When I was in Austin last month my dude Papi Babylon told me to hit up Burger Tex by the UT campus for a Korean bulgogi burger. Dude was on point with the other recommendations so we stopped by for a burger and happened to make history.
We ordered a couple bulgogi burgers, one with Swiss as recommended by the cashier. After a few minutes the burger arrived and I headed over to the condiment bar to hook up some toppings: pickles, iceberg lettuce, onions, tomato, mayo and jalapeños.
It was great. The bulgogi was crispy, somewhat sweet and slightly salty but well balanced. While enjoying the burger I looked over the menu and realized that there wasn’t any other Korean food offered, just your typical burger and fries type stuff. I then asked the cashier if they had any kimchi and she brought out her father who was cooking in the back. They told us their Grandma made their’s at home and they don’t serve it to the public, but since we asked they would let us have some. As expected it was fantastic so I asked them to make me a new burger topped with their Grandma’s homemade kimchi. Apparently this was their first request and dude was really excited to make one.
It was decent. I’d say the regular burger had the advantage with all the condiments but for real I was trying to go authentic. I liked the acidic character that came from the cabbage but at the same time it needed something else to help balance the sourness.