Huguenot Burger - Peli Peli

Should you be craving a lunchtime burger adventure, look no further than Peli Peli in the Houston Galleria. The Huguenot Burger will definitely take you on a culinary journey. I recently enjoyed this unique take on an American Classic.

As is my preference, the meat is the main attraction on the Huguenot Burger. The frikadelle patty, which is a Northern European meatball made with beef and pork ground with onions, peppadew, cilantro and spicy biltong seasoning, made quite an impression. However, their Huguenot topping not only wins the presentation award for a stunning burger, but it adds so much flavor to the overall experience. A blend of raspberry chipotle sauce, creamy blue cheese and bacon, each ingredient complimented the other, and only added to the deliciousness of the meat. Juiciness reigned with each bite, certainly due to the nicely charred patty, and I cannot recall taking a pause during the entire meal.

The glistening toasted brioche bun held together nicely, yet was light and robust with flavor. Served with a side of their seasoned crunchy sweet potato fries, sweet and salty came together for a harmonious burger adventure. Thank you Peli Peli for being brave enough to present a hamburger that represents the culture of your heritage, and presenting a new way to enjoy a most beloved food group.

 Huguenot Burger from Peli-Peli in the Houston Galleria

Huguenot Burger from Peli-Peli in the Houston Galleria

 The Huguenot topping is a blend of raspberry chipotle sauce, creamy blue cheese and bacon.

The Huguenot topping is a blend of raspberry chipotle sauce, creamy blue cheese and bacon.

Cheers to Eating More Burgers!

Open Mon. - Sun.. 11:00am - 10:00pm; 5085 Westheimer Road $$-$$$

Safari Burger - Peli-Peli Galleria Houston

To find a hamburger on the menu at a least likely place is always a pleasant surprise. If I'm being honest, I was aware there would be on one on the menu at Peli-Peli Houston Galleria's location, because a co-worker insisted I join him to try it out. The revelation they serve won was still amazing though.

With a name like Safari Burger, I was surely about to embark on an exotic burger adventure. The menu description, Certified Black Angus Frikadelle (pan-fired meatballs now popular in South Africa) and cheese served with sweet potato fries, certainly alluded to that. However, it was the taste that called me home. I am not sure what spices were used, nor am I sure I really need to know. What I did experience was one of the most original tasting hamburgers I have enjoyed in quite awhile. Juicy, tender, tasty, due to the nicely charred crust prepared to order at medium temperature - served piping hot. The homemade potato bun was fluffy and moist, not dry and flaky as some tend to be. The accompanying tasty sweet potato fries were glazed with a nice layer of spices and pepper, which presented a glistening crispy texture. 

Peli-Peli presented a wonderful burger experience, taking me on a journey from the classic burger adventure. The South-African inspired decor, mixed with the owner's Jewish roots, added a nice touch to my midday meal. Cheers to eating more burgers!

 

 Safari Burger from Peli Peli - Galleria Houston

Safari Burger from Peli Peli - Galleria Houston

Open Mon. - Sun.. 11:00am - 10:00pm; 5085 Westheimer Road $$-$$$