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Mischief Review: Overflowing Burgers And Sriracha-Loaded Fries At Esplanade

6th November 2019

Massive burgers and loaded fries at Mischief 

Mischief - Flatlay

Just like any other working adult, I take joy in counting down the minutes until the end of work on Fridays. Not only does this #TGIF mean the start of the weekend, but it personally denotes cheat meal time. As someone who believes in the 80/20 rule when eating, I satisfy my cravings over the weekend with burgers, hearty Western food, and anything that’s delicious. Since I only have these two days for indulgences, I won’t waste my calories on anything mediocre. So when Mischief, a casual-dining bar at the Esplanade, launched their latest menu highlighting hefty burgers, I jumped onto the opportunity to try them out.

Good burgers at Mischief in Esplanade

This restaurant at Esplanade serves up massive burgers that are full of punchy flavours. A must-order is the Mamacita featuring juicy wagyu beef that's slathered in a spicy roasted chilli blend and sriracha mayo, and finished off with fried shallots.Find out more here: https://eatbook.sg/mischief-esplanade-review/Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-12, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802Opening hours: Mon 5pm to 11pm, Tue-Thur 5pm to 1am, Fri-Sat 5pm to 3am, Sun 5pm to 12am

Posted by Eatbook.sg on Thursday, November 7, 2019

Food at Mischief

Mischief - Stoners

At first glance, Mischief seems to be a typical bar serving ordinary finger food, but their spanky new menu offers appetising dishes to match their trendy location.

I started off easy with one of their less sinful burgers: Stoners ($24++). This beef burger featured Australian wagyu paired with slow-cooked mushrooms.

Mischief - Mushrooms

Buttered brioche buns sandwiched a grilled beef patty that was cooked till medium, with a warm, pink centre. The mushrooms were cooked until tender in an aromatic blend of herbs, including rosemary, basil, and oregano. Mischief - Wagyu beef

Each bite of this hefty burger was bursting with well-rounded beefy flavours, with complementary earthy notes from the soft mushrooms. The melted cream cheese pulled together these savoury elements in harmony and added a nice gooey touch. Mischief - Mamacita

Mamacita ($20++) turned up the heat by pairing Australian wagyu beef with a house-made roasted chilli blend. Spice lovers would love the finishing touch of sriracha mayo on this bad boy. Mischief - Roasted chilli blend

Generously slathered with spicy sauce, the charred beef patty boasted red hues which acted as a warning for the heat that was about to come. Mischief - Burger

The sprinkles of golden-brown fried shallots added an aromatic touch to the burger, and also helped to cut through some of the heat from the spicy sauces. Instead of being tongue-numbing, the in-house roasted chilli mix elevated the robust beefy flavour of the patty. Mischief - The Lovebird

If you’re not into beef patties, then hit up The Lovebird ($20++) for some deep-fried chicken action.

This massive burger has two golden-brown chicken thigh patties and a fried egg stacked between two buttered brioche buns. 

Mischief - Chicken burger

You’ll have to stretch your jaw to take an entire bite of this chunky chicken burger. Glistening in all of its oily glory, the deep-fried thigh was succulent and oozing with natural juices. The pickled jalapenos cut through the grease with hints of tanginess. Mischief - Onion rings

Each burger is skewered in the middle to hold everything together. Two large crispy onion rings lay on top of the burger like a crown, and burst with natural sweetness in each bite. Mischief - Fries

Each order of their burger comes with a side of crunchy thick-cut fries. Mischief - Atomic Fries

If you’re a fan of thick-cut fries and chilli, don’t miss their Atomic Fries ($14++)! The name of this dish gives an inkling of the spiciness you’ll feel. Mischief - Siracha loaded fries

These spicy fries are a test of one’s spice tolerance as they are loaded with a blend of cheese, sriracha mayo, and Japanese spices including red chilli peppers and peppercorns. Mischief - Crackling Pork Belly

Another great side dish to nibble on is the Crackling Pork Belly ($12++), which comes with an oregano-based dipping sauce and pickles. Mischief - Pork belly

Each chunk of pork belly had golden-brown crispy skin with a decent ratio of fat to meat. Dipping a piece of pork into the tangy sauce elevated the savoury profile of the meat.

The side of pickles acted as a refreshing and tart palate cleanser from the otherwise jelak pork belly.

Ambience at Mischief

Mischief - Ambience

Lined with hanging fairy lights, Mischief’s alfresco dining area turns to a lovely setup once the sun dips into the horizon. If you prefer to stay cool, head indoors for their air-conditioned seats. This indoor seating option has dim lighting, making for a more intimate dining setting. 

The verdict

Mischief - Verdict

Mischief joins my list of places for a great cheat meal. Although their burgers are packed with flavour, I found myself reaching out to wipe the grease off my fingers one too many times. But I suppose it’s this oiliness that makes burgers and fries so good yet sinful.

Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-12, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Opening hours: Mon 5pm to 11pm, Tue-Thur 5pm to 1am, Fri-Sat 5pm to 3am, Sun 5pm to 12am
Tel: 6532 0106
Website

Photos taken by Huy Pham.
This post is brought to you by Mischief.

  • 7.5/10


    - 7.5/10

7.5/10

Summary

Pros
Prices are reasonable
– Generous portions
Flavoursome burgers

Cons
– A tad oily

Recommended dishes: Mamacita ($20++), The Lovebird ($20++), Atomic Fries ($14++)

Opening hours: Mon 5pm to 11pm, Tue-Thur 5pm to 1am, Fri-Sat 5pm to 3am, Sun 5pm to 12am

Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-12, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802

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