Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hamby King

On our way back from picking up the curtains today, we decided to frequent Hamby King, which looks a lot like a Burger King from the outside.
First of all, Sarajevo is the first European town I've lived in that doesn't have a McDonalds. They have tons of fast food, but it all has a distinctly Bosnian flavor (mostly Burek and Cevapcici). So, we were very surprised to see what we thought was a Burger King when we moved in. It has the right colors and the logo looks very similar. However, upon closer inspection, it is a Hamby King. There are three Hamby Kings in Sarajevo.
So, we went to Hamby King today. I ordered the Cheeseburger Value Meal and Melinda had the Hamburger. There was a Whopper on the menu (I'm sure the BK people love that) as well as some Bosnian dishes. The first major difference was that we had to wait 10 ten minutes for our food. That's right folks, they actually cooked them to order! The big surprise, however, was when Melinda opened her burger and cabbage fell out. Cabbage!!! There was meat, tomato, lettuce, thousand island sauce, ketchup and cabbage. The bread was better than what we would get in the states. The ratio of meat to cabbage was about 1 to 2, not to mention the other stuff that was on it. If they'd taken out the cabbage and doubled the size of the meat, then it would be the best burger I've had in Europe. As it stands, I bet we go back for the fries.


Melinda said...

The cabbage was disgusting...I like cabbage in egg rolls, but that's about it. I actually left a bit on, and when I did, and bit into the sandwich, I immediately put the burger down, thinking, This must not be all the way cooked. Then I realized I ate some cabbage. The fries were good, but I gotta say, I'm getting tired of carbs...bread, pasta, potatoes...and I never thought I'd say that because I haven't eaten that stuff in large quantities in a long time. Someone send chocolate chips and a Sheridan's rep asap!!

John said...

I didn't think the cabbage was disgusting. There was just too much of it.

Today, we're going to try making Mousakka! Can't wait!