Restaurants & Bars 6

Momo Burger (truck)

fatstern | Oct 29, 201107:06 PM

caught momo burger out in front of sports authority today -- got their Bacon Momo Burger (smoked gouda, carmelized onions, and momo sauce)....pretty good! was chatting with the folks running the show, seeing what their construction was all about. 1/4 pound patties of big island ground beef that are well seasoned with a little bit of filler - he adds a little bit of breadcrumb thats been soaked in some liquid (he didnt reveal, milk i would guess but i dunno) to keep it nice and juicy. ayyyy it's a' like a' meata ball....having "filler" made me a little nervous, actually. due to size, was thinking about doubling up on patties but played a single this time. the burger came together very nicely - the bun was a dusted potato bun (similar to teddy's) but was grilled expertly on the inside. nice round slice of melty smoked gouda, a good helping of sweet carm'd onions, and 2 slices of thick bacon that were cooked perfectly for a burger - crisp enough to bite through easily (without yanking the whole slice out) yet left with some meaty chew. The burger itself, in fact, stayed quite juicy despite being cooked to medium well (wasnt asked how i wanted it prepped, not sure if they have a medium well policy or not -but he was monitoring the temp of each patty on the grill)....and yes, they are grilled rather than griddled in the truck. All this being said, the burger came together as a well-constructed flavor party....rather than being a beefy burger where the beef was what was "fetaured", this burger was more about the sum of its parts and became a sweet/meat/smokey treat. they also have a mushroom swiss and a korean/kim chee burger on the menu (as of today). Will 100% seek them out again...all ingredients were well sourced and properly handled, i recommend!

similar to this burger is the one featured at he'eia pier general store...another burger thats less about a big chewy beef patty and more about the sum of its parts, this sucker was a serious flavor bomb. borderline too salty and saucy. but was also pretty good and will check that out again too. plus, cant beat the location. a chat about this place is for another thread (went once with a few folks,food was hit and miss)

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