The Big Kahuna Burger, the fictional patty made famous in the classic 1994 film Pulp Fiction, now has a recipe – thanks to a YouTube chef.
The burger serves an integral part in one of the Quentin Tarantino-directed film’s classic scenes, which sees Jules Winnfield (played by Samuel L. Jackson) questioning Brett over his choice of fast food restaurant, before asking his soon-to-be victim if he can have a bite of his burger. The line “that is a tasty burger!” that Jules utters after he takes a bite subsequently became synonymous with the film.
The fictional Hawaiian-themed burger chain also featured in three of Tarantino’s other films: Reservoir Dogs, Death Proof and Four Rooms. Until now, a recipe for the burger had never been developed, but YouTube chef Babish – who runs a video series called Binging with Babish – has created a Big Kahuna Burger in his latest video.
Firstly making a Kahuna Burger in the manner that it is portrayed in Pulp Fiction – beef patty, American cheese, ketchup, bun (although he misses the lettuce featured in the burger in the film) – Babish then moves onto making a more Hawaiian-tinged concoction, adding caramelised pineapples and jack cheese to a double patty, served in a traditional Hawaiian roll.
Watch Babish make the Big Kahuna Burger below.