We’re all trying to be a little more careful with what we eat these days, not just for our health, but for its impact on the environment. That’s why fake meats like Impossible Meat and Beyond Meat have become so popular. Most places will serve them up in a burger form that still gives you that guilty pleasure without having to worry too much about its effect on your waistline (and our planet). So, if you want in on the trend, here’s where to find Hong Kong’s best Impossible burgers.
Want to enjoy your Impossible burger in classy surrounds? Head to this New York-style speakeasy hidden in the Landmark Mandarin Oriental hotel. This fine-dining spin on an Impossible burger features tomato, lettuce, dill pickles, red onion, and mayo, topped with melted cheddar and sandwiched between two halves of a milk bun. The kicker? The burger’s served with a side of the bar’s moreish waffle fries. Fair warning: the burger’s huge, so if you’re not feeling the American-sized service, ask for the mini sliders.
This happening spot on Peel Street serves its Impossible Cheeseburger completely unaccompanied, but with a burger that good, why would it need anything else? A patty of Impossible meat is paired with chargrilled onions, pickles, and Shady’s secret homemade burger sauce; then, a generous amount of cheese is piled on top and melted with a blow torch for maximum gooiness. The whole thing is then sandwiched between a plump brioche bunch. The result? Pure perfection.
This popular American-style diner in central has not one but two Impossible burgers for the meat-averse. The This Is So Texas Burger is an ode to the great state with sautéed onions and mushroom, gooey cheddar, and a tangy barbeque sauce. If you’re watching what you eat, the Lean & Strong Burger pairs an Impossible pattie with avocado, kale, tomato, and gluten-free thousand island dressing for a cheat meal your personal trainer won’t take you to task for.
The vego arm of this popular burger join, Leaves & Liberty, dishes up a perfectly piquant Impossible Green Chili Cheese burger, but you’ll want to get in for its new chorizo-flavored offering which uses paprika to give Impossible meat that sultry touch. Paired with cheddar, guacamole, jalapeno, vegan sour cream, butter lettuce, and coriander, it’s a fabulous trip south of the border. Side note: you can request Impossible meat for any of their burgers, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from here.
Over in Kowloon, this casual burger joint offers a simple bur elegant Impossible burger with just tomato and lettuce. But, if you’re feeling fancy, try the decadent Impossible Camembert Burger, which uses a whole wheel of soft cheese as a burger bun. They also have an Impossible Portobello, where the meat is topped off with a juicy portobello mushroom, and an Impossible Hot Dog with Black Truffle Mushrooms.
This appropriately named hole-in-the-wall on Arbuthnot Road offers four different Impossible burgers for you to dig into. The Greek-inspired Naxos burger comes smothered in feta cheese and roasted cherry tomatoes, while the SoCal-esque Monterey Burger is loaded with – you may have guessed it – Monterey jack cheese. There’s a Classic Burger, of course, and a very hipster Smash Burger with – of course – smashed avocado and caramelized onions. All burgers are served on vegan Scottish baps and with a side of fries and slaw.
This Kowloon hotel’s lush lobby eatery serves up a build-your-own edition of the Impossible burger. Diners can choose to up their burger game with the addition of fried eggs, avocado, American smoked gouda, or even an extra patty. Plus, the whole thing is served with sweet potato fries so you won’t feel too guilty indulging.
This little eatery puts a local spin on the Impossible burger by adding its own vegan X.O. house sauce to the traditional ingredients of a four-ounce patty, pickles, onions, and lettuce.
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