Beef Smashing Experience: A Review of OPTP
Written By Hafsa Sheikh
I’m Hafsa Sheikh, a fearless food critic extraordinaire! My insatiable hunger for exceptional cuisine has led me to explore some of Pakistan’s most renowned restaurants and hidden eateries.
You can call me a foodie adventurer, blazing a trail through the culinary wilderness of Pakistani food, Fast Food, Chinese delicacies, Continental delights, and the wonderful realm of beverages. Just so you don't have to!
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The sizzle, the crackle, oh, that flip and fry!
If you think you’ve found true love, wait till you taste the burgers at One Potato Two Potato (OPTP). They’re so good that you’ll be tempted to break up with your significant other and run away with a patty. That’s the kind of love affair I have with OPTP.
But don’t just take my word for it. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of one of the most tuber-ific eateries in Karachi and find out for yourself why these burgers are worth the betrayal. So, grab your fork, and let’s dig in as I recount my journey!
New Launch Alert: Smashed Beef Burger
Upon entering OPTP’s Sehar Commercial branch, my eyes were drawn to this massive picture of a juicy beef burger plastered on the electronic board above the counter. Turned out it was the Smashed Beef Burger. I could feel my mouth watering just thinking about it, so I said, “screw my diet,” and ordered it.
These burgers were unlike the conventional frozen patty and used premium beef that came in minced packs before it got squashed. They are surely the freshest beef burger you can have. So, when the burger arrived at my table, … oh man. The grease was practically oozing out of the bun, and I’m pretty sure I saw my reflection in the oil slick on my hands. And the brioche bun? It tore apart at the slightest touch, revealing every little pore. That’s how fresh it was!
Without wasting a moment, I sank my teeth! The first thing that hit me was the taste of the beef. It was like BAM. Right in the feels. It was a full-on cow – putting me into a kind of meat-induced trance. And then the mushrooms slid into the mix, all slippery and juicy – just like mushrooms ought to be! The caramelized onions, drenched fancily in a tangy sauce, provided a sweet finish to each bite.
Yet when all was said and done, the aftertaste was of the beef. That was all I could think of! Like wow, BEEF! One last piece of advice? You have to eat it hot and happening – anything less would be like watching the Avengers on mute. It’s just not the same experience, you know? If you want the best burgers in town, you’ve come to the right place, my friend!
Taste: Pure Palate Perfection!
But the Smashed Beef Burger was not all that I had at OPTP! But before you start judging me for eating all this, let me tell you I was not alone! I had others with me as well! Let’s just get that out of the way!
First, let’s talk about the appetizer, the true king of hand-cut fries: Hot Garlic Mayo Fries. These fries were true happiness for any fry connoisseur. They had a fluffy, pillowy interior and a crispy exterior, generously coated in OPTP’s signature Hot Garlic Mayo sauce, a lip-smacking blend of tangy, garlicky, and creamy goodness. The sauce elevated the fries to new heights of flavor.
For something light as a main course – the GMC Burger. The burger was a golden toasted bun sandwiching an exquisite crispy chicken patty. When I bit into this masterpiece, I was in heaven. The outside was crunchy yet did not dry out the succulent interior.
Expertly seasoned for maximum deliciousness with each nibble, the fresh lettuce provided delightful crispiness that accentuated the juicy patty while offering its unique taste vibrancy. All completed by creamy garlic mayonnaise – tangy and divine. Pure palate perfection!
But for something with a bit more kick, the Nashville Hot Burger is the way to go. It’s an exquisite combination of a fried chicken leg filet smothered in delectable Nashville sauce and topped with crunchy coleslaw and tangy pickles. Bite into its crunchy exterior to uncover its succulent interior – it’s simply heavenly!
The spicy tanginess of their signature sauce creates a harmonious balance between heat and flavor that will make your taste buds sing with happiness. Try it once – I guarantee you’ll want more!
Price: OPTP under Price-o-Meter?
When it comes to price, OPTP is a mixed bag. Are fries at OPTP expensive? Yes! Would I still order OPTP Mayo Garlic Fries? Oh, yes! Starting from PKR 350, I definitely think OPTP fries are costly.
However, the prices of the burgers are well worth it for the taste and quality you get. The GMC burger costs PKR 390, while the Nashville Hot costs PKR 520. I’ve had more expensive burgers that don’t come close to the quality of these.
Service: No Complaints
At OPTP, I was astounded by their speedy and welcoming service. Not only were the staff attentive to my preferences for dressing up my French fries, but they also had wheelchair access available so everyone could indulge in their tasty potatoes and burgers!
But if you’re not in the mood to visit OPTP’s physical outlet, you can still enjoy their delicious burgers from the comfort of your own home. OPTP is available on FoodPanda, so you can get your burger fix delivered straight to your doorstep. This means you don’t have to betray your love for OPTP. That’s a win in my book! You can also order OPTP via Savyour, earning great cashback on each purchase!
Ambience: Chill and Cozy
As soon as I stepped into OPTP, I felt at ease in its cozy and inviting atmosphere. The contemporary decor and ample natural light created a sophisticated yet relaxed vibe, making it the perfect spot for a quick meal or to catch up with friends. With plenty of comfortable seating, I had the freedom to move around and find the perfect spot to settle in and enjoy my food.
Honorable Mentions: Doner Dream Come True
The Beef Doner is a thing of beauty. It’s a sight to behold, boasting layers of succulent, lean meat that dazzles with flavor. The garlic mayo sauce is the real MVP, infusing a tangy, garlicky kick that pairs perfectly with the meat.
Add the OPTP chili sauce, and you’ve got a real taste sensation. The hand-cut fries add a nice crunch, and the lettuce adds a refreshing touch to the sandwich. It’s all nestled snugly in a warm, fluffy pita bread, making for the ultimate foodie experience.
I went into OPTP with high expectations, and I have to say, I was not disappointed. The only downside to OPTP is that once you’ve tasted their burgers, it’s hard to go back to anything else. The guilt of betraying your other burger joints will be real, but trust me; it’s worth it. The burgers at OPTP are just too good to ignore.
But don’t feel guilty, as you won’t be staying away from OPTP for much longer. How? Through Savyour, that is! Our carefully selected burger restaurants offer delicious fast food that you can pick up or have delivered straight to your door. Plus, when you place an order with Savyour, you’ll be rewarded generously with cashback – so why not treat yourself tonight?