Fresh, simple and full of flavour is the order of the day at this District 2 burger joint. Review and photos by Brett Davis.
For around two years Boom Boom Burgers has been serving up its tasty burgers as a delivery-only service from their base in Binh Thanh, but they recently opened the doors of their first eat-in establishment on Thao Dien Road in District 2.
It is a cosy little space with a modern, industrial aesthetic to it, but it is just right for popping in to grab a quick bite. The menu is focused, to say the least, with just three burgers and a couple of sides. There is also a selection of soft drinks, beer and cider.
The freshness of the ingredients is a key element to the operation. Imported Australian beef is ground daily to make the burger patties, while the iceberg lettuce and potatoes for the fries arrive daily from Dalat.
The Boom Boom Burger (VND 85,000) is a 75-gram meat patty topped with caramelised onion, tomato, lettuce and cheddar cheese. It is a no-frills burger but the quality of the ingredients shine through.
For those with a larger appetite, the Double Boom Boom Burger (VND 125,000) is exactly that, two beef patties with the same lettuce, tomato, cheese and caramelised onion toppings.
The standout burger, for me at least, is the Spicy ABC Burger (VND 125,000). The secret here is the roasted jalapeno chillies that are mixed in with the ground beef. The 100-gram patty is topped with cheese, crispy bacon and a generous smear of the house’s secret avocado blend.
The chilli peppers are de-seeded first so there is not too much fire, just a pleasant little bit of heat that kicks in for the aftertaste. In combination with the crispy bacon and creamy avocado, it is an absolute winner.
When it comes to the sides, there is a choice between chinky potato and sweet potato fries (both VND 30,000). Each are hand-cut each day and come with ketchup or mayonnaise dipping sauce. For an additional VND 40,000 you can grab a burger combo deal that also includes fries and a soft drink.
For those not in District 2, never fear because you can still order delivery to Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 by calling or texting the restaurant, ordering through the website or on Vietnammm.com.