The Tasty Island

Pomai of Hawaii-based blog The Tasty Island reviews the recently opened outpost of Californian "build your own burger" chain The Counter in Honolulu's Kahala Mall. The Counter is known for its extensive list of toppings resulting in over 300,000 possible combinations. Pomai points out that this location offers some Hawaii-only choices, like a Loco Moco burger, teriyaki sauce, and kimchi.

Pomai waited one and a half hours (safe to say, he's a patient person) for his 1/3-pound beef patty topped with Gruyere, dill pickles, grilled onions, mixed baby greens, and tomatoes on a honey wheat bun. Even after the wait, he thought the burger was very good, describing the patty as, "Char-grilled and cooked to medium perfection, while being perfectly seasoned. Just a great burger. And juicy!" He also recommends the fries and onion rings. On his next visit though he'd want to make sure the kitchen is appropriately staffed.

Related: Review: The Counter


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