Hesburger’s Rukkifileeburger

July 23rd, 2008

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Delicious!

Back in May, my family went on a trip to Estonia. While there, I had the opportunity to eat at places one does not generally eat at in the United States.

For example, Hesburger. A fast-food joint, not unlike the places we know of with kingly burgers or burgers owned by a clown. However, as Hesburger is more of a European thing, they can have some interesting things there.

This sandwich is the “Rukkifileeburger”, which is Estonian for “Rye fillet burger”. Adding the “burger” on the end is a little misleading, since it contains a pork fillet of some sort, and not a meat patty we generally associate with burgers.

Anyway, the main ingredients are the pork, lettuce, tomatoes, and onion rings, with some manner of special sauce (“paprika mayo” apparently), all between two slices of dark rye bread. Rye bread is more popular in some European countries, so Hesburger decided to offer rye sandwiches in their burger joints, I guess.

The sandwich was a little better than I expected, but I wasn’t really expecting much. The rye bread was interesting… I expected slices of a loaf of rye, but it’s more like one of those rectangular shaped chicken sandwiches you might find in fast food places here in the US. Except instead of whatever bun they’d use here, it was rye bread.

Still, it could’ve been better. I mean, this is fast food we’re talkin’ here. Fast food isn’t well known for the greatest of sandwiches. But I greatly support unusual sandwich choices in places, and this gave me a chance to write about rye-fillet-burgers. I’d eat another if I get the chance, though largely for the novelty of eating an odd sandwich like this in a fast food place.

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Deer Sausage and MORE

July 23rd, 2008

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With salmon paste, too!

A sandwich I prepared in my kitchen a while ago. The main ingredients are deer sausage and butter on some nice bread. But while some others may have stopped there, I went the extra mile and added some salmon paste, as well.

The result was interesting… I don’t think it’s the type of thing I’d eat every day, but if I ever have excess salmon paste and deer sausage again, might be tasty.

The deer sausage had been cluttering up the freezer, see, so I thawed it out for some tasty sandwiches. Good stuff, that deer sausage. And we apparently had some salmon paste in the fridge, so figured I’d try ’em both at once. No idea where that stuff came from. Does salmon paste just appear in other peoples’ fridges, too? Or is it just me?

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A Contradiction in Terms

September 10th, 2007

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Bacon Veggie Burger

An odd paradox of food, I ordered this veggie burger with bacon. It was at a Jimmy Buffett-owned burger restaurant my sister took me to. It’s a fairly standard bacon cheeseburger, featuring lettuce, tomato, onions, cheddar cheese, and so on, except I requested to have a veggie burger patty. You can get any burger there as a veggie burger.

Really, most of the time, I could hardly tell that it wasn’t a real bacon cheeseburger. Sometimes, of course, a bite should’ve been meatier than it was, and I could tell it was a veggie patty. But really, I don’t see THAT big of a difference… I guess I’m not that picky when it comes to food. Oh, also, the sweet potato chips were really good. Mmm.

Funny story, actually, my sister ordered a BBQ veggie burger or something, but wound up getting a mushroom swiss veggie burger by mistake. They prepared her the correct burger, and I got a free bonus burger out of the deal. Plus the restaurant also covered one of her drinks. So a free mixed drink and a free burger! Now THAT’s service! We left a nice tip.

Veggie Mushroom Swiss

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Veggie Fajita Melt

August 21st, 2007

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Veggie Fajita Melt

The Veggie Fajita Melt. Picked it up after quite a complicated quest to find an ATM, in order to get out of a parking lot… Figured I deserved a break.

It’s got lettuce, tomato, guacamole, peppers, and some other stuff. I’m not sure on the cheese. I think it was provolone… It was some manner of white cheese anyway. There might’ve been a little sauce added, too. It was a little drippy.

Anyway, the advertisement looked different from the sandwich itself, of course, but it looked like it had a different balance of ingredients. I was expecting a sandwich consisting of more peppers and onions, but I got one with more guacamole. I didn’t even notice guacamole in the ad until I looked again after eating it. It was actually still pretty good, to be honest, and was a nice change of pace from normal sandwiches I might eat. Don’t often have ones with guacamole. It made it pretty interesting.

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Chicken Explosion

August 20th, 2007

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Chicken Explosion

Here’s a subwich I got in mid-July, same weekend as Otakon.

My friend came up from Florida, and we went to the mall at some point, and stopped by the food court, where I picked up this tasty sandwich. I mostly got it because of the ridiculous name.

It’s been a while since I actually ate it, so I don’t remember all of what’s in it. But I remember it tasted alright.

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