This month, The BigChilli put our stomachs (and weight) on the line once again to compile in this issue the Bangkok’s Burger Bonanza.
by Morgan Thanarojpradit
WHEN thinking of delicious steaks and burger menus, Outback Steakhouse comes to mind. The Outback Steakhouse Typhoon Bloom Burger is one of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Priced at B389+, Outback Steakhouse Typhoon Bloom burger is a mouth-watering beef burger patty topped with Outback’s fried onion strings, drooling American cheese, fresh lettuce, tomato and its signature Typhoon Bloom sauce. The combination of juicy meat and crunchy fried onion
strings smothered in Outback’s very own Typhoon Bloom sauce made for a very unique and delicious combination.
Outback Steakhouse. Siam Discover, 4th Floor. 989 Rama I Road. 02 658 0202.
NESTLED on the ground floor of Pullman Silom Hotel, 25 Degrees is home to one of Bangkok’s best burgers and more. This is a standalone restaurant that serves good food and beverages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Offering bright and friendly atmosphere, this restaurant offers some exceptional choice menus when it comes to delicious burgers. The burgers at 25 Degrees restaurant are quite simply named: number one, two, three, and four.
We went with burger number three. Priced at B330++, number three comprises of Mezzo secco jack, green chili, chipotle, and fresh slices of avocado. The patty is made from premium cut beef and all other ingredients are carefully sourced from local producers.
25 Degrees Bangkok. Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, 188 Silom Road. 02 352 4192. 25degreesrestaurant.com/bangkok
CHOOSING between ‘mild’ or ‘hell’, diners can pick how hot they like their burgers at Gunger. This small container-converted burger joint is located in the famed creative art space, Chang Chui. The burger comes with crispy bacon, fried onion rings, lettuce, tomato slices, two kinds of cheeses, house-made mayo and jalapenos in between charcoal buns. The beef is nicely cooked and juicy. It was a bit messy to eat, but that’s usual for any good burger.
Gunger. Chang Chui, 460/8 Sirindhorn Road. 081 817 2888. facebook.com/ChangChuiBKK
Hard Rock Café
Staying true to its namesake, the Bangkok iteration of this renowned franchise prides itself in serving hearty portions of All-American classics brand. Made with Australian Angus beef 8-ounce burger is a signature dish throughout the world. Original since the opening. From the bun to the patty, everything is homemade. Been the signature burger since Hard Rock’s inception in 1971 in London, making this recipe 46 years old. You don’t mess with perfection. Easily shared between two. It’s a beast!
424/3-6 Siam Square, Soi 11. 02 658 4090-3. hardrock.com/Bangkok
THIS newly established restaurant is a must-visit for all foodies. Led by two French chefs, the BIRDS’ signature burger comes in oval-shaped buns freshly baked daily. The bread is a mixture of the regular burger buns and the French brioche topped with thyme, fleur de sel, oat cereal and the secret recipe of spices. The BIRDS French burger comes with roasted organic chicken breast topped with melted AOC Gruyere cheese, iceberg lettuce, spicy guacamole spread, crispy smoked bacon and crispy shallot served with a side of roasted young organic potato cooked in the rotisserie and flavoured from the roasted chicken jus and a side of homemade mayonnaise sauce.
Soi Amon, Nang Linchi Road. 095 594 6675. facebook.com/BIRDSRotisserie
Dean & Deluca
SINCE its launch in 2010, Dean&Deluca has proven itself a popular spot wherever it goes in Bangkok. Offering a variety of delicious dishes, the famed DEAN burger (B445++) is one not to be missed. The burger comes with Wagyu ground beef patty topped with dry cured belly bacon, cheddar cheese, buttercup lettuce, red onion, tomato, grain mustard, house-made spicy burger sauce with brioche bun served with fries, the meal bursts with flavours and aroma.
Dean & Deluca, 479 Naradhiwat Rajanagarindra Road. 02 023 1616. deandeluca.com/thailand
Still a tight squeeze, the new location offers more elbow room for guests to enjoy the enchanting atmosphere the bar&restaurant is known for. Iron Fairies’ Fat gut’z beef burger (B370) comes with juicy homemade beef patty topped with brie cheese, bacon, tomato, green & red oak lettuce, red onions, and homemade sauce.
402 Soi Thonglor (between Thonglor 12 and 14).
099 918 1600. facebook.com/ironfairiesbkk
DWELLING high on the 25th floor of Hotel Indigo on Wireless Road, Char Bangkok is part of a two-storey restaurant and bar rooftop complex. The restaurant is decorated with classic furniture and designs compared to the rest of the hotel with the friendly and very attentive wait staff to assist your every needs. The Char’s signature burger comes with the choicest premium cut Wagyu beef patty. The meat was carefully selected and grounded in one big chunk and kept as is, then cut up into burger patty size (250g) and stored. Once ordered, the meat is then prepared with seasoning vegetables, house-made mayonnaise, topped with fresh vegetables, aged cheddar cheese and housemade soft charcoal buns. This delicious burger is priced at B450++.
