Recently Matt and I met up with the lovely people from World Flavor, Waegook Tom, The Wanderlust Project, Nomadic Samuel, That Backpacker and Farsickness for a little Korea-bloggers meet-up! We met at Burger B’s in Hongdae, a gourmet little burger joint tucked away on a back street in one of Seoul’s hippest neighborhoods. Apparently, the chef spent some time in the United States. After tasting what actual burgers should taste like, he came back to Korea, started his restaurant, and now makes authentic, American-style burgers–he refuses to “Koreanize” them in any way.
Usually Matt and I try to order different meals so we can try a couple of things, but this time, we both had our hearts set on the The Ultimate Burger. This delicious hunk of meat came topped with gruyère cheese, carmelized onions and truffle aoili. Um, yes please. It also came with a side of shoestring fries and a shot (as in, in an actual shot glass) of vanilla milkshake. So needless to say, there was no sharing going on.
In addition to having amazing burgers, Burger B’s also had a good selection of beers and mixed drinks. Matt had a pint of dark Guinness, and I had a deliciously strong raspberry daiquiri.
While the food and drinks were amazing, the server’s seemed a bit flustered. I’m not sure if that was due to the size of our group or if they were understaffed, because the restaurant wasn’t particularly busy that day. Other than that, we had no complaints. If you find yourself in Hongdae or Apgujeong and are craving an authentic, gourmet burger, Burger B’s is your place!