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Mr Burger has been on my to-visit list for quite some time now, so it’s surprising that despite six circulating trucks and a fixed restaurant location in the city, it’s taken me this long to finally pay them a visit. I decided to swing by Melbourne Central during their VIP shopping day/night last Wednesday, and was rewarded with not one, but TWO food trucks. One of them happened to be Mr Burger… win!
With the queues unsurprisingly long for both Mr Burger and White Guy Cooks Thai, I decided to just stick with Mr Burger, seeing as I had already tried White Guy Cooks Thai previously.
A 15-minute wait and 3-minute walk later, I found myself ensconced in the upstairs food court, ready to dig in… after a few happy snaps.
Burger and small chips.
Mr Burger - with beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mustard, mayonnaise and tomato sauce.
For those of you who have previously tried Huxtaburger, Mr Burger is essentially what you would get if you were to cross a McDonald’s cheeseburger with a Huxtaburger. With the only exception in this comparison being that Mr Burger is GIANT compared to the Maccas and Huxtaburger versions.
You have the good ol’ greasy, super soft, and sweet brioche buns, a juicy patty of tender beef, and oozy, melted American cheese. While each of these elements were already packed with flavour, the addition of three different but complementary sauces, and pickle slices brought the flavour profile to a whole new level. The lettuce and tomato brought some crispiness to each bite, but did little to offset the heaviness dealt by the rest of the burger.
The chips were well-seasoned and possessed a decent crunchy exterior. Minus the dried herbs or chipotle powder often seen accompanying other chips, these chips weren’t as flavoursome by comparison, but definitely worked well to balance out the action-packed burger.
Much like the Huxtaburger, you’ll want to hit the gym soon after the consumption of your meal. But in the mean time, your taste buds will be blown away by the tasty flavours packed into each bite.