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Tipping Point [Hong Kong] - HK's best burger by a mile....!

  • PhilD Apr 10, 2014 11:33 PM
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Hong Kong is going through a craft brewing revolution at the moment which can only be good, well maybe not, it would be great if it wasn't so bloody expensive!

Tipping Point has been set up by Que Vinh Dang, the former chef of TBLS, and he is doing both food and beer. The food is classic US dude food with the TBLS spin which makes it really interesting and really good. At the moment most of the beer is bought in, but there are a few in-house brews starting to find their way out of the brew-house. Slightly too early to judge them but so far heading in the right direction (and seems fairly priced).

But the cheeseburger is really the thing to get very, very excited about. It really is very, very good (and not cheap at $208). Its a fair size and fills you up so not bad value, although it was so good I could have forced another one down. So to call it HK's best is a big call especially with Beef & Liberty wowing them, and Butchers Club Burger to open, in Wan Chai. But it definitely hits the spot.....and its in a pub not a sit down restaurant.

Only one niggle - it needs more wine by the glass, not just cask wine from a tap. I love going but my wife is highly resistant to its charms as she doesn't like beer....!

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  1. $27 USD for a burger? I'll stick to Asian food

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    1. re: AubWah

      It's Hong Kong prices are mad - even Asian food can get very expensive very quickly if you go to the to certain restaurants, and some Asian dishes if done well are never cheap - even char situ will start north of US$10 a plate and go rapidly north from there. So everything is relative - but that said it's still annoying.

      1. re: PhilD

        char situ?

        1. re: AubWah

          Sorry apple auto correct - char siu

          1. re: PhilD

            you can't find char siu for less than $10 US?

            1. re: AubWah

              No, you won't get a plate of decent char siu cheaply. OK you can get a bowl of char siu fan quite cheaply, but that is going to be mainly rice and it's not really the same thing.

              HK is an expensive city, it's not just restaurants, the produce shops and markets are also not cheap for good ingredients. You can eat cheap food if you wish but quality costs.

              1. re: PhilD

                I like char siu fan, I prefer to eat my roast pork with rice. I'm used to paying about $4 US for it

                1. re: AubWah

                  Yup char siu fan is about HK$30 but a plate of char siu is going to be upwards of HK$100 and that's because you will only get a few pieces on top of your rice not a plate full of melting meat.

                  It's also worth noting that char siu is different to roast pork. If you order a mixed plate of roast pork and char siu in most dim sum places it will set you back HK$240.

                  If I am missing a good cheap cheap place for char siu let me have the address - I will check it out - although not today's as the sun is shining and we are off to the beach on Lantau.

                  1. re: PhilD

                    Wow incredible- enjoy. Maybe some seafood is in order?

                    1. re: PhilD

                      Well, we headed up north instead, and ended up having lunch at this place I did not know existed, the Sha Tin Inn. Completely old-skool Indonesian. Food was fine, but the setting was neat, in an old, old shack with an outdoor terrace and a garden.