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    Papa's Kitchen - Phattanakan Soi 30 - Bangkok

    Papa's Kitchen - Phattanakan Road, Soi 30, just down from Phattanakan Road on the left.

    I've eaten many burgers in Bangkok, from the top rated joints to the stuff of nightmares.

    Papa's Kitchen is the stuff of legends. It is, by far, the best burger I've eaten in Bangkok and for those that know me, that's saying something.

    The first thing the wife and I noticed is the elegant yet understated decor of the place. It's in a standard size townhouse so it can seat perhaps twenty five comfortably downstairs.




    We ordered our appetizers, the Salt and Pepper Calamari with Garlic Aioli (170B), the Cheese and Spinach Spring Rolls with Chili Jam (165B) and the Tower of Onion Rings (135).


    The calamari was just average, I think a bit more seasoning in the batter would have helped. As you can see from the pictures, the garlic aioli never quite made it to the table.

    The spring rolls were cooked perfectly, not greasy at all. In my opinion the flavor of the spinach was lost in the cheese and lacking the contrast between the two flavors, I can only give an average rating to them.

    The Tower of Onion Rings however more than made up for the other apps with the flavor, size, quantity and price. The rings were perfectly cooked, the batter crispy with juicy onion inside. I'd go back just for the rings and the cold beer.

    Now to the burgers....look at the cute burger trying to hide from me.



    Simply put, this is the best burger I have had in my last four years of writing about burgers in Bangkok.

    The burger was 150 grams of Australian beef. There was no taste of filler, just a touch of salt and pepper was all my palate could detect.

    We were not asked how we would like our burgers cooked, which to me, is simply not acceptable, however Pappa's was able to pull off a medium temp with the burgers so juicy that they threatened to overwhelm the white sesame seed bun these patties from heaven were presented on. Wheat buns are also an option for those who want to eat a healthier version of the burgers.

    One thing that also impressed us was the quality and care that went into the topping preparations.

    I had the Flying Dutchman (280B)


    The burger patty had an outstanding "char" flavor from the grill, which in my book, elevates an above average burger into burger greatness. It was perfectly seasoned to enhance the naturally incredible flavor of Australian beef.
    As you can see from the from the picture, the egg is still wonderfully runny and the bacon nice and crispy. The cheese wasn't cooked to oblivion and added a wonderful smoothness to the tang of the dijon mustard. The grilled slice of ham added a bit of saltiness with the bonus of ham. The runny yolk of the egg was the glue that brought this melding pot of flavors together.

    The burger the wife had, not surprisingly enough, was the French Kiss (295B). Her comments were:

    The burger was perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned. The combination of the toppings (brie, bell peppers, rocket and bacon) were wonderfully done. The bun was easily able to withstand the onslaught of the burger juices and this is definitely one of the very, very best burgers in Bangkok.

    Papa's also offers the usual offerings of farang food, from fish and chips (240B) with the mushy pea option and/or the chip shop curry sauce. Braised New Zealand lamb shanks (495B) and a wonderful selection of panini sandwiches are on offer.

    Something near and dear to my heart is how they charge. They only charge VAT, there is no service charge, it's up to the diner to decide the tip, just like it should be and I have to say, the service was excellent.

    In doing research for this, I found this: Papa's Kitchen, Bangkok, Bangkok - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor

    Pappa's is ranked 7th out of nearly 8000 reviews. I've got to agree it's really that good.

    If you love a good burger, this is burger Mecca in Thailand. Make the pilgrimage, you won't be disappointed.
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    Just looks at the link, the food pics do look very nice indeed. Seems a tricky place to get to though.

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    Apparently the new home of the Londoner is to be between soi 30 and soi 32...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Seems a tricky place to get to though.
    It's worth the effort...luckily for me its about a 10 minute ride on a motorsai from home.

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    If it's run by an Aussie, not being asked how you'd like the burger done is normal.
    You don't get a choice with hamburgers in Oz, only steakburgers

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    A runny egg on a hamburger? A slice of ham on a hamburger? I don't know what that atrocity is, but it is NOT a hamburger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    A runny egg on a hamburger? A slice of ham on a hamburger? I don't know what that atrocity is, but it is NOT a hamburger.
    It worked perfectly....

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    Sorry forgot these....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    A runny egg on a hamburger? A slice of ham on a hamburger? I don't know what that atrocity is, but it is NOT a hamburger.
    Runny egg, along with optional pineapple and/or beetroot on burgers are Australia's crowning culinary achievements.
    Shooulda been bacon instead of ham though.

    At least it's not America's burger abortion, the pickle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Shooulda been bacon instead of ham though.
    My favorite condiments and toppings...mayo, mustard, onion, pickle, bacon and cheese.....that's the perfect burger.

