Globetrotting burger lovers will be excited to learn that Hong Kong’s favourite burger restaurant (or at least certainly my favourite burger place!), Beef & Liberty, is about to open a new restaurant in the departures area of Hong Kong International Airport!
The new restaurant, which is set to open by mid-April just after the South departures entrance, once you’ve passed immigration, will comfortably seat up to 120 hungry jetsetters.
The menu will feature all of the usual favourites, including the Bacon Cheeseburger and the Little Pecker, as well as a selection of Hong Kong-inspired items that will be available exclusively at the new airport location.
I was lucky enough to be invited to sample a sneak peek of these exclusive dishes in the California Tower restaurant and was very impressed.
The macaroni cheese breakfast sandwich (which, you’ll be pleased to know, despite its name, is available all day) was quite something. I’m not the world’s biggest mac ‘n’ cheese fan; I’ll eat it, but it’s not something I crave. When sandwiched between two pieces of thick, brioche-style toast and topped with a fried egg, however, I suddenly think mac ‘n’ cheese is really quite special. Polish off an entire plate of this super indulgent comfort food and you are guaranteed to sleep all the way to your final destination!
When I read the description of the Charsiu Burger, I knew it was going to be good, but I was blown away by quite how amazing this burger was and how one bite made me want to book a flight somewhere in April, just so I could taste it again! The burger consists of a juicy pork patty, topped with char siu marinated pork belly, with soya mayonnaise, spring onions, coriander and chilli, between two perfectly toasted buns. I am still in complete awe of this burger and actually think it outshines any burger on Beef & Liberty’s normal menu.
Aside from the existing desserts, such as the cookie skillet and Oreo shot, the new Beef & Liberty menu also features a Hong Kong milk tea crème brûlée, adorably served in a quintessential Black & White evaporated milk tea cup. The rich and slightly bitter flavour of the milk tea was immediately evident and I was impressed by the satisfying crack of the thick layer of burnt sugar on top, which nicely balanced the flavours.
Have you got your next holiday planned? Start it with a delicious meal at the new Beef & Liberty before you fly! Or, if you don’t have a trip coming up, no one will judge you if you book a ticket just so you can try the Charsiu Burger; I know I would do it!
Beef & Liberty’s new airport restaurant will open mid-April 2018 at the following location:
Unit 7E138, Departures East Hall
Hong Kong International Airport
In the meantime, visit one of the other branches in California Tower, Star Street or Stanley.