Savori is Vietnamese only in location (in a strip mall in Fountain Valley’s southern section of Little Saigon) and in a burger cleverly called the Ngon Ngon, your classic burger enlivened with pickled daikon and carrots, and Viet-style mayo—the bánh mì fully assimilated. Otherwise, this is your classic burger stop, save for the young’uns’ audacious experimentation. Their Creeper hooks you in with the hearty marriage of a juicy patty, fluffy bun and luscious Monterey Jack—but lurking within is a red salsa cream, avocado creme and cumin slaw, each awaiting your bite to introduce itself on your palate with spice, buttery-ness and crunch, respectively. The dried tomatoes in the Italian Job ratchet up its umami factor to 11; the Mrs. Piggy drips with the fat that a pork belly patty should have. My favorite is the Desk—between the nuggets of blue cheese, astringent arugula and caramelized onions, this is a fully realized gourmet burger at half the price you’ll find at high-end spots.
Starting this Monday on our Stick a Fork In It blog, Edwin, Dave, Shuji and I will conduct our Game of Burgers, a 32-burger free-for-all in which we match up the greatest steamed hams this county has to offer against each other to determine the... More »
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