Unlike many burger places in Sydney, these burgers aren’t stacked, stuffed or layered with experimental ingredients or other fast-food staples (onion rings etc.).
The burgers are basic – pickles, tomato, onion and that ubiquitous easy-melting American cheese. The precision and love is in the sauce and patty. Dennis Tang and his business partner John Le mince their own patties with a Hunter Valley Premium Meats blend. The exact ratio is a secret, but Tang says it’s sirloin-based.
The patties can be topped with double-smoked, triple-glazed bacon, or doubled with extra cheese for Burger Anonymous’ signature, The Heisenburger. To go with it there are thin fries (optionally loaded with bacon and cheese) and fried pickles. The most innovative thing on the menu is the vegetarian burger. It’s called The Hipster and has a crunchy patty of quinoa, beans and capsicum.
The space is almost completely painted black, there are beakers on shelves, hazmat suits pinned to the wall and a giant mural of Walter White. Tang doesn’t want to indicate any wild burger experimentation going down, he just likes hip-hop and Breaking Bad.