Over the past 6+ years of writing this blog, I’ve written many articles about food and travel. But if you’ve been following me along for a while you’ll know that if there’s one thing I’ve written regularly about it’s burgers. What can I say? I like a good burger.
So when my gal and I were invited to check out Bangkok’s newest smash burger joint, Burger Box (official Facebook page), I was happy to accept and excited to visit. Long story short, they make a damned good smash burger. But if you’re a fan of smash burgers, read on, because you’ll want to learn about this place!
For the reading impaired…
Here’s a video of our visit to Burger Box so you can see the venue, the food, and me chowing down on a tasty burger.
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But read on to get ALL the JUICY details!
One thing you’ll notice right away is that these burger prices are quite fair for Bangkok. Factor in that the joint is located in a popular Thonglor hangout place, these prices are downright C-H-E-A-P! And these are not itty-bitty burgers, either. See for yourself…
Let me just jump in and say there are plenty of great burger joints in Bangkok, and Burger Box should be counted among them. They check all of my boxes. Great burger, great bun, and great burger-to-bun ratio, fresh ingredients, a fair price, and they fill you up.
Their top seller, The Beef Uppercut (220 baht), features a smashed burger patty, melted cheese, and grilled onions served with lettuce, pickles, and signature sauce, sandwiched between a soft brioche bun. They’re not smashing it to the point that the patty has razor-thin crispy edges, but it’s a tasty beefy patty that isn’t greasy, and that’s what makes me happy.
Upgrade your burger…
PRO TIP: If you want to round out your burger with a drink and fries or onion rings, make sure to upgrade for just 100 baht.
Not just beef…
For folks who don’t want a beef burger (I won’t judge you–so much), Burger Box offers many alternatives such as fish, chicken, pork, and vegetarian. During our visit, we tried The Fish Hook (200 baht), made with a deep-fried panko-coated tilapia filet. It’s a good alternative for the pescatarian and is served with their in-house slaw and tartar sauce.
But after trying their Fried Chicken Parry (200 baht) chicken tenders I really wish I’d given The Chicken Cross (200 baht) its day in court, because that chicken is T-E-N-D-E-R!
I’m talkin’ tender!
Finally, a chicken tender that lives up to its name! The Fried Chicken Parry (200 baht) is the tenderest chicken I’ve had. I mean, it just melts in your mouth. Battered with panko crumbs and deep-fried, these tender strips of chicken are not seasoned, rather they get their flavor from the in-house made dipping sauces Burger Box offers. More on that…
I say dip it. Dip it good!
Burger Box makes all of their sauces from scratch and they offer a variety of them: Truffle Mayo, BBQ, Cheese, Ranch, Tartar, Sriracha, Sweet Chili, and Burger Box’s Signature sauce. You can order extra sauces for 30 baht and dip to your heart’s content.
A chat with the owner.
During the visit, we chatted with Joe Chiu, the owner of Burger Box. Joe is from Canada and used to work in a very high-pressure real estate position. When Covid kicked off there were some dramatic changes in his life and he came to the decision that he’d start focusing more on living life than working.
After many visits to Thailand, he’d always felt it was a second home for him. After a long stay in Bangkok, he decided he wanted to be more than a tourist. He wanted to be a valuable member contributing to Thai society. What better way to contribute than to be an entrepreneur, offering employment opportunities and a product Bangkok would enjoy?
Partnering with a friend, and working with many consults to hire great staff, build a business design and concept blending burgers, video games, and Muay Thai boxing, and finally nailing down the ingredients sourcing and recipes, Burger Box opened its grill to the public from their Seenspace location in May 2023.
But if you’d like to hear the full story of how Joe brought Burger Box to Bangkok, check out this video by Chris from Retired Working For You, which is also a great video for anyone with an interest in starting a business in The Land of Smiles.
I’m hungry. Where is it?
Burger Box is located on the second floor of the hangout spot, Seenspace, on Thonglor Soi 13. There are loads of cocktail bars and craft brew spots meters away so there’s a very good chance that at some point of your festive evening, you’re going to want to smash some burgers. I say let Burger Box smash them burgers for your first!
I want to hear from you!
Should you decide to experience Burger Box, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below, directly to me, or via message on either the Chow Traveller Facebook page or Chow Traveller Instagram (and feel free to like/follow these pages if you want to learn about more about the foodie gems I find). However you choose to reach out, I’d love to hear from you!