Mos Burger makes Thailand excited…

So the talk of the town is Mos Burger opening up branches in Thailand (yup things are slow here in BKK at the moment, be patient with us!)
Having been a chef in a previous life, I thought it was my duty to cut through the hype and head on down to the Central World branch and see what all the fuss was about.


First impressions count in the restaurant industry and Mos Burger has a “Mom ‘n Pop” design to the layout of the store and menu. The first thing you may be greeted with is a large queue to order, yup this isn’t Le Gavroche but a Japanese burger joint. After 20 minutes in the queue, which gave us ample time to read the menu and decide what we were having, we placed the order and sat down. 10 minutes later this bundle of joy was placed on the table, and in the sheer excitement of the moment, we forgot to take pictures (and I’m the photographer!!)

First things first, back to the impressions count statement, Mos Burger really has thought about the process of eating it’s food. The packaging has been well-designed so that you can eat the food and not end up with sauce/crap all over you, this is commonly known as the Mickey D’s method of delivery.

I had the Teriyaki Chicken burger, whilst the lovely Emma had the Burger with the butterfly prawns as the sideline. WOW, crispy fresh lettuce, seriously when last did you have lettuce which wasn’t soggy?
Overall I’ll admit, we were impressed and this was by far the 2nd best burger I’ve had, the first place going to the Kobe Beef Burger I had in NYC, which was 169 dollars.

If you are looking for a better replacement burger than the usual crap, Mos Burger is your place (lets hope they sort out the queue issues though!)

3 Comments so far

  1. ann (unregistered) on May 6th, 2007 @ 1:32 pm

    oh yes! mos burger was one of the best food places in japan for non japanese food, glad we have it too now.

  2. Robert (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

    I live in Bangkok and went to Central World Trade Center on April 26 to try a MOS burger for the first time.

    The restaurant was clean enough, but there was no information on the menu about the condiments used in making a MOS burger – for instance, I hate anything sweet…HATE BIG Mac’s.

    But I was willing to take a chance…

    Anyway, what really scared me the MOST about what I saw at MOS Burger, was the fact that the chef preparing the burgers was wearing plastic gloves – like a surgeon uses…but the finger tips were cut out so his fingers were sticking out and coming into contact with the food…UGH!!!!

    I immediately complained to the only person speaking English in the kitchen – one of the Supervisors…and she said they cut out the finger tips soit is easier to grab the paper wrapping used to wrap each burger.

    When I told her that defeats the purpose of using gloves and it is dirty…she said sorry and told the staff to change his gloves.

    At this time two other Japanese kitchen staff wearing ties (obvious trainers) came out to assist the other kitchen staff.

    My Japanese friend and I watched the kitchen for the next half-hour as they struggled to wrap their burgers while using the plastic gloves properly….it caused a lot of problems.

    But I wonder how many other short-cuts MOS Burger is taking here in Bangkok.

    Anyway, I will NEVER return to eat at MOS Burger again….although I will go back and spot check to make sure they are following proper hygiene rules!!!

    Shame on you MOS Burger!!!

  3. Robert (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

    The fries at MOS Burger were soft and not crispy as I would have expected.

    MOS Burger is growing moss under their tables….

    Unsanitary conditions in the kitchen inspite of the open design.

    ….forget it…….

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