Saturday, June 20, 2009
Gourmet Burger Union, Hong Kong
Going all the way to Hong Kong to eat burgers isn't exactly something that I'd typically do. But one of our buddies from London mentioned that Gourmet Burger was a big British chain that was pretty good. And after an afternoon of golf with the fellas, a meaty greasy burger sounded just right. So we made a pit stop here (45 Cochrane Street, 2581-0321) on the way back.
After we went upstairs though, our English friend said that it didn't seem right. It was not the full service restaurant that he was used to, and the menu wasn't quite the same. And when he got the food, he was suspected that this was a knockoff instead. After taking a closer look, we realized that this wasn't the Gourmet Burger Kitchen that he was used to from back home, but rather Gourmet Burger Union, which interestingly also featured a very similar logo of concentric circles.
Well, even if this wasn't the same chain, I still liked my burger. One could go the custom route, but I went for a pre-configured Double Truffle, featuring truffle creme, Gruyère cheese, caramelized onions, and rucola, which worked for me. Sure, the patty was tiny and the fries weren't anything to get excited about, but the way they put all of these flavors together, I was quite happy.
Digested at 8:57 PM
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