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What Makes a Great Burger?
It's really not hard to stumble across a burger joint in London.
London being London, you've got all sorts of burgers for all sorts of tastes — but we can all agree that there are good burgers and there are bad burgers. Good burgers have perfectly toasted bread (I like brioche buns) filled with richness, bite and flavour balance. But most importantly, a burger needs to give its star ingredient the space to shine, be it a portobello mushroom, a beef patty or fried buttermilk chicken. And it all needs to come together as one concentrated bite of umami. Agree?
London's Ultimate Prawn Burger
If I had to think about my all-time favourite burger joints, one that quickly makes it to the top of the list is Shrimpy — a street food stall known for dolling out the best ever shrimp burger in London.
I came across it at one of my all-time favourite London food markets, Broadway Market.
Why do I love Shrimpy? Shrimpy’s aim is simple: to make top quality, responsibly sourced and just genuinely amazing seafood bites.
My favourite burger is their signature brioche burger called The Shrimpster, which comes with chargrilled prawns coated in a sticky marinade, caramelised onions, samphire, pickled cucumbers, with the option to add avocado and one of two sauces.
Their burger is everything: Its got texture from the tender, chargrilled prawns and crunchy samphire; its caramelised onions and pickled cucumber add acidity and a subtle sweetness, whilst the avocado adds creaminess. Their brioche bread is to die for but if you're gluten intolerant, they've got wheat-free options too.
My advice to you: forget Bubba Gump. I'm so glad Shrimpy's rocking the seafood burger boat and shrimping up the lives of hungry market-goers like me.