Burger Joint Danish Christmas Burger - Goat to Have it!

Press event

Burger bars have popped up all over Oslo the last couple of years. One of my favorites is Burger Joint at Aker Brygge because they use quality ingredients. BJ serves real burgers, juicy and greasy, that you eat with your hands. This place used to have the famous foie gras burger, the Fifth Taste, which was incredibly good! Unfortunately, someone decided to target this specific restaurant in Oslo to get the foie gras removed from the menu. I recommend this article if you want a more balanced perspective on foie gras production.

The classic cheese burger at Burger Joint
The classic cheeseburger at Burger Joint

Last month I was approached by an agency representing Burger Joint and Norway’s biggest dairy producer Tine. They wanted me for a burger competition, as a part of a marketing campaign to advertise their new goat milk sour cream “Lettrømme fra Nord”. I accepted because I like Burger Joint. However, faith wanted it differently, and I was stuck in Paris on the day of the competition. My attempt to send an assistant, Joachim Anker-Karlsen, also failed as he got sick. The other contestants were Helle from Helles’s Kitchen, Tjodunn from Smaken av Oslo, Julie from Julie’s Matblogg and Suzanne Aabel.

Free Burgers? Free BJ? I am lost.
Free Burgers? Free BJ? I am lost.

To no surprise, I would say, Helle won the competition. In hindsight, I realize I never stood a chance if I had attended, because Helle wins all cooking competitions out there! It is very well deserved. Helle writes one of the most interesting food blogs I know of. She produces an impressive amount of content every day, spanning from recipes to travel reports and restaurant reviews. I am impressed by her tempo, combined with a great quality in writing. Lucky for me, I got to test the winning burger at least!

Goat to Have it! By Helle's Kitchen. Danish Christmas special with bacon, dried mushroom seasoning, "æbleflæsk" of apples, onions and Tine goat milk sour cream & Jerusalem artichoke chips!
Goat to Have it! By Helle’s Kitchen. Danish Christmas special with bacon, dried mushroom seasoning, “æbleflæsk” of apples, onions and Tine goat milk sour cream & Jerusalem artichoke chips!

Helle was inspired by her recent visit to the traditional Danish restaurant Schønnemann in Copenhagen. This place is high up on my to-visit-list, and I reckon I will go there in January next year. Can you believe restaurant Noma celebrate their annual Christmas party at this place? The perfect Danish Christmas burger by Helle consists of a cream made with Tine’s sour cream & apples and onions cooked in bacon fat. To further enhance the flavors she added more bacon (more bacon is always right) and a dried mushroom seasoning. She generously topped it with deep-fried Jerusalem artichoke chips for that crunchy texture.

Goat to Have it. The Christmas special by Helle's Kitchen
Goat to Have it. The Christmas special by Helle’s Kitchen

You have to try this burger in December! It is only for sale this month, and then it is gone forever. Pair it with a strawberry or chocolate milkshake made with the best ice cream in Norway from Kulinaris. Make sure you also order the fries royale which are deviously good. Truffle mayonnaise and parmesan cheese you say? Take my money. The fries are properly crispy and don’t get soggy during the meal.

Fries royale! Black truffle mayonnaise & parmesan
Fries royale! Black truffle mayonnaise & parmesan
The strawberry cream shake made with Kulinaris ice cream!
The strawberry cream shake made with Kulinaris ice cream!

Here is a conversation between me and Hedda in the joint:

ANDERS: Did you just order a five-dollar shake?

HEDDA: Sure did.

ANDERS: A shake? Milk and ice cream?

HEDDA: Uh-huh. Kulinaris ice cream!

ANDERS: It costs five dollars?

HEDDA: Yep.

ANDERS: You don’t put bourbon in it or anything?

HEDDA: Nope, but you can. That’s five dollars more.

 

Keeping Burgers Coming at Aker Brygge!
Keeping Burgers Coming at Aker Brygge!

Did you get to try Helle’s burger yet? Feel free to leave a comment below what you think.

Disclaimer

This was a part of a press event with Tine. All expenses of this meal were covered by them. As always, the content reflects my sincere opinion and is my personal recommendation.

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