Wander down Albert Street and there’s every chance you’ll look right past Miel Container. The mini burger restaurant – packed inside a bright-red shipping container at the foot of an office tower – does a remarkable job of blending in.
Owner and trained chef Johnny Na was inspired to create the permanent pop-up after helping his cousin build a similar business in Seoul. Miel Container incorporates some of the flavours of Na’s home country, most notably in the Korean barbeque bulgogi and miso-smoked pork belly burgers, both served with bean paste mayo.
Sandwiched between golden-toasted, house-baked brioche and ciabatta, classic chicken, grass-fed beef, crumbed fish and veggie burgers are also on offer. Or you can design your own combination from a list of premium ingredients, then pair it with a salad.
The rustic burgers are delivered with production line efficiency, spelling the best of both worlds for anyone caught in the CBD lunchtime rush. Limited tables are available inside the container and on its small outdoor deck, so be prepared to bag your burger to go during busy mealtimes.
Just don’t skimp on the sides: the sweet potato wedges with confit garlic aioli are a must-try.