Ninja Burger launched for the first time in Newcastle on 2nd June at the award-winning late night Bar No28. I went along to the press and blogger event to sample some sliders and check them out.
Ninja Burger's passion is to create the most delicious burgers the city has seen. They apply their own secret seasoning before cooking 'sous vide' translated as 'under pressure'. Each burger comes with a butter enriched brioche bun from the local Geordie Bakers based in Kingston Park, baked overnight and delivered fresh to the kitchen in the morning. You all have the option to add Dirty Fries loaded with meatball chilli and mozzarella (£5) or Dutch War Chips with satay sauce, fritesaus and dried onion (£4).
If there is any room left for desert (£4) you can enjoy either a Raspberry Sorbet with berries and blackcurrant cocktail shooter. Or Sticky Toffee Pudding with a mini salted caramel flip and vanilla rice pudding in a filo cup with passion fruit coolis and a coconut rum Russian shooter. There is also a local ice cream sundae with a shot to amaretto or cafe patron poured over.
The vegetarian options are a Panko crumbed halloumi burger with puy lentils or a homemade falafel burger. I had the pleasure of trying the delicious falafel burger as pictured below.
After the menu samples we were treated to burger eating competitions the first being THE ULTIMATE BURGER CHALLENGE! Three contestants on the night were up against each other to see how many sliders they could eat whilst being timed. The second competition was THE RUSSIAN ROULETTE CHALLENGE! This Russian Roulette style challenge had various strengths of spicyness - contestants had to keep a cool face as they bit into hot as hell goujons. The winner of each challenge won a £50 drinks voucher and well deserved it was.
And if all that wasn't enough the hilariously funny comedian Matt Reed was on hand to commentate on the nights shenanigans.
A fun night was had by all!