30 (Wed) March 2011
American Burger with Curly Fries
-Sinchon, Seodaemun, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with MtG, CBD
On this second visit (see most recently 2.054 Mini Burgers), I tried their most basic burger, the American Burger. It’s a beef patty, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup (hold the ketchup), mustard, and mayo, on a slightly toasted white bun. From the first bite, I was distracted by the taste of the beef. It had that slightly dry herbaceous character, without much fat or other flavor, typical of cheap Australian beef. Even worse, it was over-seasoned with oregano, perhaps an attempt to mask the meat’s inherent flaws. At 150 grams, the patty was too big to be that poor in quality.
Every Wednesday, the restaurant provides unlimited refills of their curly fries with a burger order. The fries are excellent, made on the premises from fresh potatoes. But really, at this point in my life, I could afford to do without things like unlimited refills of curly fries.
5 October 2011
The previous post on this restaurant had given rise to a series of comments ad nauseam concerning the term “sliders,” which reader DC pointed out is what these burgers are called by a segment of the population in certain parts of the world. The comments spilled over into this post. Sensing no end in sight, I summarized my position and declared the discussion over. Never one to give up the last word, DC posted her own final comment. Ironically, the comment was blocked by the site’s automatic spam filter, the first time ever on this blog. I’m assuming that the filter was triggered by the length of the comment.
(For more details re food, see WHAT)
(For more details re venues, see WHERE IN KOREA)