I remember my first experience with a Zinger Burger at a famous franchise — it was disappointing. Would Wings & Things be able to change my thoughts on it?
Location: Right next to the under construction Bhaidega temple at Patan Durbar Square.
Price: Rs. 220 (Rs. 50 for extra cheese)
First look: It makes a first good impression! The burger is of a decent size. The patty, consisting of two massive deep-fried chicken pieces rests between lightly toasted bun halves, accompanied by a green lettuce, onion, tomato, ketchup and mayonnaise.
Taste test: A burger is about the entire package — it isn’t about the bun or the patty or the condiments. The good thing about Zinger Burger at Wings & Things is that all its elements come together to make it great. The first good impression it made, continued on to the taste.
The hero is definitely the chicken fillet; the golden, breadcrumbs covered exterior is crunchy and the inside is moist and juicy. The fillets are of a decent size; the sides peeking out from between the buns. Well-seasoned to the core and copiously sprinkled with piri-piri spice, the chicken patty is a flavor party in the mouth. The spiciness is balanced out by the complementing ingredients of regular ketchup, garlic sauce, a couple slices of onions, tomato, a cheese slice and a lettuce leaf. As a meal, I found the burger not just filling but lip-smacking delicious too!
What else to get: Get a side of their Fiery Fries! The crispy fries are generously coated with roasted red chilli flakes that has enough heat to get your tastebuds tingling while still keeping you sane.
Overall verdict: Is Zinger Burger at Wings & Things the best burger in town? Perhaps not. But is it worth the money you pay? Hell yeah! For just Rs. 270 (of course, I added the cheese) I got a bloody good burger stuffed with REAL chicken that was crispy, juicy, well-seasoned and all things nice.
Photo courtesy: Abhinav Joshi. Follow him @nepalifoodtraveller
Akriti Shilpakar loves to write, read, and eat. She also occasionally jots down her thoughts on the blog The Chip in my Brain