Archive | October, 2012

Mulligan’s – Bangkok

23 Oct

Mulligan's Bangkok Cheeseburger Cut

Mulligan's Bangkok Logo22/22 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Tel. 02-255-5025, Website: www.mulliganspubs.com/bangkok

Rating: 7/10

Overview: Wandering down soi 11, one has so many options for burgers these days, and hopefully I’ll be able to check them all off. My recent burger adventure brought me to Mulligan’s, which is about 3oo meters or so down the soi on the right-hand side. According to their website, this is one of three branches they own in the region. This place is comfortable and offers both outdoor and indoor seating and has some flat screen tvs throughout to watch whatever sporting event might be going on.

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I went with a couple of friends and we took seat outside. I ordered a Carlsberg, and oddly enough they were out. I only bring this up because I’ve been to a number of places lately that are out of Carlsberg, and it’s starting to get a bit annoying. Anyway, I browsed the menu and then put an order in for a cheeseburger.

Cheeseburger: THB 260- (US $8.67)

“180g Aus. beef patty, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard and cheese on a toasted sesame seed bun.”

When I look back at eating this burger, there’s nothing that really stands out in my mind. It wasn’t bad, nor was it great … it was just a tad better than ok. Patty was fine, but it had no outstanding char, wasn’t bursting with flavor and didn’t have an intense meaty texture. To its credit, it also wasn’t dry and full of gristle. Which I suppose one really shouldn’t get credit for, but oh well. They said that it was made with imported Aus. beef for what it’s worth. But I shouldn’t keep ranting as I don’t want to be too hard on it, it wasn’t bad. The bun was sort of good, and I’m not sure if this is standard, but mine was actually crispy on the outside. I didn’t like the fact that the cheese wasn’t melted, but that’s sort of being on the picky end of things. Not really much else to say on the burger end, but I will throw in that I tried their ribs while I was there and they were pretty good! The Verdict: It wasn’t the best burger in Bangkok, so I won’t be back for another anytime soon … but for a beer and ribs, maybe!

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St. Louis Cafe

6 Oct

St. Louis Cafe Parisian Burger Cut Bangkok

St.Louis Cafe Bangkok_Sign1 Sathorn Soi 11 (see map below), Tel. 02-xxx-xxxx, Website: FB Page

Update: heard they closed down.

Rating: 8/10

Overview: A few months ago a reader (Maa Jai Dum) shared a photo of a burger he got from this place, and I instantly knew that I had to check it out. Although I had planned to go right away, life got in the way and it took me a tad bit longer to wander down there. But after all this time, I’m glad that I didn’t let this recommendation be forgotten.

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The cafe is small and simple; the menu appealing; and the staff was friendly. In addition to the beef burger that had, there were also chix, salmon and veggie burger options. This round I stepped a bit out of my traditional burger ordering habits and went with a speciality burger … the Parisian. I’m glad I did. I’m not sure their regular burger would have had the same effect on me.

Parisian Burger: THB 240- (US $8.00)

“160g Thai beef patty, lettuce, tomato, grilled onion, bacon, brie, mayo and semi-toasted sesame seed bun.

St. Louis Cafe Parisian Burger BangkokWhile Paris is sometimes referred to as the City of Love; this could almost be dubbed the Burger I Loved … almost. It wasn’t love at first bite, but it was pretty close. I had one minor issue with it, and that was I thought the patty was a bit dense, and I would have liked it to be a bit juicer. Anyway, like I said, this was a minor hiccup. For the most part, I think the photos can do the talking for this one. I loved the fact that they didn’t skimp on the cheese. I don’t recall eating many burgers with brie before, but I can say that this won’t be the last. It added an subtle woody, smokey flavor to the burger … just thinking about it makes me want another, or at the very least, eat some brie. Two other things worth pointing out are the grilled onion and the bun. The onion was awesome, if you’re not an onion fan I can see how you might not agree here. Anyway, sometimes I feel a thick sliced onion is too much for any burger. Too much bite to it, but this was great. Grilled nicely to soften it and sweeten it. Also, the bun was pretty darn good … I liked that fact that it was pressed in the Panini press (I’m guessing). The waitress told me that the buns were custom made by Folies or something like that … thumbs up to them. The fries I didn’t really eat; but they were hot and crispy upon arrival. The Verdict: Really good burger. Not sure it’s the best in Bangkok, but if you’re wandering around even remotely in the area, it’s worth a try.

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Serving Time: apx 15 min

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