Things get foodie serious when I have a free Saturday. What this means is I am able to venture in Sydney without looking at the time and to tick off my “nom nom list”. We go ahead and make our way to Chur Burger in Surry Hills, ready for a top quality burger feed. As I heard from a burger enthusiast, “Gundam Babe”, it has been claimed the best burger joint in Sydney, literally. From a simple burger vision, Warren Turnbull’s has turned ordinary burger to something that I call “A Sydney Burger Domination”, just by using tastiest of ingredients. But also with the overwritten posts about this place from food bloggers to Sydney food critics, it has come to my attention to join this tradition.
Located on a corner of a busy street means its super easy to find, especially when its lunch hour rush. People patiently willing to line up outside Chur Burger’s white wooden glass doors means it must be one freaken tasty burger. The atmosphere is so different to what I imagined, its very bright casual laid back dining and to add with the loud quirky background music means its fun.
Drink wise and go for a Hillbilly crushed pear cider ($9)– Surprisingly one sip and it soon became my FAVOURITE Cider. Its too easy to drink with refreshing fizz and fragrance of pear that taste so crisp in a bottle.
Hillbilly crushed pear cider ($9)
Milo Milkshake all with Heilala vanilla ($8) sounds fancy pants right? Turned out to be just Milo. No biggie.
Milo Milkshake all with Heilala vanilla ($8)
We couldn’t resist choosing their signature Beef Burger – A luscious grilled beef patty, tomato relish that beats regular tomato sauce, melted cheese , mustard mayo and pickle cucumber ribbons on a lightly toasted soft sweet brioche bun for a crazy price of ($10).
Grilled beef, cheese, tomato jam, mustard mayo, pickle ($10)
Before any meal, its a ritual to…you know… 😛 Whilst taking a few snaps, the top brioche bun slowly slides off as you can see below in the picture. Its tilted to a certain degree because of the cheese melting, which meant the burger professionalist had freshly made to order. Given the bun, patty and the sexy cheese dribble, you can kind of see it all meld into each other. Enough said. Teehee
I love potato in all forms and I thought it be interesting to try thick cut Sweet potato fries ($5) with garlic and lime seasoning . It’s not your ordinary chips, more like wedges. Though it was a bit soggy, it has proven itself with burst of intense tangy, garlicky, sweet potato flavours guaranteed to keep asking for more.
Sweet potato fries, garlic, lime ($5)
Close up shot of one of the Sweet Potato Fries
Looking for something more meatier? Well let me introduce you to Pulled pork burger ($10)– Guarantee their Chur BBQ sauce will slowly run down your fingers before you even get a chance to notice it. Made with spaghetti strands of red slaw and bathed in fennel mayo, one bite in and you’re somehow hooked in a whole spread of marinated juicy, tender pork. I gave this burger two thumbs up because each bite was more delicious than the last.
Pulled pork, Chur BBQ sauce, red slaw, fennel mayo ($10)
Oh look, the brioche top bun is sprinkled with sesame seeds.
There’s a reason why they call it pulled pork because you’re suppose to use a fork to pull the strands of pork out. Maybe not…I suppose that’s my idea or perhaps its pure genius they provided a fork and knife.
Chur Burger has proven that their burgers are so far the best in Sydney. Before I even finished my last bite of my burger, I already started planning the next visit. I think the mass amounts of meat, dribble cheese and prices are to die for compared to other burger joints in the CBD. It’s going to be a struggle when I return because every burger looks very tempting.
Photos by Vanny Tang
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