Bad Burger (2017)

30 Oct

BadBurger LogoBetween Sukhumvit 18 & 20, Website: here

There is a small soi/ally which seems there might be parking, but not sure how easy it would be to find an open spot. Scooter parking – no problem.

The Basic Bit (THB 249.-)

150g Australian beef, buttered/toasted brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, cheddar, red onions, pickles and special sauce – served with your choice of side. (I went with coleslaw)

Bad Burger Basic Bit

I should say straight out… this wasn’t a bad burger, but for me something was missing – especially when it came to the patty. 1 word: savoriness. I know that I’m likely get some slack for this post as these guys have a ton of really great reviews and a vocal and loyal fan club (which I’m sure was well earned), and to the chef’s credit, people have been praising/recommending her burger to me since the food stall days in Onnut – I’m sorry I missed that – but here we are now… what can I say, this was my experience.

At the end of the day, the beef needs to be the hero. The bun, the toppings, the sides… and even the environment to some degree in some cases, should all come together for one purpose… to hail the beef! For me, I wasn’t hit with the “mmm” sensation when I bit in. And that’s usually a good test. The burger was good, but the patty was bland, it didn’t have that burgery/meaty/savory umph I was hoping for. It wasn’t dry, there was some juice, but it was more of a watery beef  flavor than  this is really bad for me, I really shouldn’t be eating this, but hope it never ends savory goodness…
Bad burger Basic Bit cut Bad Burger Grind

On the flip side, the grind was fine and the quality seemed good, no gristle or sinew bits to be seen at all! They cook all burgers medium (stated in the menu) and the server even pointed this out, which I thought was nice – mine might have been slightly under. Burger came in a timely manner; however one thing that I thought was a bit strange was that my coleslaw side came out first… like, right after the kitchen got my order they brought me my slaw. As a table of two was leaving, I asked one guy how everything was… he commented that the person he dined with enjoy her burger and that he found it strange they brought out their fries and coleslaw before the burgers. As I sat there for the next 5 minutes looking at my coleslaw, I agreed, it was strange, but wrote it off as Thai style service; when the dish is ready, it comes out. Staff was friendly, but once I had my food I was pretty much left to it; no follow-up until I asked for the bill.

Bad Burger Coleslaw

Anyway, at the end of the day, what constitutes a great burger can be somewhat subjective. It’s a personal preference – if this was not the case, we wouldn’t see some places serving filler-packed mush blobs of beef as burgers (which to be clear, Bad Burger was not this type of burger)… where there’s someone somewhere thinking that burger is god’s gift to mankind.

So take it as you will, maybe it was an off day for my tastebuds, or the guy cooking did something different this time – who knows. It was good enough that you should judge for yourself if you are in the area and support small business! Or, if  you’ve already tried it, please share your thoughts with us on our BBB Facebook page. Aside from the burger, anyone try the ribs or the Mac&Cheese?

Burger On! BBB


BTW: This is for J.Melcher 😉 (naked meat shot – as any “decent review” should have)

BAd burger patty



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