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Burger Joys

Signature Double Cheese Burger

Signature Double Cheese Burger

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 10.26.18 pmBurger Joys Signature Double Cheese Burger is a majestic burger. The hamburger, from its beginnings to its concluding moments, to everything in the burger in-between, proves to be an invigorating hamburger experience – it is a burger that has had its dutifulness devotion given, a beautifully coordinated hamburger, as it becomes obviously hard to find any form of wrongdoing. Both the burger taste balance, balanced with an appetizing enthusiasm that will unite burger and soul into blissful accord; and the burger construction, robustly constructed for a meld of hands and burger to a comfortable sturdiness, will deliver a mesmerizing experience of complete hamburger gratification.

The burger’s aroma, rising thought the seedy Wan Chai air, grants one with a beautiful hamburger introduction that makes the impending first bite a moment of desire to get excited about – a worth of carefully refined components that tastefully copulate in one’s mouth making each mouthful a pleasurable joy to experience.

The ingredients; from the burger’s center core – two patties that dignify meat with a wholesome taste of beef that has been subtly seasoned to create a capstone, patties that exist with a tearable sufficiency that softly rips the beef with each ditching bite, entrenched in a delightfully balmy creamy-esq cheddary cheese that is well represented in the overall experience. To the mid-levels of fresh crisp vegetables – a silky firm flowery lettuce, a crunchy slice of thick yielding onion, a plump juicy tomato; all smeared in a tangy secret sauce of oily quality that adulterates itself to the balance with a faint embrace. Topped with a brittle bacon that fractures with the grasp of the bun releasing copious amounts of flavor with each crack. To the outer edges – a soft and spongy bun that adapts to the shape of one’s hold and the inner workings on the burger with a respectful level of compression and pulpy absorption, holding everything together with an amusing doughy taste… All, with ideal ratios, culminate in a ceremonious burger taste balance and burger construction. The truffle fries are awesome.

For 138.00 HKD one must try this hamburger – Burger Joys offers a burger that doesn’t presume itself with any gaudiness; within a small cramped space towards the end of Wan Chai, this true burger joint has fathomed the simplicity of a burger joint hamburger, a burger with the right ingredients and burger care, a magnificent burger that radiates burger joys.

Burger Joys

Shop E G/F De Fenwick

42-50 Lockhart Road

Wan Chai

+852 2787 1288

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The Saint

Gourmet Burger

Gourmet Burger

Screen Shot 2015-08-09 at 5.50.59 pmThe Saint’s Gourmet Burger is a decent hamburger. The burger’s first impression, a hamburger that is ready to be taken by a cradling mouthfeel, is one of immediate satisfaction; as burger essences ooze from one layer to another, collecting into a bantam pool of want, a sense of elation causes hunger to forswear. Not until the first bite, the first mouth touch, does the burger begin to reveal its true character, to unravel itself into a mediocre burger taste balance that’ll leave one troweling through a range of ingredients, many that have been seemingly neglected.

The burger, both in its burger taste balance and burger construction, is plagued by a rigid fatigue, by an old dryness that has subsided the freshness and vitality of some ingredients long ago, leaving behind, for the most, only appearances and illusions. The bun enacts one of the principal letdowns, golden and professedly firm with a crumpleness that adheres to the rest of the burger; it exists with a faded texture that, even beyond the release of meaty juices, eventually turns the burger stale. The beef patty is thick and flowing yet thirsty in its chunks, a good beef flavor within the first instances of the burger eventually dwindles into something ominously un-energetic, as if a hard glaciate had withdrawn most of its vigor – leaving a somewhat musty legacy in one’s mouth.

Other aspects of the burger don’t call much attention to themselves, their roles in the burger taste balance pass along without question. The vegetables, the tomato and the lettuce, had the taste one would expect accompanied by a suspicious softness – not a texture one might be looking for. The blue cheese has a fragrant savor that will chance itself the opportunity to overflow the burger, not always in one’s best interests. The bacon, probably the standout ingredient in the burger, exposes itself with an equitable saltness and a thick texture. And the onion rings, oversized with a thick oniony crunch, are a little over the top. The fries are alright.

For 168.00 HKD, plus 10.00 HKD extra for toppings like cheese, bacon and onions rings, this burger is pricey and common; it is a hamburger experience that climaxes on its introduction with its sight, smell and feel, that ultimately abates itself with each bite into becoming a simple decent burger.

The Saint
55 Elgin Street
Soho, Central
+852 2522 2646
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Gilbert’s Burger & Fries

Mr. President 7 oz. Burger

Mr. President 7oz Burger

Gilbert's Burgers & Fries

Gilbert’s Burger, the Mr. President, is a majestic burger. This personable burger, with a name to reflect aspirations of hamburger greatness and an inconsequentially humble menu descriptor, is sure to instill a long lasting burger impression; the discourse delivered by this burger’s burger taste balance and burger construction demonstrates charisma, it shows burger expertise… every bite, every touch, every taste of this burger is one vote towards a momentous hamburger experience that will draw out one’s burger inspirations, that will emote hamburger pride, that’ll promote burger greatness in both Seoul and the world.

As the burger arrives, under a cool green light that radiates from a confounding slogan that claims ‘green is hotter than red’ and with only word-of-mouth views of satisfaction towards this burger joint, an eager wait is filled with prodigious contemplation as lungs are suffused with burger elation, eyes inspired with hamburger aesthetics, and taste drenched in a tremendous burger taste balance – the deliverance onto one’s senses become an eloquent pleasure to ingest from a succinct range of profoundly rich ingredients.

The teamwork represented in the components is impeccable, with the greens as the burger’s only slight drawback – not having had a chance to comfort in, the veggies are too cold for the rest of the burger. It won’t matter much though, as the romaine lettuce is crisp and lush, the tomato firm and juicy, and the chunk of red onion surprisingly subtle; beyond that, the rest of the ingredients gleam in brilliance. The beef is assertively tasty – each articulately teared mouthful is a passionate embrace of beef, of a patty that is smartly seasoned and expressively juicy. The bacon, with an unyielding reddish-brown that looks and feels brittle to an easy crumble, manages to rouse the meat experience with its baconesque saltiness.

The burger construction and its different textures are marvelous – staged to a stability of enjoyment, everything is kept in place with minimum spillage. The cheese is fruitful with a grading sharp cheddary taste, and bears an exciting earthy texture that melts itself in exquisite particles; the bread is select and supple, appetizing and able, carrying the burger and a hearty sesame leave-behind. The horse radish mustard mayonnaise is present without being domineering, and the fries are good.

For 12,500 KRW (84.00 HKD) this is a burger one has to elect to try; found in the heart of Seoul, lacking any sort of burger localization, this is a hamburger that will deliver on all its burger promises, one that can rightfully be called the Mr.프레지던트.

Gilbert’s Burgers & Fries
545-3 Shinsa-Dong
Gangnam-Gu
Seoul, Korea
 +82 02 546 5453
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Gaucho

Gaucho Burger

GauchoThe Gaucho Burger from Gaucho is an unimpressively edible burger. From hamburger taste balance to burger construction, this trifling hamburger defers an accomplished misfortune that is expeditiously established at its first appearance; a downward spiral is re-enforced by what else might arrive at the table, and constantly insulted by the amount of cow that exists, compared to the burger, in the surroundings. This burger is an exemplar example of how an intriguingly worded hamburger is not necessarily rightly executed – a mediocre burger taste balance a meager burger construction lead to pure unadulterated disappointment.

A string of words on the menu will be enough to excite one for this burger’s burger taste balance – ‘a blend of four cuts’, which cuts of meat one does not know, but a patty made from four cuts in an Argentinean steak house… its appealing, enticing, an invigoratingly sounding patty one needs to taste. Once it connects with one’s palate there isn’t much to say. Not much to enjoy except a seasoned blandness that exists within the realms of a boring common carefree houseburger. One would hope ‘smokey bacon’ would enliven the burger’s balance – not smokey, not salty, nor crispy, knowing where the patty ends and bacon starts becomes a cloyed venture lacking bacon excitement.

The more bites one takes into the burger the more the debacle subdues. The caramelized onions don’t entail any semblance of sweetness, and even the strapping white provolone, with a tepid mildness, shows little effort. The lettuce and the tomato have a saving green, but there’s little point to it. Even the sauces on the burger, both the garlic mayo and homemade ketchup, leave an unmemorable impression. One has to look around, one has to consider what’s at hand and MacGyver this burger to make it work – the Chimichurri, herbs and oil rich in flavor – it’s impulsiveness will have something for this hamburger.

The burger’s slight build is enough to chafe one’s empty stomach, the sheer size of the burger seems unworthy of four meat cuts and every morsel taken substantially increases one’s hunger; the burger, professedly tossed on the plate, does hold its shape. The bread, soft and acceptable, maintains the burger with a chewy compression. The fries are alright.

At 230.00 HKD the burger comes as part of a lunch set, unsure if the dinner burger holds the same experience, one can skip this burger… there are better Argentinean burgers in the area.

