In the TV series True Blood, Bill Compton remarked to his paramour Sookie, “Puns used to be the highest form of humour”, (incidentally paraphrasing Alfred Hitchcock), referring to the name of a vampire bar. The good folk at Bun Intended, a new burger barn in Greater Kailash-I, clearly took this to heart.
As the name suggests, the company takes its bun seriously; inasmuch they offer you the choice between crafting your own burger, taking something off the menu or just plain sticking to baos. Delhi’s recent affair with baos has become stronger so it’s no surprise Bun Intended offers them as well, to be au courant.
Because we love history, we start with The Legend, comprising a seasoned tenderloin patty with a sauce of Jack Daniels, nestled between layers of blue cheese (of unknown ancestry), jalapenos, avocado relish, shredded lettuce and chipotle mayonnaise, all destined for greatness. Served with paprika fries and a Bacon Chilli Relish, the burger conquers you with a well-defined battle strategy — a thrusting of umami flavours, flanked by spice. The paprika fries act as the cavalry, rounding off any latent hunger. We dip and double dip in to the bacon relish; it goes with everything, even the kitchen sink.
We try to be traditionalist with The Hamburger, which is anything but. Comprising a grilled chicken breast, stuffed with cheddar cheese and ham, breaded in between lettuce and grilled mushrooms (and yes, we know you’re salivating already), we ask for the ratte potato on the side. One of the smaller versions of the root vegetable, it is explosive with flavour, even without the mashed roasted garlic and butter accompanying it.
Then, we decide to take on an empire, to wit one of the Empire Burgers, a four patty behemoth. The Godfather is the target of our raids, composed as it is of tenderloin patty(ies), charred with the increasingly familiar Jack Daniels sauce, and smothered with cheeses (English cheddar and Goat), crisped bacon, pork sausage, caramelised onions and lettuce.
To avoid an apoplexy we eschew the fried egg. The burger takes us to a new level of meatiness. And believe us, it was exhausting for us to eat it as it was for you to read about it. This one is a meal in itself.
Bun Intended also has dessert. We beg out. But then, can you really blame us?
Meal for two: Rs 1,000 (including taxes)
Address: Delivery only (7pm-4am)