People say a lot about American culture, let’s face it it’s often less than subtle which can put people off. But here at superburgerbros, I’d like to take a moment to salute our brothers and sisters across the pond, champions of the Burgers and inventors of the Peanut Butter and jelly sandwich.
I’ve just tried to find the word for a fan of American culture but for some reason being called a yankophile doesn’t appeal to me and it’s possible people have been arrested for less. With this in mind onto the review of Got Beef a purveyor of Burgers on Whitchurch Road a short drive outside the city centre in Cardiff.
Three of us embarked on one of our annual superburgerbros outings and were greeted by friendly staff who quickly sorted out some seating for us. Got beef has a relaxed feel with benches and tables, we turned up mid-week, and it seemed fairly busy, so that’s usually a good sign.
As I’d been craving a burger all day, I’d already been over the menu online and discovered they have a burger twist on the sticky American staple the pbnbj sandwich. Superburgerbros power of curiosity activate!
I ordered the pbnbj (yes we giggled) and a side of dirty fries, we could see the kitchen, so we knew it was cooked to order but didn’t take long to arrive.
So here’s what greeted me, it looked good it smelt good but would it work?
Well yes, yes it would. It’s one of those Burgers that I think you’ll love or hate, I love Peanut Butter and jelly, and that’s a dimension I got with the burger.
Got beef uses 100% beef patties, these have a stronger taste of beef and usually a finer texture to make it stay together while cooking. What I liked about this burger was that got beef seemed to understand it had a stronger flavour and the flavours they chose worked well with it.
The Peanut Butter went really well with the burger, it had some texture which is a great addition when you have a finely ground burger. It was salty enough to compliment the meat like an American take on a satay sauce without the spice. It actually came spread upon a brioche bun which added a little sweetness and kept many much-loved juices from escaping… Mental image not intended.
The streaky bacon was perfectly cooked, thick cut but not tough, it had a mild smokey flavour that melted well into the beef.
Now I was quite excited by the prospect of beer jelly, let’s take that in for a second, a jam of beer. As much as I enjoyed the burger I found this flavour hard to pick out. It might have added something to the burger, but in all honesty the Peanut Butter was dominated it so I couldn’t tell. It was a little disappointing as it’s listed on the menu but I can’t complain too much about that as I loved every bite.
Overall 4/5 great burger just missing out on full marks due to the ninja condiment that is beer jelly, was it there? Was it hiding? We’ll never know, but it did mean the flavour was a bit flat on the J in Pbnbj.