Sneak Peek: Teddy’s Bigger Burgers

24 Jan

Teddy's Bigger Burger Original Burger Cut

Teddy's Bigger Burger Bangkok logoPop-up shop: Siam Paragon – Ground Floor (Until Jan 29th, 2015)

Ok, so at some point last year Teddy’s Bigger Burgers (a burger chain from Hawaii) announced that they would be opening 3 branches in Thailand this year. Well, from what I understand, none of these branches have opened yet, but it appears we are being treated to a burger preview of sorts. A friend of mine sent me a notice last week that Teddy’s has a pop-up stall in Siam Paragon – “G” floor for some sort of food event they are running at the moment, and I posted a note of this on the BBB Facebook page.

Teddy's Bigger Burger Paragon Stall Teddy's Bigger Burger Paragon Grill Teddys Bigger Burger Menu

Against my better judgement I wandered over there recently to check them out. I’ve already had 3 burger posts this year (and I snuck in a Whopper at some point as well) – so the truth is, I should really be cutting back on burgers. Oh well.

Teddy’s Original Burger: THB 225.- (Apx. US $7.50)

“140g patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and special sauce on a toasted bun”

Teddy's Bigger Burger Original BurgerI’ll keep this simple because these guys technically haven’t opened yet, but here’s the gist of things. The beef was good. From what I could tell, they were using pre-formed patties (not sure where from) … but decent size – 140g. About 5 packs of them were just sitting out around their station. I sort of felt that they should be refrigerated, but perhaps they had just taken them out before I got there. Anyway, the patties were 100% beef, and only (lightly) seasoned after having cooked on the grill. This is good … no need to mess to much with the beef! My burger came about well-done, so it wasn’t juicy, but was still moist. I think a med/med-well would have been better (at least for me) – I would have liked to have a little bit of burger juice flowing. All toppings were ok, but I did feel they were a bit heavy on the special sauce, but it wasn’t a deal breaker. I’m still trying to decide if I liked the bun. It reminded me of a soft flour roll you’d get at some steakhouse in middle America. It was something new (different from what many of the other type of buns of offer in Bangkok), and I can appreciate that. I’m sure by tonight I will have decided that I liked it … a lot.

Teddy's Bigger Burger Original Burger Cut

Anyways, I say burger fans should check this place out (remember, only around until Jan 29th). It’s a legit burger  … not sure if it’s the best in Bangkok for me, but I’m always happy to see more good ones pop up (although surely Bangkok is coming close to their burger tipping point, you think?).

If you’ve tried this place, share your photos or thoughts with us on the BBB Facebook page. Until next time, Burger On…

 

Octave Lounge & Bar

20 Jan

Octave Mini Wagyu Burgers Cut

Octave Bangkok Logo2 Sukhumvit Road Soi 57 (Marriott Hotel), Tel.  02-797-0140, Website: here

The other day my wife and I went to Octave (rooftop bar in the Marriott on Suk. 57) to watch the sunset and for a couple of drinks. While we were they, we spotted little burgers on the menu and thought we’d give them a go. Regarding the venue, after living in Bangkok (and even the neighborhood for a long time) I only recently discovered this place. It’s not light on the wallet, but it does have some charm.

Octave Bangkok Sunset

Prices aside, it offers some great views of Bangkok — and worth a visit. We went about an hour or so before sundown and were able to grab a nice seat. Now on to the beef of things …

Wagyu Mini Burgers – THB $410.-++ (Apx. U.S. $13.67)

“Beef patty, caramelized onions, arugula and a dollop of mayo on  a mini sesame seed bun”

Octave Mini Wagyu Burgers 1Ok, I’m going to forget for a minute that I paid so much for what was basically 6 bites of burger (which could have possibly been done in 3 – but I was in a semi-posh place, so I kept my piggish tendencies under control), and just break it down for you.

Overall, I thought that these little burgers were pretty good. The beef was nicely seasoned and had what I felt was good texture to them. They weren’t soft or mushy like some wagyu burgers tend to be because of the fat content, but that could be because they were cooked to about med-well. Which isn’t hard to do with these little guys. I would have preferred them to be a bit juicer … especially since they were using “Wagyu” as they say.  To be honest, I’m not really sure why they are using Wagyu beef for these … I’m guessing it’s just to sound fancy.

Anyway, patty was good … so I’ll leave it at that As for the buns, lettuce, mayo and onions … the onions are what stuck out the most to me. They added a nice little sweetness to the little burgers – which was nice.

Octave Mini Wagyu Burger Hand Octave Mini Wagyu Burgers Cut Octave Bangkok Mini Wagyu Burgers Menu

These don’t come with sides, nor would they fill up anyone with any sort of appetite. But, for what it’s worth, they were pretty tasty … and while not worth the price (in my opinion), at least they didn’t suck.

Have you been out eating burgess? Share with us your latest burger adventures and quests for Bangkok’s best burgers on our Facebook page! Share the burger love …

 

Super Street Burger

12 Jan

Super Street Burger Cut Bangkok

Super Street Burger Logo 39/39 Soi Sukhumvit 31 (Silom Village Restaurant site), Tel. 02 258 4502, Website: N/A

I don’t really know much about this place. I drove by it the other day and figured I’d give it a try. At first I thought that it was just a little burger stand, but when I walked up to place an order at the window they told me to go inside of what I thought was a different restaurant (Silom Village Restaurant). Anyways, they’ve got 3 burgers … pretty much the same thing .. only vary with the addition of cheese and bacon.The price of the burger (listed below) is for burger only … but you can choose to add rosemary fries and a lemonade for THB 90.- (apx. U.S. $3.00) – which I did. So, with that said, let’s burger on …

Super Street Burger – THB 168.- (Apx. US$ 5.60)

“Beef patty, lettuce, tomato, grilled onion, cheddar cheese and special mayo on toasted bun.”

Super Street Burger BangkokOk, I’ll be honest; I didn’t really expect much when I first walked up to order, or even once they started to prepare it … but I’m happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised once it was delivered. While I typically go for a basic burger, I figured I could use a little bacon and cheese boost – so I went with their most deluxe option. Anyway, the patty was pretty good … but I wish it was a bit bigger though. From what I could tell, it was all-beef, no-fillers … and I saw they season as they put on the grill. Not sure what it was, paprika perhaps, but it was a little heavy on something, but this wasn’t a game-changer. If you like crispy bacon, then this is the place to get it … at least that’s what I got, and it was great. Everything else was fine as well – veggies clean and fresh.

Super Street Burger Cut Bangkok

The bun was nicely buttered and toasted on the griddle … which I liked a lot. It was soft and went well with this burger. My only real issue with the burger was how they put the “special mayo” on it. For starters, there was a bit too much of it for my liking, but more importantly, they put the sauce directly on top of the lettuce, which pretty much guarantees a mess.

Super Street Burger Serving Super Street Burger Rosemary Fries Super Street Burger Menu

And, since I did order the fries, my thought on those was nothing special there. Just your standard FFs … and while they did have rosemary on them, I really couldn’t taste it. Overall, I’d go back – nice little burger – not the best I’ve had, but definitely not the worse .. and for you pizza lovers out there,  they had a bunch of those on offer as well.

If anyone else has tried this place or has found what you believe to be the best burger in Bangkok, please share with us on our Facebook Page.