Replace bread with rice, burger meat with Korean style beef, lettuce with kimchi, and ketchup with teriyaki sauce. The result: an absolute delight from Koja Kitchen. Over the past few years, fusion food has become increasingly popular. Koja Kitchen really represents that popularity through its amazing alterations of typical American foods. It’s basically the Korean McDonalds…
A couple days ago, my family and I ordered “burgers” from Koja Kitchen, and just from the look of it, I knew that it was a winner. The order came with garlic rice patties, marinated chicken/beef, crispy onions, kimchi, and an assortment of sauces (teriyaki is my favorite). As if I was making a hamburger, I naturally just started to pile toppings into my rice patty, holding all the items together with the sauce. It was easy! I realized that the “burgers” from Koja Kitchen really weren’t any different from the typical American hamburger. Even the rice patty resembled a bun in that the outside is harder and crispy, a contrast to the soft inside. However, the one difference between the two foods is the taste. Koja Kitchen just goes to the next level. When you bite into that delicious burger and get a little bit of everything, your mind goes “Holy mackerel! I love this thing!” The delicious, authentic taste of the proteins goes well with the bland, but unique rice patties. On top of that, the spicy, acidic, kimchi serves as a tasty, yet well balanced “contrast” food that will leave you wanting more.
As I like to put it, the Koja Kitchen burger is basically Korean BBQ all in one sandwich. It’s quick, efficient, and delicious. It also serves as a great catering option for parties or other events. Though it’s not the most common food, the Koja Kitchen burger is still quite hard to resist. Once you’ve tried it, there’s no going back.
Note: The menu changes depending on the location for Koja Kitchen. Usually the burgers don’t come with kimchi, but the location you’re ordering from most likely has it as a “side” option.