    I really liked the egg though too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    A runny egg on a hamburger? A slice of ham on a hamburger? I don't know what that atrocity is, but it is NOT a hamburger.
    Runny egg, along with optional pineapple and/or beetroot on burgers are Australia's crowning culinary achievements.
    Shooulda been bacon instead of ham though.

    At least it's not America's burger abortion, the pickle.
    There was bacon on it as well. I personally have never eaten pickle on a burger,

    Hamburger bun...lightly toasted. 1/4 lb. of hamburger meat ... grilled medium rare.

    Season burger with salt and pepper. Dijon mustard on bun.

    Slice of Swiss cheese optional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Slice of Swiss cheese optional.
    It's gotta be good Swiss and a thick slice. It pisses me off when I order a burger and the cheese is melting into an almost flavorless coating.

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    My perfect burger

    Top down.

    bun
    bbq sauce, just a tad
    black pepper
    egg, slightly runny
    beetroot
    bacon
    cheese
    grilled onions
    mustard
    200 gm burger - mix beef with minced bacon, red onion, bell peppers, chilli, tobasco or woster sauce, salt, pepper
    touch of italian dressing
    shredded lettuce and carrot.
    bun




    bugger, hungry now and not a burger within 100 ks....

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    ^^Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    My perfect burger

    Top down.

    bun
    bbq sauce, just a tad
    black pepper
    egg, slightly runny
    beetroot
    bacon
    cheese
    grilled onions
    mustard
    200 gm burger - mix beef with minced bacon, red onion, bell peppers, chilli, tobasco or woster sauce, salt, pepper
    touch of italian dressing
    shredded lettuce and carrot.
    bun




    bugger, hungry now and not a burger within 100 ks....
    Necron you can stick that beetroot & through a egg in there yum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    A runny egg on a hamburger? A slice of ham on a hamburger? I don't know what that atrocity is, but it is NOT a hamburger.
    Certainly un-American, it is....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    My perfect burger

    Top down.

    bun
    bbq sauce, just a tad
    black pepper
    egg, slightly runny
    beetroot
    bacon
    cheese
    grilled onions
    mustard
    200 gm burger - mix beef with minced bacon, red onion, bell peppers, chilli, tobasco or woster sauce, salt, pepper
    touch of italian dressing
    shredded lettuce and carrot.
    bun




    bugger, hungry now and not a burger within 100 ks....
    No one in their civil mind, puts beetroot and carrot on a burger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    My perfect burger

    Top down.

    bun
    bbq sauce, just a tad
    black pepper
    egg, slightly runny
    beetroot
    bacon
    cheese
    grilled onions
    mustard
    200 gm burger - mix beef with minced bacon, red onion, bell peppers, chilli, tobasco or woster sauce, salt, pepper
    touch of italian dressing
    shredded lettuce and carrot.
    bun




    bugger, hungry now and not a burger within 100 ks....
    No one in their civil mind, puts beetroot and carrot on a burger.



    You have not lived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    My perfect burger

    Top down.

    bun
    bbq sauce, just a tad
    black pepper
    egg, slightly runny
    beetroot
    bacon
    cheese
    grilled onions
    mustard
    200 gm burger - mix beef with minced bacon, red onion, bell peppers, chilli, tobasco or woster sauce, salt, pepper
    touch of italian dressing
    shredded lettuce and carrot.
    bun




    bugger, hungry now and not a burger within 100 ks....
    No one in their civil mind, puts beetroot and carrot on a burger.



    You have not lived.
    Beetroot, yes, fried egg, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Just looks at the link, the food pics do look very nice indeed. Seems a tricky place to get to though.
    You can jump off at Hua Mak airport link and catch a taxi (less than 10 mins), or from On Nut you can right at the Soi 17 lights and take a 15 minute journey.

    Bogon Tip #317

    There are 2 snooker place next door to each other 2 minutes away. The one on the left (coming from Papa's) is called "bunny" or something rabbit related. Go to the one on the right and get a V.I.P room...
    Black diamonds? I shit 'em.

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    hello,

    Any map to find the place ?

    Thank you.

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    They have one on their Facebook page...

    https://www.facebook.com/papaskitchenbkk

    How to get there?
    By taxi/car: 1144/34 Soi Pattanakan 30, Pattanakan Road, SuanLuang, Bangkok 10250,

    Place looks like this from the outside...


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    The next one up is Burger Bros....damn good burgers, incredible prices and all of the sides are neigh on perfect......

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan
    neigh on perfect......
    Horse meat?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy
    Horse meat?...
    I probably should have said the best beef burger, for the best price with the best sides that I've had in Thailand.....

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