Boomshack - American Food Truck in Hong Kong

Boomshack - American Food Truck in Hong Kong

Even though food trucks are not legalized in Hong Kong yet, you can still find food truck inspired menus like the one at Boomshack.

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Located conveniently in LKF, the playful menu of burgers and tacos at Boomshack, has a mix of American, Mexican and Asian flavours is perfect for a casual meal during the day or a late night grub after a night of dancing. 

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The decor is quirky and colourful with an imitation of a food truck inside, along with a few large and small wooden tables for seating. 

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For drinks, you can have your choice of weapon between beer, spirits or wine but I'm more of a cocktails kind of gal, so I ended up trying a few of their cocktails, which were all tequila based. I'm not usually a fan of tequila but all of their cocktails were quite delish to drink actually.


The Strawberry Balsamic ($90) with a touch of chili, bitters and tequila was my favourite cocktail of the night as the combo was unique with strawberry and balsamic vinegar! It was sweet and tangy with a hint of spiciness at the same time. 

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The Habanero Corn ($90) with ginger and tequila was sweet and spicy - great for those who love a spicy kick in their cocktails. 

Image titleThe Mayan ($90) with aji-amarillo, pineapple juice and tequila is perfect for those who love a sweet and fruity drink.

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We started off the night with these crispy tortilla chips and 3 kinds of dips - cheese, salsa and guacamole. 

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We also had the pleasure of previewing their new creation that is not yet on the menu - Fajitas! The beef arrived sizzling on a hot iron skillet while the smoky aroma wafted into our noses to whet our appetite. To assemble, we were told to grab a tortilla and place the beef, bell peppers along with condiments of sour cream, guacamole and salsa. I love fajitas and the beef here was very juicy and full of flavour.

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We then moved on to the Boom Burgers where we started with the Holy Kimchi ($88) with corned beef, house kimchi, cheddar cheese and baconnaise. OMG baconnaise! How can anyone resist bacon flavoured mayo? Only this burger was a bit oily while the corned beef was on the salty side.

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The King Kong ($98) was meaty with beef and spam patty, bok choy, provolone and XO mayo. I enjoyed the spam but felt that the beef patty could have been more flavourful.

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The Vintage ($78) with house ground beef and three cheese blend was an ever classic burger with tomato, onion and pickle. It's a bit typical for sure but at least it never goes out of fashion.

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The TexMexican ($98) with house ground beef, chipotle mayo, quinoa manchego, chili rellano, provolone and salsa verde was an interesting creation and I especially liked the chewy quinoa manchego cake layer, but I thought this burger on the whole was quite light in flavour. 

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One of the must-try items here - Beetroot Fries with Kewpie Mayo ($58)! The beet fries were a delicious shade of purple with a crispy exterior while the inside retained the freshness of the beetroot. It was sweet and soft which went perfectly with the kewpie mayo sprinkled with shichimi on top!

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The Tater Tots ($58) were a twist on the original with a soft gouda cheese filling! Served with sriracha aioli, they were light and crispy to eat - I simply could not stop popping these into my mouth and wouldn't have expect for limited stomach space. 

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The Kungfu Fish Taco ($88) with pan-seared white fish, curry sesame dressing, sambol avocado, orange and mango was a rather refreshing option after the meaty burgers and fries. 

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We also had the pleasure of previewing another new creation - a braised beef and cheese taco! The beef was especially tender after being braised for a long period of time while that luscious layer of cheese on top was irresistible.

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I was most excited to try this signature item here - the Chicken Waffle ($88)! While I wished the waffle would have been crispier, I loved how the fried chicken was slightly sweet with a honey taste which went quite well with the 3 cheese blend filling!

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Even though I was stuffed at this point, I still had room for dessert! With vanilla ice cream, waffle cone and chocolate, the Ice Cream Taco ($40) didn't taste all that unique to be honest as it was just vanilla ice cream and cone but the presentation itself as a taco left a more memorable impression. Perhaps they can offer different ice cream flavours to shake things up a bit.

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No explanation needed for the Nutella Banana Waffle ($50) - the two pieces of sugared waffle with banana and nutella inside. It's nutella so nothing to complain here!

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Hip, fun and exciting, Boomshack is the place to go if you want that American food truck experience with a creative and off-beat menu. 


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