25th & 26th Floor, Hotel Indigo Bangkok 81 Wireless Road. 02 207 4999. www.charbangkok.com
A small, loft-style restaurant recently opened on Convent Road offers an array of comfort food dishes. The Classic burger (B265 net) comes with house made Mash mayo, caramelised onions, beef reduction, lettuce, tomato and bacon. The meat patty was flavourful and juicy. The burger is served with house made chips which were very enjoyable.
Mash. Soi Convent, Silom Road. 029 692 5999.
Piri Piri Flaming Chicken
AT Piri Piri Flaming Chicken, the restaurant takes a no-nonsense approach to cooking. Prides itself on offering fast and tasty food that doesn’t scrimp on quality. And there’s more than just Portuguese-style fare to whet your appetite here. Both chicken and beef burgers are on the menu. All patties are handmade on site and flame-grilled to a diner’s preference. Bacon and Cheese Burger, topped with crispy bacon and mature cheddar (B270 for single; B330 for double) served piping hot alongside chipped potatoes and a generous salad.
Piri Piri Flaming Chicken. piripiribangkok.com
New York Style Steak & Burger
Intimidation at a glance, the New York Style Steak&Burger’s signature dish, the Manhattan Monster (B450++), is one mighty order. This burger comes with 220g of premium quality grounded beef, crispy bacon, cheese, fried egg, firehouse chilli, onion rings, and homemade pickle and tomato squished in between two house made buns made fresh daily served with a bucket of fries is sure to make quite an impression.
Sukhumvit 22, Park 22. 02 262 0920. nysteakandburger.com
THE Jamie’s Italian Burger is one of the restaurant’s signature dishes and can be found on every Jamie’s Italian menu across the globe. Priced at B560++ the burger comprises a juicy prime beef patty with mortadella cheese, balsamic onions, tomato, fontal, gherkins, and a pickled chilli in between a homemade bun and served with thin hand cut chips. Unlike most burger buns in Bangkok, the bread is not sweet, making for a refreshing change to Thai bread. The patty is made with beef imported from Austria, and the rest of the ingredients are carefully sourced locally.
Jamie’s Italian. Siam Discovery, Ground Floor.
989 Rama I Road. 02 255 5222. jamiesitalian.co.th
Cocotte Farm Roast&Winery
OPENED in April 2016, Cocotte offers a wide range of roasted meat, organic vegetables, cheeses and fine wines with a farm-like atmosphere in the heart of Bangkok. The Cocotte Burger 2.0 (B640++) comprises Wagyu beef patty, aged Comte cheese, smoked bacon, lettuce, and in-house mustard sauce in Brioche buns served with Cocotte’s French fries.
Cocotte Farm Roast & Winery, 39 Boulevard,
Sukhumvit Soi 39. 092 664 9777. www.cocotte-bangkok.com
Atrium beef burger
At Avani Atrium, even non-staying guests can enjoy this place of delights. Atrium beef burger (B350) comes with a juicy beef patty topped with fresh green leafs, plum tomato, onions, crisp bacon, apple and fennel slaw in crispy brioche bread served with a side of homemade tomato relish. This brioche bread has added egg and butter content, so it has a rich and tender crumb. The apple piece added a sweet and sour taste to the burger like a little surprise.
Avani Atrium Bangkok, 1880 Petchburi Road. 02 718 2000. facebook.com/AvaniAtriumBangkok
Arnoma Grand Hotel
THIS all-day dining restaurant offers both buffet and a la carte dishes including some delicious burgers. The signature burger is the BBQ pork burger (B260++) comes with grilled pork burger with BBQ sauce topped with fried eggs in special pumpkin buns served with French fries. The Mango 99 is located on the ground floor of Arnoma Grand Hotel between Chidlom and Pratunam area.
Mango 99, Arnoma Grand Hotel, 99 Ratchadamri Road. 02 655 5555. www.arnoma.com
The Continent Bangkok
TASTE this unique black ink burger special at The Continent Bangkok. The Continent Bangkok Burger (B350++) comprises marinated meat with herbs such as Thyme and Rosemary with locally produced fillings include mushrooms, caramelised onions and sliced tomatoes with reduced wine sauce, and a hint of cheddar cheese served with either edgy wedges or French fries.
The Continent Hotel Bangkok by Compass Hospitality, 413 Sukhumvit Road.
