Not long ago, when FIFA World Cup is not on season yet, hubby and I delighted ourselves with watching The Pickers, Pawn Stars, Kings of Restoration and Storage Wars, every morning (and the evening before that) on History channel. Both of us love knowing stories behind every vintage items featured. It's not that we got stuck on the era where phone booths, jukebox and discos were the "in thing." But it amazes us how such old, yet timeless pieces can still be sparkling and exciting.
Thus, one of the things that get us through at times when we needed to dine out is having hearty meals or snackaroos at places with vintage vibes. Best example would be Johnny Rockets.
Now, drum roll please, let me introduce their latest gourmet burger, the Lobster Wagyu Burger.
The Wagyu beef patty sandwiched on Kaiser buns with Iceberg lettuce is topped with lobster mayo dressing. I know, Wagyu alone sounds expensive (that's why it's classified under gourmet, duh!) but with an addition of lobster it's a different level all-together.
"Why Wagyu", you may ask. People often describe its kind of meat as melting - real wagyu almost literally does, as the high fat levels baste the muscle from within. I'm not just sure where they got the Wagyu beef?
I did not find that ideal in Johnny Rockets, but I do love the taste of the lobster dressing on top of it.
Surprisingly, Wagyu and lobster complemented each other's taste.
But all-in-all, ordering one can worth every cent, I mean just the experience of having lobster on a burger is just a treat already. Don't you think?
How about a foie gras burger next time?
Why? Why? Why?
If you have Wagyu, the next best bet would probably be anything with Wasabi. In this case, it was infused in their famous milkshake. A bold and brave take on their famous milkshakes. Wondering why their shakes are good? According to Mr. Bondoc (Johnny Rockets EVP-COO), they use a different cream with a specialized butter content, making every sip smooth and the flavor associated, rich.
I honestly love my first sip. But I wasn't able to finish the whole tall glass, the effect of wasabi really got into my senses and almost gave me a headache. It was overpowering towards the mid glass. If they could have toned down the wasabi flavor down to a hint, it would have been a blast of a shake.
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