6 Ways to Travel the World by Burger

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Chicken Souvlaki Burgers

Greek-inspired Chicken Souvlaki Burgers. Photo Credit: Nutmeg Nanny created


There’s no food that’s more iconically American than a burger. One of the things we love most about

burgers, however, is the fact that once you’ve mastered the basics of making them, they can be a splendid canvas for any combination of flavors. Even if you don’t have plans to fly out of the country this travel

season, you can still be transported to the other side of the world in a matter of a few bites. From Greek souvlaki burgers to beet burgers inspired by the tastes of Bombay, here are six ways to travel the world by way of burger.


Eggplant and Chicken Parmesan BurgerChicken and Eggplant Parmesan Burger


This chicken-and-eggplant behemoth from Nancy’s Cravings was inspired by the cheesy, marinara-coated chicken and eggplant parmesan dishes of classic red sauce Italian-American joints.

Chicken Souvlaki BurgerChicken Souvlaki Burger


In Greece, souvlaki, or skewered meat, is often made with chicken that’s been seasoned with salt, pepper and oregano. Inspired by the traditional Greek flavor profile, Nutmeg Nanny created a burger made of ground chicken, crumbled feta cheese, dried oregano and tzatziki with a pita “bun.”

Kimchi-BurgerGochujang Burger with Kimchi & Charred Green Onions


Kimchi, gochujang, green onions and bean sprouts are all traditional Korean ingredients. Here, FWx‘s Dennis Prescott applies that very Korean combination to an otherwise classic American burger.


Indian-Beet-BurgersIndian-Style Beet Burger


For a take on burgers that’s entirely meatless, Nik Sharma of A Brown Table uses Indian spices like ginger, Thai chiles, cilantro, onion, garam masala and cayenne to flavor his beet patties, then tops them with a cool and creamy yogurt sauce.


Pork Banh Mi BurgersPork Banh Mi Burger


Closet Cooking makes burgers with a ground pork base, then accents them with classic Vietnamese banh mi dressings like pickled carrots and daikon, cilantro leaves and sliced jalapeño peppers.

Spicy Tuna BurgerSpicy Tuna Burger


The Japanese combo of tuna and wasabi has legs beyond the maki sushi roll: Hapa Nom Nom‘s Spicy Tuna Burger involves a cilantro-scallion sushi-grade tuna patty, wasabi mayo, and lettuce that’s dressed in a rice vinegar sauce.

5 comments about “6 Ways to Travel the World by Burger

      1. nicole (thespicetrain.com)

        I made the Indian-style beet burgers last night and I have to say they were absolutely amazing, both my husband and I loved them! They didn’t taste much like beet actually (which is a good thing in my opinion :)) and instead had a really nice umami and spicy flavor. Definitely a great recipe, thank you for sharing!

        1. Williams-Sonoma Editors Post author

          Thanks for sharing! We’re so glad to hear that you enjoyed them—and it’s nice to know they don’t have too aggressive of a beet profile, since in our experience beets can be polarizing. We still need to try these for ourselves!


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