Wednesday, December 21, 2016
When we started telling people that we were moving to Vegas, the restaurant that most people mentioned was not one run by a celebrity chef or on the strip. It was hands down Bachi Burger.
Being such huge burger fans as previously seen here, I'm surprised it took us this long to make it over. We might have gone a little overboard on the appetizers, but there were five of us. We started off with the "healthy" stuff, garlic edamame and roasted brussel sprouts with bacon. These were my personal favorites of everything we ordered.
The bone marrow was a table favorite. At this point in the meal, I had aspirations to still try to stay low carb, so I only had a small bite without the toast, and how good can bone marrow really be without the toast?
Next up were the duck buns. That night I only had a few bites. The buns were soft, but the filling was surprisingly tasteless. They did come with a duck sauce, which added flavor...of duck sauce. I did end up having these the next day. They were not finished that night because no one wanted anymore after their initial bit, but I can't say that eating them as a leftover added anything except making the buns dry. We wouldn't order this again. (Speaking of duck, have you ever made duck fat french fries? Nom nom nom nom...)
On to the main event. A and I both ordered the Miyashi-san burger, which is Wagyu beef, onion rings, and egg and Sriracha mayo. I was going to remove the bun until I saw it. How could I resist the glossy buttery-ness of it. I only ended up eating 1/4 of the burger, but it was well-cooked and juicy. It could have used a little more mayo though.
Since truffle fries are always part of our order, we did order one order for the table. They came out with a balsamic drizzle, which is a change. They were supposed to be parmesan truffle, but we could detect neither parmesan nor truffle. They were well cooked, however, and perhaps we just got the wrong order? We knew they would not be finished, so we didn't send them back.
D had gone to the Umami Burger in the SLS for lunch a few days before, and he came away thinking they had reduced their portion sizes, but the burgers were as good as remembered. I think none of us were blown away by the burgers at Bachi Burger, but we did like the appetizers, so we might keep it in mind for a happy hour nibble stop.
Bachi Burger also serves ramen, and since one of our party was feeling a little under the weather, he ordered it. It could have been due to his feeling low, but he didn't comment other than it was spicy and there was a lot of it.