We just got a preview of Boy n Burger, opening on Monday, 23 August. It’s a spacious and welcoming fast-casual burger specialist, much more modern and fun in design that your standard burger joint. There’s plenty of seating – a big plus.
The burgers in question are made with antibiotic-free, 20-day salt-moss-aged, grass and wild cereal grain-fed British beef, and the veg toppings are locally sourced. We rate the eco-friendly takeaway packaging, without a plastic straw or styrofoam container in sight. Boy n Burger’s slogan is “better burgers for everyone”, and we couldn’t agree more.
In addition to the focus on sustainability, it’s the prices that make Boy n Burger stand out from the burger pack. A single-patty beef burger clocks in at a mere $28 (in comparison, a hamburger at McDonald’s comes in at $10.50, while heavy-hitting Shake Shack’s ShackBurger is priced at $54 for a single). That’s a really great price for such high-quality, traceable meat.
We tried the signature Bobby Burger ($55) – sesame-seed bun, double beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, house sauce – and it was pretty darn good. The bun is soft but not mushy, the veg fresh and crisp and the juicy, smashed beef patties pack in a lot of savouriness. The house sauce doesn’t come through as much as, say, Shack Sauce, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, if you want the meaty flavour to shine.
If you’re not into beefburgers, there’s chicken, chicken katsu, fish and even a plant-based Impossible option. You can also get a good-value meal set (+$25) with a small side and drink. We’re quite keen to try the burger sliders (from $130), which come in beef and chicken varieties, in sets of six or 12 mini patties.
There’s a tidy selection of interesting sides – breaded butterfly prawns, green apple coleslaw, BBQ corn cup salad and more – to complete your meal. On the carbs side, we recommend going old school and getting the crispy, golden tater tots ($15/$20) instead of the skinny fries, which were a bit limp on our visit.
The K-pop chicken ($25/$25) wasn’t what we had expected. We had pictured the spicy, gochujang-based sauce that’s typical for Korean fried chicken, but Boy n Burger’s K-pop sauce is sweeter and has a fruity undertone. There’s a whole menu section of fried chicken (from $28) that we were too full to try, so we’ll be back to sink our teeth into the fried tenders, wings and thighs.
The dessert menu is nifty, featuring a selection of pre-packaged mochi ice ($10) and ice-cream cups ($25) by home-grown Kowloon Dairy. We went for the mochi ice (we can’t get enough of that sticky mochi chew), which has flavour options ranging from vanilla and mango to lychee and Ovaltine.
Boy n Burger is a cool new shop for a tasty, affordable burger that ticks all the right environmental boxes. We hope to return next month, when they’re set to launch their breakfast menu – and it’s not all burgers for brekkie here. Their breakfast sandwiches sound like they would really hit the spot.
UPDATE: Boy n Burger is now open for breakfast from 8–11am! Pop by to start your day with their hash brown and egg muffin ($18), sausage and egg muffin ($32), luncheon meat and egg sandwich ($13) or toasted cheese sandwich ($15).
208 Johnston Road, Wanchai, 3686 0928
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