The beauty of BK JANI lies not in its colorful décor or ambience, but the simplicity of the food. The focused menu offers just five dishes -- lamb chops, seekh kabab, beef tikka, chicken tikka, and the standout burger -- all of which are grilled to order. Don't overthink the burger: With a patty butchered by Pat LaFrieda (of Shake Shack and Minetta Tavern fame), made with a secret five-meat blend, it's best enjoyed medium-rare. No need for ketchup and mustard here, either; a generous application of salt, Hassan’s signature mint chutney, and raita -- a cumin and mint yogurt sauce -- strikes the perfect balance of citrus and spice, providing all the flavor you could possibly want.
Top it off with fresh-grilled tomato slices and gently charred sesame bun, and it's no wonder some diners will trek hours to Bushwick simply so that their Pakistani mothers can try the dish. Naturally, we wanted to see for ourselves, so we sent Lawrence Weibman, aka @nycfoodguy, to BK JANI to take a bite out of the legendary burger. Check out this week's edition of The Explorers to see the burger Brooklyn can't stop talking about.