Burgers are a classic dish that everyone love and looks for. From quick bites in fast food chains to artisan homemade versions in high-end restaurants or even deconstructed varieties, there are many ways that you can reinvent and create a handheld treat that will keep your diners excited for more!
Here are some easy recipes where you can take this well-loved American classic and give it some Asian elements.
1. Ramen Burger
Take the elements of what makes a good ramen and turn it into a Japanese burger! The noodles can be fried to create a crunchy bread, while the meat patty can be made with miso flavours that enhance its overall meatiness and umami. Don’t forget the Japanese egg in the centre for that positively gooey surprise when you bite into the burger.
2. Chicken Tom Yam Burger
Cooking chicken breast in a Tom Yam glaze is a great way to incorporate Thai flavours in a burger! You can choose to grill it as a healthy food alternative or coat it in breading before deep frying it for something sinful and delicious. The sour spicy taste of the spices paired with the refreshing sour notes of lime are tempered with fluffy bites of bread, and the greens in the middle. Guests will definitely be amazed too with the charcoal bun that give it a visual appeal.
3. Shrimp Laksa Burger
The first thing that comes to mind when you mention Singapore food is laksa. This burger pays homage to a Hawker classic with a creamy and spicy sauce paired with butterfly-cut shrimp in the middle. You can even take it a step further by cooking the shrimp in a salted egg batter and pairing it with the same spicy laksa for an extra kick of umami flavours that your diners will be addicted to.
4. Shredded Bulgogi Burger
This Korean-inspired burger is healthy food that diners can enjoy as a breakfast item! It starts off with a warm whole-wheat bun with shreds of savoury chicken bulgogi in the centre, sweet caramelized onions, and a sunny-side up egg that oozes liquid gold when you cut into it. Get the recipe here!
5. Spicy Oriental Burger
How about a hot burger for the spicy aficionados out there? The Szechuan burger uses the fiery red sauce to give the bun its colour, which you can serve alongside a beef patty, a Szechuan mayo sauce, sweet hoisin ketchup and some greens. You can even level up this oriental burger by adding in a sriracha cabbage slaw featuring a mix of shredded red cabbage and carrots in a creamy yet spicy sauce.
6. Sushi Burger
This Japanese-style burger gets its idea from the popular sushi. Use sticky, vinegary sushi rice as the “buns”, and fill it up with fresh slices of sashimi, spicy wasabi and lettuce. Add in some slices of avocado to create a healthy food favourite that pescatarians and sushi-loving diners will go for.
Fuel your creativity and create award-winning burgers with Asian twists, and who knows? You might just make the next bestseller that will send your restaurant to fame!