The first time I drove the 2 bridges to Mister Gee was at the beginning of January this year. Having only been open since November last year, I was expecting the worst. I imagined a tiny food truck, barely visible in the crowded carpark of the Burwood carwash. I was hungry, thirsty, tired and fast approaching “hangry”. Luckily for my partner, we were greeted by the tiny food truck, sans the throngs of eager burger enthusiasts.
The menu was pretty straight forward – 1 burger, 1 style of fries and 1 delicious sounding shake. Tonight on the rotating menu was The Fatboy burger, Dirtyfries and Baklava shake.
We quickly ordered our food and I made a controversial, snap decision to opt out of the bacon jam (what can I say, I’m a purist) and we grabbed a spot at a metal junkyard style table with Mister Gee tagged on the edge. They definitely had the decor down pat. It was no frills, casual, in your face, sit, eat and leave. This was my kind of joint.
In no more than 10 minutes our order was up. I jumped at my name and greedily grabbed the foil wrapped burgers and fries. Unwrapping our burgers, I was like a kid on Christmas day. I opened my delicious, hot present of grease, meat and cheese and before I knew it, my burger and fries were gone and indigestion was on it’s way.
The burger patties were perfectly “smashed” hot morsels of beef, masterfully squished on the grill just enough to form a crusty, caramelised edge, but with enough restraint to maintain a sizeable, juicy middle. The cheese was oozy and tasty and the spanish onion and lettuce gave a freshness to each mouthful, with the brioche bun giving that sweetness to cut the salt. The fries were not the best i’ve ever had but you can’t go too wrong with grated American cheese and fried potato. I would’ve preferred a chip with more substance, but to be honest, the burger well and truly made up for it.
The best thing about Mister Gee Burger Truck is the ever changing menu. I have to say, I regularly stalk the trucks Facebook page like a school girl with a slightly unhealthy crush. When I saw the words Cheese Boogie and Truffle Fries appear on the page, I knew I had to return.
This time, there was a long line. However, I was too excited for the impending cheesiness that was to ensue. We were up and I ordered a DOUBLE Cheese Boogie. That’s double the meat, double the cheese.
The patties, yes plural, were again perfectly smashed and caramelised, the brioche bun was even fresher than before and the cheese… the CHEESE. This time I was full. Really, really full. The kind of full where you undo your belt, top button of your jeans and sigh out loud full.
But I was satisfied.
Double meat, double cheese wins every time. Round 3 Imminent.
To be continued…
Follow them on Facebook to find out what they’re serving and where they are. Location has recently changed to 315 Parramatta rd Haberfield.