Shakanack Review: Battle Of Da Burger Part I
Da battle is on like Donkey Kong.
Well, no battle really but just two burger places Da Ohana tried out for da first time. I didn't plan on comparing da two but since both were burger joints, it just makes sense yeah?
Da first burger joint we went to on a Saturday afternoon was Teddy's Bigger Burger at da Pearl Ridge location.
Da front counter with a throwback feel. How throwback depends on how old you are.
Da menu if you can read 'em.
It says something wen you're given a wet nap with your meal.
Da Wife had da "Big Combo" which is their base burger with their special sauce. Sorry, I had one shot to take da pic cause she was hungry.
I had da "Western" which had onion rings, bbq sauce and bacon. Yeah, I was saying da samething.... wea's da bacon! I went back up front and asked if had bacon inside da Western cause I couldn't see or taste it. They said they would make an order. Ten minutes latah I asked for it again cause they nevah come back. Aftah anoddah five minutes it came... PAPER THIN! Wassup Wit Dat! No joke, was thin as papah. I lifted da burger and waddah ya know... there was a paper thin slice which was stuck undah da burger but couldn't see it. I also had da garlic fries option which was a disappointment. It was waaay over seasoned and too salty rather than garlicky if at all. 😯
Da Keiki had da Kids Meal which was chicken nuggets and fries. Da chicken nuggets was left in da fryer way too long as they came out crunchy and oily.
Dis da look I got wen I wen cockaroach one fry from Da Keiki while waiting for my order.
I no get "invited" to sample these places. I no get reimbursed for meals eaten. I no get asked/told by The Honolulu Star-Advertiser to check these places out so wat you get is a legit, straight up review from a local braddah who loves ono kine kanack grindz as much as he loves his beer.
So hea's da breakdown:
Three Shakas and a Bumbye
Besides sitting on hardwood bench type tables, da Pearl Ridge location was pretty roomy - more than enough to enjoy your meal with your own company. Da biggest saving grace was da décor wea it had a throwback feel. I guess it's a good thing I stay makule.... kind of.
Two Shakas and a Go Figgah
Unless you ordering a one pounder, no expect to kanack aftah a single meal. Da burger wasn't "wow" material but then again I had da western which was covered in bbq sauce and once covered in dat, everything tastes tangy. Da burger itself was "ok" and da bread was average. As mentioned, da fries were disappointing and there's no way to kanack from da portion size. Da price is a little on da high side for da quality received as I see it.
Three Shakas and a Bumbye
Teddy's Bigger Burger is worth checking out if you want a step up in taste from Mickey D's, Jack's or BK as there are flavor differences but expect to pay for it as well - although the price difference isn't more than a couple of bucks. There are oddah menu items dat looks worth trying thus Teddy's getting da Three shaka rating. It's worth checking out.... at least once.