Corner Kitchen Cafe

Juicy Beef Burger

Juicy Beef Burger

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The Juicy Beef Burger from Corner Kitchen Cafe is a decent hamburger. This dainty little burger, prepped inside a snug little corner kitchen, illustrates a burger taste balance that shoulders the genuine feel and care of an honestly humble home-made hamburger. Practical, simple, predictable, from the instant one’s hungry gaze comforts onto this hamburger, through the journey to the closing last bite, everything about this burger – ingredients, build, presentation, form a coalescent fervor of menial familiarity, a straightforward house hamburger.

A sturdy burger construction would not describe this burger’s demeanor, more so it becomes a sense of rife in one’s enjoyment. Moments after witnessing an angled inclination in the sheaf of ingredients, as one’s fingers begin to feel comfort with the body of this burger, and as the first bite takes over, a loss of semblance commences from within its depths, within its patty… To the burger’s suggestion, the patty is a juicy piece of meat that accommodates a modest beef palatableness seasoned with what feels as a befitting range of spices that just vaguely overwhelm; the patty’s massed texture and chunky crumble lead to fractures from its core, and within the first few bites a source of torment is given as one never truly knows if and when the meat will collapse.

The hamburger bun, aptly holding its shape as it takes in all the meaty juices, is a tasty toasted bread with a snug crunch – one which is bound by a stiff supple bounce that is too tenacious towards the patty. The lettuce, adding a hefty berth to the burger, and the tomato and caramelized onions, both sort of lost in the burger’s taste balance, drive a desire for better greenery in the burger. The cheese overflows its mild flavor playing well with the ingredients, even if it hints to a process; but its the bacon, with a hefty bacon flavor that overhangs in the burger along with a brittle chew, that gives this burger its congeniality. The special sauce is nice and spicy, and the fries turn out good.

For 125.00 HKD this burger is pretty pricey for a home-made hamburger – it is a simple everyday burger, a well known burger to anyone who has every had a house hamburger made for them by someone who’ll give little thought to a burger crafting process, a homely burger that most could comfortably make at home.

Corner Kitchen Cafe
226 Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan
Hong Kong
+852 2547 8008
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Bresola

Wagyu Beef Burger

Wagyu Beef Burger

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Bresola’s Wagyu Beef Burger is a pretty exquisite hamburger. This burger, found in a classy slight Italian restaurant off the side of Kennedy Town, is a hamburger that is first acquainted with a burger construction predisposed by a slumping stackature of trying ratios; at the same time, a follow from a subtle winsome aroma of burger (and fries), a signal of goodness, will hereafter provide a hint to a fair of palatable constituents that shall come to pass as an excellent burger taste balance.

One’s initial path towards the hamburger is met with a firm release from suspense as the stabilizing pole is drawn to a secure burger build – the progression between appetence and fulfillment is, for the most, characterized by a burger with a confiningly comfortable compression that holds together with surprising ease. Within the reaches of this sturdy burger construction, one that marginally flounders under the minor imparity of bun to patty, is a burger taste balance full of individuality – with a flavorous range of ingredients.

The burger’s reception commences with a bacon that is vigorous and compelling, the strip of meat – salty, smeared, cooked to a soft crisp, marks each mouthful with a bacon-essence that swathes burger and tongue. A fried egg, duly draped over the patty in a laid clinch between the bacon and cheese, has a pronounced sautéed savor and a faintly creamy noticeable yolk. The meat, fostering a trivial texture with a semblance of moistness that crumbles in dab portions, is a thick patty that accentuates a select beef flavor flaunting adequate hints of salt and peppering.

The produce in this burger has been selected with attention – the range of purples and greens in the lettuce, looseleaf lettuce, adds movement and rouse; and together with the onion and tomato, plump in taste and form, greenness can be found. The bun, ostensibly oversized at first, contracts around the burger with a snug soft breadness that abstains from overpowering the burger’s taste balance. Still, surrounded by select ingredients, a single slice of cheese, a plastic processed cheese, comes as a letdown. Fries are good.

For 145.00 HKD this is a burger one should afford to try. The burger has a bravado of ingredients that make up a great burger taste balance and a burger construction that offers a pleasant experience, one that’ll give opportunity to enjoy a walk around Kennedy Town with a satisfied burger-belly.

