Burgoo

KitKat’s summer courses have put a hamper on our workout plans, but I’m glad to say that we’re back on track! We immediately hit up the gym after KitKat clawed her way through her last final.  Afterwards, we met up with Richa for some comfort food at Burgoo.

We arrived at around 7:40pm and were told that there would be about a 20 minute wait, so we went to 49th Parallel where KitKat grabbed a doughnut and Richa got an iced coffee. We returned to Burgoo shortly afterwards. While we waited inside, KitKit slowly picked away at her lemon poppy doughnut that she was initially saving for dessert. Although service was nice and friendly, the staff were excruciatingly slow at cleaning and setting up the tables. The 20 minute wait ended up being over double the estimated time. Originally, I wasn’t very hungry, but by the time we sat down, we were all famished.
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We ordered a brie fondue ($11) to share. It was served with cut red apple, grapes, and crusty bread on the side for dipping. The brie fondue was kept warm and gooey with a candle. My only issue was that the crusty bread wasn’t very “crusty,” it didn’t have the textural contrast between the soft innards. Nevertheless, I very much enjoyed the sweet, crisp, apples with the savoury and pungent brie.

While our appetizer arrived promptly after we ordered, our entrees did not arrive until another 25 minutes after our server cleared away empty plates. We suspect that this may be because Richa’s decadent French onion soup requires more time to prepare, and all of our dishes had to come at the same time.

IMG_1600The presentation of my after school special ($17 any soup cup paired with sandwich of choice) with the sunset corn and chicken soup and the tastiest chicken sandwich was delightful. While the soup was hearty, chocked full of corn nibblets and diced chicken, It was also considerably refreshing and light tasting for a cream based soup. It had bright and lively Mexican flavours, like a fiesta in my mouth. After having a taste, KitKat said it was like eating a taco in liquid form. Definitely the highlight of my dinner. The tastiest chicken on the other hand was just average. The open faced sandwich was topped with diced chicken, bacon, brie and diced apples, squirted with Dijon mayo and finished with some greens sprinkled over top like an afterthought. I was expecting a medley of flavours that melded together, However, the the ingredients didn’t really blend together. The mayo only tasted faintly of Dijon and the onion jam was nowhere to be found. It just tasted overwhelmingly of chicken and mayo. 

KitKat ordered the after school special with straight up tomato and gooey cheese grillers. Basically, grilled cheese and tomato soup. The soup was straight up tomato, literally. It had such intense flavour that it was like drinking a condense tomato. While it was delicious when you dipped the ooey gooey grilled cheese (that had a nice and crispy exterior) into it, I thought the tomato soup was a little too acidic and robust to be consumed by itself.

All in all, the food was decent, but Richa, KitKat and I were expected big things from Burgoo, having waited for so long. In the end, it just wasn’t worth the wait. By the time we were done dinner, it was already well past 10. But that doesn’t stop us from going for desserts though! We settled for some Sweet Revenge.

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BURGOO
+1 604 873 1441
Mount Pleasant
3096 Main Street, Vancouver

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