Video: Sharaf Burger Mix

Sharaf Burger Mix

Our last video was about the Sharaf falafel mix, and we couldn’t just try one. We came home with the Sharaf burger mix as well, so we could try it out and see how their stuff fares in larger sizes!

There’s no magic secret here – the mix is essentially the same, with different flavouring. The difference between making burgers and falafels is just the size that you shape them into when you are preparing them! This was just as easy to do as the falafels – if not easier, since I didn’t have to make quite as many pieces for it to work! read more

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Video: Sharaf Falafel Mix

Sharaf Falafel Mix

This week is less of a recipe and more of a demo, as we picked up this Sharaf falafel mix at Vegan Summer Fest Brighton. We tried a sample at their stall and they were delicious, but we wanted to eat some vegan burgers for our lunch so we couldn’t buy the premade ones. We decided instead to pick up a couple of their mixes – this one, for falafels, and a burger mix which we will share soon. read more

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Granose Falafel Mix

Recently we found some falafel mix that looked fairly easy to make, and decided to give it a try. After all, what could be better than almost-instant falafels? The chance to quickly create a delicious veggie burger alternative seems like a dream, and it could be used over and over again for different meals. In fact, you could even use the mix to make a bigger falafel burger rather than separating it into the balls. read more

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Ruby Blue – Falafel Burger

During a recent stay in London, we sought out Ruby Blue for a delicious meal reduced in price via the use of TasteCard. Of course, you know I went straight for the veggie burger, and we were given fantastic service by a waiter who was only too eager to ensure that everything was to our liking. We only had a limited time before a trip to the theatre, but that was plenty to enjoy the burger plus a cocktail or two. read more

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Where to Eat Veggie in Budapest

Recently, I spent some time in Budapest, and gathered plenty of information about where you can find the best vegetarian or vegan meals while you are there. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but is based on my own experiences – and I did a lot of research both beforehand and while we were there in order to find the best possible options throughout the week. There is a lot to cover here, so I will get started right away… read more

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Falafel – Veggie Burger

Falafel Veggie Burger
This review focuses on a little café/restaurant in Budapest called Falafel, which serves vegetarian and vegan food only with a salad bar format. You can also order certain items from the kitchen, such as the veggie burger or “vega burger” as it is referred to on the menu. It comes hot to your plate after about a five minute wait, during which time you can find a seat upstairs. There is very limited space at this venue, so be sure to avoid peak times if you want to be certain of getting a table.   The burger itself comes in a medium soft white bun, which is floury, with a slightly harder upper crust adding some texture. It is quite a nice bun, in fact, though very simple in taste and texture. It came with fresh salad in generous amounts – two huge tomatoes, lettuce, caramelised onions, and more. The top and the bottom of the bun are coated with light creamy houmous – just enough for you to taste it, and not enough to overpower the rest of the flavour. The sweetness of the onions is a great combination here, and it goes really well with the burger itself. It’s a nice thick patty which is very satisfying in shape and size, and the taste and texture of it is very similar to a falafel. I suspect they have simply used their falafel mix to make a much bigger lump than normal and then pushed it into the right size! Whatever they’re doing, it certainly works. The cost was just 990 ft, which at that time was less than £3. It’s a pretty good deal for a burger this big! It tasted really good as well, although the only downside was that it did not come with any extras. You literally get a burger on a plate, and nothing else! If you do still feel hungry afterwards (we didn’t – it is very filling) you can always pop back downstairs and get a small amount of the salad for not much extra.  

The main criticism that I would give is that it was quite dry – I think it really needed a sauce of some kind, perhaps tzatziki or thousand island dressing. The problem is that the houmous just isn’t moist enough to counteract the dryness of the bread and the burger put together, so there is a little something missing there. The texture was fantastic, however, and the rest of the burger was well put together with tastes that fitted and did not have to wrestle with one another for attention too much. read more

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