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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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Cedele

Beef Portobello Bacon Burger

Beef Portobello Bacon Burger

Cedele QRThe Beef Portobello Bacon Burger from Cedele is an edible hamburger. A hamburger, whose name stacks up better than the actual burger, arrives in an unexcited flaccidness – its leaning parts, toweringly toppled across the plate held by a crutch, should be a numb turn off; never a good entrance, this cussed keel only indicates an annoying reconstruction that has to happen before the first bite transpires… worser yet is the dread one might feel as to whether or not the burger build will hold its physique.

Once re-erected the burger doesn’t particularly boast well in hand. Feeling rather small, there is not an impressive appreciation one has of the hamburger construction or the burger taste balance once in reach of the mouth-grip; the burger taste balance is not lamentable, it’s a decent one that has been pruned by the shapes. The portobello mushroom provides a rebounding sensation that is endured but not so much savored – it’s fractious to understand why this shroom, canopying the patty, is here… Perhaps a veggie burger that never was to be. Cowering behind the portobello is a homemade patty with a light slightly old beef taste; rather small and measly the patty’s eventual textured disintegration will dissipate the meat into scarce memories within the bun, specs of beef within a universe of mushroom and bread.

The bun, a recommended spinach ‘bap’ (which is actually a bun), is an enjoyable compressible indulgent bread with spinachey green marks that only give off a hint of the flowering plant – not specifically designed for burgers it adds to the burger taste balance; the downfall being that its shape and softness give the sense on an eventually rupture. A striking dijon mustard hue does make a surprisingly peculiar appearance midway through the eatery – unsure how to react, the ingredient is eventually accepted into the burger taste balance; unlike the bacon, with little to show for itself it shyly only gives an allusion of its presence, and the onion marmalata will in perpetuum remain a mystery. The veggies are comprised of an ordinary leaf of lettuce and a tasteful tomato. The truffle fries are good.

For 150.00 HKD this Singaporean burger (Cedele is a Singaporean bakery/cafe) is one that can be forfeited. The predominant hurdle of the burger is not the burger taste balance, which is actually quite decent; it is the awfulness that exists in the burger’s planning and engineering as a whole and as individual ingredients.

Cedele
G07-08 Infinitus Plaza,
199 Des Voeux Road,
Central,
Hong Kong
+852 2581 0808
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Al’s Diner

Bacon Cheese Burger

Big Bopper Burger

Al's Diner QRThe Big Bopper burger from Al’s Diner is a good decent hamburger. As one makes haste towards this locale tis hard to gage what sort of burger experience will be had in the following moments… Enter the burger, a hamburger with an exquisite looking presentation – a colorful facing burger that is accompanied by an enjoyable expansive smell. The initial buildature of the hamburger is also a reason to rejoice, the circumferences of the bun and the patty look to agree with each other while the proportional measurements of the characters appear appropriate – the beef seems to have the right shape and thickness, the cheese a musk hardy yellow presence that deluges the bacon, and the vegetables look verdantly present.

The aesthetic and nasal enjoyment begin to dispel when taste and feel comes to play – faults are made more obvious as one delves into the burger experience. The perception towards the bun shifts from a proportionally rationed bread to something that seems slightly oversized and weak, the soft bread with a bushy density soon becomes soggy – the longer it is held between one’s finger the greater the chances of protruding though the sweaty dough and tickling the meat. There’s a whole other character to the patty once the meat is grasped within one’s lips; from a great scent and an exciting moisture, the meat falls short on its lack of tasty meatness, by the inadequate composition of a jerky seasoning and a grainy chunked texture that reveal a decent taste.

The usual vegetable trio of tomato, onion, and lettuce are all acceptable – more so ordinarily selected vegetables that at times possess the burger taste balance as overlooked thick shapes. The cheese has a couthy visual feel to it that was not strongly contemplated in the burger; and the bacon, not evenly cooked with crunchy bits and soft bits, ends up as an enjoyable salty inclusion into the burger. The pale fries were passable.

For 105.00 HKD Al’s Big Bopper Burger is a burger that could be given a single chance – ultimately the burger taste balance and the construction offer a greater visual and olfactory experience than a palatable one. One might be better of enjoying some of their jello shots than the burger… but then again, few will go to Al’s Diner specifically for a hamburger.

