If you’re a burger lover, then chances are you’ve tried almost every combination under the sun.
We like to load up our burger patties with cheese, fried onions and an array of sauces – but some more daring burger connoisseur go much further with their toppings.
Fried frog, ice cream, and even squid ink have been known to top burgers around the world, with people flocking to restaurants offering these speciality dishes.
FEMAIL has collected a list of some of the weirdest and most unique burger toppings from around the world – and some may even leave you salivating.
From sweet and decadent to downright bizarre, here are some of the standout burger recipes on offer around the world.
1. THE CHICKEN DOUGHNUT BURGER
Sweet and salty! London’s Bird restaurant has created this £8 fried chicken doughnut burger (pictured)
If a brioche bun burger doesn’t appease your sweet tooth, why not push the limits by trying a doughnut burger?
This chicken doughnut burger sandwiches a crispy battered chicken breast between two glazed doughnuts. It’s also filled with bacon and melted cheese.
This invention is courtesy of chicken restaurant Bird in London and will set you back £8.
2. THE DEEP FRIED FROG BURGER
Weird and wacky! A whole deep fried frog, lettuce, and chili sauce stuffed between two black squid ink buns
If you’re croaking for something on the wild side, then this deep fried frog burger is just for you.
This delectable Japanese creation needs little explanation, it is frankly a frog deep fried whole in a burger.
When you tuck into this wacky treat, you’ll see lettuce, chilli sauce and two charcoal blackened buns – as well as two frog legs poking out – and costs around £5.
It was launched by nature themed museum Orbi Yokohama as a promotion for their poisonous frogs exhibition.
3. THE PECAN AND BROWN BUTTER ICE CREAM BURGER
Jude’s wacky Pecan and Brown Butter Ice Cream burger is made from ice cream, strawberries, a toasted brioche bun and pecans
This frosty treat was put together by Hampshire ice-cream makers Jude’s.
The deliriously sweet snack packs a mega sugar punch consisting of a toasted brioche bun, brown butter pecan ice cream, strawberries and pecans.
The £4.50 burger, which is definitely more of a dessert, was previously on sale at St James’ Park, London.
4. THE TRIPLE BYPASS BURGER
The Triple Bypass Burger by Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas contains three slabs of meat, 12 rashes of bacon, cheese, red onion, sliced tomato and a ‘unique special sauce’
Another meaty treat that needs little explanation is the Triple Bypass Burger by Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas.
This gigantic snack comes served with ‘Flatliner Fries’ and a giant soft drink, with the entire meal exceeding a staggering 8000 calories.
The calorific burger contains three slabs of meat, 12 rashes of bacon, cheese, red onion, sliced tomato and a ‘unique special sauce’, while the Flatliner Fries are cooked in pure lard.
A female diner was once rolled out of the burger joint on a stretcher after she collapsed there.
The woman had been eating a double bypass burger, smoking cigarettes and drinking a margarita shortly before she fell to the floor unconscious and had to be wheeled out by paramedics.
5. THE BLACK SQUID INK BURGER
The Black Squid Ink Burger features toasted black bread buns coloured by squid ink and originates from Bangkok
This gothic-looking burger was launched by Bangkok chain Casper Burgers.
The Black Squid Ink Burger features toasted black bread buns coloured by squid ink.
When squids defend themselves against predators they release a dark ink, which often makes for a rich and savoury taste when added to dishes.
The black-blue ink is a popular ingredient amongst Mediterranean and Japanese cuisines.
However, this burger’s filling isn’t as weird as it looks, with just grilled beef, lettuce and Dijon mustard.
The burgers were also adopted by McDonald’s Japan and Burger King Japan, the latter of which went through the effort of blackening the cheese and sauce.
6. THE CHEERIOS AND POP TART BURGER (THE GOOD MORNING BURGER)
The Good Morning America burger by Almost Famous in Manchester isn’t for the weak-hearted
Buckle your seatbelts because this Cheerios and Pop Tart burger, stylised as the Good Morning America burger by Almost Famous in Manchester, isn’t for the weak-hearted.
This incredibly strange burger may not be the best way to start your day, but it could possibly be one of the most interesting.
For £10.99, tuck in to a sausage patty, bacon, cheese, maple syrup, a poached egg, bacon mayonnaise, ketchup.
Owners of Almost Famous didn’t stop there and even added Cheerios and a strawberry Pop Tart.
7. THE REAL CHEESEBURGER
Burger King in Thailand has recently launched a burger filled 20 slices of American cheese
The newest burger on the list is on sale right now at Burger King in Thailand.
Most people understand a burger to be two toasty buns, filled with a savoury ingredient – and this invention does just that.
The dish, which costs 109 Thai baht (or £2.50), is comprised of a bun filled with as many as 20 slices of American cheese.
The diner announced the burger’s release on their official Burger King Thailand Facebook page earlier this week, with a post reading: ‘This is no joke. This is for real.’
8. THE CRONUT BURGER
Canadian pastry shop, Le Dolci teamed up with Epic Burgers and Waffles to create the Cronut Burger
This delightful concoction makes use of all the things we love, from burgers to doughnuts and even croissants.
But how will these individual sweet and savoury treats taste together?
Well Canadian pastry shop Le Dolci teamed up with Epic Burgers and Waffles to give it a try.
Called the Do-Cro burger for short, it sandwiches a hamburger patty and slice of cheese between two pieces of cronuts.
The Cronut is a pastry which resembles a doughnut, and is made from croissant-like dough.
The Cronut was created and trademarked in 2013 by French pastry chef Dominique Ansel.
9. THE PORK, KALE AND EGG BURGER (THE BEAST BURGER)
Aptly named ‘The Beast’, its pork and herb patty is topped with crispy bacon, melted Swiss cheese, and a fried egg
Assumed to be the ‘healthiest’ burger on the list, get in at least one of your five-a-day with this pork, kale and egg burger.
The limited edition burger by London’s The Breakfast Club was set at £11.50 with £1 from every sale donated to Create, a charity for young carers.
If you try this one for breakfast, we’ve got a feeling you’ll be set until lunch.
Aptly named ‘The Beast’, its pork and herb patty is topped with crispy bacon, melted Swiss cheese, and a fried egg. It’s also served with a potato hash on the side.
10. THE BUNNY BURGER
This super stacked burger can be found at the The Yard On Glebe cafe in Brisbane and features a chocolate Easter egg
This unique creation originates from Ipswich, south-west of Brisbane, and also mixes the sweet and savoury.
This super-stacked burger can be found at the The Yard On Glebe cafe and is decorated with an edible chocolate egg.
The one-of-a-kind meal was conceived to celebrate Easter and contains hot cross buns, two rashers of bacon, two beef patties, hickory sauce, onion jam and a chunk of melted cheese.
The cafe owner Letesha Amber Dean said they cooked up the idea and decided to give it a go after successfully trailing it in-store.