Posted on | May 2, 2010 | 2 Comments
Bachi Burger is a new restaurant, bringing a new burger concept to Las Vegas. Asian inspired! I love Umami Burger in Los Angeles, so I had to give Bachi Burger a try.
We decided to split two burgers, the Kalbi Burger shown above, and Kiki’s Burger. To start, we shared an order of Bachi’s Pickles, which are made fresh on site, and are all unique and quite good:
The Kalbi burger reminded me a bit of a burger version of a kogi taco. Very strong, distinct Korean flavors in this burger; just sweet enough, garlicky, with some tangy kimchee on top. The burger consists of ground beef, pork, soy, garlic, ginger, chili paste and green onions, with ko chu jang mayo. Really tasty.
Kiki’s burger consisted of a more simple burger with sauteed shiitake and eryngi mushrooms, caramelized bacon, sweet onion marmalade, gruyere, with a garlic chili aioli on the side. Also quite tasty, and extremely messy! I loved the unique flavors in this one. Sweet, savory, and quite good.
The only complaint Adam and I shared about the burgers themselves are that they’re slightly overcooked for our taste. The burgers weren’t pink at all in the middle, which is how we like them. Upon asking the waitress if we could order it medium rare (for next time)… well, she didn’t really have an answer. If we could, I think these would be nearly perfect burgers! The toppings were all fresh, the flavor combinations were fantastic, and the buns were soft and pillowy. Really good.
For fries, we decided to split the garlic salt and pepper fries, which were supposed to consist of fried garlic, green onion, cilantro, maui onion sea salt, and pepper with a garlic chili aioli. I think we may have gotten the wrong order, as it didn’t seem to have all of these ingredients, or if it did, it was really subtle. No matter, the fries were cooked perfectly; nice and crispy, yet soft in the middle. Again, really good.
To wash it all down, we both ordered green tea milk bobas, although Adam opted for the non-boba version… Yeah, I don’t get it either!
The restaurant is decent sized, clean, and contemporary inside. The service was quite friendly and efficient. Overall I was very impressed, and will likely return. I’d really like to try the Banh Mi burger and the steamed sandwiches! I just hope they’ll do well enough to expand and build a location closer to the NW side of town…