A couple of my friends and I decided that it would be a good idea to travel from our homes during the red rainstorm signal to get burgers for lunch. Whilst I’m not going to comment any further on the stupidity of our harebrained plans , I’m going to take this time to talk about our trip to The Big Bite, a Canadian-style burger restaurant in North Point…which I guess was worth the walk in the heavy rain 🙂
Walking into the restaurant, the first thing I noticed was how patriotically decorated the place was, with its large Canadian flag at the counter and plush taxidermy animal heads on the walls, which I found morbidly cute. We arrived at around 12.15 in the afternoon on a weekday and because it was raining so heavily, the place was quite empty and we had no trouble finding a seat.
I was pleasantly surprised that the burgers were cheaper than what I had expected, compared to places such as Burgerroom, Beef & Liberty and BLT Burger. Of course, this place has more of a “fast food” vibe than the other examples, not to mention that it’s not located in Central/Causeway where the rents are extortionately high, so it’s not really a fair comparison, but my wallet was definitely better off 🙂
The Big Bite does lunch sets which includes a burger, your choice of fries and a soft drink, though I upgraded my soft drink to a tea instead in my pathetic attempt to try to make this meal the slightest bit healthier 😛 .
First up, the Big Bite Burger- when I first bit into this burger I was hit with a slight wave of disappointment because I thought that it tasted a little dry. However, a few more bites into the burger and the natural juices from the patty started leaking out onto the fluffy buns. I guess the burger lives up to its name- take a “big bite” and you’ll be able to taste how delicious it is! Combined with tomatoes, red onions, lettuce, jalapeño peppers and gherkin slices, this was definitely a tasty treat! The burger, being quite sizeable for its price, ended up getting a bit messy to eat so I used a fork and knife towards the end to mop up any bits that had fallen apart.
We also got poutine as a side. Mozzarella cheese was used as a substitute to cheese curds. Crispy, chunky fries slathered with gravy and cheese- who could say no to such a moreish treat? It does get a little heavy towards the end of the meal so light eaters might considering sharing a portion between two people.
Finally we ordered buffalo wings (heat level “hot”) which were served with celery sticks and a blue cheese dressing. I really enjoyed these- the skin of the wings were crispy and slathered with that distinctive addicting cayenne pepper hot sauce, and the meat itself was quite tender. I’m not really a person who can handle hot, spicy foods but this level of heat was alright for me! The heat level ranges from “wuss” to “homicide”…perhaps next time when I visit I’ll take the plunge and dare myself to eat some fiery hot wings!
I had a lip-smackingly tasty meal at the Big Bite, and it’s probably one of the better burgers I’ve had in Hong Kong. I’ll definitely be back to try out their Tuesday beer + HK$3 dollar chicken wing nights as well as their wide range of burgers and hot dogs!
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