I heard The Counter had a Kung Pao shrimp burger as their Burger of the Month for September. Being genetically pre-disposed to loving Asian foods and also being a seafood lover, this sounded nommy. Fortunately, I didn’t have to try very hard to convince the husband to go with me for lunch one day.
I guess I’m a fan of The Counter’s non-beef burgers though I keep telling myself that I will try another beef burger again. This shrimp burger was quite tasty – grilled jumbo shrimp topped w/ a pickled cucumber salad & fried rice noodles w/ lettuce, onions & a spicy Kung Pao sauce.
There were about 5 pieces of properly cooked large shrimp, enough to register with my taste buds in every bite. The rice noodles gave a nice crunch to the burger and the sauce actually had a little kick to it. It was a bit messy to eat and I had to, on occasion, use a fork. But in my opinion, a good burger is going to leave you licking your fingers.
The Shake of the Month was a chocolate brownie coffee malt – Vanilla ice cream w/ real pieces of chocolate brownie, a hint of coffee, malt powder and topped with whipped cream. The husband ordered one so naturally, I drank about half of it. OMG, this could give the apple pie shake a run for its money as my favorite. The coffee was subtle and there was a nice balance of chocolate and vanilla.
The Counter is slowly growing on me and I’m figuring out combinations that I like. If they made the Kung Pao Shrimp burger a regular item, I’d be happy.
This visit earned The Counter an upgrade to 3 1/2 NOMs.
The Counter Marina Del Rey
4786 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey CA 90292
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