Mince Burgers at the Waterway – Esraa el Feky
CAIRO – 5 September 2017: Mince’s atmosphere in a way depicts our daily modern life, where things feel rigid and urge you to be quick about your business, something which I was not sure I wanted to feel especially after a long way from Dokki to the Waterway in El Tagammoa El Khames. Between red brick walls and the exposed ventilation tubes, we sat on our yellow metallic chairs to try and enjoy our meal before we discovered the best dessert in Cairo!
(LE 60) The smell of hot, crunchy homemade toast with Nutella and banana in the middle is bound to warm the heart, but topping it all with Vanilla Ice Cream and covering it in caramel sauce?! This dish is a proof that love exists. It is made to touch two souls, because you probably will not be able to finish it on your own, especially if you eat anything else. Elvis has not left the building, people, be sure to catch him at Mince Burgers.
Mince’s Elvis – Esraa el Feky
Still, Elvis was not the only thing we tried out at Mince, nor was it the only dish we enjoyed, before Elvis we had a full meal and here are the details:
The first thing we tried was the spicy buffalo wings (LE 60) served with blue cheese dip. As soon as I tasted the combination it felt as if a wave of shock went through my sinuses, I loved it. It was very unique and not too spicy.
Mince’s Spicy Buffalo Wings – Esraa el Feky
The Loaded Nachos
(LE 65) were next the layers felt like they fit together on a complex level, with the right balance of crunchy and soft. Even though the chili con crane could not stand out on its own, it fit with the tastes of the rest of the layers (melted cheese, sour cream and jalapeno) on top of the homemade tortilla chip.
Mince’s Loaded Nachos – Esraa el Feky
(LE 50 – 65) the soft delightful taste of cheese filled burger patty will sway you as French jazz would, embraced by bread buns which were gently touched by the burger grill, with coleslaw on the side. All these tastes come together to paint a cheese lovers’ Mona Lisa. The flavors and textures complemented each other and the American cheese stood out in the most theatrical way, I was impressed. If you order Mince’s Pink Lemonade (LE 35) right after this burger, you will feel like there is nothing wrong with the world anymore.
Mince’s Juicy Lucy – Esraa el Feky
Mince’s BBQ Special, or as I call it “The Dilemma"
(LE 60 – 75) even though it was recommended by the head chef and the staff, and is known to be one of Mince’s signature burgers, I found it rather sweet, literally. From the first look it appeared a bit inconsistent; the layers from bottom to top were; BBQ sauce and Mince Sauce, tomatoes, lettuce and onions, the burger topped with caramelized onions, then bacon then cheese with a side of coleslaw.
the cheese usually goes right on top of the burger so it would melt. I also wondered why add caramelized onions, fresh onions, BBQ sauce, and a side of coleslaw? There were too many sweet ingredients, and the burger was a bit messy in a distracting way, I was not able to eat it without cutting it in half.
Mince’s BBQ Special – Esraa el Feky
A short list of things that were not special: the fries, Mince sauce and the cheesecake milkshake.
As for sauces:
the marinara sauce felt more like a sweet chili, and the garlic sauce did not fit with anything we ordered, but the melt cheese sauce worked really well with the fries and the Juicy Lucy.
Mince’s Sauces: Marinara, Melt Cheese, Mince Sauce, and Garlic Sauce – Esraa el Feky
Mince’s Pink Lemonade (Strawberry Lemonade) and Cheesecake Milkshake – Esraa el Feky
We had a great time at Mince, the staff was very quick and cooperative (orders were ready within 25 minutes’ average), and et defiantly recommends the Juicy Lucy and the Elvis.