The Dish: Ground Beef Burger topped with deep fried kimchi, shoestring onion rings, egg, cilantro, green onions, cheese, and a spicy aioli.
Our first ever post! Hopefully we don’t disappoint. After drooling over PornBurger’s So Kalbi Maybe burger the day before, Nate was inspired to recreate his own version of it. We decided to forgo a private gala at the Cal Academy of Sciences, and instead, spend a night experimenting with this hunk of deliciousness. Nothing better than a fresh homemade burger topped with spicy kimchee, spicy aioli, and a runny egg on a rainy Friday night.
Please note that Nate made most these steps up while cooking. Try at your own risk.
Ingredients for Burger
- 1.5 lbs of Ground Beef (Makes ~6 patties)
- loose leaf lettuce
- cheese as desired
- 1 brown onion
- green onions
- hot sauce (i.e. garlic chili sauce, sriracha, etc)
- soy sauce
- sesame oil
Preparing the Burger
*Disclaimer: measurements are all relative since Nate pretty much just guesses. Feel free to do the same according to your own taste buds.
- In a bowl, add ground beef, 2 tbsp hot sauce, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 tsp of sesame oil, salt and pepper to taste
- Mix well
- Form patties to your liking (remember that the patties shrink, which created a problem for one of them)
- Fry the patties to your liking – add cheese if you are into that
- Fry an egg to your liking, but I highly suggest letting it run a little
- Toast your buns (heh…)
- Assemble your burger with the onions, kimchi, and aioli (see below)
- Add a few chopped green onions and sprigs of cilantro to taste
Preparing the Batter for Fried Kimchi & Shoestring Onions
We used this recipe for the batter. Just dip the onions and kimchi in it and fry the shit out of them
Preparing the Spicy Aioli Sauce
Mix the mayo and some of the same hot sauce you used earlier (or different one, whatever you want) to taste.
Mandatory Cut of the Burger
All in all, it was really good! A deceptively filling burger. Nate and I were fully satisfied after 1.