Soi Sukhumvit 36 recently welcomed a new burger joint where the items are named after Star Wars characters like Yoda, Darth Maul, and Boba Fett.
Tucked inside a home that once housed the now-defunct Blue Dye Cafe, Ja’s Home Cooking opened its door a few weeks ago and serves a wide variety of burgers – from thick, juicy, and meaty ones to some “guilt-free” recipes featuring low-fat and plant-based ingredients. All the buns are made in house without additional trans fat and preservatives.
The price range, given the location in the Thonglor area, is surprisingly pocket-friendly, too, starting as low as THB94 for the vegetarian burger.
One of the highlights is the Darth Maul (THB240) featuring 100-grams of dry-aged beef, cheese, pickled olive and chili sauce held together by squid ink buns to capture its namesake’s color scheme. Those who don’t do beef can opt for a burger named after the iconic princess and leader of the Rebel Alliance, Leia (120-gram pork patty, cheese, and truffle sauce for THB164).
Pescetarians won’t feel left out at Ja’s either since they can order a burger with seafood. Jabba (THB124) offers a light, crispy bite of deep-fried shrimp with Thousand Island and mayo dressings, while the Amidala (THB204) is pretty much the same as the Jabba but with a big chunk of deep-fried haddock and onion rings.
But if your tummy is so empty only a massive and monstrous burger will do, then go for the Ampol (THB439). Unlike other burgers, this giant item is named after the recipe’s creator himself. It is loaded with a 240-gram dry-aged beef patty, two cheese slices, three bacon strips, onion rings and fan-favorite arabiki Japanese pork sausage – all soaked in Thousand Island, barbecue, mayo and wasabi sauces. Give it a big bite and enjoy!
A few dishes on the menu are reserved for vegetarian diners, like the Healthy Boba (THB190) that features an OmniMeat patty, plant-based cheddar cheese, and vegan butter. Customers can also replace the buns with fresh lettuce.
In the future, the restaurant will add a counter where customers can witness the chef hand-rolling the dough used to execute their super soft burger buns.
Ja’s Home Cooking is open 10:30am until 8pm. It’s located in Soi Sukhumvit 36 (Soi Napha Sap 1), about 400 meters from BTS Thong Lo.