Today, we are checking out western joint Skirt and Dirt burgers at Tiong Bahru market. They are located at the rustic Tiong Bahru historical street on the second floor of the hawker centre complex.

Skirt and Dirt burgers store front at Tiong Bahru Market
Skirt and Dirt burgers store front at Tiong Bahru Market.

Their menu selections are simple, there are five burgers on the menu ranging from beef, pork, fish and chicken burgers. There is a selection of sides which can be paired as a set meal or via extras as a side.

A beef burger skirt

Furthermore, Skirt and Dirt trademark dish are their beef burgers, particularly their Cheese Skirt Burger ($6.80). Their signature skirt burger is a beef burger topped with a giant “skirt” between the buns. Also, the burger buns are Planta margarine buttered and lightly toasted sesame buns.

Skirt and Dirt burgers signature burger Skirt burger. Look at how wide it is!
Their signature burger Skirt burger ($6.80). Look at how wide it is!

Also, the skirt does taste tad like a cheese infused pizza bread core, it is flavourful and particularly crispy essentially along the edges. If oversized objects to your liking, this is the burger for you, as it sticks out quite a fair bit. Eating this burger using cutlery is recommended.

Top skirt
Fries and salad
Great fish

Moreover, I found Skirt and Dirt offers really great value burgers. Also, their next Beef is their S&B burger. Not rocket science and a plain old vanilla as a beef burger can get, and sets you back $5.80.

Skirt and Dirt burgers Big bad wolf pork burger
Big bad wolf pork burger ($6.80)

Additionally, for porkys, the Big bad wolf pork and bacon burger ($6.80) is a recommendation on the list. It is probably their most American burger you can get here with grilled bacon sandwiched between melted cheese, radish and lettuce.

Got bacon?
Got bacon?

Tropical Fish burger

Furthermore, their Fish crisp burger ($5.80) is a peculiar one. You get a thick juic battered fish patty, cooked “fish and chips” style sandwiched between buns. It is large, though not as crazily large as Hammie’s Fish burgers at Commonwealth Crescent Food Centre.

Skirt and Dirt burgers Fish crisp burger ($5.80). The fish cutlet is large, juicy and cooked nicely hot between buns and tropical salsa
Skirt and Dirt burgers Fish crisp burger ($5.80). The fish cutlet is large, juicy and cooked nicely hot between buns and tropical salsa.

Also, it is one topped with an interesting blend of tropical salsa. If I could make it up, the salsa does have a hit of diced pineapple, mangoes and tomato. The fish cutlet is thick and juicy-hot, a joy which melts in your mouth when you bit into its crispy outer core batter.

Wrapping up their burger offerings is their Chicken Katsu burger, and their most affordable burger at $4.80 a pop during weekday lunches. Also, it goes at $5.80 on weekends. The Katsu burger is essentially a fried chicken cutlet burger topped with lettuce and melted cheese.

Go for their set meals

Additionally, you can top up your burger as a meal for an additional $2 fee which comes with 2 additional sides. You have a choice between a salad, Cajun fries or soup. However, there are no drinks included in the set. But you be fine the many drinks and dessert stores here in the market.

Burger set meal for $2 extra which comes with two sides. A great value offering
Burger set meal for $2 extra which comes with two sides. A great value offering.

Moreover, their Cajun fries are criss-cut fries sprinkled with Cajun powder, tad like those we saw at few western restaurants we had before, like the Beast and popularized with the new defunct Botak Jones over a decade ago. Also, an additional interesting staple would be their Dirt Fries, though I wasn’t able to try it on my visit. Payment via credit cards are accepted via Favepay or Grabpay.

All in all, Skirt and Dirt burgers Tiong Bahru market offers a great value proposition to great and interesting burgers of decent quality. They are worth checking out when you are the old Tiong Bahru market district.

Verdict:

Must Go! | Actually pretty Good | Worth Trying | Shortlist Optionally | Should Avoid

Skirt and Dirt burgers Locality Map

Unit #02-66 Tiong Bahru market
30 Seng Poh Rd,
Singapore 168898
Opening Hours: 11am–7:30pm
Closed on Mondays

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