LUXEMBOURG-VILLE — The curious and the hungry are flocking to a new Avenue de la Gare restaurant to try a strange foreign delicacy called “the hamburger.”
What is the hamburger? According to food expert Mila Zimmer, the hamburger resembles a hot sandwich, but rather than using a baguette or sliced bread, cooked minced beef is served inside of a brioche-style roll. The hamburger originated in the North American region of Ohiopolis, just a few kilometers from Nebrastucky, she says.
Luxembourg resident Markus Spillbladder, who tried the hamburger on Wednesday, says that despite having travelled widely, he had never heard of the item.
“I’d eaten minced meat in England, and I’d eaten buns in Germany, but I had never thought to eat both at the same time,” he said. “Whoever came up with this idea is a mad genius.”
Customer and self-described foodie Nuria Junqueras says she drove to Luxembourg all the way from Valencia, Spain to try the hamburger.
“A ground beef patty tucked into bread for only ten euros,” she said. “And now the guy tells me I can put ketchup and mayonnaise on top? Muy loco.”