The burger craze has hit Adelaide like a typhoon, leaving a destructive trail of burger joints around the state. I was hoping it would be as drool worthy as when I lost my Burger Theory-ginity once I heard it was Michael from Masterchef Season 2 that had opened Nordburger.
Hotburger – Beef, pickled jalapeno, red onion, Doc’s coleslaw, chipotle mayo ($8.30)
My eyes locked onto the word bacon – in hindsight I should have read the menu more closely but I swear the bacon was saying sweet nothings to me about how I must need it in my life. The bacon burger was all meat baby – mostly made up of juicy patty and melted cheese. Why even put bacon when you can’t even taste it? The bun also became very soggy after soaking up the meat juice (not in a good way). I wanted to faceplant into a veggie garden after eating this and I am by far a vegetarian by anyones standard. My motto in life? Salad only tastes good with steak.
Now onto the sides! Crispy crunch from the tater tots left you breaking into a soft pillow-filled potato middle. Potato, I could never hate you. Salted caramel milkshake was sweet like caramel but it wasn’t very salty nor thick. I was expecting a milkshake but instead found myself drinking milk.
Bacon Burger – double patty, bacon, pickles, American cheese and mustard ($9.90)
There’s so much you can push a burger to taste amazing where in the end a burger is just a burger. Can’t get much fancier than that I’m afraid. Sorry Nordburger, the bacon burger reminded me of a more refined Hungry Jacks cheeseburger which left me desiring very little (except for veggies).
Atmosphere: 3.5/5 (cool layout but facing a wall for a good half hr wasn’t exactly my idea of fun)