YYC Burger Week: Billingsgate Seafood Market & Restaurant (Calgary, Alberta)

YYC Burger Week is happening May 2nd – May 10th where you’ll have 30 restaurants across Calgary fighting to be champion in their respective price category.  There will be burgers costing $10, $15, and $20 and the restaurants that I’ve been too have been going all out to be the best!  10% of proceeds from each burger will be going to charity.   So drink that green smoothie, jog a little extra longer, get your stretchy pants out and get ready for an epic week of burger eating! 

I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to be an ambassador for YYC Burger Week.  I was tasked to go with friend and blogger, Miss.Foodie  to check out 4 of the participating restaurants to get a sneak peak at their competing burger.  My fourth restaurant is basically a Calgary institution, passed down for five generations my last burger (as ambassador) is from Billingsgate Seafood Market & Restaurant.  Here is their burger profile:

Name:   The Samurai Ahi Tuna Burger

Price Category:  $10.00

Star Ingredients:  Ahi Tuna and Dulse

Gluten Free Option:  OH YES!

Availability :  All day, everyday!


Samurai Ahi Tuna Burger $10

Samurai Ahi Tuna Burger $10

The Components:  5 oz Ahi tuna marinated in soy and sesame oil,  fried dulse, wasabi aioli, salmon ikura, and Cobs bakery bun

Fresh fish daily!

Billingsgate Market-  purveyors of all things seafood offers fresh fish daily that you can take home.

This is one of my all time favourite burgers,  and it’s also the only burger I’ve eaten twice.  The size of the ahi tuna steak is worth it’s price tag for sure.  It’s delicious, marinated with the right amount of soy and sesame,  the wasabi aioli wasn’t overly spicy and was accompanied with the delightful salty, briny salmon ikura.  The fried dulse had this wonderful potato chip crisp which gave it a wonderful textural contrast.    This burger is a refreshing and is probably the only burger during YYC Burger Week that doesn’t have red meat in it.  It doesn’t leave you feeling overly stuff and is just a nice break from all the red meat that’s offered.  It’s great for all our pescetarian friends who might have felt left out during burger week, but believe me when I say this is truly a special burger and I believe that this burger in particular will win $10.00 category.

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