Al’s Diner
G/F 39 D’Aguilar Street,
Central,
Hong Kong
+852 2521 8714
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Harlan Goldstein’s Comfort

McHarlan Burger

McHarlan Burger

ComfortThe McHarlan Burger at Harlan Goldstein’s Comfort is a decent hamburger. Undeserving of the ‘Mc’ title this is a burger that, as Eddie Murphy puts it, resembles a ‘big-house-burger’, which in this particular exemplar by no means is it meant to be taken as a burger complement – the concept of this hamburger has been eminently oversimplified. The burger’s whole induction is encountered with dubiety; beyond the casket’s unfurlment, through a colorful burger facade, as the burger sits in its faux cardboard hamburger throne – a box seat that one guesses should be taken as a joke, the feeling of skepticism enthralls.

Stratyfing the box in order to determine how to best lift the burger a disgraceful construction is made observable; everything shakes as everything moves, and a worrying degree of jiggling and joggling ensues with panic caused at every soft jolt, panic for a burger that seems stacked for a plummet. At the touch of the bun, with one’s gentle fingers, the burger feels hard and appears pretty small. The first bite is frantic and out of control as a terrible thickness of all the burger parts makes for a chaotic challenge to grasp. It is the poorly chosen bun, a cornerstone of the problems and the root of a terrible compression that exerts to much force on the insides – it’s too stubbornly crunchy, it’s much too rigid for this poor burger.

Then, there isn’t a patty… much more of a meatball that has been slightly and carelessly squished; a meat shape that doesn’t feel juicy but a bit over seasoned – with a dark peppery essence that covers a beefy expectation of taste. The bacon is good all out on its own, but struggles to play within the burger taste balance. The vegetables – butter lettuce and onions manage to deliver some sense of chunky greenery in the burger, but with a couple of burger issues at bay it’s hard to pay attention to them; and the truffled mushrooms, shichimi msyo and gouda cheese seem almost non existent – just another mediocre burger taste balance that befalls from a not suitable burger construct. The fries are good.

For 188.00 HKD, one shouldn’t pay too much attention to this burger; it might be trying to hard to be equal or better to something it is not… One thing’s for sure – this ain’t no McDonald’s burger.

Harlan Goldstein’s Comfort
5/F Grand Progress Building,
15-16 Lan Kwai Fong,
Central,
Hong Kong
+852 2521 8638
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Q-Bay Burger

Q-Bay Burger

Q-Bay BurgerThe Q-Bay hamburger from Q-Bay burger is an exquisite burger. Q-Bay has a usual suspect burger character about itself – the place is simple, white, small and not all that clean but actually clean. Its coloring comes from twofold, the one man army behind the burgers – whose essence gently transfers onto the burger as you almost see his belly kiss the top of the bun; and the ingredients, all stacked up and ready to go, together they bring life to this place.

The burger experience begins from the instant the bacon and beef are tickled by the grill, their sizzling laughter releases a whirl that gently dances around the room carrying with it an elation towards the thought of experiencing these savours in one’s mouth – at that moment, one can only look towards the burger taste balance. Once a fore the burger’s appearance and presentation though not pretty remain simple, everything has been laid on top of each other in an organized chaos; its coarse ingredients, patty exempted, build a cumbrous construction, an unfinessity that really adds little to the burger.

The beef patty, the only ingredient that one could wish to be bulkier, is graced by a great meat taste that has been further enhanced by a thick layer of pepper – its spicy peppery kick, felt through juiciness and suitable textureness, is to be welcomed. The slabs of bacon with their noticeable overwhelm aren’t too crispy, but what they lack in soft brittle they make up with full salty bacon goodness that is well positioned in the burger.

The rest of the ingredients lack the flair that the bacon and beef show, but they add to the burger’s disposition. The almost unwieldy slightly too crisp faintly too dry for the burger bun is a bit of a dud; the burger’s fauna has a faint freshness and bulking cut, and while the iceberg lettuce and tomato remain calm, the overtly chunky onion can be a tad too flavorful. With a couple of lettuce options, a red leaf lettuce adds some flair to the greens. The cheese spreads in a joyful gooey yellow, and a bbq sauce manages to give the burger a good solid fresh tang. The fries are nice and crispy.

For 68.00 HKD, plus 15.00 HKD for marvelous bacon which should be added, this is a burger that is worth a try. It simply is a quick no hassle burger in a no frills but yes frills burger joint.

