The Experience: Firehouse has been on my radar since it first opened almost 4 years ago. I liked it then, and I like it now. It’s a small place with about 8-10 small tables inside and few outside. In the heart of Bangkok, it’s a welcome addition to the western comfort food scene. They do big, American-style burgers – right up my ally. Inline with their name, the place is decked out with fireman helmets and photos from around the world; it’s a nice nod to dedication and sacrifice of firefighters. I went during the weekday lunch hour, there were a few other customers, but overall it was quite and relaxing – weekends are typically packed, so best to reserve ahead or expect to wait a bit.
Burger Ordered: The BaconBlue
The Taste: On a normal day, I like my burgers plain. I want to taste the beef above all else, and the beef better not have any fillers in it. Kept it simple – a little salt and pepper and let me at the burger goodness. But from time to time, I venture out and order something with a bit more flavor. Let’s be honest, whenever blue cheese is in the mix you can expect it to be the star. I don’t like this burger for its subtleness; I like it because it hits me right in the face with cheese, glorious blue cheese! Go big or go home – and this goes big. Throw a bit of bacon and sautéed red onions in the mix and you’re in burger (blue cheese) heaven.
The Verdict: This is a pretty heavy burger… expect it to sit with you for a while. If you’re looking for a light bite or a subtle blue cheese flavor this is not the burger for you. Worth a visit if you’re itching for a burger. Come hungry.
Firehouse is located at Sukhumvit Soi 11 in Bangkok, Thailand.
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