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.
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”
I’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.
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…