Beef & Shake (2017)

14 Nov

Beef & Shake LogoTel: 094-426-5452, Website: here | FB

Parking: Possibly paid parking at the hotel next door (or access via BTS Chong Nongsi)

This burger joint has been open for about 1.5 years, but I haven’t really heard much about it. That said, a quick google search comes up with some pretty good reviews. It is relatively near my office (Rama 4) so I figured I’d pop on down for a quick lunch. I should note, for you veggie lovers, they have some mushroom burger options as well as pork if you are non-beef eaters.

Beef Burger (THB 219.-)

Apx 120g beef patty, lettuce, tomato, pickle and special sauce on a toasted bun.

Cooking style: Griddle – Smash and Sear! choose your own doneness. *I went with medium. (was slightly over, but it’s fine)

Beef Shake Beef Burger

Unlike my last post where I liked the bun and was let down by the beef – this experience was almost opposite. On their menu, Burger & Shake notes they use Australian beef – I asked the guy behind the counter (possibly one of the owners??) Where the beef was from, he said it was Australian beef, but the cattle are raised here in Thailand. It’s cool. I like that they are thinking local, while also thinking about serving better quality beef.

Beef Shake Beef PattyFor me, it comes across. Tastewise, I liked this patty, light on the seasoning and clear beef taste. The grind consistency was good as well. It comes across as lean, not dripping with fat, and burger juices weren’t oozing out – but it was moist and not watery tasking like the burger I had here. They smash and sear their burgers here – so there was a some crust, bu t it wasn’t super noticeable in terms of adding taste.

Beef Shake Beef Burger Cut 2 Beef Shake Cheese Fries

The only thing I did not like about this burger was the bun. Really didn’t like it. Standing alone it probably would have been ok, but for this burger, not so much. I wish I could describe what I didn’t like about it, because just saying it was too soft and fluffy doesn’t really do  a good job… I’ve had burgers with soft and fluffy buns before and they were good. So, it’s about the real texture and I guess you’re just going to have to take this comment for what it is.

Side note, I had ordered the set that came with cheese fries… what a mess. It tasted ok, but there was more “special sauce” (something like 1000 island) than cheese. I don’t know why, but I was expecting some cheese whiz drenched French Fry goodness. Also, there were lots of caramelized onions buried under the cheese and sauce – I liked the onions, but if you are an onion hater… consider yourself warned. (Note: just got a message from the owner, apologizing and noting that I was served a different type of “new cheese fries” – not their old version which was out. So that explains that. So what you see and read above is not a description of their cheese fries.)

Anyways, if you’re in the area and are craving a burger, give it a try and let us know what you think on our BBB Facebook page. Or let us know what your favorite burger places in town are.

Burger On

 

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