Q-Bay Burger
Shop 5D2, G/F Dragon View House,
6-16 Hoi Tai Street,
Quarry Bay,
Hong Kong
+852 2568 7196
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The Foreign Correspondents’ Club

FCC Burger

FCC Burger

FCC BurgerThe FCC Burger at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club is an edibly unimpressive hamburger. Tremendously boring, outstandingly austere, and immeasurably dry, each impending bite from this burger will suck any moisture in one’s mouth and leave behind an unprincipled burger taste balance; this burger is so dry it could literally be used as a dehumidifier during one of Hong Kong’s hot n’ heavy summers. The hamburger and its ingredients will have you gasping for wetness, for a droplet of liquid to engulf one’s mouth and body. The ingredients don’t manifest into a great burger, and a struggle to finish the hamburger might transpire… however, it hasn’t reached depths of repulsiveness as one, with an empty stomach, mandates to complete the summons.

The bun offers an imposing vista over the burger, its megalomania dominates the plate with a mediocre taste and a parched presence, one that’ll clearly state that the bun means to stay until its death. Deep from within, with a sinister grayness, peers out a shriveled lump; a patty that has been, almost as if there is something to be ashamed of, covered in a shroud of pepper. Together, these two shape up a burger of precipitous construction – a chunk semi-rubbery texture causes the unsavory beef to consistently crumble under the pressure, and the hulking bun, who’s destined to collapse with its grilled undertones that only exist to exacerbate its livelihood, is bound to disintegrate within one’s gentle hands.

There is no savior in this hamburger, other than the bun and patty there are no noticeable residents here; and not even a calculated broadcast of ketchup can conform the burger plight at one’s plate. The vegetables at its side function as a foreboding of the experience to come; a thinly lettuce, a skirmish onion, and a mushy soft tomato – all visibly weak should have been laid to rest time ago, instead they have been made to withstand this desert with little chance of making it through, with their respective flavors unnoticed. The fries are just really alright.

For 65.00 HKD this is one hamburger that can be missed, in any case one would need to be a member of the FCC to actually be able to enjoy this desiccate burger, do not accept a member’s burger invite. When I think of the FCC i’d like to think of it as a place where journalists can hang out after reporting stuffs all day, for their hard efforts I kinda wished they’d be rewarded with a better burger.

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club
North Block,
2 Lower Albert Road,
Central,
Hong Kong
+852 2521 1511
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Ruby Tuesday

Bacon Cheeseburger

Bacon Cheeseburger

Ruby TuesdayRuby Tuesday’s Bacon Cheeseburger is an exquisite hamburger. The burger institutes a flavorous burger taste balance that is reinforced by a dedicated burger construction – an assiduous duet that delivers an explosive burger experience, a well crafted american burger from a worthy american establishment; a place that is for some reason met with a peculiar skepticism and a what should not be a surprising delectable satisfaction.

The burger’s illustrious presentation and simple approachability has all the right colors and connotations. As the burger swings from plate to mouth, as it drips it’s moistness releasing a waftorous part of its soul, journeying from lips to relish on that first instance, it is clear that the savory ingredients devise a wondrous attachment to each other. There is a frangible feeling to the burger that is reassured by the strength found within its form, a form that throughout its life never loses its shape, that demonstrates proper build and well proportioned measurements.

The great burger taste balance commences from the patty, a slight hintness of grill and excellent seasoning present a marvelous beef flavor; tenderly built is releases juices that intertwine with a dab of mayo that runs down it’s soft creases and crevices. The buttered bun follows suit complementing the burger’s taste, it has a crisp toasty edge at the point where it meets the inner works and a softness to one’s fingers, this feat of burger engineering allows the bread to absorb while keeping a consistent structure – and while it might feel slightly big it is still breadarrific.

There isn’t a sense of overpowerment from any particular ingredient in this burger, although it’s a heavy burger, the ingredients work. The vegetables, though low-key, add a sense of frondescence that manifests in every munch taken. The inviting yellow american cheese is soft and gooey, forming a delicious bond with everything it touches; and the bacon is decorously salty and chewy, making its way through every nibble. The french fries are pretty good.

Priced at 166.00 HKD Ruby Tuesday’s burger, though a little pricey, is well worth a try. For some reason the mention of ‘Ruby Tuesday’ is many times confronted by an apprehensive reaction, experiencing this hamburger should change this. Ruby Tuesday manages to bring a great American hamburger to Hong Kong, it is a burger that offers an exquisite burger experience that should be placed high in Hong Kong’s burger rankings.

