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Yonge Piggies (Closed)

Angus Beef Burger

Angus Beef Burger

YongePiggiesQRYonge Piggies’ Angus Beef Burger is an exquisite hamburger. A place notable for their dogs more than anything – Yonge piggies has decided to enter the burger arena; their ingress, a burger whose origins stem from the hot dog universe, is one, that while not the most boisterous, carries a robust burger taste balance that has great proportional ratios and provides the inspiration the satisfaction one needs to feel burger fulfilled.

The well rounded beef patty, with a sturdy texture that compels to each bite, has a muscly beef taste that is peppered with a burgeoning pepper seasoning that tingles with a slight spiced touch. More excitingly though is the would be chance of experiencing the unintentional splash of flavors from the dogs and chili that may be cooked in the immediate vicinity. That one meaty juicy bite, a lucky chance of a bite that treats two magnificent flavors into a burger to be enjoyed between one’s cheeks, is a joyful experience that is unfortunately not guaranteed across every burger, or even the expanse of a single hamburger.

Raised amongst the dogs, this burger goes through a similar process of fruition – one orders meat and bun, and can add a simple gooey cheese and a flimsily chewy but tasty bacon, and proceeds to a selection of condiments that range from raw greens and prepared foodstuff, to zesty relishes and rich sauces. Each additional item placed on the lower half of the naked bun that supports the patty strengthens the burger taste balance; yet, some ingredients designed to be held within a single bun piece adversely affect the burger’s integrity as they depart away into the distance – having to scrounge for remnants of tomato and onion to re-stuff the hamburger is not burger ideal.

The bun notions a wholesomeness taste that doesn’t come across its build. Inside the basic selection of chopped vegetables is quite rudimentary. The burger taste balance is lifted more so by the savory cooked onion and mushrooms that add a grand hint, and the southwest sauce that works to complement the existing pepper feel in the burger to create a pleasing picante semblance. The fries are good.

For 82.00 HKD this is a burger that one should try, and adding a slice of cheese and a strip of bacon for 6.00 HKD each isn’t too distressing. In the house of piggies, the cow has made a strong place for itself at the table.

Yonge Piggies
G/F, 1 Jervois Street,
Sheung Wan,
Hong Kong
+852 2104 7218
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Tango Argentinean Steak House

Homemade Beef Burger

Homemade Beef Burger

Tango Quick Review

Tango’s Homemade Beef Burger is an exquisite Argentinean hamburger. The inarticulate plainness of the hamburger and the top elevation of the bun may cause the burger to be greeted with a sense of confoundment; upon the first bites it won’t take long to realize that the burger performs a beautiful tango piece as it’s embraced and partnered with one’s mouth, a playful flavor twirl that occurs as it touches the tongue, though not entirely flawless and with a couple of missteps, a twirl that demonstrates a rich burger taste balance that passionately dances into the stomach.

The beef patty, a precise measurement to the bun that some how seems to clasp its partners, clearly leads the burger taste balance in a star performance. In it there is an exquisite beef relish, a meaty Argentinean beef steak patty that has all the due bragging rights. Rich, juicy, thick and with a colorful pink brownness its only slip is its soft delicate texture that causes an outward spread that for an instant seems as to escape beyond the bun… It doesn’t; and even though the center might thin slightly, every bite is with both meat and bun. Still, the way the burger has been constructed does leave one’s burger fulfillment slightly unfulfilled, its not so much the composition of some of the ingredients but that some of the ingredients, particularly the bun, feel slightly colder than one would like them to be – perhaps a cold stone plate isn’t befitting.

The patty’s tasteful appearance and stumbling build is contrasted by the white bread, a bun that looks corpulent but compresses without breaking – it carries the hamburger to a graceful burger taste balance. The provolone cheese, a well fitted gown to the burger, adds a subtle cheesy savor flow to the ensemble; and the vegetables, fresh and crisp lettuce and tomato and piquant sliced red onion, all finely chopped for the betterment of their participation are proportioned as to indicate that most of the attention should be placed on the meat. Chimichurri, a delicious green sauce made with herbs, garlic and oil, has been harmoniously combined with mayonnaise for a much richer tang that elevates the overall burger experience. The fries are good though a bit garlicky.

For 138.00 HKD this is definitely a burger dance once should go and try. The cost not only includes a side but also a starter, the choice of a wonderful beef empanada means that one is able to enjoy a genuine Argentinian style ‘burger’ before the arrival of this exquisite hamburger. The name is unbefitting though, the burger should be proud of its Argentinean roots.

Tango Argentinian Steak House
1st Floor, Carfield Building,
77 Wyndham Street,
Central,
Hong Kong
+852 2525 5808
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Holly Brown Coffee

Beef Burger with Cheese

Beef Burger with Cheese

HollyBrown

Holly Brown’s Beef Burger with Cheese is a demoralizingly edible ‘hamburger’. From the plastic burger model illuminated behind the counter, covered with a piercing white light, it should have been obvious that this was not going to be a great hamburger; that an eating hour with dispiriting cumbersome mouthfuls of disappointment would ensue, a low single moment in one’s life that will incur a contemplation as to why life can be so unforgiving sometimes…

The burger’s arrival is met with a laughter of disbelief, looking over all its different parts – with a remorseful sense towards the paltry care this burger has braved, what else can one do to hide the tears but to take this as a mean joke with the ‘patty’ as the distasteful punch-line. Chunks of bargain masticable beef steak, with a contemptible meat taste that’ll have you picking at your teeth and constantly re-stuffing the burger, doused in a spoonful of what can be described as a semi-icky canned gravy should by no means be accepted as a burger patty; this could perhaps be considered a steak sandwich, but a burger this is not – having a well formed patty is equally as important as having an appurtenant hamburger bun.

The burger’s burger taste balance is not deplorably repulsive; this thing, this steak sandwich in burger’s clothing, has a better taste than one might expect considering its appearance – that’s not to say it’s a good one, as a realization sets in that most ingredients seem to originate from an un-fresh factory genesis of pre-packaged foods. Notwithstanding the ‘burger’ can still be finished, but it never quite feels like one is trustfully eating a hamburger. The bun is perhaps the more enjoyable of the bunch, soft and chewy-spongey, it compresses around the chunks of meat desperately gripping everything inside for as long as its physicality will allow it.

The cheese appears to exist in this burger not so much for its white mild savor, but more so because of its plasticesque composition that serves as a barrier, that deafens the gravity of having gravy in contact with bread for an extended period of time. The greens, both the tomato and the lettuce, seem passable for a burger though do feel overloaded. The fries are alright.

The Beef Burger with Cheese from Holly Brown is not worth the 72.00 HKD one has to wage for it. One could commend on the creative liberty that has been taken with this hamburger… but really no.

Holly Brown Coffee
G/F 22 Stanley Street,
Central,
Hong Kong
+852 2869 9008
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