Did you know that each Hard Rock Cafe across the world has its own Local Legendary burger? Many Glaswegians might be familiar with the Glasgow version a burger topped with haggis, white cheddar and turnip frazzles served with Irn Bru mayonnaise.
Throughout May and June different legendary burgers from the other side of the world will be available for a limited time in the Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow for customers to try.
And Ruth, Stephen, Nikki and Kim from the 5pm office got a sneaky try of the four available for May. Here’s our verdict.
Tandoori Spiced Chicken Burger
Description: From India, Hard Rock describes this burger as “a tender chicken breast marinated with authentic tandoori spices and fresh herbs, topped with melted Jack cheese, sliced cucumbers and mint yogurt”.
This was Kim’s favourite, her verdict?
Light, well balanced, fresh and tasty. The flavours complement each other well; the tandoori chicken works really well with the yoghurt and its not too spicy.
Description: The Chamorro Burger comes all the way from the Southern Pacific and the beef patty is rubbed with island-inspired spices and layered with Pepper Jack cheese, house-made Chamorro glaze and chili paste.
This was Ruth and Nikki’s favourite, their verdict?
Tangy, spicy and meaty. The burger has great depth and a delicious smokey flavour with a long lasting flavour.
Java Lava Burger
Description: Straight from Seattle (the home of Starbucks) the beef patty has an espresso coffee rub and house-made lava sauce, crunchy java onions, melted Cheddar cheese and smoked bacon.
This was Stephen’s favourite. his verdict?
Loaded! Great texture and a great example of the classic American burger. Very meaty and the crunchy onions are delicious. There’s only a subtle coffee flavour throughout so even if you don’t like coffee you’d like this burger.This is more of what you would call a traditional burger, it focuses on the flavour of the meat.
Jalapeño Cream Cheese Burger
Description: This American Legendary features a beef patty topped with double-battered fried jalapeno slices and jalapeno cream cheese, along with red onion and served with Sriracha mayo.
This burger takes you to Mexico and makes you think of sizzling fajitas. The cream cheese gives it a rich and creamy flavour and gives an unusual complement to the burger meat. If you like things hot, the jalapeños pack a punch.