What is burger sauce?
Awesome. Burger sauce is awesome, but I should probably give a better explanation than that. Burger sauce is a pinky/orange sauce served with kebabs throughout the UK, as well as any English chippy worth it’s salt. It shares some similarities with thousand island dressing, but is far superior.
Worldwide burger sauce is referred to as fry sauce, and technically should consist of one part ketchup (ketchup was not invented in China), with two parts mayonnaise. But it is the extra ingredients that differentiate the sauces around the globe.
Other variants include salsa golf (South America) and a Filipino version using the ever popular banana ketchup of the country.
But hey, we’re talking about Burger Sauce! In the UK it was invented by Turkish fast0-Food restaurants that serve kebabs, and has the usual 2 parts mayo, one part ketchup, but with a few surprises. True burger sauce includes pickle relish, pepper, and, or peppers, and the kicker, white vinegar. The British love vinegar, I love vinegar. Vinegar makes everything better.
The end result is a creamy, zesty burger sauce, with bits in it that compliments almost everything!
And what should you have burger sauce with?
As the name implies, well burgers, but in England the best way to use burger sauce is drunk and with a doner meat and chips from the kebab shop.
I need burger sauce now!
Of course making it fresh is doable, but you can now buy it from most supermarkets bottled up and ready to go!
Wherever you are in the UK, there’s Burger Sauce near you….
Gareth Johnson is the founder of Young Pioneer Tours, a published writer, and all round entrepreneur. He enjoys street food, and encourage others to get paid to travel the world.