Tuesday 5 June 2012

Slip Slider Away - Mishkins, Covent Garden

Mishkin's is located on Catherine Street, off Covent Garden and right next door to the Opera Tavern (check out my review of the Opera Tavern Iberico Pork burger), and it's a kind-of Jewish deli with cocktails...
The Miskin's 3oz Slider
The Mishkin's 3oz Slider
I've heard a lot of good things about the place so as I was meeting my friend, Steve, a regular partner in burger crime, to sample the wares at Joe Allen for dinner, I decided to take on a quick slider while I was waiting for him to arrive.
Now, for those of you who think a slider is just a small burger...think again. This excellent guide to hamburger styles from A Hamburger Today explains exactly what they are - beef patties steamed over onions on a griddle. And this is exactly what's served up at Miskin's...


3oz steamed beef patty with onions and swiss cheese - £6


Small, but perfectly formed. In spite of the small size of this burger, it is in perfect proportion. Runny swiss cheese rolling down the sides, drips of beefy onion condensing on the bun, and little fingers of dark and translucent onion poking out from the sides. The pickles in comparison, had a somewhat unappetizing translucent quality.


The whole slider was griddle-steamed together with onions and swiss cheese. It took some work to prise the lid off and add ketchup and mustard, as well as a couple of slices of pickle. The swiss cheese was uber-melty and under it the onions had taken on a deep, beefy moistness - super stuff - although without the vinegar in the red and yellow sauces, not to mention the pickles, this would have been too subtle.

Under the lid - the Mishkin's slider with red and yellow sauce to taste


Great. The beef patty in this slider is good, but this combo is all about the onions and the aromat, so surprisingly its NOT about the beef! The meat is mellow, almost muted in the ensemble but it's cooked pink and is wrapped in all encompassing swiss cheese. I think a touch more seasoning could have been used to bring it out of its shell, but a valiant effort nonetheless.


This is a plain white bun, squishy in all the right places, and beautifully steamed. It's welded together with beefy onion steam and clings to the rest of the slider until the very end.
In spite of its size, the patty is cooked nicely pink


Surprisingly, or probably not to Mishkin's regulars, in spite of their unappetizing and translucent appearance, the sliced pickles had a sharp and vinegary bite to them which married very nicely with the rest of the slider.

Overall rating: 8/10

It's a good slider. No, it's a very good slider. But for £6, I'm not sure why you wouldn't go 100m round the corner to MEATMarket in Covent Garden for the Black Palace burger, which for £1.50 more of your English pounds, is a whole world more slider for your buck!

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous18 June, 2012

    I actually prefer the mishkins slider to MEATxxxx, burgers but agree it's overpriced. I'd feel a lot better about paying say £4.50 for it. But i will return dammit. It's my favourite burger, sorry slider in town. And sauces are not necessarily - it's perfect as is.


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