Review: Cheeseburgooshi at Cowfish Universal Orlando


Someone declared May 28th to be International Burger Day. I lack knowledge of how someone can possess the power to declare a food holiday. Yet, I feel some jealousy towards them. Now I, like many people, enjoy burgers of many varieties. At Universal Orlando CityWalk, guests find that The Cowfish restaurant offers some interesting versions of a burger.

The Cowfish primarily serves sushi and burgers. If that combination sounds odd, then you read it correctly. However, this place sometimes combines these two styles of cuisine. On their menu, guests may find “Burgushi Rolls and Pick-ups.”  Ian Malcom might say about this that your chefs were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

In fairness, some of these combinations might scare many theme park visitors’ palates. However, many of the combinations work very well. A very popular example, goes by the name “The All-American Bacon Double Cheeseburgooshi.” I realize “American” features in the title but the appearance and some ingredients of this make it international.

The long menu description reads: “seasoned premium black angus beef, yellow cheddar cheese, white cheddar cheese, and applewood bacon wrapped in soy paper and potato strings then flash fried. Topped with dill pickle, red onion, Roma tomato, served over our housemade Cowfish sauce, topped with ketchup and mustard.” I doubt a cheeseburger at McDonald’s would sell well in the USA being wrapped in soy paper. However, the simplest explanation of this fusion roll starts by comparing it to a good cheeseburger.

This menu item costs $19. If you enjoy cheeseburgers and want to venture into this fusion menu, this option makes a good starting point. A reasonable true cheeseburger taste exists within this roll. All the flavors you would expect from a USA style cheeseburger will speak to your taste buds. I found the mustard taste pleasantly enjoyable also. The potato strings provide good texture. The soy paper pulls it literally together nicely for this taste adventure. The beef quality rates high. The two different types of cheddar cheese balance the roll. Even the pickles provide a positive aspect to this roll.

Of course, The Cowfish will sell this to you any day. However, May 28th might make a good excuse to dine here.

As always, eat like you mean it!

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