(Blog of our visit)
Restaurant / Special De Jour – Happy Cow
The Chef Burger
Daily changing seasonal masterpiece. Ours included goat cheese and roasted red pepper and, as is standard with all of their burgers, wrapped in langos (Hungarian fried bread) and deep fried- Without Fries
5 pt out of 5 for the Overall
While the idea may come off as gimmicky, one taste and you’ll be convinced that all burgers should be made this way.
5 pt out of 5 for the Quality/originality
Not only do they use an old family recipe for the bread and then deep fry it, but the beef is local, fresh ground, happy cow meat with no hormones or antibiotics and 100% grass fed.
4 pt out of 5 for the Presentation
Staring at it, I found it to be equally appetizing and intimidating. Thankfully, stomach always wins.
3 pt out of 5 for the Toppings
Combined with the incredible bun and how it’s cooked, we found the cheese and pepper selection to be a somewhat odd choice.
3 pt out of 5 for the Meat
Excellent quality meat that really comes through in it’s texture, but it’s lack of seasoning forced it to be a background player instead of the star it should have been.
5 pt out of 5 for the Bun
The recipe has been in their family for generations and there’s a reason they keep passing it down.
2 pt out of 3 for the Temp
Since the burgers are deep fried in dough, you can’t specify if you want yours rare or well done. Ours was nicely pink in the middle, but a unevenly well at the edges.
1 pt out of 2 for the IT factor
Combining their Hungarian and Central European cooking styles makes for a very special burger.
Burger Total: 28 pt out of 35
A great burger of excellently seasoned meat topped with distinct and well complimenting flavors and textures. I just wish that the bun matched the high quality of the rest.
5 pt out of 5 for the location.
A family friendly restaurant/ pub specializing in Central European comfort foods and a long list of foreign draught beers.
4 pt out of 5 for value.
While we thoroughly enjoyed it, we found it to be a bit expensive considering it didn’t come with a side.
1 pt out of 5 bonus points.
Using Hungarian fried dough as a bun is a work of genius.