The Babalas burger from Little Paris Garden Café has become a favourite of many Namibians.
This unique meal is prepared by two chefs, owner Natascha Vilonel and sous chef Ivanka Kreitz.
Together they are an awesome team and the masterminds behind all the exciting new meals, as well as the naming of dishes, which they try to keep interesting.
Vilonel says the Babalas burger is one of their most popular burgers, following the ‘F*kken Lekker burger’.
Invented over a weekend when Vilonel wanted to prepare something new, the Babalas burger, with its diverse look and taste, is a true hunger buster.
“Like all our burgers, the Babalas burger has a brioche bun which is uniquely baked by artisinal baker Willie from Willie’s Artisan Bakery and Delikatessen. The bun is topped with garnish, chips, our juicy beef patty, cheese, our secret and famous burger sauce and our home-made beer-battered onion rings, with a side of more chips. We also call it the hunger buster. If you are really hungry, this one will definitely fill you up,” Vilonel says.
Kreitz says just like all their meals, the Babalas burger is prepared freshly.
“We do not pre-prep any of our meals, because we believe in only serving everything fresh. We also like to make everything from scratch. Vilonel started this concept,” Kreitz says.
“The burger is mostly ordered by men in their 40s, but we also had a few ladies ordering the Babalas burger and finishing their plate. People love this burger. They often say they enjoy the burger because it’s a meal worth every cent, has so much flavour and is something new that no one else makes,” she says.
Vilonel and Kreitz believe that cooking and baking runs in their bloodline, as their late grandfather, who was also a food establishment owner, baker and chef, inspired them to make tasty, comfort food. He had strict protocols and standards on how to make amazing meals, which also pushes them to make him proud.
Find out for yourself at the Little Paris Garden Café, nestled in a courtyard setting at 12 Andimba Toivo ya Toivo Street in the Southern Industrial Area of Windhoek.