Update (24FEB23): This article has been updated to include their new menu, prices, and additional branch location.
I’m often asked what my favorite food is. It’s a burger. Of course, I enjoy ALL kinds of food, but nothing gives me more satisfaction than that very first bite of a burger that is really well made.
A couple of weeks ago (in August 2019) I had the opportunity to try Easy Burger (official Facebook page), Bangkok’s newest contributor to the burger scene, and I was BLOWN AWAY. I ended up smashing 4 of them…don’t judge me, it was an International Beer Day event.
At the event, they had limited their menu to 2 burger choices: Cheasy (pictured above) and the Bacon Blue (3 of the 4 burgers I smashed). I was impressed with the quality of the burgers, and equally impressed that they’d managed to keep the prices very reasonable (their Cheasy burger sold for 135 baht).
Recently I had an opportunity to check out their production kitchen and learn a little more about their burgers. Afterward, I then visited their location across from Cheap Charlie’s Bar for some burgers and beer fun. I’m even more impressed now that I understand what they’re doing here.
If you’re a burger fan and really appreciate a quality burger I think you will be too. Let me show you…
What’s in a burger?
I figure the best way to show just what makes these burgers so damned good is talk about the two most important parts of the hamburger. The bun, and what it sandwiches, the burger within.
Let’s begin with the bun…
Homemade Potato Buns
It took the founder, Tom Tabruyn, a lot of trial and error (at least 1,000 buns) before he hit on the recipe he felt was the perfect burger bun for Easy Burger. Using the finest ingredients available these soft potato buns are made daily. For consistency, each bun is weighed to exact measurements and proofed at exact timings.
The results are a light and fluffy bun that has a little chew. Making their own buns provides a consistent product and allows them to market these burgers at a more competitive price point.
For their burger patties, they use organic, hormone-free, locally sourced beef. The beef patty is dry-aged for 28 days, giving it a rich flavor. It’s then freshly ground and rolled into carefully weighed 100-gram meatballs. Why not hamburger patties? Because Easy Burger makes smash burgers!
The burger balls are seared on the grill and then smashed into a patty. It’s then dusted with a little salt and pepper as it cooks. Sorry, fans of rare or bloody burgers, you’re not going to get it “your way”. For many of their burgers, you get double cheese. But if you want more meat you can make any of their burgers a double or even triple patty for an extra 120 baht for each additional patty.
Speaking of meat, many of their burgers also come with crispy streaky bacon. All of the pork products that Easy Burger uses are sourced by Sloane’s, one of Bangkok’s highly respected butcheries. For non-beef eaters, customers have the option to have pork patties or veggie (bean & walnut) patties instead.
My personal favorite…
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention my own personal favorite burger, the Bacon Blue Burger (215 baht). The maple bacon jam (a winning combo made with Sloane’s bacon and caramelized onions), homemade ranch dressing, pickles, and gorgonzola cheese makes this a burger packed with flavor.
But take a look at their menu. I’m sure there’s something on there that you’re craving! Those prices include VAT.
A chat with the owner…
Originally from the little town of Sint-Truiden, Belgium, Tom Tabruyn moved to Phuket, Thailand 15 years ago. He first pursued his passion as a DJ, but the scene was pretty competitive. He found himself spending most of his time working at his father’s restaurant, Brasserie Phuket. He’d been working around restaurants and bartending since the age of 16 so it was natural for him.
Four years later he began working with the Bangkok Burger Company, where he developed a passion for burgers. From the experience he gained, he then opened his own burger joint, Flipside. After 4 years he wanted a change of scene and decided to accept a position in Bangkok as the operations director for Papa’s Kitchen. Over the 2 years, he spent in the position he was able to network with local suppliers and envisioned opening another burger concept: Easy Burger.
The concept was simple, keep the costs low and keep the quality high. Easy Burger debuted at a Smalls pop-up event June 19, 2019. A few weeks later an opportunity to take over the location adjacent to Cheap Charlie’s Bar presented itself. On July 5th, 2019 Easy Burger opened its very first location!
I’m hungry. Where is it?
After a few years of operation from its On Nut location, the choice for Easy Burger just got easier, as in 2022 they opened an additional branch located near the Villa Market on Sukhumvit Soi 33/1. So now there are 2 locations to choose from.
The original Easy Burger branch is located near the On Nut BTS station, on Sukhumvit Soi 50 directly across from Cheap Charlie’s Bar. It’s a great place for friends to gather, drink cheap libations, and eat amazing burgers!
Nearly everything on Cheap Charlie’s menu is 90 baht (and ice cold). So if you’re looking for an amazing burger and an adult beverage to enjoy with it on the cheap then the choice is easy…go to Easy Burger!
The newest Easy Burger branch is located on
My cardiologist’s worst nightmare was realized when Easy Burger opened its newest branch near the Villa Market that I frequent on Sukhumvit Soi 33/1. It’s an easy walk from the Phrom Phong BTS station.
To say that my burger intake increased exponentially when it opened its doors wouldn’t be a lie.
But c’mon! You can see why, right? Every time I walk by it calls me…my beloved Bacon Blue.
But it’s also nice to be able to pop in and see Tom, one of the hardest-working burger smashers in Bangkok!
I want to hear from you!
Should you visit Easy Burger 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. However you choose, I’d love to hear from you!
I wanna try that burger but man its a bit away. I don’t mind sometime this week or next though.
It’s a very short walk from the On Nut BTS station, so it’s only far away if you’re trying to cab it!
I might be up for it next week…let me know!