For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been on a keto diet for the past 2 and a half months, and have already lost about 10kg in that period of time. And if you’re thinking how I go through all the tastings while on this diet, I’ve been very selective with the tastings I go for and I try my best to avoid all carbs and sugary stuff. And if absolutely necessary, I only have a tiny bite (less than half a tablespoon) just for taste.
This diet is difficult, I will admit. Keto-friendly food is rather hard to find as I would need to keep my carb count super low but fat count high. Luckily, I was asked to head over to The Butcher’s Kitchen in Suntec City to try out their range of keto-friendly burgers. Finally, some food catered to my diet!
So, The Butcher’s Kitchen has collaborated with Seriously Keto, a bakery that offers an array of keto breads and desserts, to create keto-friendly burgers with Seriously Keto’s buns and The Butcher’s Kitchen’s meat patties.
Unfortunately, I’m not very sure about the macros and calories in one serving of burger. But I do know that a single serving of bun contains about 2.9g of carbohydrates.
Before I go on to the food, let me explain a little about how the Keto diet works. Essentially, this is a super low carb/sugar (20g of carbs a day) and high fat diet. After a while of starving your body of carbs (but still eating food high in GOOD fat and moderate protein), your body enters ketosis, where it starts to burn fats for energy instead of carbs. The reason why I mentioned good fats instead of any kind of fats is because you have to also roughly take note of the calories you are consuming, as food high in fat tend to be also high in calories. From my personal experience, if you keep exceeding your daily calories despite not eating any carbs, you may not lose as much weight or might even be stagnant after a while.
Though many might say that keto-friendly food is healthy because it contains no carbs, but bear in mind that it is still high in fat. So, if you’re not currently in a keto diet, I do not recommend to eat too much keto-compliant food.
And finally, on to the food.
First up, we tried the Keto Chicken Burger ($13.80++), which comes with a fried chicken and a sunny side up egg for added protein.
Next, we had the Keto Pork Burger ($16.80++), featuring a tender pork patty bursting with umami flavours.
The Keto Roast Pork Burger ($17.80++) was a favourite with the crowd, with its thick slice of pork belly and crispy crackling skin in between the buns. Pork belly is a favourite among a lot of keto dieters due to its high fat content, but it does also contain a rather high amount of calories, so make sure that if you’re going to try out the keto diet, this is not something you want to eat too much of.
Since we’re in the topic of good fats, I would recommend eating more avocados and fish (salmon and cod).
My favourite burger was the Keto Beef Burger ($18.80++). Personally, I’ve always preferred beef patties, so this was pretty great. Especially with The Butcher’s Kitchen’s high quality beef.
All burgers come with a side of greens – fresh cherry tomatoes, zucchinis, asparagus, lettuces or cauliflowers.
The Butcher’s Kitchen will also be serving a keto-friendly all-day local breakfast, featuring keto-friendly spreads. The Breakfast Set ($10.80++) comes with 2 soft boiled eggs, KetoToast and a choice of Kaya Kryptonite (kaya) or Utter Nutter (peanut butter) spread.
So, if you’re on a keto diet or thinking of starting it, make sure to include The Butcher’s Kitchen under your list of places you can eat at. After being on this diet, I’ve realised that many places in Singapore hardly serve keto-friendly food.
The Butcher’s Kitchen Suntec City Mall, #02-472, Singapore 038989
Opening Hours Mondays to Fridays: 10am–10pm (Last order: 9:30pm) Saturdays and Sundays: 10am–10pm (Last order: 9:30pm)