The burger scene in Melbourne has popped up like wild fire and there’s a new bad boy in town that’s been open for quite some time and is serving asian fusion burgers. Welcome to The Burger Block in Kew. Located on the main road, I was quite worried about the parking. Do not fear, there’s plenty of street parking so don’t panic.
It’s a little ol’ shop and don’t let the look deter you. It does have a take-away shop feel to it but there are many additions that shows that they aren’t. There’s cutlery and sauces by the side and it’s self serve water as well. The interior is very adorable and they have added a lot of little touches such as flowers to make it more cosy and warm.
If you were wondering what the burgers look like, there’s a menu with pictures on the side bench.
We ordered at the front counter and was given a number for the table. You know all those times that you’ve waited and waited for your food and wondered why it wasn’t coming out and thought to yourself “why didn’t they let us know”. Well, The Block Block provides an explanation on your table number that it can take from 7-30mins dependent on how busy the place was. I hoped and hoped that it wasn’t going to be 30 mins and it only took 10mins or so which was fine and dandy by me.
Luckily Melbourne was giving us lovely weather and we were quite parched. I’m a sucker for Matcha now and I saw the iced sencha and matcha green tea on the menu and could not go past it. The staff told me it had no sugar in it at all and they were happy to put in half a teaspoon of sugar to sweeten it up. This drink is very light and refreshing. I think I would have been happy without any sugar at all. Mr D wasn’t a fan though, but then, he doesn’t really enjoy matcha (WHAT?!).
Iced Sencha & Matcha Green Tea (Sugar Free) – $4.50
Mr D got the white iced coffee and ice cream and he loved that it was only ice cream and no whipped cream added. The ice coffee is refreshing with a BAM of coffee in it so Mr D was quite happy with this.
White Iced Coffee with Ice Cream – $6.00
Now, Mr D and myself LOVE chippies and when we saw that there was beer battered chippes, we were stoked. THESE. ARE. AMAZEBALL! I usually get aioli with my chippies for extra flavour these taste-gasmic chippies do not need anything. They were super crunchy with a touch of salt and it was oh so delish. My favourite chippies by far!
Regular Beer Battered Chips – $4.50
When I pick burgers, I’m always on team beef and in the Eureka they also have ONION RINGS (OH EM GEEEEE!). The beef patty was so tender, so juicy and of great quality. The onion rings gave it a lovely crunch and the bacon wasn’t too crispy. However, I did find the burger to be a tad dry overall. I think it just needs a tad more sauce and it’ll be awesome sauce.
Eureka – $13.50
Mr D got the special and since we were a tad pokemon crazy, he got the pikachu burger. This was a double burger in one. It has a beef AND a chicken schnitzel, bacon and topped with jalapenos and a tomato and jap mayo sauce. This was a monster of a burger and Mr D looked in awe when it came out. There were a lot of different meats. The beef patty, SPOT ON. The chicken schnitzel was surprisingly juicy and not too oily. The jalapenos gave Mr D a burst of flavour. However, this too had the same dryness situation and needed a touch more sauce.
Pikachu Burger – $17.50
Now, if you like to have the burger block challenge, there’s a 5kg or 3kg challenge which you have to finish in the allocated time. If you are able to do this, you get a VIP discount card, The Burger Block memorabilia and your photo on Wall of fame and on their social media page. It’s not for the faint-hearted but give it a go if you think you can smash it. I definitely can’t. Let me know if you guys do though.
The burger block is really an asian fusion burger eatery where burgers are a generous size with great patties to go with. Don’t forget to get the chippies because they are to die for. The Burger Block, when I’m around the area, I’ll be sure to be back and trying out the rest of the menu.
Disclaimer: I was honoured to be invited to dine by The Burger Block and all opinions expressed are my own.