Burger Match! Trunk Diner vs Strange Wolf
Hello readers! Last week I was meeting a couple of friends for lunch on Thursday and Friday. For some reason, both parties decided to visit places that are famous for burgers, Trunk Diner on Thursday and Strange Wolf on Friday. Heehee. Hence I decided to do a burger post: Trunk Diner vs Strange Wolf!
275 Exhibition St, Melbourne
03 9663 7994
Meeting Lil for a slightly early lunch on Thursday, Trunk wasn’t very full. The very friendly waiter gave me a bigger corner table, cos Lil’s little son, CutiePie was also joining us. Thankfully we had a big table plus a bit of space- CutiePie loves running around now and loves grabbing stuff from the table! Heehee.
We ordered a burger to share- Oh hello 175gram of Wagyu Burger! We added Gruyere cheese for $11.5. The wagyu burger came quite plainly- bun with the wagyu beef and cheese, with two slices of tomatoes, bits of cos lettuce and pickles on the side. What is this? A deconstructed burger?! There are also homemade BBQ sauce, Tomato sauce and Tabasco in bottles on the table.
I wasn’t too sure how exactly to eat this burger. Should I chuck the pieces of tomato, cos and pickles into the burger or what? Eventually, I decided to simply eat it as it is with a bit of BBQ Sauce and Tabasco , and eat the sides separately. It was kinda weird as the pickles were actually too salty to eat on its own.
The burger was also slightly disappointing. The bun, even though grilled, was quite dry and a little bit cold. The beef, wasn’t medium rare as promised, but fully cooked and once again a bit dry. The BBQ Sauce and tabasco helped a bit though, but I am missing Huxtaburger already.
The fries though, were quite nice. Not very oily and well seasoned. Once again I used the BBQ Sauce with the fries, and the nice and smokey BBQ Sauce went really well with the fries. Yum Yum. The verdict for Burger and fries? 6.5/10
We also shared a Buttermilk Chicken wings w potato salad $11. Sadly it was a bit disappointing. The chicken wings were quite dry and seemed to only be seasoned with salt. I quite like the potato salad though, it was simple but with nice aioli.
Although the plus was that the muffin was nicely warm, as you can see it was REALLY oily and it had so much icing sugar on it that I wondered if the top was burnt. Thankfully it wasn’t burnt, but it wasn’t very nice either. The dark chocolate didn’t taste very nice although the walnut was very fresh. I only had less than half before chucking it out.
Overall, I would give Trunk Diner 6.5/10.
Strachan Ln, Melbourne
03 9662 4914