Korea and the Luxurious Burger Wars

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My friend Chris Wright sent me this. W Seoul Walkerhill has come up with the 180,000 won W “X” burger. It’s Australian Wagyu beef with some big ass lobes of foie gras, black truffles and lobster tail served on a brioche bun.

This whole luxury burger thing started a while back with Daniel Boulud’s DB Burger in France. The Korea Times article linked above said that it signified a trend in the polarization in Korea’s economy. Well, maybe. Usually these things are press-grabbing stunts, and people rarely order them.

Nonetheless, the ZenKimchi Korean Food Journal is accepting donations for a research trip.

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8 thoughts on “Korea and the Luxurious Burger Wars”

  1. Why anyone would want to eat hunks of foie that big is beyond me. And Daniel never had a burger in France. His burger, served with a tasteful amount of foie gras, is served at DB Bistro in NYC and Daniel Boulud Brasserie in Las Vegas.

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  2. You’re right. I was recalling an episode of Munchcast, where they said it was in France.

    As for me… I guess I’D eat a lobe of foie gras that big. I guess I’d need to order some extra fries for that.

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  4. comon man! dont show up these things as even i am quite hungry and didn’t have any resource to get me something to eat

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  5. I wouldn’t pay for the $60 american kobe burger from the place near me.so I definetly pay $180ish for that. if you’re going to eat that much foie just eat it,doesn’t need to be on a burger

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