The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Burger lunch @ Burger Project [World Square], Sydney (Australia)

One of the things I love about Sydney is the food! And of course my Sydney sisters and their families. Coincidentally, just prior to departing for our trip to Sydney a few months ago, The Food Pornographer did a write-up about her trip to Sydney and the food she ate. The food porn made me want to try every single place she went to, but that would be impossible to accomplish with two young children and no car at our disposal in Sydney. Instead I took note of a few places that have easy access from train stations, and Neil Perry's Burger Project was the only one we managed to get to. Burger Project in World Square is located next to Din Tai Fung on the upper level, which is easily accessible from the ground floor by a set of stairs, but we had to go in search for the lift because we had the stroller. Upon entering the burger joint, I spotted Neil Perry speaking to his staff, and I nudged hubby and told him that was the famous chef. Hubby said I should snap a photo with him, but I was too embarrassed to ask. To my slight horror, hubby stopped the chef as he was about to walk past us to the exit and requested a photo, to which Perry graciously said yes to.

I always get a little star-struck meeting celebrity chefs. Neil Perry, famous for his Rockpool and Spice Temple restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne, Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth, and for creating menus for Qantas First and Business class. This was taken when #3 was still a bump in my belly:

The burgers here are made with grass-fed beef from Cape Grim in Tasmania, and the classic featured just the beef with pickles, tomato, onion, lettuce and a 'secret sauce'. There were a few other options with cheese, bacon, double patty, chilli, beetroot, even the option to go bun-less. The mushroom and chicken burgers were the respective vegetarian and non-beef versions, and there were hot wings and chips available too, as well as ice cream desserts, milkshakes and even wine, beer and cider. Prices were reasonable for gourmet burgers, and the quality of the service, food and environment were likewise as expected for an upmarket burger joint. We all had an enjoyable experience (well, as enjoyable as dining out with kids can be).

The ordering counter:

The main indoor dining area. There were also tables outside by the entrance:

Three burgers: The Aussie (AU$10.90) for hubby, Fried Chicken (AU$10.50) for the kids to share, and the Classic (AU$8.90) for me:

The Aussie has beetroot and cheese in addition to the Classic style. To hubby, beetroot completes a burger (along with egg and bacon but this combination was not on the menu), so he was pretty happy with The Aussie. The beef patty was cooked just right (to medium), and it was deliciously juicy and moist. I'm not a red meat eater but I did enjoy this:

The Fried Chicken featured free range chicken breast, pickles, tomato, lettuce, cheese and rose mayonnaise - a yummy option for non-red meat eaters like me:

Though chicken breast was used in the Fried Chicken burger, it was succulent and tender:

Burger Project is worth a try for burger lovers.

Burger Project
Shop 6, Level 1 (next to Din Tai Fung)
World Square Shopping Centre
644 George St
Sydney NSW 2000

Burger Project Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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