Anthony Bourdain favored good quality beef in his burgers, but there was one particular burger trend that he absolutely could not get on board with: Kobe sliders.
The issue for Bourdain was that grinding such an exquisite steak to make a burger meant it was impossible to appreciate the quality of the beef's original texture and taste.
If you see Kobe sliders on a menu, the chef advised on his show "A Cook’s Tour" to "turn on your heels and leave". The quality of the beef is simply not appropriate for a slider.
Bourdain thought that ordering Kobe sliders was more about "bragging rights" and "bro culture" than enjoying the experience of eating the luxurious meat (via Town & Country).