Just a quick one today (I know, you never thought you would hear me say that right?) to show you the latest special that Byron Burgers are currently cooking up. The Bunzilla was created following head chef Fred Smith’s research trip to Tokyo and features an interesting relationship between the humble hamburger and the Japanese love of savoury flavours.
Byron’s classic burger made with four cuts of British beef is finished with a soy glaze then sandwiched with miso roasted bacon, wasabi mayonnaise and an onion ring before being laid too rest on a bed of shredded white cabbage. There is also a side of Japanese style pickled cucumber. I love that Byron will cook the burger to your liking and the slightly salty soy glaze worked well with the umami flavour of the miso roasted bacon, the sweet onion ring and the crunchy cabbage. I felt the pickled cucumber was a bit of an afterthought and not really needed, the burger itself did all the talking.
We paired our Bunzilla burgers with skin on fries and mac & cheese. The fries are as you would expect yet well seasoned. The mac & cheese had a cracking melted cheese top yet I would have liked a thicker, creamier sauce as this one is pretty light.
We dined at the new Corn Exchange restaurant where I have dined a few times now. Thanks to the floor to ceiling windows at the rear it is light and bright whilst taking in the atmosphere of Manchester’s latest restaurant complex. The Corn Exchange is one of my favourite places in the city right now.
Anyway I digress, the Bunzilla is available until 16th May so you need to move fast! It will set you back £10.95 without sides which is a little steep but it is worth it for that miso roasted bacon which is insane. I may need to try and recreate that bad boy in my own kitchen, watch this space.
I was invited to try the latest specials as a guest and was not asked to pay for my food.