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Comments

stef

that burger really looks good and i like shoestring fries. they get soggy faster though.

Renee

I second that... great looking burger!
we were planning to go for ribs and burgers over the weekend, but never made it...
hmmm... serious craving for some ribs and burgers right now!

I'm more a potato wedges person too... tho' I do like McD's fries (the only fast food fries I like) : )

Reid

Stef,

The burger here is one of the best. Still can't beat In-n-Out though. I like these fries too, but you're right, they get soggy quickly. I have to eat them up while they're still hot.

Renee,

Ribs and burgers? Where can you get such things in S'pore? You need to have a backyard barbeque with all of the fixins. =) Corn on the cob, potato/macaroni salad, cole slaw...like what Stef had a while back.

http://www.stefmike.org/mt-archives/001284.html

I love the potato wedges from Kentucky Fried Chicken...they're very nicely seasoned, although sometimes they can be a bit salty.

I normally don't care for fast food fries either, but I love McD's fries too! =)

Renee

hmmm... I'm somewhat surprised by the assumptions that seem to have been made there

Reid

Renee,

You're right, I should have never made such an assumption. My apologies. I guess I was more surprised than anything else. It was not my intention to offend you with my comment. =(

FatMan Seoul

Now now kids settle down. :oP

Reid, that burger looks really awesome! Aargh craving for burgers now. Have never tried it with avacado before, but sure sounds interesting.

As far as fries goes, I\'m partial to curly fries - the ones that spirals round and round. Anyone tried that?

Since we\'re on fast food also, in the battle of McD vs Burger King, I\'ll take BK\'s Whopper any day.

Reid

FatMan,

The burger is great! The avocado adds great flavor. Still, this is not the best. Are there any good burger places in Korea?

As an aside...it's funny because any time avocado is included, people here normally refer to it as Californian (i.e. California roll) much as people refer to dishes with pineapple as Hawaiian (i.e. Hawaiian pizza).

I do like seasoned curly fries. The fries from Jack-in-the-Box are especially good. The last time I had them was several months ago.

Battle of the burgers? The Whopper's good, but I'm not really a fan of fast food in general. In fact, the last time I ate at Burger King must have been more than 3 years ago.

FatMan Seoul

Good burgers in Korea? Yet to come across any that\'s worthy of mention. Then again, I\'m not actively seeking them out.

Anyway, I like making my own patties. I usually make them super-thick and throw in some grated cheese, browned chopped onions and garlic, herbs, red wine, salt and black pepper, and bind everything with an egg.

Opu busta

I am a bit prejudiced since I have been eating
Kua Aina burgers since the 80's, I still have to say they are my favorite. There are only two
things in this world. Da Kine and the other kine
Kua Aina is Da Kine. Quality is consistant, the
burger is always high grade and lean and the
vege's are fresh. One secret to the spices is a
sprinkle of vermouth on the grill yummm!
Cheers!

Reid

FatMan,

I love homemade too. In fact, my homemade burgers are quite good...if I do say so myself. =P And besides, if you can make it yourself, why go anywhere to eat it right?

OpuBusta,

Welcome. I had no idea about the vermouth on the grill, but yeah, you just gave their secret away! LOL!

I can almost agree with you on the point of Kua 'Aina and everyone else. I mean, what competition do they really have here except for places like W&M, Teddy's, Eddie's, and the various fast food places. Now if In-n-Out or maybe even Fatburger were here, then maybe there would be some competition for Kua 'Aina.

Kristen

These are the best burgers EVER!!!!!!!!!! I moved from Hawaii, and I am suffering from serious withdrawal. Nothing beats their thick, juicy, flavorful burgers... NOTHING!!!!!

Reid

Hi Kristen,

Thanks for dropping by my site.

I have to agree that Kua 'Aina burgers are some of the best in the Islands. I haven't eaten one in a while so maybe now's the time huh?

Thanks again!

JunaD

We used to go to Kua Aina all the time when we went to BYU-Hawaii. We went there so much they should have name a burger after me. Some of the best burgers ever. I still dream about them. Thanks for bringing back some good memories.

Kelii

i ate at the kua aina at ward center, i have to say the service sucked bad, the sun weathered hippy lady that took my order asked me to "move to the side" so she can take the next persons order i hadn't even payed yet, that'd be a good system if the place was crowded, but there was only a homeless man brushing his hair outside. the burgers were great, the fries were disgusting, and there was alot of flies in the place, dont compare this place to in-n-out, in-n-out is a thousand times better...

Lahela

Kua'aina is the SHIT!!!

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