Burger Project | Sydney CBD

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On a lazy and chilly Friday night, hubby and I decided we should have a burger. We were around the CBD area in Sydney that evening and the Burger Project seemed a good option. I had been there before and liked, so why not confirming the expectations?

There are many different burgers, and guess what, any of them you can have without the bun! Yep, they wrap it on a lettuce leaf for you. Perfect for those avoiding wheat/gluten or following a low carb diet.

I might say that eating a burger like this is not an easy task. I’ve tried, trust me. So I suggest you use the fork and knife kindly provided by the restaurant. A mess-free experience guaranteed. 🙂

My order

When the subject is a burger, I like to play safe, which means I normally go for the classic options. That night our order was:

  • Mine: double burger – 2x grass fed beef, cheese, onion, pickles, tomato, lettuce & secret sauce.
  • Hubby: the same, but with the bun (no photos because he ate too fast 😜).
Double burger, close up.
Double burger, close up.
Double: 2x grass fed beef, cheese, onion, pickles, tomato, lettuce & secret sauce.
Double: 2x grass fed beef, cheese, onion, pickles, tomato, lettuce & secret sauce.

The burger is super tasty and price-wise very appealing. As I said before, eating with the lettuce wrap is not an easy task, unless you are a ninja. 🙂

About the secret sauce, it is indeed very secret. Couldn’t find any information on their website, and their employees had no idea what was in it. So if you are very strict with your diet (especially with sugar) I would recommend skipping it, just to err on the side of the caution a bit, you know.

Burger Project
MLC Centre – Lower Ground Floor, Shop 6.22
19 Martin Place Sydney NSW 2000 (multiple addresses available)
More information: www.burgerproject.com

Mini buns | Low Carb Breads #4

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Since I started eating low carb until a few days ago, I didn’t know any recipe that could give me a real bun. Every time would result in a runny/creamy batter that requires a mould to bake and what I usually got in the end was a cake. Pretty much like many others low carb bread recipes I have here on my blog (which are awesome, btw :)).

However, this Mini Buns recipe I’m sharing with you today is totally different. The dough is firm enough and you can actually shape it into proper buns. The result is amazingly fluffy and bready like buns should be!

You can make them small or even burger-sized buns too. For this video, I’ve made 8 small buns with 2 grams of net carbs each (for more nutritional information watch the video above).

Ingredients
  • ½ cup of coconut flour
  • 5 tablespoons of psyllium husk
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 and ½ teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 4 eggs
  • 7/8 cup (a little less than a full cup) of boiling water
Directions
  1. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients making sure to mix them well.
  2. Then, add the eggs, vinegar and mix them until you have a thick dough.
  3. Now it’s time to add the boiling water, mixing everything until nicely combined and there is a dough consistency.
  4. Split the dough into 8 small buns (or 4 big ones for burgers) and place them on a baking tray covered with parchment paper.
  5. Bake the buns in a preheated oven at 180C (360F) for 40 minutes.
  6. It’s done! They are perfect when served warm and with butter or jam.

Out there: Grill’d (and their Low Carb Bun) | Sydney CBD

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On today’s post, I’ll give a very a good tip for those following a low carb (or non-strict paleo diet), or that could have some sort of gluten intolerance: the Grill’d Low Carb Bun. According to their website, the bun has less than 9g of carbs (they don’t specify whether it’s net carbs, though) and is made of free range whole eggs, almond meal, coconut cream, water, tapioca flour, honey, psyllium husk and salt. The bun is Gluten, Grain, Dairy Free and NO SUGAR!

It is also written on their walls that they keep sugar to a minimum on their regular burgers, adding it only to some dressings or dips, for example, the Sweet Chilli Mayo.

Finally, there is a dedicated nutrition page with dietary information and the most amazing thing EVER! A page with the carb quantity in each one of their burgers. Isn’t it cool, or what?

Ah, you can have the bun with any of their burger options available. So, it is just a matter of not going crazy and picking a healthy one as well. 🙂

My order

For that day I’ve decided to get my burger on a low carb bun (you know, quality assurance purposes :P) with some sweet potatoes chips (not low carb, but hubby ate most of them :P). So the choices were:

  • Almighty burger in a low carb bun: Grass-fed lean beef, tasty cheese, crispy trim bacon, free range egg, a couple of slices of beetroot with salad, relish, herbed mayo, and extra avocado (21.8 g of carbs).
  • Sweet potato chips to share, and herbed mayo.
Almighty burger in a low carb bun.
Almighty burger in a low carb bun.
Sweet potato chips to share.
Sweet potato chips to share.

I don’t know about you, but I really don’t miss bread at all. However, I do feel that eating a burger wrapped in a lettuce leaf (or similar) is definitely not the same experience. So, although this bread is very simple, I really liked to have a burger in a similar way as everybody else in the restaurant.

I would totally go there again to try different burgers flavours with this bun. About the sweet potato chips … well, there is no way to go wrong with sweet potatoes, right? They were yummy, but I wish they had a baked version available as well.

Grill’d: Level 6, Restaurant Precinct, Westfield Sydney, Sydney

It’s a very popular burger chain in Australia 🇦🇺
Check their website for other locations: https://www.grilld.com.au