Cycle 4 – Item 322
23 (Sat) November 2013
Double Tomato Bacon Deluxe
-Seongsu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
The Bacon Tomato Deluxe, featured on GMTD a couple years ago when it was launched (see 2.281 Bacon Tomato Deluxe), has since become a regular menu item but with 1 less bun (nothing in the middle) and 1 less bacon slice (originally 2).
Now, with 1 additional slice of tomato, a sweetened sauce, and an unnecessary rearrangement of the words in the name, it’s evolved into the Double Tomato Bacon Deluxe. 300 won more. Whether this is the new default or a limited-time offer, who knows.
Not good. The main problem was the sauce, previously described as “sweet chili sauce,” but now is so sweet that it overwhelmed everything else, including the sorry-ass solitary bacon slice.
Come to think of it, what the fuck kind of bacon burger comes with only a single slice of bacon? As I mentioned before (see 4.307 Bean Royale), Korean-run burger joints, even the Korean branches of international fast food companies, lack the capacity to create a competent burger; they just don’t understand the fundamentals.
Also, what’s with charging for the extra slice of tomato? In light of the ever-growing and well-justified nutritional criticisms against the fast food industry, offering a free slice of tomato would’ve been a wise move.
(See also FAST FOOD)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)