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加州燒烤堡-California Grill

颱風假下午無意間發現的永康街小店, 
對於那種有漢堡控的人應該是個很不錯的地方! 
位置滿好找,就在金華街和永康街交口,走金華街往新生南路方向的話,就在你的左手邊。 
店內大小大約僅容旋馬的面積,不過塞個二十個人應該可以吧?基本上沒有非常精心的裝潢,簡單的幾幅美式七零年代海報就算裝飾,其他就只有偏昏黃的燈光和全時段不停的BBC radio播送。不是「加州」燒烤堡?阿播英式新聞是怎樣?雖然英國腔聽起來很熟悉,但就是不對味啊,氣氛表現,零分~
當時會進這家店真的只是意外,原本要吃的是附近金山南路上的義麵坊(後來當然還是去吃了~XD),但因為時間太早人家沒開,偏偏這時只吃了早午餐的馬克桑肚子餓的緊,只好轉往永康街覓食,順著路走只看到這家店主打燒烤漢堡,才會進來試試味道。 
點了最基本的起司漢堡,單純想試試標榜燒烤堡的滋味是否真的那麼「燒烤」。可能因為颱風假大家都到百貨公司和KTV去,整間店裡只有我們兩位客人坐在正中間,店員都比我們多;漢堡上的挺快,沒有繁複的裝飾,對切的漢堡也不是特大,倒是薯條給的頗豪氣。 
趁熱一口咬下,燒烤漢堡果然名不虛傳,讚!中間的漢堡肉肉汁因為大口咬下而擠壓流出,順著夾著的生菜流到手上,甜美的滋味讓人捨不得浪費,非得吮指舔個乾淨不可;中間的起司也因為受熱而和漢堡肉金剛合體,再加上新鮮蕃茄、生菜和豐富美乃茲的搭配,簡直可以說是燒烤漢堡界的華爾滋啊~YAMI!
▼ 漢堡肉好吃的秘訣,正宗鐵板燒烤! 
吃漢堡怎可沒有啤酒?店裡陳列了幾種特殊啤酒可供選擇,都是一般市面上不容易找得到的進口啤酒,馬克桑點了一款California ALE,口味略苦,但啤酒味非常濃郁,很有ALE特色,很推薦,但喝慣Lager的人就不建議了,可能因為口味關係不能接受,馬克嫂就是一例。(嘿嘿,所以我順勢喝完一整瓶…) 
▼杯子冰的很透,還結霜勒,加分!
唯一可惜漢堡尺寸和一般美式餐廳販售的漢堡大小有差,可能是比照台灣民情,參考美而美的漢堡尺寸吧,不到五口就吃掉半個,很想再來一份,不過考慮晚上的義麵坊還要留點肚子,只好留待下回再光顧。 
媒體介紹:(好像在阿獨仔圈很有名的樣子?)
Restaurants: California Grill
By Catherine Thomas
STAFF REPORTER
Friday, Aug 10, 2007, Page 15  
Situated at the Jinhua Street end of Yongkang Street, at first glance California Grill is a deceptively simple burger joint. From heavily laden burgers to well-dressed salads, the restaurant offers appealing fare for meat lovers and vegetarians alike.  
The joint was a long time in the planning. Chef Brian Stoddart and his Californian partner, Wei Shum (沈維), had been considering opening a high quality Western-style grill for a couple of years when a rare space came up on Yongkang Street. With two other partners they aimed to create a restaurant that would stand out from Taipei's myriad western food options.  
The burgers, even with a rather lean 10 percent fat, are juicy. Unlike their fast food counterparts, eating these burgers requires dexterity to keep them together towards the end as the juices and sauce mingle and soak into the buns, which are low in sugar and preservative-free and come in white or whole-wheat.  
The Mofo burger is an almighty stack of freshly made patty (100 percent USDA beef), bacon, American cheddar cheese, garlic mayo, barbecue sauce, and salad served in a white bun. There is a chicken breast option and customized burgers are available on request.  
A healthier sounding choice is the salmon burger, which consists of a fillet of sashimi grade Canadian freshwater salmon, grilled and served with pesto mayonnaise on a whole-wheat bun. For vegetarians, the tofu burger is prepared with a sesame and ginger glaze.  
California Grill also offers a selection of three salads with homemade sauces. The So Cal comes with a surprisingly tangy and spicy yogurt dressing made from Swiss plain yogurt and a secret blend of spices, which juxtaposes unexpected flavors with the fresh orange slices. The Napa Valley comes served with freshly grilled chicken and a light white wine dressing.  
From washing their veggies with Harvest Pure Wash to remove pesticide residue to sourcing non-farmed salmon and homemade tofu, California Grill certainly lives up to its namesake's reputation for enjoying the good times, but keeping an eye on health concerns.  
California Grill's drinks include sodas (Dad's root beer), English ales from the Badger brewery and milk shakes. The milk shakes deserve a special mention. Firstly, they are thick and creamy (the milk shake machine was imported from the US), secondly because of the natural flavorings, and thirdly, starting this month there will be an option of adding Baileys and Kahlua.  
出處:Taipei Times
店名:California Grill 加州燒烤堡
Blog:http://californiagrill.blogspot.com/
地址:53-1 Yonngkang St. Taipei(台北市永康街53-1)
電話:(02)2343-5111
分類:日記

停筆好一陣子,老實說乍看到這個乾淨版面是頗吸引人。想著在忙碌之餘留下點隻字片語好像也不錯。

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