[Hong Kong] Beef & Liberty
It's been more than a year since my last visit to Beef & Liberty and while the people eating with me have changed, the food (and the quality of it) hasn't - the restaurant is still obsessed with serving the best burgers using Tasmanian grass-fed beef but it doesn't limit itself to just burgers though!
They also make a mean milkshake and when I say mean, I meant spiked! I tried the Midnight Wake Up ($98) with Kahlua, chocolate liquer, cookies and chocolate ice cream while my friend had the Colombian Scream with Kahlua, Bailey's cream, espresso and vanilla ice cream. It's thick like what milkshakes should be but can be on the sweet side.
They have specials everyday and we ended up trying them all starting with this Scotch Eggs ($68)! It was made with quail eggs instead and it was like eating a miniature scotch eggs - though I would prefer a bigger egg and bigger version in general.
The Chili Cheese Fries ($68) were not guilty-free but man look at those layers of chili, cheese and sour cream!
The Heirloom Tomato Salad ($48) was simple yet gratifying as these tomatoes were really just that good by themselves without any fancy dressing.
Of course we had to indulge ourselves with the regular staple of appetizers - Corn Cobbler ($42), Crispy Chicken Wings ($83) and Sticky Rib Fingers ($88) - in addition to the Goat's Cheese & Beets ($58). I loved the spicy corn cobbler (always have!) but wasn't a fan of the goat cheese to be honest. The beets were good but not cohesive with the cheese either.
I've tried a few burgers here before but it was my first time trying the Chili Burger ($118) with jalapeno slices, caramelized onion, raclette cheese, mayo and harissa yogurt which came with an actual jalapeno pepper on top! The actual pepper was crazy spicy though (just ask my friend who took a bite of that!) and while the burger itself was also spicy, it was well-balanced by the thick layer of sweet caramelized onion.
The Chicken Burger ($92) with fried breaded chicken breast with cabbage slaw, spinach and canjun aioli was recommended by our friend, and it was moist and tender while crunchy at the same time which is a great alternative for those who don't eat beef.
Check out the perfect cross sections of our Black Pepper Burger ($115) with crushed pepper, caramelized onions and raclette cheese! You can choose how well you want your patties to be done and we had asked for medium as you can see with the metal sticks in our burgers.
Even though we were stuffed after all that food, we couldn't resist ordering desserts. This Eton Mess ($63) with meringue, Chantilly cream, strawberry and berry coulis was anything but a mess with its airy texture and luscious flavors! So if this was a light dessert...
...then this was the heavy hitter with Warm Skillet Cookie & Cream ($59)! Cookie and cream just go together hand in hand like that and words can't describe how satisfying it was to get a bit of the melting chocolate, cookie and cream altogether in one bite!
Beef & Liberty
2/F, Wing Fung Street, Wan ChaiTel: 2811 3009
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