‘No Stupid People Beyond This Point’ read the large neon signage at the front of newly opened Blaze Burgers on foodie strip, JBR. Passerby’s stop for a giggle and an Insta-worthy click, but the real artistic renditions lie beyond the neon signage where walls are done up in tattoo-style graffiti, a pair of eyes peep out from the pipe-works and an entire shelf of enticing sauces and cutlery are ready for pickup in your very own shopping basket.
The beautifully balmy, breezy weather had us dining alfresco but I will surely be back in the warmer months to take in the glorious interiors.
With interiors this quirky, you are bound to find menu options that live up to it. The concept here is to take a best-selling burger and make it your own with little tweaks of customization. Choose the bun, the salads that go with it, the sauces, the likes.
Personally, I don’t like going overboard with creativity when it comes to customized servings. Surely the chef knows best, so I took the suggestions of the super-friendly team.
While regular burger places contest about their fries, at Blaze Burger fried is taken to a totally different level. Love the concept behind the Cajun Scoopers; fat yet crisp potato wedges that have been carved into scoop shapes. This in turn makes it super easy to scoop up extra of their divine sauces.
Although we picked up quite a few bottles of sauce from their make-believe grocery corner, we hardly used them as the sauces made in-house at Blaze Burgers far exceeded our expectations. First off, when they say spicy, their Atom Bomb sauce really does live up to the promise! Then there was a creamy Jalapeno variation I loved. So many options, we would have had to order in more fries had we not over-ordered.
We had a platter of their Chili Cheese Fries, all gooey, warm and cheesy with a hit of jalapeno. The Hubster loves Onion Rings, so we even had a serving of these.
Confused on what burger to order in? If you are a hard-core beef lover, I would highly recommend you try the Gourmet Wagyu Burger featuring a 200 gram patty of prime Australian wagyu beef.
I went for Blaze Burger’s signature 6ABOOGA, topped with the Awesomeness Blaze (lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, Awesomeness sauce and stretchy, melted American cheese).
To wash it all down, do try out Blaze Burger’s decadent, 70% ice-cream milkshakes. We tried out a serving of the Superhero Milkshake, a 50-50 blend of Oreo crumbs, Hersey’s chocolate sauce and premium vanilla ice-cream served in befittingly large Americanized portion sizes.
If milkshakes are not your thing, I would highly recommend their beautifully scented Triple Lime. This refreshingly iced lemonade is a gorgeous medley of lemon and lime, and I only wish there was less ice as it tended to dilute the drink around the end. Wonder how they got the ice to stick on the cup like that! It sure is Insta-worthy.
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The creativity continues with their desserts. I love the mix of salt and sweet (salted caramel is one of my most favorite flavor combinations on Earth), and was therefore very intrigued with Blaze Burger’s ‘Salty Sweet’.
This otherwise ordinary sundae comes in an edible cup with swirls of soft-serve, topped with chocolate sauce, M&M’s and salted pretzels, and… wait for it… bits of dehydrated beef bacon!
Meat with ice-cream?! Definitely not your everyday sundae, but somehow the smoky saltiness of the beef works well with the otherwise overly sweet sundae. And, yet again, a very Insta-worthy dish.
Chocaholics out there will absolutely love Blaze Burger’s moreishly soft Gooey Chocolate Skillet Cake. Topped with chocolate glaze and pecan nuts, the name of this sinful treat says it all.
Overall, Blaze Burger is an absolute delight. From the spunky ambiance to the highly innovative menu topped with great service, this brand new burger contender from Bahrain is sure to set a blaze in the Dubai foodie scene.