, juicy pickles and a homemade sauce with garlicky hints.

The Good Burger - what the cluck

You can tell that the chicken isn’t chicken based on a slight after-taste, but it comes close enough to it. The crispy skin’s texture was spot on, and you’ll have a hard time believing it’s made from anything plant-based. Even the soft “meat” within had such a realistic feel that I gave it a double take. The garlicky-tasting sauce and pickles gave the whole burger its southern feel.

If you’re a truffle lover like I am, The Black Tie (S$18) burger with truffle aioli and rocket will be a perfect choice. A crowd favourite is the One Night In Bangkok (S$20) which comes with a Thai-inspired sauce that gives it a unique kick. Finally, there is Happy Days (S$20) with its smoky BBQ essence to remind you of simpler times.

You can also purchase sides like crispy golden Onion Rings (S$6), Golden Nuggets (S$6), Mozzarella Sticks (S$8), and Truffle Fries (S$12). Got a big appetite? Just get an Extra Patty for S$6 to fill yourself up.

Final thoughts 

The Good Burger - the two burgers

The What The Cluck burger was my favourite for sure, as I couldn’t get enough of the crispy chicken and the creamy, rich sauce it was drenched in. I enjoyed The Classic too and there’s nothing to complain about, but I feel there could’ve been a lot more to it if it wished to stand alongside the American cheeseburger. Aside from their permanent spot at Coronation Plaza, they regularly occupy various event spaces across the island. You can get updates on this through their social media.

I expected a food truck menu to be cheaper, but since they serve plant-based burgers I believe the price is fairly justified. The ambience was peaceful and made me feel connected to nature.

All in all, I wouldn’t mind indulging in wiser food choices, especially if they taste the way these burgers did!

Expected damage: S$16 – S$32 per pax

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Our Rating: 4 / 5

The Good Burger

587 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269707

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Our Rating 4/5

The Good Burger

587 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269707

Telephone: +65 8484 9984
Operating Hours: 11am - 9pm (Daily)
Telephone: +65 8484 9984

Operating Hours: 11am - 9pm (Daily)
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