Shiso Burger

Berlin: Shiso Burger

Some like it hot

For so many of us, this phrase needs almost no explaining: sometimes you just need a good burger. And since you happen to be in Berlin, you might as well make it a bit more interesting. That’s when Shiso Burger comes in handy.

Korean is a buzzword in the culinary word these days, and Berlin is definitely one of the European cities that has wholeheartedly embraced this trend. Maybe it’s the local Korean minority showcasing their culinary heritage, maybe it’s kimchi creating its underground cult following. One thing is for sure: Korean eateries pop up like mushrooms after the rain in Germany’s and some are definitely worth your while.

If you’re looking for Korean fusion joint with a young and unpretentious attitude, then the team at Shiso Burger in Mitte has something to offer. With a menu consisting of homemade buns and fries, 100% Wagyu beef, bulgogi and kimchi, and of course shiso… these guys are getting it down.

If you’re like us and want to stray off the beaten path, then you’ll be tempted to choose a less traditional no-beef burger. The shiso burger with marinated tuna and teriyaki sauce, along the Ebi burger with deep fried black tiger shrimp and honey-ginger mustard sauce are definitely the stars of their menu. But, in all honesty, no matter what you go for burger-wise, you’ll probably get something packed with flavours, so rest assure.

One thing we also appreciated was the size of their portions. We all know the feeling of rejoicing when getting a big full-on burger, only to end up sad and regretful five minutes later. Well, this won’t be the case at Shiso-Burger. You’ll get a good size burger, but without the hibernation impact that sometimes comes with it, which means that there still may be some room for some food later.

With so many burger joints around, the need for a reinterpretation of the classic burger becomes obvious. And if you’re into giving it a Korea-meets-Japan take, then Shiso Burgers delivers.

What you're eating:
The Shiso burger with marinated tuna, shiso and coriander-chili mayo.
What you're drinking:
Japanese Asahi beer.
The extra mile for:
Bringing some extra hotness to your regular burger.
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