I love a good burger, especially the ones from the local burger joint. I first heard of Vaz’s Takeaway from Ant’s brother. He boasted about some insanely good burgers and this one creation called The Ark Burger. The origin of this burger came about when one of Ant’s brother’s friend’s brother wanted something that was loaded with protein as he is a fitness freak! As quoted by Vaz, Noah built an Ark to save the land creatures from the “Great Flood”, we build an Ark to save the really really hungry people from the “Great Hunger”. Now I present to you… The Ark Burger in all its glory.
This version is the “share between two version”, normally there would just be one burger bun half in the middle instead of two. Measuring over 25cm tall and possibly weighing 1kg; this monster of a burger consists of double beef patty, BBQ roasted chicken, scotch fillet steak, double served of chicken schnitzel, double bacon, double cheese, egg and all the regular salad options such as lettuce, tomato, onions, beetroot and pineapple! There was no way in the world that I’d be able to finish this burger on my own; I can eat a lot of food but this would be too much so my friend and I decided to go half on it. If you can’t be bothered to consume this all as a burger you can opt to have it in salad form, with the addition of battered fish and calamari rings.
It was good and didn’t feel that fattening at all (wait until you read what I post about the fatty American food that I had). The initial problem I had was how was I going to get my mouth around this burger? Imagine one burger half being the size of a soft drink can! Would you believe me if I said that the current record for eating this burger is 7min and 29seconds?! And would you believe me if I said that this burgers only cost $15!?
By the way, I finished my half and managed to eat an ice cream afterwards (I needed to satisfy my “dessert stomach”).
EDIT (13/04/2011): Vaz has actually started a restaurant at Pritchard’s Hotel which is up the road from where Vaz’s Takeaway is. His family members are still at the takeaway joint cooking up a storm whilst he is serving up a mixture of asian and western cuisine. Opening of operation are 12 – 3pm and 5 – 9pm.