Buns & Balls – A Cheeky Burger Buzz

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Just before summer ends, I paid a visit to a Sydney’s sassy suburb, Kings Cross for a twist in burgers and nibbles at Buns & Balls – HAHA I LOVE THE NAME, it uniquely stands out. It is the trendiest bar with a bit of hip, graffiti walls and an outdoor mini green grass field. You better pay a visit on Friday and Saturday night since there’s DJ’s playing music all night.

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First up, Fresh Watermelon and Vodka ($9) make a great ADULTS ONLY summer cocktail. Made with watermelon juice with a splash of vodka comes well together refreshingly. It’s a perfect drink for someone who really likes watermelon.

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Fresh Watermelon and Vodka ($9)

MOTHER OF CHICKS! When the Spicy Louisiana Wings ($1 each) arrived along with Blue Cheese Sauce, we immediately dived our long arms into the small snack box. It turns out, these tiny wings are chilli S-P-I-C-Y with a lot of flavours. I got zapped on the first bite, but you can control the heat of these wings by covering it up with their deliciously addictive blue cheeeeeeese sauce. What you see is just one third of what we ordered, we kept begging for more of them WINGS and CHEESE! They are DANGEROUSLY ADDICTIVE, so I suggest you get your 3, 6 or 9 pack and don’t share. Otherwise you’ll be crying!

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Spicy Louisiana Wings ($1 each)

I was interested to how the Fish Meat Balls ($9) would be served up. Larger in size, made from barramundi, chopped parsley and rolled around in breadcrumbs, these croquettes are positively an eye catcher. Straight out of the fryer these balls will sure cause a few OOOOHHH and AHHHH sounds because of fresh fishy fragrance that appears. A tasty nibbly that provides flakey fish filling and a crispy texture with every pieces of breadcrumb attached. To enhance the flavours, bury those fried dumpling into a pool of BB’s Tartare sauce.

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Fish Meat Balls ($9)

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Inward shot of the Fish Meat Balls .

The not so sexy looking Braised Chilli-BBQ Beef Burger ($14) appeared to look at us like err…this, BUTTTTT don’t be fooled, perhaps it disguised itself with juicy tender BBQ beef stripes, a slice of melted cheddar cheese ooze slowly out of the burger, grilled onions, chunky coleslaw and wait for it…CHILLI, just so people like me won’t pinch it off. DAME…SO GOOD!

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Braised Chilli-BBQ Beef Burger ($14)

Good grief there is no burger as delicious as Tempura Fish Burger ($12) -Made from scratch with fresh barramundi battered in tempura style, dressed in lettuce, cheese and BB’s dill and lime tartare sauce. Seriously MOUTH-WATERING with thick succulent fish fillets that are surrounded by a thin golden layer of crunchy juicy batter. The bun itself been warmed up by the hot heat of the fillets make a good burger partner.

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Tempura Fish Burger ($12)

There’s no need for fancy fries when you have Handcut & Twice Cooked Fries ($8), TWICE COOKED?! That’s just like saying I double dipped! But apparently the secret method of good chips is to fry them twice at two different temperatures. Each hot golden potato chip is lengthways long and is extra crispy. Put little pats of leftover Blue Cheese Sauce and you’ve gone to FRIES PARADAISE.

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Handcut & Twice Cooked Fries ($8)

YES, PLEASE to the Ice Cream Sandwich ($6) with two choc chip cookies sandwiching a layer of vanilla ice-cream and it comes with warm melted Belgian chocolate dipping sauce. It’s the simplest dessert that can sure put you in a good mood.

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Ice Cream Sandwich ($6)

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This ice cream is really STRONG that it can stand upwards. HAHA.

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Buns & Balls seating.

Now it’s your turn to taste Buns & Balls! Located minutes away from the Kings Cross Station, so I HIGHLY RECOMMEND to CATCH A TRAIN because this suburb has very limited car park spots and you don’t want to end up looking grumpy at the pretty bartenders. Teehee.

