Tuesday, June 10, 2014

City Extra at Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia

Australian Burger with Beetroot

After a good number of beers tonight, we needed a bit more food to sit in the belly. But most places in the city stopped serving food already, aside from McDonald's and some pie shops. One of the bartenders then mentioned that there was a 24 hour place near the water (Alfred Street, 9241-1422), so we eventually made it here. It was touristy yet again, but beggars couldn't be choosers at this hour.

My local friend said that Aussies really liked to get things like salt and pepper squid as well as schnitzels, of all things. But I wanted to get yet another burger. Why, might you ask? One very specific reason: beetroot, which is common in burgers in ANZ. I was shocked the first time I had it, but that was intentionally why I wanted to order it again: to make sure that maybe I didn't just get a bad sample last time.

It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, in part since the mildly sweet and tangy taste of the beetroot slice actually wasn't that different from the flavors that you would get from putting ketchup in your burger. Granted, I don't like putting ketchup in my burgers either, but at least I didn't find this as off-putting as I recall it being the first time. Maybe next time I'll try some local schnitzel.

1 comment:

Mojo_HK said...

Try Almustafa at Glebe street for a down to earth Lebanese meal. Or go to Chat Thai for some of the best thai food you will ever eat.