Cult Sliders in Boat Quay
Anyone who has ever been to a Geylang Serai Bazaar or a festival like Neon Lights will instantly recognise 21 Sliders. The pop-up stall is beloved for their bite-sized burgers, available in a number of locally-inspired flavours. Given that pop-ups are a thing of the past for now, 21 Sliders fans will be happy to know that they have set-up a semi-permanent home in Boat Quay, rebranding as Cult Sliders.
Located in a Hermano by Sleeping Giants, Cult Sliders has cranked up their menu to move beyond burgers, into delivering mains, sides, and pasta too. The menu is affordably priced, especially for the location, starting from $5 for a slider, and going up to $16.90 for select mains. Interested to see whether this new haunt held up to 21 Sliders’ pop-up heydays, I went down for a meal.
Food at Cult Sliders
Of the 13 sliders on the menu, we tried a couple.
First, The Wrangler ($5). A take on a Southern spicy chicken sandwich, this fist-sized slider featured a juicy slab of fried chicken, purple slaw, and a spicy buffalo sauce. This gets messy to eat, but is so worth it thanks to the fatty, juicy chunk of chicken that middles crunchy and tender.
Silky with the addition of butter, the buffalo sauce brought a slight zing to the overall burger. Pickled purple slaw also helped cut through the chicken fat.
Buffalo can be too mild a kick for some, so we cranked up the heat to try The Bloody Mary ($5). Most of the components are similar to The Wrangler, but this time, buffalo sauce is replaced with Cult Hot Sauce.
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