One of my favourite lunch and after-school early dinner places is Quick Burger in Kathu, which is conveniently located 12 minutes from the school. The proprietors, Tai Fuun and Gilles are charming hosts and they do not mind you sitting in their sweet little space watching life go by (free wifi, too).
And here’s the thing: the prices here are jaw-droppingly cheap!
The bacon salad (seen in the main photo) is THB110, and is served in a wooden salad bowl like the ones you would use to make up salad for the whole family. The homemade burgers (with crispy skinny chips) start at THB79, and Gilles would throw in a surprise drink with your burger.
And being a burger aficionado myself, I know a good burger when I taste one. They are all homemade too – one afternoon, I chanced upon poor Tai Fuun chopping 20kgs of onions for the burgers. I just love the personal, homely feel of this place.
The spaghetti is pretty good as well!
But what are this restaurant’s green credentials, I hear you ask.
Off chance, I complimented Gilles on not giving out plastic straws automatically with the drinks and he burst into an impassioned speech about how much he dislikes mindless waste. “But some customers complain because I don’t give them straws!” He says. Because they don’t want to get their lipstick on the glass, or ice cubes in their mouths!
The menu is written on a piece of wood:
I asked for permission to have a quick nose around the tiny kitchen. Apart from being spankingly clean and orderly (Gilles is Belgian), I was pleasantly surprised to note that they use environmentally-friendly packaging for their take-away orders. These paper are made from banana leaves and brown paper. And instead of dreadful polystyrene lunch boxes that are endemic in Phuket, Quick Burger uses the environmentally-friendly cardboard version, though they add a THB5 to the price to cover the costs.
Photo: waxy paper from banana leaves (note the wooden plates and brown paper bags).
Your food will be delivered by one of the guys. They have a small motorbike and they cater for parties too. Please contact Tai Fuun on 0994073746 or Gilles on 0943178111 for deliveries. You can find them easily on the main road to Kathu. This is their listing where you can get the address from. This is Quick Burger’s Facebook page.
A small, pleasant place to eat in the centre of Kathu. Good food, freshly prepared by friendly owners who make you feel welcome. Not only burgers on offer but other dishes as well. Their chicken burger is delicious and the best value in the whole area.
~ Alan Thatcher, Phuket resident