02 686 7000. www.thecontinenthotel.com
LOCATING amidst the city centre, Pathumwan Princess Hotel presents an outstanding burger. The Citi Bistro offers the Pathumwan Princess Burger (B420++), 100% Angus beef burger patty with iceberg lettuce, pickles, onion rings and homemade BBQ sauce with fresh hamburger buns made daily.
Pathumwan Princess Hotel, 444 MBK Centre, Phayathai Road.
02 216 3700. www.pprincess.com
Siam@Siam Design Hotel
THIS burger is inspired by the Occitan, a region between France and Spain. The Occitan chicken pesto basil burger (B320++) encapsulated the flavours of capsicum espelette pepper sauce, chorizo (spicy pork sausage), deep-fried garlic cloves and drooling mozzarella cheese. The menu is available at the Party House One and Pool Bar.
Siam@Siam Design Hotel, 865 Rama 1 Road.
02 217 3000. siamatsiam.com
Dee Lite, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok
THIS bright and airy decor restaurant is situated on the ground floor of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok. It is a haven for foodies who loves a good variety in their meals, offering a plethora of cuisines including Thai, Vietnamese and Western specialties including juicy and delightful burger. The Dee Lite burger (B350++) comes with meat patty and cheddar cheese, fresh slices of onions, tomatoes, crisp bacon, onion ring, iceberg lettuce and guacamole in between soft house made charcoal buns served with French fries on the side.
Dee Lite, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok, 18/1 Sukhumvit 26. 02 649 6666.
Gourmet Bar, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square
THE brand new dining space sits in the lobby of Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square. The airy glass walls and contemporary décor offers a perfect location to hang out or work or even for a casual meeting outside of the office. The GourmetBar at Novotel Siam also provides some interesting food and beverage menus including its Gourmet Bar signature burger (B420++) – a beef patty topped with drooling cheese with tomatoes, onion ring, iceberg lettuce, crispy bacon, avocado and thousand dressing served with French fries and coleslaw.
Gourmet Bar, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square. 02 209 8888.
Siam Tea Room, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park
RELAUNCHED at the end of 2016, Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park proudly presents the Siam Tea Room. The restaurant features a terrace and a wooden sala at the entrance. Leading the kitchen is Chef Anukul Poolpipat who serves an array of delectable classic Thai cuisine with recipes drawn from his family, including the Thai twist to the burger served at the restaurant. Kai Thod Burger (B297++) comes with crispy-fried chicken cut with roasted Thai fusion style chilli mayo and local herb slaw.
Siam Tea Room, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. 02 059 5999. facebook.com/siamtearoom
The Dream Hotel
EXPERIENCE the creative East Meets West with delicious fusion burgers at Dream Bangkok. The Flava Restaurant & Bar at the Dream Bangkok offers an eclectic blend of Thai and Western foods to satisfy every diner’s gastronomic desires. A must-try burger includes the delicious Nuer Pad Kaprao (stir-fried beef basil) (B350++) combination of unique Thai taste blended smoothly with the western presentation. International burgers also available.
Dream Hotel, 10 Sukhumvit SOi 15. 02 254 8500. dreamhotels.com
Best homemade burger in town
ENJOY Polynesian-style burger at the Trader Vic’s restaurant, Anantara Riverside. Comprises a half pound Angus beef patty, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, fresh crisp topping and Trader Vic’s very own house-made sauce in freshly baked buns with French fries. Perfectly paired with the Trader Vic’s signature Mai Tai cocktail to complete the meal.
Trader Vic’s, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.
02 476 0022 ext 1416. www.facebook.com/anantara
The Sukhothai Bangkok
AT The Sukhothai Bangkok, the burger menu comes a little different. Like the three musketeers, the burgers come in a set of three (B1080++). The Classic burger comes with juicy Wagyu sirloin beef patty topped with Gruyere cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, gherkin and caramelised onion. The Blue cheese burger has Wagyu sirloin patty with blue cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, gherkin, caramelised onion and fried onion. Finally, the Rossini burger comes with Wagyu sirloin patty, pan-fried foie gras, baby spinach, rockets and aged balsamic dressing. The menu is available at the Zuk Bar.
Zuk Bar, The Sukhothai Bangkok, 13/3 South Sathorn Road.
02 344 8671. Sukhothai.com
LOCATED in the heart of Bangkok on Sukhumvit 20 Road. This wellness-focused hotel comes with in-room Well Fit Box containing a yoga mat, a yoga block, an exercise ball, a massage ball, a resistance band and a weight scale, so all guests who stay at the hotel doesn’t have to compromise their health and fitness even if they are away from home. The Twist Bar&Bistro also offers healthy and hearty meals including burgers. The signature burger dish is the Farmer Angus Beef Burger (B380++) that comes with premium grounded beef topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions and Emmental cheese.
The Twist Bar&Bistro, Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20. 02 127 5995.