Vegan and vegetarian diets are now more frequent than ever, and in a city where meat is embedded so deeply in its culture, Hong Kong is learning to embrace the concept of meat-free alternatives. International brands are cropping up and formulating innovative solutions to tasty meals which may be just as tasty as its meat predecessor. An Impossible Burger (113g serving size) uses 96% less land, 87% less water and 89% less greenhouse gasses compared to ground beef from a cow. That means a saving of 7 square meters of land, 3 kg of CO2, and 84 litres of water for each Impossible Burger ordered. With World Burger Day (28th May) around the corner, Cha Siu Papers Times rounds up the best burger joints in Hong Kong serving the plant-based dish, which can also be indulged in year round.
American diner-inspired eatery Honbo serves classic burgers in a modern setting. With two locations in Hong Kong (one in Star Street and the other in Tsuen Wan’s The Mills) Honbo’s rapid expansion has not gone unnoticed—customers often fill the restaurant at lunchtimes to try the daily burger set. Head to Honbo for the Impossible™ Burger (HK$108) and pair it with vegan X.O house sauce.
Happy Burger Day special: Order the Impossible™ Burger on 28th May 2020 to receive a complimentary Coke with your order
6/7 Sun St, G/F Shop B, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2567 8970
303, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par St, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, +852 3979 2300
Deemed as a self-proclaimed delicatessen, New York-style Morty’s is famed for its premium meat sandwiches, yet prides itself on its vegetarian options too—the restaurant specialises in homemade baked bread, pickled vegetables, salads, poutine, gluten-free sauces and fruity smoothies. Try the This is so Texas Burger (HK$128) which uses an Impossible™ Burger patty, cheddar cheese, and tangy barbecue sauce or the Lean & Strong Burger (HK$128) which presents an Impossible™ Burger patty with avocado, kale, and gluten-free thousand island dressing.
Happy Burger Day special: Order the Impossible™ Burger on 28th May 2020 to receive a complimentary Brooklyn Lager with your order
Jardine House, Shop 2-14, LG/F, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3665 0900
Wing Fung Building, 8-10 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 3665 0890
Tai Wo Tang
Over in the historic Kowloon City, sits the quaint Tai Wo Tang, a café set on preserving the memories of the eclectic district and its community. The hearty restaurant has, however, jumped on board the Impossible™ movement, offering its burger (HK$158) with cheddar cheese, caramelised onions, pickled cucumbers, and butter lettuce on a brioche bun—best served with the fries and truffle mayonnaise.
Happy Burger Day special: Order the Impossible™ Burger on 28th May 2020 to receive a complimentary drink with your order
G/F, 24 Nga Tsin Long Rd, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, +852 2623 2006, taiwotang1932.com
Head to W…Burger to try the original Impossible™ Burger (HK$88) which comes with tomato and lettuce, or for the cheese enthusiasts, order the Impossible™ Camembert Burger (HK$98) which comes with a decadent wheel of camembert as the bun. If you’ve already tried these, go for the succulent Impossible™ Portobello (HK$113) or the Impossible™ Hot Dog with Black Truffle Mushrooms (HK$123).
Happy Burger Day special: Order the Impossible™ Burger on 28th May 2020 to receive complimentary coke and fries with your order
G/F, 5 Nam Kok Rd, Kowloon City, Hong Kong, +852 2382 8010, facebook.com/WBurger
The quirky, bustling Kabo Burger is often full, so be sure to get there in time so it doesn’t run out of stock before arrival. The restaurant serves enticing sides including potato waffles and Indo-mei, whilst the main is the Impossible™ CheeseBurger (HK$58 at Kwai Chung, HK$62 at Tsim Sha Tsui).
Happy Burger Day special: Enjoy special offers from Kabo Burger with
HK$88 for 2 Impossible Cheeseburgers at Kwai Chung; and HK$98 for 2 Impossible Cheeseburgers at TST on 28th May 2020
Shop A-B, G/F, Kar Po Mansion, No. 499 Kwai Chung Section, Castle Peak Road, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, +852 9521 4405
Shop A, Brilliant Court, 78 Kimberley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 6125 8419
The charming neighbourhood, Sheung Wan, is home to some of the city’s tastiest hidden bites. Kitchen Corner is no exception, a healthy- and wholesome-driven café. Upgrade any of the original burgers to an Impossible™ Burger patty (additional +HK$10) from the Aussie Burger (HK$64) featuring beetroot slices and a sunny side up egg to the
Alpine Burger (HK$58) with onions and mushrooms.
Happy Burger Day special: Enjoy a complimentary upgrade (normally +HK$10) to make any burger on the Kitchen Corner menu an Impossible burger on 28th May 2020
Shop 66, G/F, Tsuen Cheong Centre, Cheong Ning Building, 202-216 Sai Lau Kok Rd, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2547 8008, cornerkitchencafe.com
LAB EAT serves the Impossible™ Burger featuring double patties, lettuce, tomato and onion—classic style. Dine here for a midday boost or evening meal.
Happy Burger Day special: Enjoy the LAB EAT Set available for the full day on 28 May for HK$138 (available after 28 May, 12 noon to 5.30 pm only for HK$188) Available as a set (HK$138 on 28 May; HK$188 after 28 May), enjoy the LAB EAT Impossible Burger featuring double patties with lettuce, tomato and onion and a Coffee/Tea/Coke
Shop 502, 5/F, T.O.P. This is Our Place, 700 Nathan Rd, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 9213 3315, facebook.com/labeatmongkok
With bourbons, brunches, milkshakes and burgers on the menu, The Diner is an American diner experience for the city folk. And for the burgers, the Impossible™ is on the menu, with a feasty Naxos Burger (HK$159) option, topped with feta cheese, roasted cherry tomatoes, or the Monterey
Burger (HK$159) featuring Monterey jack cheese.
Happy Burger Day special: Enjoy a complimentary drink on the 28th of May 2020 with your Impossible Burger™
G/F Shiu King Court, 4-8 Arbuthnot Rd, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2798 8219, thediner.com.hk