888/8-9 Mahatun Plaza, Ploenchit Rd. (BTSPloenchit), Tel. 02.651.5188, Website: www.blackboxbkk.com
Over the years, Mahatun Plaza has transformed from a dingy, rundown area into a somewhat cool or at the very least interesting place to explore – filled with a lot of little restaurants and cafes. It’s worth a look around in you’re in the area. Anyway, I wanted to squeeze in one more review for this month, and I actually attempted to go to a little burger cart the other day called “Look At Me Burger” … or something like that, but when I went to where I saw it parked (Suk 23), it was gone. Another day. So that brings me to Black Box. To be honest, I can’t remember where I read about this place. I think it must have been on Facebook or Instagram. Anyway, I saw a post of one of their burgers and figured I’d have to check it out myself.
The restaurant space itself is nice. It’s clean and airy, and there are a couple of tables outside if you prefer the heat. It’s counter service style, so when you arrive, you pop up to the counter and place your order. Easy as that, and that’s what I did.
BLACKBOX Beef Burger: THB 320.-
“150g Thai-French beef patty, American cheese, tomato, red onion, lettuce, aioli, brioche bun”
If I were to compare this burger to a beer, I’d say it was a Heineken. Not great. Not bad. It was ok. It was what it was. A burger. That said, there were two things that were a little off for me. 1. The patty was very bland. I could have used more salt or seasoning. I know this generally falls into the “subjective” category, but in this case, I think its fair to say it was lacking in this department; or at least it was a bit inconsistent. Also, the burger was quite bloody/juicy – it literally just poured out of the burger without me doing anything (see for yourself in the photo). I’m not against juicy burgers … but I want it to be the fatty juicy goodness. Anyway, point here is this made the bottom of the bun a bit soggy from the get-go. On the plus side, I felt that the quality of beef was good and I had no issue with the texture whatsoever. 2. The bun was a bit dry – I wouldn’t say stale, but overall I wasn’t a fan. Overall, the presentation was nice, and I liked that fact that it came with a small salad a had curly fries as an option. The veggies were all clean and fresh. I’m happy that I tried it, but I’m not sure I’d travel across town (again) for that burger.
That said, they do have a pulled pork and pork belly sandwiches (they say burgers, but we all know they’re not technically burgers) on the menu … which might pull me back!
CAFE service: 7.30 – 16.30 (Everyday)
BAR service: 17.30 – 22.00 (TUE-SAT)
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