Ruby Tuesday
Shop 1002, 10/F
World Trade Centre,
Causeway Bay,
Hong Kong
+852 2895 1628
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Wilbur’s

Black angus burger

Black Angus burger

Wilbur's QR

Wilbur’s Black Angus burger is a edible hamburger. The hamburger leads in with an admirably appetizing presentation, an exposition that serves as a means to provide hope for what this burger should bring into realization – an outstanding burger experience to content, case that is undelivered by the quiddity of the burger which carries forth an unbalanced burger taste balance and an incommodious burger buildature.

The hamburger is afflicted by a single omnipresence that envelops the burger’s taste balance, one that subtly haunts each bite with a delicate off-ness that is not really off, just inappropriately selected – the mysterious overpowering white cheese that takes an iron reign over its burgdom. At the cheese’s right hand are the vegetables, the plentiful buttered lettuce and powerful tomato, serve and overtake what the cheese is unable to govern – similar to an overbearingly proud vegetarian, these ingredients make their stance well known, forcing a salad-esque feeling onto the burger, repressing other components into submission.

The moist beef patty, a destitute of taste, is in shortage of both a hint of seasoning and a willful angus beef taste; instead what the flimsy underpowered patty entrusts are chewy chunks that momentarily cause wreaks of confusions as to what these motes may be. The bun doesn’t show much flair either, with a vacant taste and infirm hold, it won’t take much for it to rend. Between the beef and the bun, and the veggies and the cheese, and a discernible bacon pulling its weight caught in-between; this burger exists with a taste imbalance that manifests a bleak burger satisfaction. The fries were alright.

As mentioned, the hamburger proceeds with an attractive demeanor – one to get excited about one that looks enticing one that begins to crumble instants after holding the burger and calculating the taste proportions, percentaged ingredients that don’t particularly buttress this hamburger.

For the price of 148.00 HKD this is a pretty unexceptional burger, nothing too special unless one is looking for a salad between two buns at which point one can have a great time with this hamburger. Some of the ingredients aren’t bad, simply not fit; and when one is engulfed in a burger – the beef, and the bun, should take reign.

Wilbur’s
G/F 34 Wyndham Street,
Central,
Hong Kong
+852 2525 1439
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Café Causette

Classic

Classic burger

Cafe Causette ReviewCafé Causette’s classic burger is an edible hamburger. Found in Hong Kong’s Central district, inside a lavish hotel and surrounded by a luxuriant environment – this humble looking burger, with a familiarly simple burger visage and no apparent extravagantly gourmeish touches makes for an unexpectedly interesting entrance; one that falls short the moment you enter the realm of its burger taste balance and hamburger construct.

Within the first uplift of the burger there is a noticeable density to the burger feel, a restraining press that is slightly felt on the outer bun regions that gets stronger towards the hamburger’s beef core; a brawny patty with a thickset quality, a set of awkwardly cut vegetables, and a bun that feels too chompy – build a hamburger with tough burger construction that is accompanied by an equally resilient hamburger texture that level down the burger taste balance, resulting in a heavy burger experience that is felt by both one’s burger hold and each ensuing bite.

The burger taste balance was undermined, lessened by a set of ingredients that didn’t fully commit to their roles and one overtly dedicated entity – the blue cheese. As one savors the beef patty there isn’t an adjacent strong beef taste, and along with its awkward texture, it introduces an indecorous seasoning that is deluged by an overwhelming punchy saltiness instigated by the ungainly cheese. The tomato and the lettuce do bring forth a frangible feeling that unfortunately doesn’t elevate the burger taste balance by much – if anything, as you look at the environment and consider the price, these components become prosaic companions. The bacon, entering with an appropriately firm stance, can’t hold itself against the power of the cheese – and with each jab of the burger, as it struggles to escape the salty clutches, it’s only reduced to a slight peep. The fries are alright.

Priced at 228.00 HKD, plus 12.00 HKD for additional items such as cheese and bacon, and considering where this burger originates from – this is a pretty unexciting hamburger that is not worth the attention. With a simple burger mien, comparable to many of the plebeian burgers in this city and the world, this hamburger barely manages to put up a fight, much less keep up – at least it’s housed in a great location that many would be envious of.