Bresola
G/F Yue On Building
78 – 86 Catchick Street
Kennedy Town
Hong Kong
+852 2485 2345
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Mano

Beef Burger

Beef Burger

Mano

Mano’s Beef Burger is an exquisite hamburger. The burger, for the majority of its physicality, is just a really straight forwardly good hamburger; all its burger parts, its hamburger taste balance, its burger construction and ratios, hamburger feel and the burger care it has been given… at the fore of one’s appetite a swell rounded ordinary – not ordinary bad – hamburger is placed, a burger which naturally feels uncomplicatedly good.

This burger’s candid burger taste balance is precursored by an enticing redolence that is lifted through the zephyrs towards the senses; a first bite surrounds the innards of one’s mouth with a richly succulence derived from a well formed patty – the meat in this burger is good, the patty has an affluent beef taste that has been pleasingly seasoned, and the texture softly breaks along with an easy lusciousness as teeth and lips surround and touch. The vegetables establish a green plumpness in the hamburger; both the lettuce and the tomato, corpulent and crisp, give rise to this burger’s level of freshness, and the avocado, an ingredient that can encourage a burger’s burger taste balance with its balmy fresh buttery feel, clearly adds its distinct savour.

The bun is as good as it looks, its roundness, grill marks, and shades of golden-brown, all let go in a bread with a crisp exterior and a soft interior, it is a bread that sprucely absorbs and cleans the burger’s dripping releases. A hint of cheese, an aged cheddar, forgettably emerges from the burger taste balance with a minimal nuance as its creaminess intent is stolen by the avocado. On the sides of this burger are three little dishes containing house ketchup, aioli, and pickles. The aioli offers an oily-mayo sauce with a prosperous flavour that works well with the burger taste balance and the fries; while the house ketchup, a sort of pickled sauce, offers a below mediocre sour experience (if ketchup is essential, sneak some packets in). The fries are crisp and good.

For 170.00 HKD this is a good but very pricey burger, after this experience, when one looks at the burger’s small modest size one will be inclined to reconsider visiting Mano for a hamburger again. Still, this ordinarily good normal burger, a burger that is well constructed, that holds, and has appropriate ratios, is a burger able to conformably satisfy to everyman’s moment of burger need.

Mano
139 Queens Road,
Central,
Hong Kong
+852 2399 0737
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Foodbox

8oz Burger

8oz Burger

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Foodbox’s 8oz burger is an exquisitely good hamburger. This gentle burger, introduced as plain as can be – bun, patty, lettuce and tomato, with the only little extravagance being a smidgen of butter, surprises one with a satisfying touch of burger lightness that is foremost complemented by a great burger taste balance and an adequate burger construction.

Even though the burger is menued quite intrinsically, the box offers an array of filler options – greens, cheeses, and meats, all listed on a board, imply to the already satisfying burger taste balance; a balance that begins with a great bun and ends with a plush burger moistness. The bun, bread that has been toasted subtly to a tastily mellow, bequeaths a soft sponge-like textured malleability that absorbs and retains every dripping instant – with a gratifying butyraceous feel to it, this is a fairly juicy burger.

The next procession in the bite, the patty, provides a pleasant beef taste with profound hints of seasoning; a hunky texture, modestly redolent of local meatballs, give off a supple composition to the meat. A refreshing set of fresh vegetables afford the burger with a green hearty quality, the romaine lettuce is crisp with keen shades of greens and purples that mix well with the burger taste balance, and the tomato feels corpulent and zesty – these veggies fulfil their healthful destinies of wholesomeness, and make up for other absentees (there are no onions to be tasted). The add-ons to this burger were two fold and well received in the burger taste balance, a mild cheddar cheese that adds a gluey tangy creaminess and a crisp salty bacon.

Nestled within a nurturing bun, all these ingredients forge a semi-sturdy burger construction, and though vegetable accidents may still slip out, there aren’t many moments of awkward hamburger holding. A near distribution of tastes and fair measurements add to the burger construction with appropriate ratios, the burger as a whole prevails to the end. To ones disappointment there are no fries offered alongside this burger, instead a mediocre cole slaw and a soup option are offered… soup and a burger… soup…

For 98.00 HKD, and an additional 8.00 HKD for each additional topping, this is a pretty pricey burger. But it’s swell to see that this quaint little food box, a cramped box filled with sandwich ingredients and with no place to sit, flaunts a little love for their hamburger.

Foodbox
14 Bonham Strand,
Sheung Wan,
Hong Kong
+852 2907 1988
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Big Fernand

Le Bartholome Burger

Le Bartholomé Hamburgé

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Big Fernand’s Le Bartholomé Hamburgé is a decent burger. This hamburger, a french concoction of pompous proportions, is introduced as a proud frenchmen; a frenchanization of an american icon, a potential representative for le cuisine française – a culinary fling considered by some to be the best in the world. This notion might lead one to believe that this hamburgé would be something to excite, a chef d’œuvre that benefits form its french touch; instead, Big Fernand’s statement of “stop guzzling burgers, eat hamburgés” fails as it becomes one too grand to convey.

The passionate affair that the french have for bread is well translated in the taste and construction of this hamburgé, the intricate unwrapping of the burger culminates in a faux pas as only bun and smidgens of sauce become visible. This bun, with its soft texture and with a crusty exterior, is good bread, but oh mon dieu sacrebleu there’s just too much of it – bite after bite the patty seems to become an improbable fact. After each dragging mouthful, as one beckons the arrival of the patty – quel dommage! The calamité of the patty is not derived from its flavour, which has been bred for meat, it comes from an un-juicy chunky texture and a petiteness that leaves a desire for a patty that circumferences the bun.

The rest of the burger décor forms a tableau vivant – nothing in this hamburgé particular stands out as remarkable. A combination of two sauces, the BB Fernand or BBQ sauce and Tata Fernand also known as cocktail sauce, are overwhelmingly sweet to the burger – le hamburgé is served au jus, as these dominate the burger taste balance. The raclette fromage, the sassy stinky cheese one can expect, adds a french gooey embrace to the burger; the bacón, a crunchy tasty forte in the burger, falls short with a vignette of slices. The légumes are quite limited, the handful of chopped chives add little more than hints of greenery, and the caramelised onions are present but forgettable – and voilà, one’s experience with le hamburgé. The fries were soggy and old.

For 135.00 HKD, plus an additional 40.00 HKD for the little combo – fries and a drink, the hamburgé is a pricey burger to be missed. Towards the finale there’s a realisation that the burger taste balance isn’t terrible, it simply isn’t representative of that high level of french food one would embrace – but hey not everything turns out as one wants… c’est la vie!

Big Fernand
Shop 2017 Podium 2 IFC Mall,
8 Finance Street,
Central,
Hong Kong
+852 6650 0580
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East Side Tavern

EST's 8oz Big Cheese Burger

EST’s 8oz Big Cheese Burger

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East Side Tavern’s EST’s 8oz Big Cheese Burger is an edible hamburger. The burger, as its name suggests, is sure to make an impressive entrance – greeted with an unsightly apathy due to its malformed unwieldiness, it is hard not to uncomfortably glare at this hamburger’s awful hourglass shaped burger construction. With an obliging attitude, never judging a burger’s taste balance by its burger construction, one takes a confident step forward only to find out that this burger’s callous erection reverberates into its burger taste balance.

The bun, an ingredient mis measured to such extent as to ridicule the rest of the burger, becomes a primary focal point upon this hamburger’s arrival; its crumpled texture and flaky exterior gives the impression that this giant has been kept in slumber past its heyday – bites make a bland strenuous revelation of a staleness that is hard too chew. Continuing on this path as one dwells deeper into the burger taste balance, as if a gargantuan ancient was nestling a small gentler creature, a patty which’s radius and thickness grossly overpowered by the bun is encountered; within this patty, topping a plane of bread, an acceptable beef taste with subtle hints of seasoning is flavored while a pink dense chunky texture is grasped.

The rest of the ingredients, sticking out trying to escape the hulking beast-bun hovering above, manage to just lurch their adequacies in the burger taste balance; the bacon, with a pliantly crisp touch of mellow saltiness, provides a plentiful sensation; an overtly melted layer of cheddar cheese which almost seems as to have abated, still remains with its mildness; and the vegetables, tomato, lettuce, and onion, all suffering the span on the bun, offer a copacetic freshness. What these ingredients fail at, together with the bun and patty, and made evident through an invulnerable compression that forces one to constantly fight the burger breadth and chew chew chew as if there’s no tomorrow, is a deplorable burger construction. Frozen fries are pretty OK, with some nice seasoning.

At 168.00 HKD plus 15.00 HKD for the additional bacon, the most exciting aspect of this burger will be the pull and pray that happens as you gently oust the wooden scepter from the heart of this hamburger – afraid as to the burger toppling over itself, one immediately holds fast showing more responsibility for this burger than others have demonstrated.

East Side Tavern
Shop 29, G/F, Empire Centre
68 Mody Road
East Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon
Hong Kong
+852 2367 8770
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Burger Circus

The Magician's Maytag Blue

The Magician’s Maytag Blue

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The Magician’s Maytag Blue burger from Burger Circus is a magical burger of decent abilities. The big top has been raised and the stage set – a burger construction with everything in place, where not all is as it seems… As the curtains rise and the show in one’s mouth commences, a hamburger, full of mysteries and illusions, will have a couple of audience members in awed wonderment as to the perplexities of the ingredients that spectacle a presentable burger taste balance and a burger construction of unfulfilled proportions.

The burger’s showhamburgership, perfectly scened in its box, appears to be as sincere as they come, yet something about it feels slightly dolorous… something about its stacked presentation, as one is soon to discover, seems a little out of character – and as the show plays on, the burger’s lead characters are restrained by those of supporting roles. A green hyperbole of lettuce and tomato is introduced in this hamburger; the lettuce in particular, with its too many layers of leaves, robs the title role – bites are lush with crispy fresh tomatoey greenery that overpower the ring leaving the meats as fill-ins.

The beef patty, standing in as the magician’s assistant, has an enticing brown roundness and a textured character that crumbles in an agreeable juicy manner, its tragic illusion is portrayed by a beefy blandness and an unimposing stature that has difficulty staging itself with the other characters in the panoply. The bacon has a more ominous feel in the burger, the single slice has a hard crisp presence that behests attention, but lacks confidence in its taste.

The burger magic between the two pieces of bread, buns that execute their part with a winning malleability and taste that manages to capture the essence of the burger show, continues with the vanished cheese. A distinguished performer such as blue cheese, with an interesting stage name, should hail excitement; as one anxiously waits for its savory appearance, in the end, this credited role was left utterly unfulfilled. The fried onions make a charismatic but lowly appearance throughout most of the burger. The fries are pretty standard.

The cost for the burger experience at the circus comes to 88.00 HKD plus an additional 30.00 HKD for the fries, it all seems a bit steep for the burger one gets. During the finale, as one reflects on the closing act of this decent burger, it’s hard not to think about other burgers one might be missing because the circus is in town.

Burger Circus
22 Hollywood Road
Central
Hong Kong
+852 2878 7787
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Texas Burger

Texas BBQ Burger

Texas BBQ Burger

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The Texas BBQ Burger from Texas Burger is a decently good hamburger. The burger, titillatingly glistened with a neon luminescence from the electric trace on the wall, staged with a brand of provenance a-top, approaches the table with a persuasive burger ardor of sight and smell. Yet, under the gloaming redness of the shop, as the hamburger rides in closer – questions on how this burger rodeo will fair arise…

The pioneer impression of the burger’s burger construction, with ingredients that seem slightly under ratio, will first leave one as nervous as woodshed waiter; the top half of the hamburger, particularly the bun, enters the roundup like a cowboy, as fat as a town dog, gripping a lesser bucking bull facing all efforts to avoid a tumbling. A cheating stick that follows the width of the hamburger works to quell the uneasiness until its outward slide – with a gentle pull and pray a discovery that the burger construction holds is met with comfort – a feeling that rides ’til the end.

The burger’s burger taste balance counts a contrasting story, a brawny first sway entices one to reverie that the burger may be right as rain, but a progression of the chow reveals slim faults of overcookedness that slight the hamburger. The sole slice of bacon makes a hardy impression with a nice salty savor that looks out for the burger but cracks with a dry crispiness. The fairly sized patty has an honest beef flavor that has been snarled with a tinge of seasoning as to not spoil the burger taste balance; on the other hand, the crumbled texture of the patty, drier than a popcorn fart, does at times feel slightly bare and lumpy.

The bun has a soft texture that snugly saddles the burger even if it feels too big; the onion rings gives the burger a modest crunch with a tasty mushy sweetness while the lettuce feels respectable; and the cheddar cheese is thinly present. The signature smoked jalpeno BBQ sauce is one of the better acts, with a tangy piquant taste, it feels fine as cream gravy. The fries are good.

For 88.00 HKD, if one finds themselves venturing into the east of Hong Kong Island and is in need of a burgerhole, this might be the roadhouse to try – one’ll get some grub with a good serving, and be as happy as a hog in mud before pilgriming on.

