Meatmother in Richmond had long been on my culinary to-do list and I am relieved to say that it did not disappoint!
For the traditionalists, a simple meat platter and side is the way to go, but for fellow burger lovers out there, the bun tray is a must try.
I went for the pulled pork bun tray with a side of mac cheese, a heavy and rich combination, but one I felt I was ready to tackle.
The burger was simple- piles of pulled pork exploding out of brioche bun served with lashings of chipotle slaw, mustard and pickles.
There were a few things about this burger that had me worried while I waited for it to arrive. One, was that it was going to be dry. Pulled pork can be stringy and dry and I wasn’t sure that the chipotle slaw would be moist enough to balance out the brioche and meat. Thankfully, the pork was juicy and tender- exactly how it should be!
Secondly, I am not always a huge fan of chipotle as a flavour, but the richness of the meat and buttery brioche needed to be punctuated with the kick and tang of the chipotle, mustard and pickles. The slaw also added some crunch and freshness, that was very much needed to make every mouthful well balanced and tasty.
While getting through the mac cheese on top of the burger was a challenge, it is a challenge that I recommend you undertaking! What a meal….
167 Swan St Richmond