(Update 23/07/2015: Mister Gee Burger Truck is now located at 315 Parramatta Road, Haberfield)
I have a lot of bad tendencies (always dating the wrong women, getting the same bad haircut at the same bad salon, eating one extra bite even though my stomach is perfectly content) but the one I hate the most is my knack for getting sick just as a break/holiday is coming up.
My throat will start being sore, my nose will turn into a faucet and my head will ache the way my heart does after I saw the Lion King for the first time. It’s inevitable. We got to keep trucking even if the struggle starts being real (oh and believe me, it’s real right now).
And I did exactly that by visiting Mister Gee Burger Truck in Burwood.
Fast becoming a cult led by Bianca from For Food’s Sake, Mister Gee Burger Truck has recently set up shop at Burwood Car Wash and has been welcomed by locals and not-so-locals alike. With an extremely compact menu of fries (naked or dirty), a milkshake and a weekly burger you would hope that they do everything well.
Spoiler alert: They do everything really f*cking well.
I’ve gone three times in four weeks so i could cover as many of their burgers as I could. The struggles I have to undergo as a food blogger; life is hard.
Let’s relive Fry-Day real quick:
The best version of Mister Gee’s fries are the same as the best version of Christina Aguilera: Dirrty. The dirtier the better.
The fries are nice, crispy and serve as makeshift utensils for you to scoop the toppings in and around your mouth. There’s a fork provided but I prefer my edible and golden eating utensils (ooh that reminds me of the time I first met Helen from Grab Your Fork and made a joke about her blog name after passing her a fork. She gave me the exact same look my mother gave me when I told her I had absolutely no intention of doing medicine).
You know how I mentioned in the introduction that I have a lot of bad habits that I can’t shake off?
Well, my love for this milkshake is also impossible to shake off because it would kick any other milkshake’s ass in a shake-off. It sits on the fence of being a thickshake and a weakshake which I enjoyed. I’ve had some ridiculously sweet baklava in my day but the baklava used to flavour this shake is more on the mild side of things so you don’t have to start working out til 2015.
The real bonus is the bits of baklava that say what up once you reach the bottom of the cup. Be like Drake and start right from the bottom when you stick your straw into this bad boy.
Speaking of boys, let’s get to the Fat Boy real quick.
I happily concede my title as best looking fat boy to this burger.
Just look at how well the cheese has melted onto the premium beef patty. It’s gentle caress infusing it with flavour and achieving the peak of umami that people like me search for every day of every week of every year. The crisp and single leaf of lettuce adding a bit of freshness to a burger that’s already oh so fresh.
And then you top it off with some bacon jam. What? They don’t use berries to make jam anymore? Take that vegetarians! We win.
And I’mma jam this trophy in your face
(Legal note: No vegetarians were or will be harmed during the creation of this blog post. We apologise for the violence displayed in this paragraph….it’s bacon jam, guys, come on!)
I know I have a tendency to go into hyperbole but can I be serious for a second? This might be my favourite burger in all of Sydney.
Let me explain: I am not a perfect basketball player but I’m oh so close. I can shoot, pass, have decent hands, a solid frame (I’m bulky enough to hang with dudes bigger than me) and can either be a primary scoring option or play Robin to a better player’s Batman. My biggest weakness is that I can’t dribble to save my life. I need someone else to pick me up and help me out. I’m almost perfect; just missing that one crucial component.
What does that have to do with Mister Gee’s Truffe burger? Well, that burger is missing nothing. It’s perfect for me. We’ve got rocket (my favourite green), we’ve got cheese (my favourite dairy), we’ve got a premium beef patty (I have no beef with beef) and then we’re going to smother this delicious combination in an even more delicious truffle sauce. Are you kidding me?
How is that even fair to all of the other burger establishments in Sydney?
Look, I read Raff’s review. The expectations were ridiculously high for this establishment and that’s a ridiculous amount of pressure for any entity. It’s easy to surprise people who have no expectations but when you exceed the highest of all expectations?
I was there with Helen and Philsosophyy, Nutellasum and we all reacted like we had just met Geesus.
Gee Gee, the burger game has a new monarch and I welcome our new burger overlords.
Here’s the TL;DR for everyone else who had the Girl’s Generation song in their head every time the word Mister Gee came up:
– Protip: I didn’t get to mention in the body: Get there as early as possible (they start cooking at 7PM) and a crowd develops FAST.
– Oh you want more of my bad habits? Calling everyone dude, calling girls I don’t even like and calling myself ‘the boy’ when I’m really ‘the man.”
– Want to know where to get a great burger? It’s not a mystergee any more; It’s Mister Gee.
Mister Gee Burger Truck (It’s a literal truck so it’s mobile).
Current location: 315 Parramatta Road, Haberfield
Thursday – Saturday: 7:00PM til 10 (or sold out)
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