I’ve posted two articles about my recent Hong Kong trip, mostly to share its culinary highlights. This will be my 3rd post of another culinary find.
Before you conjure up images of haute Asian fusion cuisine, let me warn you that this is just about the plain old burger. But if burgers are your thing and you happen to be in Hong Kong, then this place might be worth a visit.
One thing I liked about Beef & Liberty was its location. For the duration of my business trip, I was based in the very crowded Central business district so the departure to this gentrified area of old Wan Chai was refreshing. Beef & Liberty was smack in the middle of this quirky and (do I dare say?) “hipster” neighborhood scattered with eclectic shops, trendy residential buildings, and unique bars and restaurants.
This burger joint, which happens to be on the Michelin Guide, is known for its use of beef from grass-fed cattle raised by small farmers in Tasmania – supposedly in an area with the cleanest air in the world. Now, I am very far from being a burger or beef connoisseur so these things have no bearing for me. All I really care about is having a big fat juicy and tasty burger.
Big, fat, and juicy – yes! Plus points for juicy goodness dripping down my fingers.
Tasty – I’m a bit on the border on this because while I definitely taste the savory meat, I prefer mine on the salty side. But that was quickly solved with a dash of salt.
So is it really the best burger in HK as many food writers suggest? I suppose until Shake Shack arrives they have the crown.
Beef & Liberty is located at 23 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.