Bachi Burger, I Think I Love You: Las Vegas Field Resarch

Gentle Readers, there are friends, and then there are friends who show up with pork bahn mi and coordinates for pork belly buns. On a recent trip to Las Vegas, my friend, whom we shall call BaconNBourbon, took me on a food adventure worthy of Thelma and Louise, minus the negative outcome.

Barbecued pork bahn mi on homemade bread. Wow. Just wow.

Barbecued pork bahn mi on homemade bread. Wow. Just wow.

First, there were these two types of bahn mi, straight from some small shop in Chinatown. They were amazing.

The urge to make dam jokes is irresistible: Hoover Dam

The urge to make dam jokes is irresistible: Hoover Dam

Next, Hoover Dam. If you haven’t been, go, it is truly remarkable engineering.

Pork Belly Buns from Bachi Burger in Las Vegas. To die for.

Pork Belly Buns from Bachi Burger in Las Vegas. To die for.

Then, pork belly buns with parmesan truffle fries and a salted caramel shake with a toasted marshmallow top from Bachi Burger. OMG. No really. If you are anywhere in the Pacific Standard Timezone, this is not a drill. Drop what you’re doing and go.

Hello my pretties: parmesan truffle fries from Bachi Burger

Hello my pretties: parmesan truffle fries from Bachi Burger

The buns come with a sauce that reminds me somewhat of tamarind, but with a Chinese five spice kick. Skip it, and just eat. It’s fine, but they aren’t improved by the dipping. The fries were salty and balanced, not overly truffled (which in truth makes me gag, though BaconNBourbon argues there is no such thing as overtruffling), and crisp. A true delight.

Salted Caramel Shake with Toasted Marshmallow on top from Bachi Burger. Dreamy.

Salted Caramel Shake with Toasted Marshmallow on top from Bachi Burger. Dreamy.

And then, the shake. Just admire it for a minute. Wow. Just wow. Our only regret was not staying longer to eat more, as the burgers (they have sliders on the appetizers menu) looked amazing.

So special thanks to my foodie friend for redeeming my faith in the power of the food adventure, and for giving me a day of fresh air and pork in the midst of a smoke-filled business trip! Have you been to Bachi Burger? What’s your opinion?

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4 responses to “Bachi Burger, I Think I Love You: Las Vegas Field Resarch

  1. Bachi Burger is now on my list of must try places on our next trip to Vegas.

  2. Joan

    A list to consider on your next trip out..and look what made the list!
    http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2013/feb/16/20-most-important-restaurants-las-vegas/

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