Twenty-four year old Barby Tan would describe herself as an “Artist/Shrink/Orchestra Conductor/Tagabuhat (someone who carries things?) = Interior Designer”. Thus, her crustacean-based burger creation that is indeed packed with a lot of art: The Conyo Crabby Patty.
We call it conyo because the taste is quite sophisticated compared to our previous attempt of making the dish. Instead of artificial crab meat, we used authentic lump crab meat. It does make a huge leap of a difference, really. For the dressing, we had a yin-yang sort of thing going on: a melange of lemon miso butter and dill sauce. The tanginess of the dill and the umami flavor of the miso butter enhanced the flavor of the crab. Also, the lettuce and roasted tomato served added an extra layer of flavor and texture to this seafood burger.
Truth be told, the quality of this burger is akin to the likes of those served in fine dining restaurants. I mean, you can’t go wrong with a massive crab cake with complicated sauces that’ll make you wonder how the hell they’re made. We had no idea how to make the lemon miso butter. Lucky for us, Barby said that she could whip it up herself and she dropped by earlier to help us assemble her burger.
So what inspired her to conjure her epic burger creation?
“I wanted it to play with my senses through contrasts, which got me thinking of umami, smoky char, ice cream, juicy meat, crispy stuff, creamy avocados… It was hard narrowing down what I wanted. Eventually I chose something that reminded me of boats, the harbor, and the beach. Something that was decadent enough not to kill me.”
If Barby isn’t designing restaurants, houses, and buildings, you can find her gorging her heart out to an Aussie Burger (100% beef patty, glorious runny egg, bacon, cheese, pineapple slice, beet, lettuce and tomato) at Murray & D’Vine. Barby says that it’s a burger “with a spectrum of flavor.” The price isn’t her favorite, however.
Other burger recipes that’ll make you drool as much as this Lechoncharon Burger did:
1. The Pepper.ph Bacon Beast Burger: Butter-fried Tyrolian Bacon, Scallops, Seared Asparagus, and Hollandaise
2. Keith’s Kaldereta Burger with Keso de Bol
3. Liana’s One-Bun Shroomburger with Enoki Mushrooms, Mozzarella,Emmental Cheese, and Japanese Roasted Sesame Dressing
4. Birdie & Nikki’s Deadly Lechoncharon Burger