By Katherine Ng
A hip local chain of restaurants in Los Angeles specializes in innovative gourmet burgers that people should definitely try.
Sanrio Gudetama took over Plan Check Kitchen & Bar in all three locations in Los Angeles starting Oct. 30 through Nov. 29.
Gudetama, the hottest Japanese Sanrio’s character, is the lazy egg that completely lacks motivation to do anything active at all and exists to be eaten at the end.
It appears in many forms such as boiled, fried or raw.
Gudetama has been getting globally popular since it won 7th place at the “Sanrio Popularity Ranking Award 2014.
Gude in Japanese means someone who lacks energy and tama is the abbreviated form of egg.
The Chef’s Favorite Burger is the best by far.
Cheese two ways, bacon two ways, ketchup leather, a sunny fried egg and hot sauce with the lazy egg lying on a bacon blanket.
The egg was cooked perfectly and adds gooeyness to the burger once the egg yolk pops and oozes.
It comes with a side of French fries and fresh peach ketchup.
The bacon and cheese crisp are both crispy.
To prevent the buns from getting soggy, a house-made dehydrated and thin sheet of ketchup leather helps add a great ketchup flavor without the mess.
The beef can also be substituted with a veggie patty if vegetarian option is needed.
The K-BBQ Burger is tasty.
It comes with thin pieces of grilled pork belly, kimcheese with no distinguishable kimchi flavor, sprouting onion, gochujang (Korean chili paste) BBQ sauce and fried onions.
This burger is very small and does not come with any sides.
Lettuce wrap is a substitute for the crunchy bun to lighten the heaviness of starch.
Tropical Thunder, one of their signature cocktails, contains jalapeño-infused tito’s vodka, mango and lime.
For dessert, the Cruller doughnut is a good size to share and not too sweet.
It is a churro doughnut with cream and sliced bananas which ends the meal on a sweet note.
This location in Downtown LA is comfy with modern industrial interior.
Servers are friendly and accommodating. It is a hip place to hang out with groups.
The restaurant is located at 1111 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, right off the Wilshire exit from the 110 freeway.
Parking can be difficult, but metered parking is free after 6 p.m.
The other two restaurants are located at 1800 Sawtelle Boulevard, Los Angeles and 351 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles.