Honbo – One Of Hong Kong’s Best Burgers, For American-style Beef and Vegan Burgers At Wan Chai
[Hong Kong] When you have been to Hong Kong a number of times, you start to explore beyond the regular ‘staples’ and hunt for some international “street food”, such as burgers.
Some of Hong Kong’s best burger places include The Butcher’s Club (which was once listed in the Michelin Street Food guide), Beef & Liberty, Burger Joys, The Big Bite, and the famous Shake Shack.
A name that constantly comes out in the “Best Burgers In Hong Kong” guide is Honbo Burger.
There are some food places in Hong Kong that mostly the locals know about, and they are constantly filled.
Honbo is known among burger aficionados for their juicy burgers made using quality USDA meat. True enough, it was packed when I visited a weekday afternoon.
Because the place is small and slightly cramped, it is not a place to have long chats, but more an eat-and-go. However, vibes are energetic and vibrant, and it seems to be a favourite among officer workers nearby.
Honbo which means “burger” in Cantonese, terms itself as a “grassroots burger restaurant” which stays connected to that is local farmers, brewers and artisans.
Staying true to its brand identify, the signature Potato Milk Bun is baked “just 15 minutes away” and vegetables harvested free from Yuen Long.
For its lunch set, offerings included the Classic Burger (HKD108), Cheese Burger (HKD118), Vegan Burger (HKD108), Honbo Special (HK118) and Chicken Burger (HK108), which comes with a side and drink.
That is SGD19 (USD13.80) to SGD20.80 (USD15).
I ordered the Honbo Burger, a double patty beef with cheese, pickles, onion and house sauce. No frills.
True enough, this was just a simple, darn-good burger – soft as pillow bun, with juicy meaty patty sandwiched in between.
I had many Sweet Potato Fries in my life, but somehow these were just wickedly delicious.
Just a solid good burger. Can give some of the big boys a run of their money.
G/F New Sun House, 6-7 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Admiralty Exit F)
Tel: +852 2567 8970
Opening Hours: 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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The Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2018
You can now experience also experience Honbo Burger at the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2018, held from 25 to 28 October (Thursday to Sunday).
Extending its reach from Central Harbourfront Event Space to Tamar Park, the venue size for this year’s Festival will be 20% larger than last year’s. There will be about 450 booths serving fine wines and exquisite food, over 10% more than last year.
The key event highlights is the “10-Michelin-starred Dinner” at the “Tasting Room”, where Five international Michelin-starred chefs will jointly present a highly anticipated wine pairing banquet with eight courses, fusing Chinese, Thai and French elements.
In addition, good news for Singapore travellers who are flying to Hong Kong via Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific.
You are able to register for the Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival to receive a special pass. The pass will include complimentary entry, four wine tokens, two food tokens, and a tenth anniversary limited edition wine glass. More information here: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/seasia/plan-your-trip/vacation-packages/sg-wnd2018.jsp
For details of the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, please head over to the HKTB website:
*This entry is brought to you in partnership with Hong Kong Tourism Board.
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