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.
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.
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.
The Habanero Corn ($90) with ginger and tequila was sweet and spicy - great for those who love a spicy kick in their cocktails.
The Mayan ($90) with aji-amarillo, pineapple juice and tequila is perfect for those who love a sweet and fruity drink.
We started off the night with these crispy tortilla chips and 3 kinds of dips - cheese, salsa and guacamole.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Originally posted at: http://supertastermel.blogspot.hk/2015/05/boomshack-hong-kong.html