Sydney isn't short of Japanese-inspired burgers (say hi Gojima and Ume Burger).
Now Bondi's Blanca restaurant is joining the party with burgers flouting Japanese and Korean credentials.
Fancy a little kimchi and miso mayonnaise on your wagyu burger? Blanca, co-owned by Finnish celebrity chef Tomi Bjorck and fellow chef Samuel Cole (ex Quay, Bentley and Bjorck's BW Restaurants group in Helsinki), has kick-started a burger and ramen pop-up in its neighbouring bar.
"We'll do it through winter, then change it to something else to keep it interesting," Cole says.
"We've tested a lot of burgers and ramen, the kitchen staff are going to get fat."
And the staff votes went to? "Probably the vegie burger. It's a miso roasted tempura mushroom burger with chopped Japanese pickles and miso mayo," Cole says.
Open Wed-Sat 4pm-late.
Blanca, shop UG4 75-79 Hall Street, Bondi, blanca.com.au.