There has been much talk recently about which joint serves up the best burger in Hanoi. So, we decided to find out for ourselves and hit 10 restaurants known for the quality of their patties-inside-a-bun.
A quick disclaimer. Each restaurant agreed to join the tasting — this certainly wasn’t done blind. And each restaurant was allowed to choose the burger they would make for the challenge.
Our instruction was simple and clear: give us your best burger. Even better, give us two of them, exactly the same.
Our entrants duly complied.
Peter ‘The Foodie’ Nacken
Tall, German, and armed with razor sharp taste buds, Nacken helps run the Foodies in Hanoi Facebook group which has accumulated more than 3,600 members since its inception. Peter has dined in restaurants from New York to Fiji but maintains that “at heart, I’m still a Hamburg-er.”
David ‘The Food Writer’ Mann
Seasoned food writer, Word staff editor and self-declared burger lover.
Soren ‘The Butcher’ Nielsen
This is one man who knows his meat. A butcher turned food production manager turned hotdog-maker; Soren is the man with the hottest wieners in town. Pioneering Hanoi’s first authentic Danish hotdog stand, he’s also launching a range of authentic German bratwursts and Italian sausages.
Cyprien ‘The Food and Wine Guy’ Pierlovisi
Few people love food as much as Frenchman Cyp, co-founder of the new hit gastro pub, Cousins, and the regional manager for gourmet food importer, Classic Fine Foods.