Duke’s Express – Bangkok (Closed)
Emporium Shopping Mall, 5th Fl., Tel: 087-002-9214, Website: www.dukesbangkok.com
Overview: Would I eat here again? One word – yes. Do they have the best burgers in Bangkok? That’s yet to be seen. However, I’ve heard some good things about this place in the past; and today, I’m glad I finally tried their burgers. Tucked away in the back of the Emporium food hall is the small Duke Express outlet – with about 7 small tables. When I was there, all but one was filled. Staff was friendly and informative. When I asked about the beef, the waitress informed me that all burgers were made with beef imported from Australia and that other than the 1/4 pounder I ordered, all burgers feature a 1/2 pound patty. Next time I return, I will give their signature burger a try – the Duke’s Burger.
1/4 Pound Burger: THB 149.- (apx. US $5.00)
“100% Premium Sirloin Burger served with
Hand Cut Fries herbed Buttermilk-battered Onion Rings and Gourmet Dill Pickle”
This was a great burger. The patty was cooked perfectly and was still quite juicy for being relatively thin. The bun was big, but not heavy so I didn’t have that “all bun – no burger” experience. Also, it seems that the buns are freshly baked – which is a nice touch as they don’t have that faint stale taste that many buns have. You have your choice of sides: fries, onion rings, cole slaw or salad. I had the onion rings (herbed and buttermilk battered) as well as an order of cole slaw – both were good.
Beer: THB 80.- and up
Serving Time: <15 min
Parking: Yes, Emporium parking lot – first 2 hours free
BTS: Phrom Prong