[HK] Burgeroom (Causeway Bay)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Inspired by the raving reviews about Burgeroom published on Openrice, we certainly did not want to be missing out on any worthy calories. In the mood for some junk food after our religious gym workouts, we decided to cheat on our diets for some burgers!

Foie Gras Beef Burger ($140/-)

Being the signature product of Burgeroom, we really expected this to be a lot better. Quite frankly, the foie gras was not the smooth-melt-in-your-mouth sort, with a texture that was more like beancurd. Despite the relatively rich and creamy flavour, we were not sure if it complement the flavour of the medium rare beef patty. The homemade sauce was rather disappointing, tasting more like a blend of tomatoes and mayonnaise. The beef patty was cooked to my desired medium rare requirement, and it tastes moist and juicy. There was too much juice from the sliced tomatoes and the underlying bed of salad that it soaked the burger buns - a disaster by our books. The cheddar cheese added some enhanced flavours to the burger, but I would probably pass on the additional foie gras which was $80 more than the classic burger priced at $60.

Verdict: 6.5/10

Soft Shell Crab Burger ($80/-)

This was an interesting item on the menu and caught our attention on the first instance. Sandwiched between the buns were romaine lettuce, homemade tartar sauce and a surprising deep fried soft shell crab. With expectations held high before the food was being served, it was a major disappointment. Upon the first bite, there was an appalling stench from the crab which put me off pretty bad. The batter was not as crispy as it should have been, tasting slightly too limp for our liking. It was expected that one should be able to crunch through deep fried soft shell crab and eat it whole, but the lack of crispiness made it rather impossible. The major turn-off was the stench, and it was unacceptable by our standards. 

Verdict: 5.5/10 

Spicy Breaded Chicken Wings ($40/-)

Quite sadly, the burgers were compensated by the sides. The crispy batter carried a strong taste of seasoning, which gave the chicken wings a savoury touch. There was a distinct lack of spiciness, so it came across as a good version of deep fried chicken wings.

Verdict: 7.0/10

Potato wedges with added melted cheese sauce ($22 + $18)

The melted cheese on the potato wedges was too little, so we ordered an extra serving of melted cheddar cheese. It was rich and thick (not quite in a good way though) because it was too dense. The wedges were served up to expectations with no pleasant surprise either.

Verdict: 6.5/10

Quite honestly, the quality of the food was below our expectations though the service was good and serving of food was relatively quick. The wait for a table was enough to make us cringe, for we waited about 40 minutes for a table. Overall, it was a rather disappointing visit for we planned this dining way in advance.

Was it worth it? Certainly not in our humble opinion.

G/F, 7 Caroline Hill Road,
Causeway Bay
Tel: 2890 9130

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