**4/39/17 EDITOR’S NOTE: I was informed via Yelp that the business is closed.**
Last month we spent a fun family day in Pasadena. First we hit up the LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show at the Pasadena Convention Center. After sampling all of that sweetness, we decided to walk a few blocks over to Bachi Burger which is on the corner of Green & Fair Oaks.
I had heard so many good things from my family & friends who had eaten at the original Bachi Burger in Las Vegas. The name “bachi” comes from the word “hibachi” which is a Japanese style of grilling. So it should come as no surprise that the menu has Asian influences to it.
First off, we ordered the Oxtail Chili Cheese Fries, which is made with garlic aioli & a fried egg on top. Hands down, when I took an informal poll of family & friends who had eaten at Bachi Burger before, this is what we HAD to sample & sample it we did! My hubby loves chili cheese anything (hamburger, hot dog, you name it), so he really liked this appetizer.
I decided to get the Spicy Miso Burger, which is made with Angus beef, onions, pepper, mayo, lettuce, roasted garlic, cheese, fried egg & an apple vinaigrette. Check out this bad boy!!
After I smashed it down a bit & cut it in half, this is what it looked like.
Hubby ordered the Miyagi-san Wagyu Burger (which I thought was kind of funny, given our last name). This burger is made with chili mayo, fried egg, furikake, caramelized bacon & crispy onion rings. Yes, that’s right, onion rings! In case you were wondering furikake is a Japanese condiment that consists of sushi nori (seaweed), sesame seeds, salmon flakes, powdered soy sauce or miso & some other stuff. It’s usually sprinkled over rice but whoever decided to put it in this burger should get an award because it tastes good!
We both cut our burgers in half & traded so that we could taste what the other had ordered.
Our daughter ate the Kids Grilled Cheese, which came with fries, green apples & a carrot stick. Her meal was probably the healthiest of the bunch, which is kind of ironic given that she didn’t get to sample very much at LA Cookie Con (she has a nut allergy). [We bought her an ice cream treat from Coolhaus down the block after lunch.]
We really enjoyed eating at Bachi Burger – the meal was delicious, service was good & the food is filling. Although we probably won’t eat here on a regular basis, we definitely look forward to coming back again to try out their other specialty items like the “No Meat Here” burger which is made with a shitake mushroom patty & Japanese eggplant.
Thank goodness our car was parked back at the Convention Center. It gave us an excuse to run all around Old Town & window shop in an attempt to walk off our food! 🙂