Babu burger with Balls….Oh come on! With a name like that, how can one NOT have a giggle and get all nosey like?
My friend Jimmy and I tried this place out for the 1st time becaue were off to see a film at the Astor theatre (2 blocks away) which was screening The Master in 70mm print. It was going to be a looooooong film so we decided to have a decent feed so keep those growling bellies at bay.
We were very impressed on arrival and I felt glad that Jimmy took out his camera phone and started taking pictures of the place too.
I got a Stone’s Ginger Beer (alcoholic) $6.80 to tide myself over whilst waiting for my No. 1 Babu’s favourite: 220g medium cooked beef patty with cheese, bacon and fried egg $15 + $1.80 for Gluten Free bun. We shared a Large side of chips $4.50 and then asked about the ‘flowers’ item on the menu. That cool dude who greeted us explained that they were…well, I think you should ask yourself because I think he likes to tell you what it is!
My burger arrived in open formation so the glistening egg yolk fried sunny side up was beaming at me. The meal looked pretty big and I had no hope in finishing that, plus the chips in under 30 minutes. So I tied my hair back, put the 2 halves together, unhinged my jaw and chomped my way through that motherfucker of a burger! It was so tender and juicy that I had to suck up/inhale as I was eating to prevent spillage. The cheese melted over the patty became kinda creamy, the bacon was crispy and caramelised and the patty itself was about an inch thick, compact yet airy and it had a lovely bouncy spring to it. The real pickle, tomato and lettuce came standard with the burgers and are fresh. (No tired, dried or limp bits here!)
It was like a decent homemade house burger and I shouldn’t of bothered with the Gluten Free bun but it’s great to know that they supply them. With meat as good as this, there’s no need for bullshit bread and chips (Oh, which were nicely fried, big thick pub style chips) because it’s just filler. You seriously need to pull up your sleeves, unbuckle your belt and get down to eating business!
I gave my Jimmy my onion and he seemed to have polished off his burger faster than me and I guess I should of ate my food instead of yammering on about movies.
I am VERY impressed with this place and will come back again, even if I’m not seeing anything at the Astor. I want to get the ‘Balls’ bit when I have another burger. They even have veggie burgers and other foods such as camembert cheese, roasted eggplant and onion puffs so you can build your own!
The Staff here are really nice and are observant and not annoying. There was a nice touch with how the sauces (Spicy, BBQ tomato and Pink mayo) came in cardboard Asahi 6 pack carry cases……very cool!
Visited on 16th Dec, 2012
- Babu Burger with Balls
- 156 Chapel St
Windsor Victoria 3181
- (03) 9510 6485
- Mon to Sun 11am – 11pm