Frazer Vs Burger: Tattie Patty / Herby Beanie @ Roots N Burgers

Hailing from a city consumed by gourmet burger chains, I’ve grown accustomed to craving pimped-up patties.  In this series, I hit the streets of Phnom Penh to sniff out the very best burgers on offer.

Tattie Patty
With potato, spinach, mushroom patty, lettuce, tomato, tatziki sauce
$4.95. Including fries and a side salad.

Herby Beanie
With red bean, coriander, mint + basil patty, caramelised onions, lettuce, tomatos, mayo
$4.95. Including fries and a side salad.

The Burger Joint

Roots N Burgers sits on Street 454 in the Toul Tom Poung area of the city.  I like to think of TTP as the gentrified ‘Soho’ of Phnom Penh, with a variety of sleek hipster coffee shops and bars sporadically appearing in the area.  RnB fits in with a sleek decor, and an exciting new area of the venue dedicated to crafting their own delicious Gins.

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The Burger

This week, the choice was just too difficult. I’ve been due another veggie-friendly review, and the Tattie Patty and Herby Beanie were equally enticing. So I ordered both.

It seemed obvious to me that thought and meticulous planning had gone into both creations, with the RnB team tweaking flavour combinations to offer up a menu to excite everyone.

It was nice to see that Vegetarians wouldn’t just be stuck with one simple veggie patty, and alongside these two options there was even a third option boasting grilled organic veg, ginger gel, cucumber pickle and celery-yam mayo.

On the Side

A fresh, light salad comes with each burger. A very welcome addition, as Burgers notoriously aren’t associated with healthiness. The portion of fries come chunky and have a nice crispy coating to them, accompanied by tomato ketchup.

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First Impressions

Both burgers arrived at the same time, looking equally tantalising. I hoped my taste buds would declare a clear winner between the two, but I have to congratulate Roots N Burgers on two excellent choices.

The Tattie Patty packed a nice filling punch with the potato, spinach and mushroom patty offering salvation from hunger and a lasting satisfaction. Whilst I preferred the tastes of the Herby Beanie’s red bean, coriander, mind and basil patty, I still need to compliment the Tatziki sauce of the Tattie Patty – making it difficult to decide which I’d get on a return visit if pushed to make the decision.

The Verdict

Being decisive, I’m refusing to rate these burgers the same score. I’d give the Tattie Patty 7/10 and champion the Herby Beanie at 7.5/10 –  The Herby Beanie is now my favourite veggie burger in the city, and if I wasn’t such a fan of beef burgers we’d likely be looking at an ever higher rating! I’d recommend either to all, skip beef and see how you feel.

Roots N Burgers, Street 454, TTP

Read some other burger reviews here:

Frazer Vs Burger: Falafel Burger @ Rambutan

Frazer Vs Burger: CCFC Burger @ Che Culo

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