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Everyone and their mothers are serving burgers these days, and I suppose for a burger blog, that is a good thing. It just ensures that there is a never-ending supply of burgers in my quest to find some of the best burgers in Bangkok. In my latest outing, I found myself at a place called Eatdustry.
The place is airy and clean, with both indoor and outdoor seating … an eating venue with a slight industrial feel — so, yeah, the name gives it away. It wasn’t too busy when we were there, which provided for a nice dining environment. Attentive service. And a nice break from the hustle of the city. The menu is quite diverse, with pastas & salads and an all-day breakfast menu to boot. But what I was in for was a burger … and they had a couple of those too. So let’s get to it.
Waffle Beef Burger: THB 320.- (Apx. US $10.67)
“110g beef patty,
egg, cheese, caramelized onion, lettuce and tomato served on a fluffy waffle”
So here’s the beef. When I saw the waffle burger on the menu I just had to have it. I love a good waffle and I love burgers, so I thought it was a match made it heaven. First impression: the waffle burger looked good. The waffle was big and fluffy and there was cheese everywhere. My stomach gave me the green light to gobble it down. Now all this anticipation was curbed as soon as I picked up the burger. The bottom waffle was soggy. ): I’m not a fan of soggy buns. And a soggy waffle is just a bad. (BTW, I just googled soggy waffle and I don’t recommend you do that.) Anyway, some of the moisture of the burger was soaked up by the bottom waffle piece, which pretty much ruined that part of the experience. On the plus side, the top piece maintained its waffle goodness. Regarding the beef patty, I thought it tasted ok, although a tad on bland side. Could of used a bit more salt perhaps. That said, it seemed to be of good quality and didn’t have any noticeable gristle or sinew it it.
Aside from that, the description said “caramelized onions” but it came with raw ones (no big deal – just FYI) and when I asked for no egg on it, the server told me it didn’t come with one – fine by me, but it said it did in the description. Egg fans, you’ve been warned. Overall, I’d say the burger was just ok. All components together, waffle, burger & toppings didn’t leave me wanting more – it lacked general burger flavor – it was missing the meaty soul of the burgers I love and yearn for. Now, I should end this on a positive note. They didn’t skimp on the cheese, and I think that the waffle would have been great as just a waffle … without the burger in it that is. So if you’re a waffle fan, it’s worth checking out. Also, I had tried a bite of my wife’s burger. She ordered the cheese burger (pictured with the black bun below) … I think it had an overall better flavor profile. Although they didn’t mentioned this on the menu, the cheese burger she had came slathered in pesto — which made all of the difference.
If I were to go back, I would order this burger or the waffle fried chicken sandwich.
If any of you guys have tried the burger here or what you think is the best burger in Bangkok, let us know think on the BBB facebook page. Burger on!!