The quest for great burgers is never-ending. There is always a new player in town. This time, Burger Project recently opened in the World Square Shopping Center in Sydney CBD. Burger Project is another creation by Chef Neil Perry from the Rockpool Group, which also owns Rockpool Bar & Grill on Hunter Street, also in Sydney. Burger Project serves much more casual (read: cheaper) burgers compared to its big brother. Does this difference in price sacrifice its quality? Let’s find out.
Being new, usually the crowds come for a quick try of the new player in town. No exception for this place. To shorten the queue time I stopped by right at 11 AM when they just opened. Within a few minutes more and more people came. I managed to order a Cheese and Bacon Burger before the place got crowded.
One bite of the burger surprised me: it tasted homemade, similar to what I usually make at home, only mine is bolder, thanks to the use of spices. However, the meat could use some augmentation – it was so little, from the outside at least. Armed with a fork and knife, I tried to bring out the patty, to no avail since the cheese made it sticky to the other toppings.
Later on, in my
laboratory home, I cut the burger in half. As you can see from the picture below, the meat is there, and quite thick. Not bad. The bacon, on the other hand, should have been grilled a little longer for added flavor. I love my bacon crispy, but that’s just my personal preference. Overall the burger was reasonable but wasn’t mind-blowing.
Just below Burger Project is Grill’d, another burger joint. Who wins in the battle of burgers? Find out in my next post!