10/15 Soi Convent (Silom), Tel. 02 235 2777, Website: here
It’s been one of those weeks where I sort of wish this was a blog about beer or cocktails … and then this post could have been about just that … beer and cocktails, lots of them. But since this is a burger blog and I visited this spot mid-week during my office lunch hour, it’s probably best that I didn’t get wasted. Anyway, before I popped over to this place, I looked around online a bit to see if they had burger and all I came across was something about a sausage burger … so I figured that if they had a sausage burger, they’d have to have a regular one (or at least I hoped they would).
Turns out they did. They had 2 beef burger options. Option 1 is a beef burger that only comes in the lunch set and Option 2 is a Wagyu burger. The server told me that both of the burgers were the same standard size, so I went with the lunch set, which comes with your choice of starter and main — in my case, a burger. For a starter, I had a beet salad. It was good. Now, enough about that … and on to the beef!
Sloane’s Premium Beef Burger: THB 550.-++
”130g beef patty, lettuce, tomato, and onion and a toasted sesame seed bun”
There’s a quote by Confucius that goes “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” And I think that this is how a lot of places approach making their burgers. A good burger is really simple to make, but we insist on making them complicated. This is not the case for this burger. If simple was the goal – success. While this burger didn’t blow me away, I did enjoy eating it. It was served with just what you see listed above. There was no ketchup, mustard or special sauces on it; no butter, mayo or oil on the bun. Just meat, veg and bun. The patty was a little dense but not hard and the seasoning very simple. The veggies were fresh and thought it was a nice touch they used both red and white onions. The bun was fine as well – not too “bready” and nicely toasted. The small wedges it came with were ok too… no issue there. The first bite of the burger brought me back to a backyard BBQ – there was a simple, comforting taste to it, and that’s a good thing … on the other end of that, the bill brought me back to reality. I don’t typically make comments on price, but just over THB 700 for the burger set and a bottle of water seems a bit up there – especially for a quick lunch.
The plus side of this was that the overall quality seemed to be good and there is a perceived “value-for-money” aspect of the set, but I’m not sure it’s enough to draw me back. Oh, and I almost forgot, I know there are some mustard snobs out there, and if you are one of them, you’d be happy to know they serve this burger with some nice english mustard! Anyway, if you’re in the area and have a bit of extra $$ to throw around, a burger and cocktail might be in order! If you try the Wagyu one, do let us know how is.
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Lunch – served only from 12-2.3opm (and not on Saturdays or something like that – best to check opening times before you go)