Savoring the Mushroom and Cheese Burger at Relish by Wild Rocket: A Foodie's Guide to Singapore's Mod-Sin Delight

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We went to the Singapore Botanical Gardens today, and next to it is a lovely restaurant called Relish by Wild Rocket. This is where Chef Willin Low and his team serve up Modern Singaporean (Mod-Sin) cuisine with a gourmet twist. I ordered one of Relish's standout menu items: the Mushroom and Cheese Burger.

But first, let's explore the story behind Relish by Wild Rocket. Chef Willin Low's culinary journey began at his first restaurant, Wild Rocket, which opened in 2005. There, he gained a reputation for his innovative Mod-Sin cuisine, which blends traditional Singaporean flavours with modern cooking techniques. With Relish, Chef Low aimed to create a more casual dining experience without sacrificing the gourmet quality that he is known for.

Now, onto the star of the show: the Mushroom and Cheese Burger. This burger is a true masterpiece of Mod-Sin cuisine, showcasing the unique flavours and ingredients that make Relish by Wild Rocket so special. The burger features a succulent patty made from quality meats and enhanced with flavourful seasonings. But what sets it apart are the carefully chosen toppings: a variety of mushrooms prepared in different ways, perfectly paired cheeses, and creative garnishes like pickled onions and arugula.

But the Mushroom and Cheese Burger is more than just a tasty meal – it embodies the culinary philosophy that Relish by Wild Rocket is known for. Chef Low's approach to Mod-Sin cuisine is all about using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and elevating traditional dishes with modern techniques. The Mushroom and Cheese Burger is a perfect example of this, with its creative flavour combinations and attention to detail.

So let's deconstruct this burger and explore its components. The mushrooms are a key part of the dish, and Relish by Wild Rocket uses a variety of them: shiitake, oyster, and portobello, to name a few. Each mushroom is prepared in a unique way to highlight its flavours and textures. The cheeses are also carefully selected, with options like smoked cheddar and gouda that complement the mushrooms perfectly. And the patty itself is a work of art, made with high-quality meats and seasoned with a blend of spices that bring out its natural flavours.

Of course, no meal is complete without some delicious sides and drinks. At Relish by Wild Rocket, you can choose from a variety of appetizers and side dishes that pair perfectly with the Mushroom and Cheese Burger. Don't miss out on the truffle fries or the crispy onion rings! And to wash it all down, try one of Relish's craft beers or refreshing non-alcoholic beverages.

But it's not just the food that makes Relish by Wild Rocket such a special dining destination. The cozy and stylish atmosphere of the restaurant, combined with the attentive and friendly service, create an unforgettable dining experience. And for foodies, that's what it's all about – the chance to savour unique flavours and enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable meal in a welcoming environment.

It is a bit on the pricey side for this Mushroom and Cheese Burger ($23) at Relish by Wild Rocket, but I really think it is a must-try for any foodie visiting Singapore. With its creative flavours and attention to detail, it's a true masterpiece of Mod-Sin cuisine. But don't just take our word for it – head to Relish by Wild Rocket and try it for yourself. 

The Ultimate Mushroom and Cheese Burger Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 burgers

  • 8 oz (225g) mixed mushrooms (such as portobello, cremini, or shiitake), sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb (450g) ground beef (or your choice of meat)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 4 slices of your preferred cheese (such as Swiss, Gouda, or blue cheese)
  • 4 burger buns (brioche, sesame, or your choice)
  • 4 leaves of lettuce (romaine, butter, or arugula)
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • Optional toppings: caramelized onions, avocado, or pickles
  • Optional condiments: mayonnaise, mustard, or ketchup


For the Mushroom Topping:

For the Burger Patties:

For the Cheese:

For Assembly:


Prepare the mushroom topping: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are tender and golden brown. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside and keep warm.
Shape the burger patties: In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce (if using). Mix until just combined – do not overmix. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and shape each into a burger patty.
Cook the burger patties: Preheat a grill, grill pan, or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for about 4 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. During the last minute of cooking, place a slice of cheese on top of each patty, allowing it to melt slightly.
Toast the buns: While the patties cook, toast the burger buns on the grill or in a toaster until lightly browned.
Assemble the burgers: Spread your choice of condiment on the bottom half of each bun. Layer a lettuce leaf, a tomato slice, the cooked burger patty with cheese, and a generous portion of the mushroom topping. Add any additional desired toppings, and then place the top half of the bun on the assembled burger.
Serve and enjoy: Serve the mushroom and cheese burgers immediately, accompanied by your favourite side dishes and beverages.

Feel free to customize this recipe to suit your taste buds by experimenting with different types of mushrooms, cheeses, and additional toppings. Enjoy your delicious and juicy homemade Mushroom and Cheese Burger!

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