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by Lydia C. Lee (subscribe)
Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published August 20th 2014
Take your taste buds on a trip


It's a burger, I hear you say. How much can you do to a burger? Well, let me tell you, there's a new joint in town and they're evolving the lot! Burger10 in Glebe has a philosophy that will change the way you look at the not so humble burger.

Hussein Jaber, the mastermind in the kitchen comes from a background of expertise in varied national of cuisines, having lived in Lebanon, trained in France and been the executive chef at the Crowne Plaza Dubai, managing international menus. So when he designs a burger, it's not the same patty and bun with a few different salads to change it. He wants the taste to reflect the countries he's lived and worked in.
 




Burger 10 offers 10 different burgers, each based on the flavours of a different cuisine. This means the meat is marinaded or mixed with different spices, depending on the style.

The buns are different types of bread and the condiments broad and varied. The restaurant is licensed, and you can even match the nationality of your beer to the burger of choice.

 




We ordered a few to share, as the choice of just one seemed too hard.

The lamb burger was the popular choice in our group, and the flavours reminded me of a Sunday lunch in a Greek restaurant. This was the most traditional of the burgers that we ordered, but there is an Aussie and American style burger on the menu too, for the more conservative diners.

The chicken steak burger had chermoula spiced chicken and the harissa mayo really lifted the flavours, though was not too hot or overpowering.{BREAK]

For the vegetarians, there is a great falafel burger, with the falafel made from a recipe he learnt from the market in Lebanon, but you must to eat while warm, to really capture the lightness of the falafel. Vegetarians also have a number of options in the sides, from classic vegetable moussakka to the pumpkin seed crumbed vegetable rissoles with tomato chutney, as well as salads.

The most extreme adaptation is the sushi rice beef burger. The grass fed beef is marinaded in sake, and made into a patty. It is served on a bed of sushi rice (made with the vinegar and all) with tofu, fried egg and nori crisps, garlic & wasabi espuma. There is no bun with this burger. It is quite the dish to behold, and voted the favourite by one of our party.



The winner for me, hands down, and a must try, is the pork and prawn burger from China. Instead of a bread bun, the bun has been made with the dough of the steamed pork bun. Even though this was explained to me while ordering, it wasn't until I took the first bite that I could really wrap my brain about what this meant to the overall taste.

The dough is from a real chinese bakery but steamed on the premises upon ordering, so it's soft and warm, and perfect. The pork and prawns have been marinated in ginger shoaxing wine, and there is a certain crisp freshness with the cucumber and shallots with a hoisin & soy mayo. I was so taken with this one that I decided to forgo the dessert and chips and greedily finish this burger myself. It's hard to give it justice in the description to what a novel approach this is, but I thoroughly recommend giving it a try.
 




The burger we didn't try, but is proving to be one of their most popular, is the barramundi fish burger which has red curry flavours in the coconut crusted fish, for those with a penchant for Thai food.



There is but a lone dessert, a freshly baked strawberry cheese cake, and they have an enviable coffee machine so you can finish with a proper coffee.

The good news is that it very reasonably priced. I was astounded to see that the kids meals were a mere $4.50. There is an outdoor area with a garden feel, with plenty of space for prams, and the added bonus of a fenced playground a few metres away.

The indoor area is equally inviting, with comfy lounges and armchairs, and French prints on the wall. They also offer free wifi.
 


As it is fully licensed, offering cocktails as well as cider and wine and the aforementioned beers, it would make the perfect spot to meet up with a few sides to nibble on, like the chicken tandoori empandas or caramelised smoked BBQ glazed pork belly before heading off to the cinema.

They are open from 11am - 11pm on weekdays, and until midnight on the weekends, so you can linger over drinks or coffee into the evening.

The bad news is it is already quite popular, and outdoor tables will fill quickly once summer comes, so you may need to get in early once the word gets out. We went for lunch on a Wednesday and there was a steady flow of people coming and going while we were there, and it's easy to understand why.

So take your tastebuds round the world, bring the kids and kick back for a meal that's bound to please the whole family.
 


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Why? Great concept to really bring some flavour to the humble burger
When: Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight, Sunday 11am-10pm
Phone: 02 8283 3878
Where: 39 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Cost: Varies but great value
Your Comment
It is very inventive, but I wouldn't really call the falafel or sushi burgers, burgers to be honest. The barramundi burger does sound very nice though.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11961) 1461 days ago
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