Although you might be familiar with some of the best burgers in your hometown, you probably haven’t experienced some of the most exotic and unusual burgers the world has to offer.
From snake meat to ramen buns, you’ll be amazed to learn about these wild creations.
The Fleurburger 5000
The world’s most expensive burger costs a whopping $5,000 and can be found in Las Vegas at the restaurant Fleur, located inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The Fleurburger 5000 features a patty made with super-luxurious wagyu beef, seared foie gras and ample of truffle shavings. But the luxurious burger doesn’t reach the stratosphere until you consider what it’s served with: a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus from Bordeaux, one of the most prized and expensive wines known to man.
The Absolutely Ridiculous Burger
Weighing in at 338.6 pounds, the Absolutely Ridiculous Burger is made from 30 pounds of bacon, 30 pounds of tomatoes, 36 pounds of cheese and 15 pounds of lettuce. It takes the kitchen team at Mallies Sports Grill & Bar in Michigan, US, up to 22 hours to make, so best you put in your order a day or so before you go. It takes 3 strong men to lift it and we’re wondering how many to eat it…
The Camel Burger is said to be ‘fat-free’ and ‘cholesterol-free,’ and the most delicious thing to come between two buns. For just $6, the Local House restaurant in Dubai offers a quarter-pound camel with cheese and sauce, which tenderizes the meat, and is a sworn trade secret of camel burger manufacturers. Wash it down with the suggested beverage: a camel milkshake.
If you like your dinner venomous, then you are in for a treat. A restaurant in Djakarta, Indonesia, is serving snake patties, topped with unusual condiments and sandwiched between two sesame buns. In a nutshell, the snakes are first beheaded, then “peeled” to remove their scaly skin. Next, the carcasses move to the cleaning and fileting area, and finally, the meat is minced, ground, and blended with seasonings.
The Gator Burger
Combining local Southern cuisine and quality ingredients, The Gator Burger is a signature dish at Bayou Burger in New Orleans. The patty is made from is alligator meat, topped with coleslaw, pickled onions, and mayonnaise served on a brioche bun.
After debuting at the Smorgasburg outdoor foodmarket in Brooklyn, New York in 2013, the Ramen Burger became an international smash overnight and it’s not hard to see why. Invented by the King of Ramen Keizo Shimamoto, the noodly buns sandwich a juicy beef patty on a bed of arugula and is topped with a generous sprinkling of scallion.
Whoever said you can’t combine dessert and dinner in one sitting is yet to try dessert burgers. The bizarre hybrid treats are served at all hours of the day throughout Melbourne and some Queensland towns in Australia. Some menu items include layers of golden croissant dough rolled up with sugar and butter and finished with salted caramel butter, an Angus beef patty and cinnamon-dusted maple bacon.