Sure, you know that when it comes to delicious burgers in Jakarta, Three Buns is your first stop and while you might already have a favourite, here are five menu hacks and facts that you might not know about the PTT Family restaurant:
Three Buns Executive Chef Adam Penney routinely creates new special items, which are only available for one month. There is always a new taste so even if you are a regular, you’ll never get bored with Three Buns’ menu. Starting on 1 April, the Three Buns special is Lil Kimchi, the restaurant’s first hot dog! This gourmet dog has a smoked beef frankfurter, homemade kimchi and Sriratcha mayo, ketchup and crispy onions all in a brioche bun.
The only downside is if you fall in love with a monthly burger, it might be a short affair. The good news is that popular burgers sometimes make a comeback, like last month’s Ceelo Green, which originally debuted in 2015 or the January 2016 burger Fun Boy Three, a mushroom cheeseburger that was so popular that it will be added to the regular menu starting in April.
Everything is made in-house.
A big reason why Three Buns’ burgers taste better - and like nothing else - in Jakarta is that all of the sauces, condiments and toppings are made fresh by hand in the kitchen. Paired with the highest quality beef and lamb and the freshest vegetables then served on bread baked daily by a nearby bakery, Three Buns’ burgers really set themselves apart from the rest in terms of quality and taste.
Brunch at Three Buns.
Three Buns is perfect for lunch, dinner … and brunch? That’s right from 11am-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays, special brunch items are available, including English muffin sandwiches and dishes that have some local flavour (The Kaya West features homemade kaya jam made from a family recipe). To top it all off, all of the brunch dishes come with a side of tasty tater tots.
Go low carb with Protein Style.
For the health-conscious burger lover, Three Buns’ Protein Style gives you all of the great meat (or grilled veggies if you’re opting for The Roots burger) and homemade sauces and accompaniments but without the carb-heavy bread. Instead, the burger is wrapped in iceberg lettuce, making it a lighter option. You can get any burger on the menu Protein Style, although there is a couple burgers that were specially created for the breadless option. The Skinny Man has fresh avocado (the only burger on the menu to use the ingredient), while Ain’t Nuttin’ But A Peanut, features cucumbers, carrots, coriander and a rich peanut sauce.
Save room for dessert.
Three Buns might be known for its burgers, but don’t overlook the sweet stuff. There is a variety of indulgent desserts, including Big Poppa’s Banana & Hot Fudge Sundae with vanilla ice cream, hot caramelised banana fudge sauce and walnuts and the Vanilla Guerrilla, a vanilla ice cream burger with dark chocolate brioche buns and a hot salted butterscotch sauce. If you’re not in the mood to share, the Pot Heads, indulgent individual dessert pots, are the way to go.