03 May 2011
babu burger and grill
It reminded MM of a New York burger, in that we were asked how we'd like the patty, not a very common approach to burger patties in Australia, but a very welcome one.
On first impressions the Grand Babu ($13.90 + $1.20 for cheese) looked huge and juicy. In fact, the rare patty was still oozing pink juices when it arrived at the table. A very good sign that it was actually rare as requested.
And rare it was! And a taste sensation, with a patty that had been beautifully seasoned with middle-eastern spices.
It was fragrant and juicy, and once loaded up with some simple salad, including all-important pickles, it goes on record as one of the best burgers ever!
We also sampled the Moroccan Onion Puff ($7.30), described as 'sliced onion mixed in light, fluffy batter, deep fried until crispy golden, served hot with spicy jalapeno mayonnaise'.
It was slightly horrifying in its proportions and the amount of oil that had been soaked up by the batter. The accompanying mayo was delicious. It's the kind of thing you crave after a big night out, but sits rather heavily in the belly.
The next time a burger craving hits, MM will head straight to Babu for a perfectly cooked, juicy, rare burger. Hold the Moroccan Onion Puff please!
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