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Photos by Vanny Tang

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29 thoughts on “Buns & Balls – A Cheeky Burger Buzz

    Sherrie @ Crystal Noir said:
    January 27, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Those fries look super crunchy 😀 And I’m loving the look of those saucy wings!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 30, 2014 at 2:59 PM

      Can’t get enough of those fries and juicy juicy wings!

    Annie @ The Random Foodie said:
    January 27, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    i seriously cannot get over that name hahaha. and the food looks delicious too!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 30, 2014 at 3:02 PM

      It’s such an easy peasy name to remember, even my gold fish head automatically randoms remembers 😛

    pooinabag said:
    January 27, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    I love this place!!! It got pretty busy Thursday night that I went and some guy tried to crawl under the ropes and poured his drink all over himself and it was the best laugh hehehe try the apple juice and vodka next time. Super fresh!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 30, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      I like the vibe of the place and great day to celebrate before Friday begins. I’ll remember to try that beverage next time. Thanks for the recommendation 😛 XOXO

    Michael @ I'm Still Hungry said:
    January 27, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    That burger is so SAUCY. I must pay a visit for the deliciousness.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 30, 2014 at 3:05 PM

      Saucy burgers is what they do 😛 AND those sexy WINGS.

        Michael @ I'm Still Hungry said:
        January 30, 2014 at 8:22 PM

        So unfortunate I missed out on the media invite as I was in Europe 😛

    Helen | Grab Your Fork said:
    January 27, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Those wings sound awesome and haha blue cheese on fries is wicked!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 30, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      I really wish there was an option for blue cheese sauce in all restaurants 😛

    Cindy (A Foodie's Joy) said:
    January 27, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Those fries look good!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 30, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      Those fries are a must for your belly!

    Cassandra Leong 梁欣琪 (@__cassiiieee) said:
    January 28, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    OMG I totally love the name of this place too! 😀
    Massively salivating at those hand cut chips and ice cream sandwich!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 30, 2014 at 3:17 PM

      The chips and ice cream sandwich are calling for you Cassie ! 😛

    Trent @ Food Assault said:
    January 29, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    This looks great…..what a find. That chilli BBQ Beef Burger looks like my order……in the near future.

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 30, 2014 at 3:20 PM

      It seems like most of the boys enjoyed this than the girls. It MUST be the chilli and beef combined.

    Tina @ bitemeshowme said:
    January 30, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    seems theres plenty available on the menu. guess i should round up some troops and get me some buns and balls.. hahaha

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 30, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      Yes, much much more! I just didn’t bring a larger empty stomach along. Haha.

    milkteaxx said:
    January 31, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    wow! ice cream sambos! yummo!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 31, 2014 at 7:50 PM

      Make that a double yum 😛

    Daisy@Nevertoosweet said:
    January 31, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Awesome photos and I couldn’t stop laughing at the name of this restaurant Buns & Balls hehe 🙂 I want to try everything especially the ice-cream! sandwich!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 31, 2014 at 7:50 PM

      Ngaww, thanks Daisy! I know right? It’s great Sydney’s starting to have quirky restaurant names 😛

    Julie said:
    January 31, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    LOL i giggled at the name, I be honest iI would go just for the name but your pictures temp me even more!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      January 31, 2014 at 11:46 PM

      Who wouldn’t be curious to go to a restaurant that has a funky name?! 😀 Thanks Julie.

    Shanshan Lam (@food_religion) said:
    February 2, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    i would so come here just for the name lol buns and balls for everyone!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

      I am sure Buns and Balls are more than welcome to serve you good food 😛

    Chris @ MAB vs Food said:
    February 2, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    I would love to dunk that ice cream sandwich into that chocolate sauce! Yummy!

      Nessy Eater responded:
      February 2, 2014 at 11:12 PM

      Let me know when you do 😛 Hmmmm chocolate sauce.

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