Food & Beverage
A hotel restaurant in Hong Kong is challenging glutinous foodies to gobble down 800 grams of ground beef and fries in just 40 minutes. The prize? Successful diners won’t have to pay the HK$666 that the gargantuan set meal would usually cost.
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Hong Kong Hamburger Challenge
Is this a heart attack on a plate or what?
Mirage Bar & Restaurant at the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel is serving an OMG Burger set meal that might just give you a cardiac arrest reading about it!
Priced at HK$666 (approximately US$85), the OMG Burger consists of an 800 gram beef paddy that is topped with 12 strips of extra crispy smoked bacon, four fried eggs, a whole caramelized onion, tomato slices, and lettuce.
It is served with crispy steak house chips or sweet potato fries.
If you’re not familiar with metric, 800 grams works out to 28-plus ounces or nearly 1.77 pounds of beef!
So here’s the challenge: If you can finish the whole deal in 40 minutes, the meal is on the house.
The Hong Kong Burger Challenge runs from 18 March through 30 April. And it’s no coincidence that it coincides with the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, which runs from 5 to 7 April.
I’m sure you will see quite a few hunky rugby players taking up the challenge in the runup to the tournament.
If you are still hungry after successfully scarfing down the OMG Burger, check out what other burgers await at the Mirage Bar & Restaurant …
Plain Ole Burger – HK$198
With a beef patty made of premium Australian Stockyard house blend beef topped with Cheddar cheese, tomato, onion, pickles, and Aioli sauce!
Double Bacon Cheese Burger – HK$268
Two beef patties, four strips of extra crispy hickory smoked baco, cheese, and condiments
Steak Sando – HK$268
A 200 gram Stockyard Angus Ribeye Steak sandwich.
Aqua Burger – HK$218
A crispy yet tender fried Seabass fillet, purple cabbage slaw seasoned with Caper mayo.
Chicken Parma Burger – HK$218
Crafted with pounded and fried crispy chicken breast topped with Parma ham, Mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes.
Impossible Burger – HK$258
Made with plant-based “meat” by “Impossible Foods”, which has been upgraded to a gluten-free version with a better nutritional profile and a taste that is even closer to real beef.
All handcrafted burgers are served with a choice of crispy steak house chips or sweet potato fries, available from 18 March till 30 April 2019.
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel
The Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel is a four-star hotel overlooking Victoria Harbour. It has three food and beverage outlets.
- Mirage Bar & Restaurant – an all day-dining restaurant and bar. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Cafe Renaissance – a buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Dynasty – a fine-dining Chinese restaurant serving Cantonese cuisine. It is open for lunch and dinner.
The hotel has a seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool, a heated children’s pool, and a fitness centre with cardiovascular equipment and free weights.
Not only that, there are outdoor tennis courts and a jogging/fitness trail.
Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel – 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong Island.
The hotel has direct access to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition. It is a short walk by covered walkway to the Wanchai MTR station on the Island Line. It is also a short walk to the Wanchai Star Ferry Terminal.
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