Gaucho

5/F, LHT Tower
31 Queen’s Road
Central
Hong Kong
+852 2386 8090
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Double D Burger (Closed)

Double D

Double D

double dDouble D Burger’s Double D Burger is an exquisite hamburger. This is a burger that’ll do the deed, a double delicious hamburger that’ll leave one with an inkling of depravity. A feeling that dawns with alluring eyes befalling onto a burger that is gleaming with shine, that carries on with the first dabble between tongue and burger engulfing taste and body in an doused and dampant, slightly wet and exciting, mixture of burger juices and hamburger grease; an intimacy that promptly fulfills any one’s burger aspirations with a rousing burger taste balance characterized by a doable delectability.

The burger’s burger construction, seemingly well stacked, and at first firm between one’s fervid touch, is plagued with salacious amounts of perspiration and fat – savory loads of sauce and oils are felt by laying eyes, as one might almost experience grease coming out of one’s eyeballs; by gentle hands that won’t want to let go despite the subsequent lustrous slippery build; by frivolous taste buds, that persist for that desired burger taste balance that relieves a dashing mix of a racy ardent ingredients. It takes one bite, a first enormous nibble around the two patties and buns, to get instant bur-gratification as all the ingredients come to dazzle one’s mouthfeel with a resplendent combination of themselves.

The two patties, which might seem as an overload on the outset – they aren’t, have a grabbing texture that tear into lively meat bites that add to the already debonair beef palatableness with its inviting salted seasoning. The rest of the ingredients form a titillatingly basic burger; the cheese grapples the burger with a crude mild gooeyness and a wrapping flavor; the cooked onion has an entertaining tickle that is both silky and zestfully sweet, and the chopped lettuce and slice of tomato – covered in a myriad of juices, lose their green innocence. The buns, lustrously covered with an lewd dipping layer of butter, project a soft darling firmness that dwindles as they become smeared in the burger’s nectar – the comparative ratio between buns and meat works well… It’s the sultriness that slowly diminishes the burger’s texture and build. The fries are good and quite dense.

For 120.00 HKD one should nestle the Double D, give this burger a good tumble; and for 12.00 HKD one should get the bacon, if only to add to the plethora of oily extracts. Double D Burger is a good place to have a gratifyingly guilty double d burger experience, even if not everything in the shop is Double D…

Double D Burgers
Shop E, G/F
Duke Wellington House
22 Wellington Street
Central
Hong Kong
+852 2881 1888
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Beef & Liberty: The Big Ron Burger (no longer available on the menu)

The Big Ron Burger

The Big Ron Burger

bi ronBeef & Liberty’s The Big Ron Burger is a majestic hamburger. It is an appreciation to one of the greatest hamburgers of all time, and with heartfelt reverence, this burger has embarked on the onerous task of fulfilling a burger taste balance that has indulged one and so many with sentiments of joy and elation. Embracing its own origin story, The Big Ron gives the respect its hero deserves while exhibiting its own show of force; the burger is not better nor worse, it is not a replacement to its champion – it is a burger that brings its own character traits to the game, that delivers a refreshing set of ingredients on its own admirable accord.

In the light of day, the burger stands tall from its perch – the two beef patties, the special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun, leave a remarkably mettle impression; and while there’s still some room for improvement, particularly in its burger build – skilled burger boldness defines this hamburger. The two patties show their cojones through a laudable beef taste, differing from the original, they are juicy and hearty; but show vulnerability in a soft texture that frails the more one delves into them. A special sauce is good, it gives the burger a robust tang without subduing the burger taste balance, allowing for the rest of the ingredients to show their valiance.

The finely chopped lettuce and white onions, a subtle green resolve for the burger, maintain a crisp stance; whereas the slice of cheese, audaciously mild and yellow, flows with the hamburger’s savor and movements. The suit that holds the burger, the trinity of sesame encrusted buns, the three firm layers of bread with a pluck taste, work well with all the hamburger components – never overpowering, holding fast, and reconciling the juices. The burger’s bane, its debility, comes from a burger construction that slowly weakens; just like the original, when first revealed, the burger carries itself with a stackature of gameness, but with each lift each impending bite, components in the burger construction begin to shift… still, it’ll strive to hold itself together, to deliver one good last mouthful. The fries (not pictured) are great.

For 158.00 HKD this is a hamburger one had to try, because it is a burger that Hong Kong deserves, but not one it ever needed, so one has to eat it. Because it can take it, because the burger is not a regular menu item. It is a majestic burger, a tasteful hamburger, The Big Ron.

Beef & Liberty
Star St. Precinct
2/F, 23 Wing Fung St.
Wanchai
Hong Kong
+852 2011 3009

*It was with a great smile and enthusiasm, that Beef & Liberty invited me to try this awesome burger.

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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

Burger Circus

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

TexasBurger

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

 

Boomshack

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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