Fukuburger

Two hours…. in a line… in a parking lot.. to eat one burger. Man was it worth it! My first experience with Fukuburger was at a 4 truck round up in the parking lot of a tattoo parlor with myself and somewhere around 500 other people. I was determined to finally get my hands on a Fukuburger. So I waited and waited and waited, and when I finally heard my name called I snatched my order and went directly to my car to begin enjoying my amazing first Fukuburger. I figured I'd order the #1 since it was simply named "The Fukuburger". Immediately I could tell that these guys mean business. Extremely high quality ingredients, very fresh buns, and perfectly cooked and seasoned beef patty. Oh, and the mind-boggling good wasabi mayo and Fuku-sauce! After that burger, I knew I'd try and catch Fukuburger whenever I could.

Over the past year, I've probably been to the truck a dozen times and have even ventured to Fukuburger LA! I've had all 6 of their main burgers and both the garlic and Jazz fries. The Jazz fries are good enough to order by themselves (Crack sauce FTW)! I have yet to try any of their hot dogs for some reason, but I will the next time I check them out.

The regular Fukuburger is definitely tasty, but I'd have to say my favorite is the #3 Buta Burger with the #2 Tamago in at a close 2nd and the #4 Kinoko taking the bronze. But they are all hands down better than most burger joints in town.

The Buta Burger has applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, pickled red onions and ginger, with Japanese BBQ sauce and that awesome wasabi mayo. What I love is that all the flavors work so well together. The bacon is always thick an delicious and the Japanese BBQ sauce brings the whole thing together perfectly with the pickled red onions and ginger giving the burger a nice texture shift and crunch. If you're a bacon lover like me, this is the one to order.

How do you make an already great burger better? Add a fried egg! The Tamago offers furikake, teriyaki and wasabi mayo, crispy onion strings and a fried egg. I've actually had this one two ways. When you frequent food trucks you'll always encounter the "we've ran out of (something)" dilemma, so I've had this burger without the egg but with all of the other ingredients. Still bomb! This is probably the richest burger of the bunch, but it's one of the few things I've eaten recently where as soon as I was done I wanted to order another one asap!

Shrooms enhance everything… Especially in the case of the Kinoko. Grilled Shitake mushrooms, pickled red ginger, teriyaki sauce and wasabi mayo make up this masterpiece. This one I've had from the truck and the LA location and it was exactly the same! Which I see as a well accomplished feat. The mushrooms are consistantly nice and thick and grilled with finesse. The combination of the seasoned beef and the Shitake's make for a flavor party in your mouth! 

As for the rest; #5 The Karai is the "spicy" one, but the one time I ordered this guy, he wasn't all that spicy. I really expected to get kicked in the face from the habanero kabyaki, but instead it was like a gentle slap. I might have caught this one on a bad day, I'll give it another shot for sure. The non-beef option of the #6 Chicken Katsu is a solid offering, just nothing too amazing about it. The crack sauce really holds it up for me. I only order this one when they run out of Fuku-pattys.

Did I mention the Jazz fries yet? Holy shit these are good. Go get some right now! I have no idea why I don't have a picture of them, but I'll make it a point to go find the truck and order some just to get a picture…. and maybe devour them too. And get some to go.

Of the growing food truck craze in Sin City, Fukuburger definitely has gotten things right. Very simple menu. Always friendly staff. Outstanding quality of ingredients. And some of the best burgers you can get off a vehicle with food inside. 

Rating Description
out of 10
8 Selection
Six burgers, hot dogs, fries, and specials. Compared to some other trucks, a solid amount of offerings.
10 Truck Fun Level
The truck is decorated with awesome graphics with the main window covered in stickers and pictures. You get to give whatever name you want to be called for your order, and if you tip, you get a Korean jelly treat!
10 The Prices
Burgers are typically $5 each. Jazz fries are only $2. Everything is definitely well priced for the quality received.
9 Truck Findability
If you follow them on Twitter, they're pretty easy to find, and typically on the streets 4-5 days a week.
10 The Food
Consistancy is key and Fukuburger is consistantly awesome. Quality ingredients with genius sauces make a great combo. I have to get my Fukuburger fix at least once a month or more!
9.4
OVERALL
A Sin City Foodie top pick!
(out of 10)

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