There are some food fantasies that have played in my head as a child combining the best of both worlds. Most of them involved stuffing a favorite dish with another favorite of mine. Slowly & steadily, they have seen the light of the day. Be it Fried Ice Cream, Scotch Eggs & the most recent one… Stuffed Burgers!
The brainchild of the entrepreneurial Mt. Mohamed & his chef brother Osama, it has truly traveled across seas from San Fransisco to Dubai. The graffiti on the wall mirrors their journey from the United States where they opened a slew of restaurants & perfected these burgers to finally open their first venture in Dubai. What started as a barbecue practice with friends & family has been evolved in to these Stuffed Burger recipes that were launched in first week of May 2016.
I was invited to the opening of their first branch on Jumeirah Road. The place was well “stuffed” with balloons, confetti & food bloggers.
The Open Kitchen offers an unblocked view to your patties being grilled. Did I ever mention I love seeing that? The Mexi Marketing Team had done a great job from the personalized invite that was sent home to the hosting of the event. A brief interaction & welcome speech & the Chef Osama took center stage. We got to try 5 Stuffed Burgers, along with their Sides & a Lotus & White Chocolate Cake & to say the least , I was “stuffed” by the end of it.
We started with the Loaded Cheese Fries covered with melted cheese & bacon bits which is as good as you are imagining it right now. The Onion Rings were crispy as well.
I took their Peach Iced Tea & it embodied the flavour of Peaches perfectly. Must Have Recommended!
Then came in the 5 Burgers & Osama gave us an insight as to what goes in to it. Each Burger has a different patty stuffed with an unique ingredient. The Toasted bun, lettuce, Tomatoes & Onions stay common to all burgers.
My favorite was the Pizza Burger where the beef patty was stuffed with pepperoni & topped with a very flavorful Marinara sauce. It combines the best of both Pizza & Burger flavors amazingly well. Childhood dream complete!
The 3 Cheese Burger was stuffed with mozzarella, cheddar & feta cheese topped with their in house sauce. What’s better than a Burger topped with cheese… A Burger stuffed with cheese.
The Mushroom & Swiss Burger was stuffed with mushrooms & yet managed to keep the burger patty tender & juicy.
The Blue Cheese flavor in the Blue Cheese stuffed Burger stood out while the Roasted Garlic & Tomato Burger had a spicy kick to it.
We were also served the 4 sauces used for the Burgers… Blue Cheese, Marinara, House Special & Roasted tomato garlic. All add in a different flavor to the burgers.
The Lotus & White Chocolate cake was gooey, sweet & caramely at the same time. Good end to the meal.
I dined as the guest of the house but a Meal for 2 would be under 100 Dhs.
Final Verdict: An innovative twist to the burgers not for the sake of it, but to elevate the flavours & give a mouthful of surprise in every bite. Did I mention Bottomless Fries on every Dine in meal. Recommended for Burger Lovers.