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Shake Shack’s Special “Singapore Spice Burger”

Last night, in Madison Square Park, the Singapore Tourism Board kicked off “Singapore: Inside Out”, an amazing artistic installation celebrating the country’s “Golden Jubilee”, their 50th Birthday…

Inside Out showcases a wide range of work by several Singaporean artists, from the traditional to digital…

Being in Madison Square Park, Shake Shack got in on the action as well…

We were able to get our hands on the exclusive “one night only” Singapore Spice Burger…

It was announced at the event that this was Shake Shack’s first ever country-inspired burger…

Topped with crispy fried shallots and a special Shack sauce that had been blended with hot chiles for a nice kick…

It was so good I had two!

The burger was accompanied by the Singapore Onde Onde Shake, a blend of vanilla frozen custard with coconut, pandan leaf and gula melaka sugar…

While you sadly won’t be able to try that exclusive burger, the limited edition Onde Onde shake will be available from September 24th to 27th at the Madison Square Park Shack.

If shakes weren’t your thing, Tiger Beer was on hand to help was down your spicy burger…

Then, once you’d eaten your fill of burgers, you were directed to the candy room, which seemed like simply another art installation…

However, once the lights changed, you discovered that the “art” was edible…

The chocolate “lollipops” came in three flavors; lemongrass, kaffir lime and… barbecue pork! 

Yes, barbecue pork, which is what I tried…

I didn’t get much pork flavor from it, but it was also filled with pop rocks, which were a nice touch!

And those dots on the walls…

They were lemon and peppermint gummies that you peeled off and ate!

Even the Empire State Building lit up in Singapore’s colors in honor of the event…

Happy Birthday, Singapore! Thanks for the invite to this pulse-pounding party of unique creativity and cuisine!!

Harlem Shake, NYC

We were traveling on the 4th of July, so decided to celebrate with burgers and dogs, and fried chicken sandwiches, on the 5th! We’d been hearing good things about Harlem Shake so decided to head up to 125th St. to check them out!

Harlem Shake is an old diner, complete with lunch counter, that’s been converted into a modern burger shop, but strives to keep the classic vibe of the original eatery…

While their burgers are clearly influenced by Shake Shack, Harlem Shake’s extensive menu also draws inspiration from Southern and Caribbean cooking.

To keep in the spirit of the holiday, we stuck mainly to American classics though. Here’s a look…

The Harlem Classic with Cheese…

Two thin beef patties, cooked till crispy, with cheese, onions, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce and special sauce…

One damn tasty burger, but lacked a little bit of the meatiness of a Shackburger…

The Classic Fried Chicken Sandwich…

The best thing we ate that afternoon, buttermilk brined chicken, perfectly spiced and fried, on a potato roll topped with a wonderful homemade slaw…

This we’ll definitely go back for!

Their Chili-Cheese Dog…

The dog itself was cooked beautifully, in a great casing with fantastic snap, but the chili lacked spice and the cheddar sauce was bland as well, unfortunately…

The Jerk Fries with jerk mayo packed plenty of punch though…

But this is where the magic was, their picked cherry pepper and bacon relish. Delicious! Added flavor and heat to everything!! They need to bottle and sell this stuff…

Our holiday celebration may have been a day late, but thanks to Harlem Shake, we had fireworks of flavor on the 5th of July!


HARLEM SHAKE

100 West 124th St.

NY, NY 10027

212-222-8300

harlemshakenyc.com