Café Causette
5 Connaught Road
Central
Hong Kong
+852 2522 0111
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The Lot on Possession

Number 1

Number 1

The Lot QRThe Lot’s Number 1 hamburger is a decent hamburger. The mid range burger manages to deliver a reasonable burger experience, a satisfactory burger satisfaction that has both good moments and somewhat adequate moments. Not all the ingredients have been treated equally here, and it shows in both its burger taste balance and its burger construct – at the time of this write up, as a new arrival to Sheung Wan, its as if some ingredients are still trying to find their way, their purpose.

The unwieldy presentation will initially raise concerns around proper burger ratios, and as the patty hides in the core of the bun and the bread shows its scalding scars one can only perturb themselves as to what the first bite will be like. The beef patty is one of the few ingredients that has been taken care off – juicy, tenderous, and with a ripe beef taste, it is a noble ingredient within the burger; but not all is lush in this hamburger, the surrounding bun hasn’t been as privileged – covered in burn marks, it is dry with a somewhat stale attitude.

Perusing the rest of the ingredients; the cheese, with a strong extent, lacks any sort of essence; the relish, with an acrid sourness on its own, luckily doesn’t particularly give much back to the team; and the rich buttery herb mayo, could have made its presence better known. The vegetables, appropriately sufficient, deliver a somewhat fresh experience with particularly juicy tomatoes.

Once one gets into the hamburger, considering the burger construction, the burger proportions aren’t as amateurish as they seem. However, the shoddily fabricated burger ingredients, a dried bun that departs as a terribly soft mediumly rare patty releases its juices  to break through, signify a somewhat troublesome burger holding experience – one is to be careful as to not cause to much compression onto this burger, as one squeeze to hard may cause a spilling discard. The spicy wedges weren’t that spicy but good.

For 118.00 HKD plus 25.00 HKD for the fries, and with not many options in the Sheung Wan area, this is a burger that one might give at least a single opportunity; though it is obvious that it still needs some learning to do – oddly enough it has no bacon, one can only hope that this burger will bloom to live up to its name, though unlikely – to become the number one burger in the lot.

The Lot on Possession 
22 Possesion Street,
Sheung Wan,
Hong Kong
+852 2576 7700
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The Diner

The DIner

The Diner

The Diner QRThe Diner’s diner burger is a pretty unexceptionally edible hamburger. Unlikely to fulfill any such desires for that Americana burger dinner feel, the burger, lacks any form of excitement; in its burger taste balance in its burger construction in its menu listing, there isn’t much that this hamburger does to impress… on the other hand, the burger doesn’t reach the depths of an unsavory outrage. Put very simply – the burger is just plain and boring, as monotonous as a burger could ever dread to be.

The hamburger’s appearance, though somewhat messy at its core, seems decent enough upon its approach. It is when one begins to manhandle and mouth this hamburger that a collapsable tedium ensues; the burger feels awkward as the two 3 .oz patties, which poorly sealed assimilate each other into a malformed untextured beef, fail to reach the surrounding bun-border. Further into the burger, as the bun begins to tear itself and the patties to break apart, the pitiable burger construction comes alive and the mis-proportions pertinent.

The bland burger taste balance isn’t truly encountered on the first bite, instead, an overwhelming sour tingle from a heavy-handed mustardly taste. Glancing over the menu it is clear that mustard is the condiment of choice at this diner; while mustard can be a great companion to any burger, what is lacking here is a balance from the other ingredients. Once one’s savory senses adjust to the mustard, one confronts the boredom of this burger. Incased in a bun that feels dry, the two patties, perhaps lacking a sense of salt and seasoning, unsuccessfully deliver that radiating USDA angus beef taste. This seems to be the story of this burger, ingredients that lamentably almost seems absent – one can barely hint at the two slices of monterey jack cheese and can fail to distinguish the ‘diner’ sauce, one can’t perceive the caramelized onions, and can narrowly relish the bed of un-crisp vegetables. The bacon, which does have a slight of taste, is a tad chewy and stringy. The fries are alright.

For 135.00 HKD this won’t be a great American burger one might be looking for in Hong Kong, one should really be expecting a diner’s burger that, while it may not have the best ingredients, delivers a not too shabby burger experience.

The Diner
G/F, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road,
Central,
Hong Kong
+852 2562 3181

 

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