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Social Outcast Bedok

Social outcast is a Muslim owned burger western joint serving quality and affordable wood fire smoke and charcoal grilled food at Sipang Bedok area. Let’s do a casual dine-in today to check out their offerings.

Social Outcast Bedok Food of the trade at Social Outcast Bedok
Food of the trade at Social Outcast Bedok.

Moreover, the halal burger joint is now tucked on the 2nd floor of the Bedok market at Sipang Bedok. It is a popular late night supper place. Also Social outcast occupies two hawker store units. One comprising of an ordering counter and the order, where the kitchen is located. Dining ambience is generally chill.

Social Outcast Bedok Store front at their Bedok shopping center branch
Store front at their Bedok shopping center branch.
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Got bones?
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Welcome!
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The funky hawker center

Seating spread between a mix of 8-10 rectangular and round tables seating about 4-5 each.  Notably this entire corner here in the hawker center is dedicated to the establishment.

They used to operate out of Tampines

A walk down memory lane Social outcast started out as a coffee shop western food burger place. Ever since they had moved to a more buzzing location here in Bedok. I was greeted by an enthusiastic lady who introduced me to the various menu items, who I vaguely remember also chancing upon the last time I visited Social Outcast first outlet at their Tampines loop branch.

Burger selections

At its heart, Social outcast is a burger place. They offer a selection of six burgers priced from the $12 to $21 range. Recommendations include their signature Outcast possible meats ($21). Your burger comes served with a charcoal-grilled beef patty topped with wood fire smoked lamb chunks packed between toasted brioche buns. I got to try their double patty version. The patties are fresh and packed compact with lots of flavour, though I found the green picked chimichurri garnish tad an oddity.

Outcast possible meats burger ($21)
Outcast possible meats burger ($21).

My next recommendation be their Royal Mushroom beef ($15) and is the 2nd of the three burgers offered. It essentially a mushroom beef burger topped with onions and smoked mushrooms glazed with melted blue cheese. The beef has the same wooden unique grilled taste which is paired well with the mushrooms, albeit its smaller serving which may not be too filling for larger eaters.

Royal Mushroom beef ($15), Charcoal grilled beef with charcoal grilled onion, wood fire smoked mushroom, blue cheese sauce and brioche buns
Royal Mushroom beef ($15), Charcoal grilled beef with charcoal grilled onion, wood fire smoked mushroom, blue cheese sauce and brioche buns.

Non-beef options

Moreover, their Smoked chicken and egg burger ($12) and Smoked salmon scrambled egg with sesame mayo ($15) are one of their more affordable options and a more conservative and familiar option. Your shredded chicken is woodfire smoked and topped with an egg, pickled onion, and loaded with sesame mayo.

Social Outcast Bedok Smoked salmon scrambled egg with sesame mayo ($15)
Smoked salmon scrambled egg with sesame mayo ($15).

Furthermore, I found their Smokey Salmon burger bearing a resemblance to muffin breakfast buns, complete with Scrambled eggs, and sesame mayo packed between the same brioche buns.

Social Outcast Bedok Smoked chicken and egg burger ($12)
Smoked chicken and egg burger ($12), tad a contraption of shredded chicken and mayo.
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Muffins anyone?
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Wood stove
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Curly fries are great

Also, all your burgers are served with curly fires, tad abit of a throwback to A&W classic offerings. This beats the potato chips they served back in Tampines. However, I found their brioche burger buns tad on the crumby side. They do not hold up their integrity very well in-hand.

Social Outcast Bedok Got curly fries. A nice touch and upgrade to the chips provided previously at their old Tampines branch
Got curly fries. A nice touch and upgrade to the chips provided previously at their old Tampines branch.

Sides and made to order steaks

However, I found their burger offerings tad on the more premium end of the spectrum and their prices have tad increased a fair bit, since they operated out of their old coffee shop spot in Tampines.

Spicy chicken wings, tad an American staple offering
Spicy chicken wings, tad an American staple offering.

Additionally, besides burgers notable things to try here be their spicy chicken wings. These devil smoked drumlets starts at $6 for a tray of 6, not a bad offering. Also, Social outcast also offers special made to order beef steaks.

Steaks, made to order
Steaks, made to order.

Also, they are cooked to your done-ness and great for sharing. Do note that you need to indicate your steak order one day in advance by calling them to place an order for a platter.

Social Outcast Bedok Steak works in the kitchen
Steak works in the kitchen.

In addition, Social outcast has increased their prices and expanded their menu range to position themselves with a more upmarket menu offering at a higher entry price point. Presumably to captialise on the market segment dominated in the light of burger incumbents like Fat boys burgers, and Wolf Burgers for instance. Their sub $15 burgers with fries still offers great value which positions the eatery as a strong competitor in the gourmet burger market. However, I would avoid anything priced above $20, as their premium offerings still needs some work.

All in all, Social outcast at Bedok Marketplace Shopping Complex still holds their position as a burger joint with a reasonable price value offering in the already crowded gourmet burger market. With a decent selection of burgers and side selections with a neat ambience to boot.

Verdict:

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

Social Outcast Bedok Locality Map

The Bedok Marketplace
348 Bedok Rd, #02-21/32,
Singapore 469560
Open daily from 5- 11pm and from 11am on weekends
Closed on Mondays.

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