Gastrology visited Burger Shurger on behalf of the Australian Good Food Guide.
Opened since April 2018, Burger Shurger is the brain child of Payal Bisht and Prasuk Jain, two young and enthusiastic foodies.
The concept came to them in 2014 while they were trying to convince their parents to try an Aussie burger. With their parents persisting on only having Indian food, the couple created a unique combination of American and Indian food which delighted their parents palates – hence the birth of a stunning range of Indian inspired burgers which now sit on Burger Shurger’s menu.
The word “fusion” is thrown around a lot these days and often result with an undesirable state of “confusion”. It’s not the case here. These babies are sheer deliciousness. Expect the flavours in these burgers to be nothing short of authentic – you’ll be transported to the streets of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and other parts of India when you devour Burger Shurger’s stunning selection.
An exciting drinks list compliments the menu. A perfect accompaniment for your burger is something from their concise yet commendable beer list. Or perhaps something from their cheeky selection of Indian/Asian inspired cocktails.
The mighty butter chicken is the pièce de résistance here. A definite must try. Sandwiched between a charcoal milk bun is crispy fried chicken topped with the best ever butter chicken sauce, yoghurt mint and chutney slaw. This mammoth sized burger is not for the faint hearted – packed full of flavour. We loved that the butter chicken sauce is made from scratch using a family recipe – none of that overly sweet cr%p. Just luscious sauce made with a ton of spices and cooked with love.
The vegetarian burger section got us particularly excited. It’s definitely not an afterthought with plenty of delicious options to choose from.
The “Say cheese” is elegant and delicious. We loved the unctuous paneer (cottage cheese) patty topped with housemade butter paneer sauce, yogurt mint chutney slaw.
Mumbai’s popular street food, the Vada pav also makes an appearance. Burger Shurger’s take on the Vada pav is simply stunning. The curried mashed potato patty is wonderfully addictive and slathered in mint and coriander chutney, sweet and sour tamarind sauce, sliced onion and bhujia.
The side dishes at Burger Shurger are not to be outshone by the burgers. Our top picks include the Ghobi 65 (cauliflower floret fried in chickpea batter and tossed in 65 sauce) as well as the pataka ribs (chicken ribs glazed with spicy sauce).
Whatever you do, make sure you leave a bit of room for dessert. The Chai crème brulee is an exquisitely rich and elegant dessert which boasts the perfect crackly topping.
Location: 1/297 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick
Phone: 03 9532 8995