Beef Burger: 9.7/10
Chicken Burger: 9.4/10
So why Pub Life X Barrio Chino?
She says: This was two of the greats coming together. Any burger fan knows both of these joints spit out some awesome snacks. It would be crazy to have missed it. In saying that – I think it closes in a couple of days so if you want to check it out, get a wriggle on!! The overall verdict should have lost a few points because it took so long for us to get our burgers (but the food was so good.. and we are suckers). We waited for what felt like a really long time and I had to be restrained from stealing food from other tables. By the time they arrived I was panic-hungry (thus the blur in some of the photos).
He says: Considering the parties involved this is a fairly redundant question.
What did you order?
- The Cheese Burger with Bacon – $16
- The Fried Chicken Burger – $14
- Chicken Nuggets – $12
- Dirty Fries – $7
Tell us about the Cheese Burger?
He says: Close to perfection. Everything I loved about Barrio Chino and Pub Life (and burgers in general) all rolled into one heavenly package. Between the patty, M’Clures pickles, American cheese, soft bun and to die for dirty sauce you have a burger you could pretty much start a religion for. Also massive props for the crunchy bacon add on. This is the swag shit right here.
She says: Firstly can I just point out again that we were RAVENOUS by the time our burgers came. That is why the first picture sucks so heavily. I am the photographer, please accept my apology. But this burger? Poetry! This was a smashing little burger. I second everything He says above. Just a dream burg.
So then, how did you find the Fried Chicken Burger?
He says: Like the cheese burger but replacing the world class patty with fried chicken that as good any I’ve come across. Crunchy on the outside whilst being perfectly moist and juicy on the inside. The green siracha mayo took on champ status as well.
She says: The fried chicken was perfect, the great bun and condiments held it together the chicken version and all balanced really well. This was another really special burger.
Now, what about the sides?
He says: The buttermilk fried chicken nuggets were a very generous serve but I preferred dunking them in the dirty sauce than the provided Gochujo hot sauce. The dirty fries were immense (all fries should be coated in dirty sauce and cheese sauce from here on in)
She says: The fried chicken sauce was straight out weird. Theory is that it might have been off – it was super sour, vinegary and not nice. Luckily the chicken itself was amazing – crunchy but still really luscious in the middle – and was fine by itself or as He mentions dunked in the dirty sauce. The fries were full on but they were super moreish and pretty great.
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