Burger 10 distinguishes itself by having a menu with ten burgers representing 10 countries around the world: America, Australia, China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco and Thailand. Covering so many countries, the burgers span from the classic (Australia/America) burgers to your more adventurous (everything else, really, with a non-burger plate of rice topped with a beef patty for Japan).
It’s situated on a corner block along Glebe Point Road with generous outdoor and indoor seating. For their second birthday, Burger 10 ran a promotion for $8 burgers.
This is the one representing China: the Pork and Prawns Burger ($8 during their birthday promotion, $13.50 normally) with a traditional steamed bun, ginger shaosing rice wine marinated pork and prawns patty, cucumber, green shallots, hoisin sauce and soy mayo.
I had multiple reservations on ordering this burger — I’m super averse to ginger and not a big fan of steamed buns — but ever persuasive D convinced me to be more adventurous as I could eat a good classic beef burger elsewhere. And I’m glad I got this burger!
The meat patty is definitely the highlight — juicy and tender at medium rare. The ginger was almost undetectable in the marinade, which was otherwise fragrant atop the hoisin sauce, and the cucumber gave the burger a refreshing crispness. While the base of the steamed bun did suffer a slight sogginess, I didn’t mind it and it certainly added a decidedly ‘Chinese’ element to the burger. That said, the generous dollop of the soy mayo compromised the structural integrity of the burger as it caused everything to slide around. While decent for $8, it’s not something I’d return for at full price.
To accompany, I try the Lychee & Mint Yoghurt Smoothie ($7.50). This was rather disappointing as there was an overwhelming yoghurt flavour with the slightest hint of mint, and none whatsoever of lychee.
While likely an anomaly, the service on the day was also wanting. A customer ahead of us ordered almost 30 burgers for take away without calling ahead, so everyone in the more than half empty restaurant at 1pm were forced to wait over thirty for their burgers. The staff warned of the wait time, but left a lot of customers annoyed — one lady up and left after a refund. They may make more money now from the single inconsiderate customer, but they’re not going to have many of those other 20 annoyed customers return. Indeed, like me, they may have been a first timer trying out their burgers during the promotion.
Burger 10 is located at 39 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037.