Texas Burger
G/F 109 Electric Road
Tin Hau
Hong Kong
+852 2576 9011
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Boomshack

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Vintage

 

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Boomshack’s Vintage burger is a decent hamburger. The boom burger, as it’s categorized on the menu, won’t particularly cause a booming blast of satisfaction in one’s hungry stomach; not by cause of its burger taste balance, which is good in itself, but because of a burger construction that explodes with the burst of a twinkle; and with this it’s hard to see the vintage side of this hamburger, a burger from the past that represents the best of its kind… it is the more traditional option in the shack.

The favorable burger taste balance, though a tad on the salty side, seems to have been chemestried with ingredients that have received, flavor wise, proper attention. The square patty, with a juiciness that bursts in a richly manner following a fine texture and rupture, has a prosperous beef taste. The mixture of three cheeses, cheddar, provolone, and something else, melted together in a milky blend of goo, savorily flow through burger to mouth without imposing a hefty oleaginous feel. The bread, a riveting potato bun that actually awkwardly resembles a bun, has an amicable flocculent softness that is confined within an easeful exterior that has a bit of a crackle to it. And the vegetables, a sprinkle of chopped onions and a slice of tomato, feel as fresh and frugal as shall be.

The botheration with this simple burger, which is initially hidden as it sits inside a container, is not its contents, but a small burger construction which detonates with a burger force of minuscule proportions. As one proceeds to open the carton, weary of a burger boom, what one is left with is the shared feeling and look of bewilderment and defeat that Wile E. Coyote has when something doesn’t go as would be expected. Somehow somewhere one could probably find an ACME Corporation logo followed by an absurd contents description printed on the box, and as the roadrunner continues its run so will one’s hunger. At least the burger ratios work. The beet fries are alright.

For 78.00 HKD, plus 30.00 HKD for the combo, an overpriced feeling befalls onto this burger, a feeling that increases as one departs this shack of a trailer park with an unsatiated yearning for a full stomach. On occasion even a booming burger taste balance can be brought down by a dud sized burger, a fizzle that lessens this so called vintage burger.

Boomshack
Shop B G/F Wo On Building
8-12 Wo On Lane
Central
Hong Kong
+852 2660 5977
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Wagyu Deli A.Five (Closed)

Signature Burger

Wagyu Deli A 5

Wagyu Deli A. Five’s Signature Burger is an edible hamburger. It is another “hamburger” that suffers from a burger identity crisis, a hamburger for which creativity and burger construction has bereaved it from its burger lifeblood, one that feels as confusing as the name of the restaurant it came into existence from; a burger that remits, what was left ambivalent at first sight, disappointment.

Not built within the traditional burger construct, the hamburger relies on a litter of cut Wagyu steak strips. All carefully lined side by side atop of each other as a means to make up for what should be an easy-bite-off beef patty. With the reality being that this might be more adept to live on as a steak sandwich than its more inspiring burger brethren, tearing at the bread teeth first reaching the meat, the first encounter becomes rather tense…

Wagyu A5 is considered to be the most magnificent Japanese beef out there – raised with the most scrupulous of care, this meat should boast great fat balance, the smoothest of textures, and a juicy flavor that unfurls onto one’s sense of taste. This is not what resides inside this burger, it is not the meat of an animal that has had a better life than most humans; this is beef too vulcanized to exist between two buns, with an unrelenting texture that causes an unwanted extrication from the burger and a cusp into one’s teeth. The release is a sweetened hue and a robust greasiness that envelops to foil a beef taste that is not there.

Unfocusing the attention from the meat, surveying the rest of the ingredients, there’s a slight appeasement of that that could have been. When one notices the burger without the meat chunks this tormentful anguish intensifies, leaving one with a sorrowful sense for the remaining parts. The bun has a tender softness in touch and taste that keeps its roundness; the fine chopped lettuce feels crisp and vegetative; and the onion, slightly fried, is soft and sweet. The touch of Dijon might be a slight too much, but it doesn’t lessen the burger. The fries, seasoned nicely, are good.

Not worth 118.00 HKD, this is a hamburger whose disheartening burger taste balance glaringly falls from the grasps of burger decency, a burger experience is delivered that feels somewhat substandard, that one can only feel deprecatory towards even with all its endeavors to become one.

