Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Chur Burger

I have been mourning the loss of the best burger place I know ever since the corner cafe near my parents' place changed owners. Gone are the soft buns, perfectly cooked beef patties and delicious caramelised onions. But then the burger god took pity on me and pointed me in the direction of Chur Burger, which recently took over the former Albion Street Kitchen.

Finding the place isn't hard but deciding on what to order was a different story. After a good five minutes of debating I finally settled on the pulled pork burger with Chur BBQ sauce, red slaw, fennel mayo and then promptly pushed away the menu, before I could change my mind again.

Besides great burgers, I hear they make pretty awesome milkshakes (all with Heilala vanilla) too. However, if you are like me and feeling a little dairy overloaded on the day, no worries. They also offer soda, beer, cider and wine, or you can dive into their spirits selection for something with more of a kick.

My friend got me a bottle of 4 Pines Kolsch to try, it's a handcrafted beer brewed a short distance away in Manly. For someone who's rather particular about beers I quite enjoyed the malty citrusy crisp taste. Then again, who wouldn't love a beer with an ingredients label that reads: "water, malt, hops, yeast +♥"?

Pulled pork burger
Albeit there was a bum on each and every single seat in the house, it didn't take long for the burgers to show up. My friend's burger (grilled beef, cheese, tomato jam, mustard mayo, pickle) received high praises, I was told the tender, juicy beef patty couldn't have been cooked more perfectly. So it wasn't surprising that one bite into my burger, I could see why Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food section named these burgers the best in town. The pork was tender, slaw crunchy, BBQ sauce and fennel mayo worked wonders together, oh and the sweet, soft brioche buns didn't fall apart on me at all. The sweet potato fries deserve a mention too, they were simply addictive!

It seems the burger god did not steer me wrong. I shall be back for more! And hopefully, the music won't be so loud next time, I don't fancy having to compete with it and yell across the table while enjoying such delicious burgers. 

Chur Burger: 48 Albion Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010   Chur Burger on Urbanspoon

1 comment:

  1. I do find it odd when places have incredibly loud music - surely it's then for background ambience? And so glad to see Chur Burger have returned too!