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Quarter Master

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Quarter Master’s beef burger is an exquisite hamburger. The burger is supplied with a decorous range of ingredients; from the beef all through to the bun, the components form a well standing burger taste balance. It is not until one is well entrenched in some bites that the burger begins to show its shortcomings – that every munch, every mouthful, denotes the hamburger’s need for a little more beef, a bit extra cheese, a second smidgen of sauce.

On its arrival a golden-brown sheen follows the burger in its wake; a beautiful bun that causes this glimmer to crave takes charge with a soft mild sweetness to savor one’s palate. Veins of meat juice, emanating from a patty with a righteous beef taste – untouched from heavy seasoning, and textured so that it gently pulls itself apart, collect and run down through the bottom bun in good measure. Rows of delectable bacon, though slightly undercooked, overlay the burger with judicious touches of salt that burst with each chew. Adversely, the cheese barely manages to leave a mark. The tomato provides the hamburger and bun with an enjoyable tangy feel that stands solid for a single vegetable layer.

Then there’s the sauce… this beautiful rich aioli mixture, a thick mayo-ey cream that is formed with a touch of black garlic as its essence, a sauce that binds to the sense of taste in luscious form. There just isn’t enough of it in the burger… really. You see, without the bun all these ingredients would do a marvelous job, but it is the bun that commands this burger’s burger construction and subsequent burger taste balance. Its size lessens the impact of the flavors reducing the spirits of the other ingredients, ingredients that simply haven’t been sufficed to match the correct ratios. It might be hard to notice at first, but it will happen, one’s taste will crave for a little more, for just a slight extra.

For 90.00 HKD, plus 30.00 HKD and 15.00 HKD for cheese and bacon respectively, this is a burger that is well worth a try. It’s a burger that has positioned itself within the ranks to deliver a great hamburger experience, the fries are great (with the sauce better); but the burger simply needs a dollop, a spoonful, a chunk, a sliver of each of its ingredients for it to truly rise above. It needs to master its quarters as to adequately provide what is necessary to be all that it can be.

http://www.quartermasterhk.com/
Quarter Master 
1 Second street
Sai Ying Pun
Hong Kong
(+852) 2517 4266
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Beef & Liberty: Part Deux, The Return

The Classic Special

The Classic Special

Beef and Liberty QRBeef & Liberty’s classic special is an exquisite hamburger. A burger that has been cherished, and well groomed to be one of Hong Kong’s elite hamburgers; the care given to this burger radiates within one of its ringleaders, Neil Tomes – the proud executive chef who passionately articulates his burger and ingredients, who has remained vigilant tending to create a burger that has attained a certain burger beauty. Far from its beginnings as a decent hamburger, with a new array of notably sourced ingredients, this burger lives on with a worthy burger taste balance – one that’ll have four men guzzling a burger within moments of its arrival.

Since my first visit, which you can read about < here >, this burger has experienced a couple of changes – in both its soul and character. Key aspects such as the patty and bun have remained unchanged and improved for the better. The beef continues to perform as a strong companion –  utterly exquisite it is lean and juicy, and with a great mellow texture. And the bun, still with its soft core and crisp exterior, holds the burger together in a pliant compression that, at times, may make the bun a bit too thin. It’s everything else surrounding these two components that has been revamped – and the new ingredients are great, they make the bun and patty taste even better than before, and they give new meaning to this burger’s burger taste balance.

Just as before, the grass fed cattle was sacrificed with all the right intentions, but now, it shall be accompanied by a small friend – the bacon. The very tasty thick cut bacon is firm and crisp, with a ripe tenderness and quantity, it is pleasantly felt throughout each bite. The soft tenacious mantle of cheese is savory, a bit overwhelming at times, but generally great. The greenery provides fresh crunchy palpitations, lettuce and tomato both satisfy, but the onion accentuates the burger with a sweet touch. If there’s one underachiever in this burger, it’s the bacon jam, in small quantities it can certainly add an agreeable zestiness to the burger, however, too much and it can deluge the whole burger with an overtly sweetened tang; I would much rather have the cajun aioli as a condiment, a rich mayo that adds a hint of piquantness.

The burger’s build, which starts of with a blissful presentation, is staunch; its great compression comes with great constructability, and throughout each bite the hamburger holds its shape. Though there are times that the proportional ratios might be a bit off – with one bite of bread without beef too many. The french fries are good.

This hamburger has done a wonderful job in delivering a great burger taste balance, and care has gone into the whole lot of ingredients. At 118.00 HKD, 148.00 HKD including fries and a drink, there are few places around handing out a burger experience as good as Beef & Liberty’s.

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

Burger

Burger

Restoration

Restoration’s simple burger is an exquisite hamburger. It is a gorgeous southern belle in the center of Hong Kong; the hamburger, vivacious in both appearance and taste, makes a grand entrance, charming your senses as it releases a waft of its delightful burger perfume into your nostrils – preparing your body for what should be a beautiful burger experience. What follows moments after that whirl, from the instant you envelop this hamburger, is a rich and tasty burger taste balance rush; and the realization that prudence has gone into the ingredients as well as the construction – resulting in mouthfuls of exquisite burgerness.

Often encountered in Creole cuisine, one might notice that black pepper has a well distinguished role in this burger, a role that achieves a welcoming kick of southern spice; furthermore, the beef patty, full of flavorful meat juices, accomplishes a neat beef taste that is subtly accentuated by the apt peppery seasoning. Although the texture of the patty might feel slightly coarse at times, the patty is offered with the right thickness and correct diameter – creating a near perfect ensemble with the bun and other ingredients.

The melted cheddar cheese, which clings to the patty with a thick radiant summery yellow, properly manages to softly gleam throughout the burger experience; the vegetables, finely tuned to the portions of the burger, establish an evident sense of freshness and, particularly the tomato, natural taste. The bacon does leave something to be desired for, not because of its slightly charred appearance – which surprisingly doesn’t have a blackened taste, but more so because of its heavy saltiness that can disturb the burger. Though I have to mention, the bacon is not included in the burger. The tasty toasted bun, spring and soft, appropriately adjusts to the inner workings and assemblage of the burger, absorbing the juicy remnants while keeping the burger tightly held under its arms – it gives a feeling of satisfaction as you hold this solid burger. The piquantly seasoned fries are great.

Served only during lunch, for 108.00 HKD this burger is definitely worth a try. As part of a set lunch it’ll come with a choice of soup or salad, and four cheese options for its cheesy topping. However, it is unfortunate that the presence of fries, though good and plentiful, comes at an additional cost of 25.00 HKD. One last thought, I really hope that Restoration preserves the consistency of this exquisite burger, as one of the best burgers in Central – i’m sure Louisiana detectives Rust and Martin would approve, laissez les bon burger temps rouler!

Restoration
1st/F, 63 Wyndham Street,
Central,
Hong Kong
+852 2536 0183
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