Boom Boom Burger on Surfers Paradise

Disclaimer: We dined as invited guests at Boom Boom Burger and received our meal complimentary by the estanlishment. Opinions – as usual – are our own. 

My parents recently flew down from Singapore to spend a couple of weeks with us and to meet Bubby, their first grandson. It’s been four years since we had seen them and it’s their first trip to Brisbane, so it was good to finally show them what life is like for us down under. At the end of their trip, we drove them to the Gold Coast to catch their return flight.

As luck would have it, I received an invitation to check out Boom Boom Burger, a new establishment on the Gold Coast at the same time. We aren’t in the area often, so nabbed the opportunity immediately!

Boom Boom Burger on Surfers Paradise

At just two weeks old at the time we visited on Friday, Boom Boom Burger is located on Surfers Paradise’s Chevron Island, a neighbourhood which looked refreshed and lively with morning joggers and locals about their business without the kitschy tourist vibe the Gold Coast has a reputation for – and on-street parking was a breeze.

According to Boom Boom Burger, their “visual influence is from 1940’s New York, our imagery of drums is to enforce that dining should be theatrical and dramatic”. I’ll have to take their word for it since I’m not familiar with New York or that time period. Instead I’d describe it as relaxed and casual. Tables were set at a respectable distance from each other, minimising the chance of any butt-sweep mishaps as punters are forced to squeeze between tightly positioned tables.

Boom Boom Burger on Surfers Paradise

After studying the menu, I was initially a little confused. The name ‘Boom Boom Burger‘ would indicate it is strictly a burger (and chips) joint, but the selection includes hot dogs (three to choose from), salads (select from a vegetarian, caesar and seafood options), tapas, booming sizes (large sized mains) and desserts. And I haven’t even gotten to the impressive drinks list – tap or craft beer, cider, reds, whites, rose, house spirits, cocktails and soft drinks. You could definitely have a good time at Boom Boom Burger (as long as you don’t plan to drive home).

But we were heading back to Brisbane straight after, so stuck to the tamer menu elements. We started with the puff potatoes on Boom Boom Burger owner Meyjitte Boughenout’s recommendation.

Boom Boom Burger on Surfers Paradise

Puff Potatoes. AUD$5

The Puff Potatoes is just one of the six side options on the Boom Boom Burger menu, but while you can get chips, fries and onion rings anywhere else, these fried potato balls might be harder to come by. No wonder they’re fast becoming popular amongst punters.

While you might think these Puff Potatoes are akin to a croquette, they were actually much fluffier on the inside. The closest I can probably compare them to is my favourite childhood frozen food – Birds Eye’s Frozen Potato Pomme Noisettes. Except these from Boom Boom Burger came with a panko-like crust that gave sauces plenty to cling to.

Boom Boom Burger on Surfers Paradise

Plus at AUD$5 for 10 pieces is the kind of generousity one rarely sees in cafes and restaurants in Brisbane these days. I was impressed!

Boom Boom Burger on Surfers Paradise

Smoking Hot. AUD$15

The Smoking Hot is one of Boom Boom Burger‘s signature burgers, and I can see why.

Arriving under a glass cloche of thick smoke, this baby has a 150 day aged beef patty, mushrooms, cheddar, pickles, spinach and of course, a secret sauce. The combination, like all their other burgers, is lovingly encased between gently toasted brioche buns, which are delivered fresh every day.

Boom Boom Burger on Surfers Paradise

If you love your burgers (as I’m sure you do) and you only have the option of picking one off Boom Boom Burger‘s menu, the Smoking Hot is the one to hit up. This is the way burgers should be – a succulent beef patty with fresh ingredients and heaps of umami and smoky flavour make its classic combination a joy to bite into.

Boom Boom Burger on Surfers Paradise

Pig Me Up. AUD$12

The Pig Me Up on the other hand, is for the slightly more adventurous. This concoction has thick slices of melt-in-your-mouth pork belly that has been cooked over 6 hours. The pork’s sweetness was tempered by a bed of green apple chutney, some blue cheese and fresh lettuce leaves with sliced tomato rounds.

Boom Boom Burger on Surfers Paradise

If you’re weary of being overwhelmed by blue cheese, don’t be – the crumbled bits tease your tastebuds rather than assault them. This, my friends, was worth the drive from Brisbane.

Boom Boom Burger on Surfers Paradise

We were quite blown away by the quality and flavour in our meal, but what got me excited was hearing Boom Boom Burger owner Meyjitte Boughenout mention how one of his suppliers often sources and brings in unique products for their chef to try. Take these confit baby capsicum – have you ever seen such a darling thing? They were ridiculously tiny, yet delicious and I too would love to see what Boom Boom Burger might use such produce and come up with.

 

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Disclaimer: We dined as invited guests at Boom Boom Burger and received our meal complimentary by the estanlishment. Opinions – as usual – are our own.