Wagyu Deli A.5
G/F 31 Yiu Wa Street
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong
+852 2565 6001

Big Jo’s (Closed)

Bacon Cheese Burger

Bacon Cheese Burger

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Big Jo’s Bacon Cheese Burger is an exquisite hamburger. The burger flourishes through a well taken care burger taste balance; one that begins with an an alluringly beguiling impression environed by a sapid aroma that is eventually encumbered by a gentle misalignment of its burger construction, a slight unattractiveness that is not made apparent until one intimately makes a connection with this californian burger.

The moment this hamburger is handled from its stay a release of tasty extracts are splashed, juices that are carried onto the first bite of this burger fill one’s mouth with a good first impression. In that mouthful, if it wasn’t visually noticeable, it is made palatable that the bun will be the most ostentatious of the ingredients. Good, cushy and round, the bun is also boastingly arched in an oversized lurid sense of vanity; a sense that eventually compresses onto itself to make appear as if only a lonely bun existed on that plate. Fortunately, this vanity is not lost on the specks of sesame seeds that bring minute explosions of a deliciously enjoyable subtle nuttiness to the burger taste balance.

The patty has a pleasantly packed rotundness that is accompanied by a sound beef taste and an inviting inner pink; what the meat lacks, as one discovers through various more domineering ingredients, is girth – the thickness to lead the burger further ahead, too not leave one with the feeling of having a vegetable governed sandwich. The veggies, the finely chopped lettuce and onion and a portion of tomato sliced with finesse, all demonstrate fresh and tasteful prudence as they convolute with a sweet sourly biting sauce that mixes well with the burger taste balance. The yellow gluey silkiness of the cheese translates as a mild suggestion that is easily forgotten, not alike the bacon, that even with a few rubberlike streaks, bids a hardy roseate redness with a lush bacon saltness that is lasting. The fries are as good as apparent frozen fries can be.

For 80.00 HKD plus an additional 20.00 HKD for the combo, Big Jo’s has a burger with a relaxed enjoyable satisfaction. Some of the hamburger’s more voluptuous burger construction proportions might hinder the burger’s burger taste balance to a slight… But in a neighborhood with two very strong contenders around the corner, this Californian manages to set itself apart and ride that exquisite burger wave.

Big Jo’s
Shop C, G/F, Wai Cheong Building,
5-9A Gresson Street,
Wan Chai,
Hong Kong
+852 2752 6880
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The Taproom at Dubsdread

Steakhouse Burger

Steakhouse Burger

The Taproom at Dubsdread

The Steakhouse Burger from The Taproom at Dubsdread is an exquisite burger. Permeated in a single palette of warm earth-tones, from white to yellow to orange-brownish and black, the burger’s first conviction doesn’t appear to be an enlivened one; without the tints of green, red, and even purple – the burger, at first glance, is a rather banal one. Then, the first nibble, a congress of mostly blond ingredients that form the burger taste balance suddenly become an interesting mouthful, an enjoyable experience to the senses.

The hamburger’s burger taste balance and burger construct has looked upon the primary components of a burger, the meat and bun, bypassing any touch of pastoral freshness to deliver a swell burger. Coming face to face with the burger, in order to reach the bacon and the beef patty, one will have to confront a thick viscous shroud of cheese with a not-too-sharp but waxy trait, a delectable cheese that at times can feel overloaded. Soon after what follows the cheese is a well embodied beef patty with a great untouched beef taste that has been well taken care off, a patty that easily tears to release a full load of meat juices that drip onto the bun; a bun that feels springy to the touch and complements the burger in both a grilled semi-charred taste and construction, that maintains a structure despite the tasty meat juices and burger sauce running down the chin of the burger.

The bacon, visually lost inside the blanket of the cheese, creates fantastic salty glimpses onto one’s tongue; tasty and brittle, it is a nice addition to the burger whose crunchiness nicely complements the only ‘true’ vegetable in the hamburger. Crispy onions have been stacked onto the cheese for a savory treat, a section that adds some crackle to the burger, it can feel somewhat lonesome without any other greens. The horseradish sauce has a good sweet tangy flavor to it, but it misses the piercing bitterness that usually accompanies the root. The onion rings and fries are good.

This is a pretty great burger for 13.50 USD, even though one might prefer to have a little more color within the expanses of the plate the burger does a fine job befitting its name as a ‘Steakhouse burger’ as the meats within befall to be the most savorous components inside the burger.

The Taproom at Dubsdread
549 West Par Street
Orlando, FL 32804
USA
+1 407-650-0100
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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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