Hambāgu Burger

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No, I didn’t make a spelling mistake. It is “Hambāgu”. Hambāgu is Japanese hamburger steak. It is like a Salisbury steak, but Hambāgu has onion and garlic mixed in with the meat. And the most special part has to be the tangy and sweet red wine sauce. Last year, I tried Nami’s (Just One Cookbook) Hambāgu recipe. Bryan and I absolutely love it, especially that sauce. One day, when we were enjoying burgers for dinner, Bryan said, “Nomm… This is good, but I think it will be even better with the Hambāgu’s sauce.” I can’t agree more. That is how this recipe came together.

For this Hambāgu burger, I used a mild cheese, Provolone, so it won’t be overpowering. The beef patty was juicy and moist. The buns were toasted and slightly sweet, which pair so well with that tangy red wine glaze. Everything came together nicely. It was a great burger! We served the burgers along with the Portobello mushroom fries. It was a satisfying meal. Hope you will try this burger, but don’t forget the napkins. It can get messy!

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Las Vegas: Burger Bar

Burger Bar is in Mandalay Bay. It was our first stop of our Las Vegas trip. I did some research and found out that Burger Bar is owned by Hubert Keller. Bryan and I learned about Hubert Keller on Top Chef Masters. We couldn’t wait to try his food.

On a weekday afternoon, there was no line at all. Bryan and I were seated in a booth. Each booth has its own little TVs. It is very cute. I like the decor and environment a lot. While I was looking around the place, I saw Hubert Keller! Hubert was standing next to the bar and talking to the staff. Wow! Amazing! This was good, which means Hubert goes to check out his restaurants. Bryan and I expected to have some amazing food that day.

Quickly, the Nutella milkshake came to the table. I love nutella. When I saw Nutella shake on the menu, I know that I couldn’t pass it. The shake was delicious! It was pack with hazelnut flavor, especially the nutella whipped cream. That was a good start.

For main course, I ordered the Black Angus Beef burger. The meat was very bland, and it was lack of seasoning. Bryan and I had a lot of hope for Bryan’s American Kobe Beef burger. The kobe beef was like the black angus beef that was lack of flavors. The meat didn’t melt mouth, even the meat was cooked medium rare. Bryan and I had better kobe beef burger before, and it was cheaper. That was very disappointing.

On the sides, we had the buttermilk onion rings and buttermilk zucchini fries. The onion rings were just fine. The batter was flavorful, but the crust was too thick for the skinny onion rings. The zucchini fries had the same crust, but the crust was good on the zucchini. The zucchini fries were cut thick, so they can hold up the crust. It was a good combination.

I love my Nutella Milkshake

Black Angus Beef Burger with Buttermilk Zucchini Fries

American Kobe Beef Burger with Buttermilk Onion Rings

Overall, the food was just fine. I thought Hubert can do better, maybe his other fine dining restaurant would be better. For about $50 two person, Burger Bar doesn’t worth the money in my opinion.

Burger Bar (3930 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119)

Recommend: Buttermilk Zucchini Fries, Nutella Milkshake

Price: $20 – 30 per person

Lokness’ Rating: ★★★