Seoul Burger at Ssam Burger
Korean mash-ups may be the de rigueur fusion flavor, but when it works, it works. The Seoul Burger boasts an Angus beef patty glazed with Korean-barbecue spices and the housemade "ssam sauce," a sweet but piquant glaze that tasted like a variant on the traditional chile-paste sauce used in Korean ssam wraps. Sesame oil can be a dangerous thing when wielded too liberally, but the arugula matched with a sesame-and-chile dressing that sat atop the burger struck the right notes. Thin and salty, the lotus chips side erased any thought of french fries ― especially the over-flavored sesame-oil fries popular at many Korean-fusion restaurants.