My first and second apartments were both in South Yarra. But in that time I had never made it to Leonard’s House of Love. I definitely heard the noise, and saw the back part of the kitchen. This made me think the place was at […]
Hello Sam Burger Cafe in South Yarra has been a long-standing part of my introduction to Melbourne. Four years ago I got a voucher as part my welcome pack in my new apartment. And this year, I had another voucher as I started working down […]
It’s great to be back in Melbourne and funnily enough, also back in my old (work hood) of South Melbourne again too. Over the course of just under two years, not too much has changed in the city. But KooKoo is one of the new burger options in the area (along with whatever a Ziggy’s is) taking over the space from the (super inconsistent) Vietnamese eatery Mr Cyclo.
I first came across KooKoo as it was offering a deal via Groupon. Not exactly the Michelin star of excellence. Overall I was content with my $10 burger combo which also came with fries and a drink. Without the deal, the prices ($12-$13) are typical of what you would find in any burger eatery.
Service is all nice, and it comes out pretty quick for what it is. There’s about 2/3 other tables with diners and I’ve always enjoyed the multi-level seating options.
Wacky Burger Combo Time
Their menu is a tinge of Asian-fusion burger combinations, which I’m not sure really works. I pushed the limit myself ordering my first ever fusion of beef and fried chicken in a single burger. The name of the beast was the “No Joke”. It includes such components as a beef patty, fried chicken, bacon, sweet chilli mayo and pickled jalapeno. Not a vegetable in sight. But one more sauce, but peanut.
I found the burger way too extra and too heavy. It is a proper chicken piece, not a patty. All the components separately were fine, and the peanut sauce is enjoyable. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more had it come with chicken satay rather than a beef-chicken burger. Standard-ish thick cut fries and standard packaged drinks. I don’t think any of the burger options would have me running back in a hurry, when there are so many other very excellent burger options around the area. Stokers I’m looking at you.
My first experience of 8bit in the city was terrible, and I vowed never to return. But I was hungry and enticed by the offer of a free burger (via the Liven app) that it made me go in for another go. And I’m glad […]
Now here’s a fast food concept I’d love to see more often. Harvey’s in Canada does fully customisable burgers with a solid range of desserts, sides, vegetarian options and great prices. I ended up visiting the Liberty Village Harvey’s a few times during my time […]
BRGR.Co in Soho was my first taste of a new eating out program called MealPal. This subscription service started out in the states before making its way to London. How it works is that you pay a set amount (£4.60) for pre-paid, pre-ordered lunches. At the time the first three meals were free, though the offer has long since changed.
Time for another burger review! On this weekend I was in Cologne (or Köln) and was massively hungry after spending the day at Kölner Zoo. Looking at all those animals all morning and afternoon left me, well, salivating! Freddy Schilling – Die Hamburger Manufaktur stands for homemade burgers […]
Duck and Waffle Local is the spinoff sibling from the iconic Duck and Waffle high in the sky at level 40 of the Heron Tower. I’ve had two visits to this Covent Garden/ Haymarket/ St James’s location, with extremely mixed results. Overall I conclude that […]
I’ve had two gos with vegan burger joint Mooshies, but it still hasn’t warmed to me completely. It’s good, it’s interesting. But I can’t help feeling something was lacking in the two burgers that I’ve tried so far. Just a little more convincing and I can could turn. Right now Mooshies is a good bet if you are actually vegan, but I need a little more more from these guys.