Best Burger in Hong Kong?
- e_ting Mar 3, 2008 07:44 AM
Okay, so Hong Kong ain't burger territory, but there has been a slight proliferation of burger joints in recent years/months. Is there even one that's any good?
(Suggestions for burgers in non-burger focused places are good too - I just want a good burger in the SAR!)
to start the ball rolling, here are the places I can remember off the top of my head:
main st. deli
burger joint (recently moved away from sheung wan location into soho???)
none of the above have really done it for me - mostly it's the quality of the bun that's the problem, but having said that none of the patties have been great either.
I have always struggled to get a good burger in HK , the meat always taste a bit off and the buns are sweet. There is a burger joint next the Delaneys in Wanchai that had a decent burger , but it was 2am and my judgement might have been off !
I almost tried the wagyu/toro burger but cudn't get a table at the cafe! Anyway my friend wo has tried it told me that she was disappointed - the beef and the fish didn't mix well. I am undeterred and will bring a nice bottle of big red and share the burger with friends - one day.
Otherwise my favorite burger place is Shake 'em Buns. The patties are not all beef - they have diced onions inside. This makes the patties juicy and soft. Lovely stuff. If you like them big, try the Gang Bang (only available in Causeway Bay) with 2 patties. I have a video of my friend trying to pick it up posted on my blog...it's funny!
Though a little 'off-topic'. but had an amazing 'burger combo' for lunch at Spoon the other day. Three mini burgers side by side. One is Wagyu beef done medium rare! One is duck seasoned 'exotcally' and one, a prawn and crabmeat pate. All three comes with interesting dips and condiments!
re: Charles Yu
interesting, i had something quite similar at l'atelier de robuchon too, though all three burger-lets were the same. bite sized burgers sure are nice - all that juicy burgery goodness in one shot - but sometimes, i just want a classic, lo-fi burger, and by the way this thread's going, it looks like hk is a veritable burger desert!
Shake-em-buns - superb
Harlans - decent
Wagyu - great (massive and a little overpriced but nonetheless a good burger)
For anyone that has lived in ny, shakembuns is the closest thing to island burger (an old favorite of mine). the only drawback to S-em-B is their excessive use of Mayo.
the best burger in hk that i've had is at mainstreet in stanley. in fact, main street is one of my favorite restasurants in hk. its just far as i live in mid-levels, so i usually go there after a hike and reward myself with a burger, medium well, with all the fixings, including lettuce, tomato, sauteed onions, pickles, no cheese. you don't even need ketchup, mustard or mayo. 100% ground beef, with no filler. and medium well is still juicy..