I think Gourmet Burger Kitchen is probably the most underrated Burger place there is. My sister and I went to the one in Stratford Westfield. I liked the location of the restraurant itself, its situated in the corner of all of them, and it was very spacious which I believe is important when eating messay food. You do not want to feel cramped or be too close to another table of peopole. This post isn't so much about the restaurant itself, but more about its burgers. I do love me a good ol' burger if you haven't realised that already.
My favourite thing about GBK is if you can't pick what burger you want from their ready made selections, or you are the type of person who sees one thing then sees another and wants that (me in a nutshell) you can just go for a classic burger (meat, salad, sauce) and then add in what you want. That's what I did 'cause I'M AN INDECISIVE FOOL I TELL YOU!!!
This is the beauty I created:
LOOK AT THAT FRIED EGG!!! Eggs are an amazing ingredient to pretty much eanything. Whoever said eggs are just for breakfast lied. An egg can transform anything to something better, any time of day. And just look at the yolky goodness ooooozing out of it. GBK don't hold back on that ooze. I have never once received an egg that does not greet me with its sunshine like glory. Trust me, I have had eggs in burgers, or on pizzas that were meant to be fried to prefection, and literally felt and looked like a Haribo egg. Don't get me wrong, I like haribo eggs, but not in my burger!
The buns have that great crisp outside that is slightly grilled, and the inside is soft enough to nestle the meat. My favourite thing is that the bun gets slighlty soaked with the egg, and thats when you know you have a good bun!
Oh, and check out the beautiful bit of teeny salad just to make you feel slightly less fat. Thanks GBK- you so thoughtful!!!
So my burger consisted of the beef (you can ask for how you like it, medium well in my case) the fried egg, cheese <3, salad, relish, mayo. I could have been more creative, as there is a variety of fillings available, but for today, this did me quite well. That's what is great about GBK, you can always switch it up.
With every bite, my sister and I kept saying how amazing it was. The staff must of been so freaked out by us. We seriusly looked like we had never eaten in our lives. You know when staff walk up to your table and ask you if everything is okay, each time we just gazed back at them with food on our faces, a mouth full, big beaming eyes, and just nodded. Sigh.
This was my first bite. Oh the first bite. That first bite will last with me forever.Just seeing the cheese in its glorified greatness is bringing wonderful memories. I do suggest adding cheese to your burger. If you do not like cheese, I have no words for you. That's a lie, I do; no. NO and no. That explains my sentiments towards cheese haters haha. Yes I did eat this beast with my hands. Burgers are for hands, not cutlery! But boy does it get messy. I dont care though, licking my fingers was AMAZINGLY FUN and added new taste dimensions (no not dirt, I assure you my hands were clean). I feel I need to apologise for the longness of my nose, however, I think it adds a bit of something-something to this photo, and makes it look like I really was nestling my face into those buns (this sounds like some messed up porno...I assure you... it is).
I would like to leave with these beautiful and meaningful words:
BURGERS ARE THE BEST.
p.s. I come pretty close, now that explains their greatness ;)