So here goes my first review of an establishment outside of the Sydney CBD! Having finally made my way to the famous Mister Gee after months of salivating at other people’s pictures of their loot from the burger truck with a cult following. It’s like wanting the toy other children have been playing with and finally getting it as a present after waiting for what seems like forever.
Upon arrival, I immediately noticed the long line of people queuing from the burger trucker as I drove by the car lot Mister Gee sets up shop at in Haberfield here in Sydney’s Inner West. I literally had to drive around for about 10 minutes just to find a spot to park, and then it was another wait of about 15 minutes standing in the queue. The fact that a lot of people were making orders for three times their group size didn’t help!
But it was all worth the travel and wait at the end. I had ordered the Truffe with bacon – $13 along with Truffle fries – $5. Perhaps I should have asked for a double as all the pictures on Instagram of the double Truffe are making me regret that I didn’t get the same, but I wanted to taste the burger as the chef had intended it. Don’t want the truffle butter experience ruined by greediness, do we?
Midway through my first bite of the truffle goodness, I realised what all the rage about Mister Gee was, why they have such a strong cult following of loyal customers that would line up for half an hour in the rain just to get a taste of their burger. The Truffe was divine, the patty melted away in my mouth in the midst of the ever flowing truffle butter. I was amazed the burger was able to keep its shape and stay together when everything melted so perfectly as soon as they entered my talking hole. The bacon was crisp and distinguished with a smokey flavour, one can easily appreciate its individual goodness even while the truffle melted patty is having a flavour explosion right next to it. The truffle-ness is strong with this one, encompassing every aspect of the burger while somehow leaving enough room for the individual highlights of the other ingredients to shine through.
The fries, on the other hand, were good and played the complementary side dish well but they were just a tad too salty for my liking. I really wanted to finish them all but just couldn’t quite complete the challenge due to the slightly-overwhelming saltiness of the spuds. I did manage to scoop up all the truffle though, before abandoning the rest. Can’t waste the truffle butter!
It was an experience unlike any other, I am now officially a fan of the cult-favourite burger truck that is Mister Gee. The Truffe more than lived up to its namesake and I cannot wait to get my hands on the other offerings they have in the future.
My one and only con against the truffle goodness is that it felt a bit too greasy and I was left with a bit of unpleasant aftertaste when I was done with the burger, but I suppose that is to be expected when you set your sights on some truffle butter. And like I previously mentioned, the fries were a bit too salty for my taste. But all in all, it was great and gets a score of 4.0 out of 5.0 pickles from me.
For the FBAS folks:
The Truffe – 4.0 out of 5.0 pickles
Spuds – 3.0 out of 5.0 pickles