Since one of our interns at work is headed back to school we went out as a company for lunch to celebrate what a great job he has done this summer.
Today I learned the best way to celebrate someone’s last day at work is with alcoholic milkshakes.
That’s right, alcoholic milkshakes.
The menu at Oshi Burger Bar where we had lunch has a full section of alcoholic milkshakes. I originally visited before they got their liquor license so this section of the menu was new to me.
There were several different options but I ultimately settled on getting the “Tune in Tokyo”. It included Vanilla Vodka, Coffee, Vanilla Ice Cream, Parton XO, Chocolate Pop Rocks.
The coffee and chocolate pop rocks drew me in. They ended up not being that exciting and were more of a garnish than an exciting taste explosion. Overall the milkshake was perfectly balanced between pure dessert and alcoholic beverage. I could taste the alcohol in there but it still tasted creamy, sweet, and delicious.
To balance out this big indulgence, I ordered a turkey burger “paleo style” for my meal.
The “Siam I Am” features an all natural turkey burger, chili aioli, pickled veggies, crushed avocado, and cilantro.
While the burger was a healthier choice it was also a disappointing one. It’s my least favorite thing I’ve ordered so far at Oshi Burger Bar. (I’ve had a couple amazing burgers here previously!)
Paleo style with no bun is a great idea in theory but this was impossible to pick up and eat so I ended up eating it with a knife and fork, salad style. The turkey and pickled veggies did not taste good together so I ate them separately. I had hoped for a good amount of cilantro but I actually got none on my burger.
The highlight was the chili aioli at the bottom of the burger! Oshi Burger has a lot of great sauce options, including their “house ketchup” which is a spicy sriracha style ketchup. So good I’d buy a bottle of it to take home.
I’ve been to Oshi Burger a few times now and have a few positives and negatives about this burger joint:
- Alcoholic milkshakes. Need I say more?
- Fun combinations if you like trying new things.
- High quality, natural ingredients used for everything.
- Great sauce options.
- Specials are usually good and cheaper than regular menu.
- Presentation of the food is stellar – it’s a food photographer’s dream!
- Decor is super fun – they have cow print booths.
- Great environment with good music playing.
- Very slow service. Have never had a quick meal here and today it took us over 2 hours for lunch.
- Price. Even with my company paying I’m still aware of how much things cost and the a la carte style of this menu makes it a little more expensive than you might want for a burger and fries.
If you’re in Memphis looking for a burger place that is just a bit out of the orgindary then I would recommend visiting. It’s an American diner with Japanese influence so you’ll get a nice fusion of styles with exciting flavors you don’t see at typical burger restaurants in Memphis. Just make sure you have enough time available to enjoy your meal!
Check Oshi Burger Bar out on Facebook to learn more.