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The trucker burger from Burgerman is a decent hamburger. The burger is big… like a mighty truck. It stands up with a hulking burger construction, a freight that brings familiarity and desire for that big burger gratification feel. The feeling of holding and commanding something huge and burly, a massive hamburger that’ll dampen one’s sense of taste, and eventually leave behind a feeling of glut that was never asked for. Regrettably, the handling and consumption of the burger is ditched on its first impression; after a few bites the trucker burger becomes a pile-up of past decent hamburgers, of the many home made burgers that may satisfy but aren’t all that distinctive.

The burger’s burger taste balance is steered by a range of commonplace ingredients; the same hamburger items that many have experienced before, that have shaped countless burgers with a sense of placidness. The purity of the beef taste is driven out by heavy amounts of seasoning, trucking a taste of hamburger mediocracy. The cheese being hauled is nothing more than a couple of singles used to add a cheesy feel to the load. The fried egg has burnt-out beyond its greatness, drying up the runny goodness that is the yolk fluid. And the bacon handles with a crisp chew that is dimmed by a single strip.

The burger construction, rolling in impressively at first, disappoints with the first grab and bite… each mouthful is a constant breakdown of components that haven’t been stacked or planned for. One has to back the hammer down as meat chunks of sizeable proportions fall out of the burger. The meat’s better half, the bun, hauls itself with a great taste before it backfires from the barreling size of the hamburger. Nearing the final marker will be a messy plow that requires many stops and continuous burger repairs.

For 100.00 HKD, which includes some good fries and a drink, this burger is a drive down a long and familiar road, one that has been driven on countless times, that doesn’t offer any new experiences. If anything, this hamburger might make a trucker out of its handler… operating big equipment, knowing when to stop and speed up, getting down and dirty, and getting the whole thing into that tight spot. Once the trucker burger is served one’s in it for the long haul.

65-71, Yen Chow Street
Sham Shui Po
Hong Kong
+852 2361 1330
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East Side Tavern

EST's 8oz Big Cheese Burger

EST’s 8oz Big Cheese Burger


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
Hong Kong
+852 2367 8770
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