Sri Lankan-Japanese Chef-restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa introduces “Nihonbashi Burgers” to Colombo. These artisanal burgers are homage to the Japanese ‘Wafu’ Burger; and the starting lineup consists of three varieties of Teriyaki Burgers: Chicken, Pork and Mutton; and the Real Wagyu Burger, the gold standard of burger that has been a staple on the Nihonbashi menu for the last 25 years.
Dharshan is no stranger to hamburgers, having honed his burger knowledge and pedigree over the past two decades, preparing the Wagyu Burger at his iconic Japanese Restaurant Nihonbashi and more recently, the Ignis Burger, made with premium Australian Beef with very high marbling, at his Steak Restaurant Carne Diem by Ignis Maximus in Maldives.
“I have been making the Nihonbashi Wagyu burger for 25 years. It’s the perfect example of how good a simple burger can be, when made using high quality ingredients. Being half Japanese I wanted to introduce Sri Lanka to the Japanese philosophy of hamburgers by introducing this new range” says Dharshan.
What truly sets these burgers apart are that they are extremely ingredient focused, as is Dharshan’s culinary philosophy; with each patty containing approx. 180g of the finest quality meat and using homemade sauces. The bespoke burger buns are crafted by Baguette, Sri Lanka’s first French bakery, to complement and uplift the flavours of the meats. The unique packaging is an ode to Dharshan’s Japanese heritage and is inspired by Origami and is completely biodegradable.
Coming soon to the range of Nihonbashi Burgers will be Katsu Burgers, Panko Fried Burgers, the Okonomiyaki Burger and a Vegan Burger. The restaurant will introduce a new burger every fortnight via their social media channels: @nihonbashiburgers on Facebook and Instagram.
Nihonbashi Burgers are available for takeaway and delivery via UberEats, PickMe Food and Eat Me Global.
Nihonbashi Honten is located at No. 11, Galle Face Terrace, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka. The restaurant is open daily for lunch from 12 noon to 2.30pm and for dinner from 6.00pm to 10.30pm. To make a reservation, contact Nihonbashi on +94 779 360250.