I’ve been to a few burger joints in Hong Kong, and while places like Caliburger (basically a copy of In-N-Out) or the Butcher’s Club serve up tasty, beefy meals, they come with a heavy price tag. Delicious hamburgers are plentiful and cheap in the good ol’ U.S. of A., so it hurts my American heart to pay the equivalent of 12USD for a decent one.
MOS Burger—which is an acronym for “mountain,” “ocean,” and “sun”—is a Japanese chain that is scattered across Asia. Strangely enough, I first learned about the franchise when I was a teen and happened to download a desktop icon set promoting their range of hamburgers. *nerd alert* I had my first bite in Taiwan and also tried it when I first moved to Hong Kong with no recollection of the experience, for some reason.
Well. I happened to be craving burgers today (a rare moment, tbh) and walked into their shop in Wanchai. I ordered the Wagyu burger, along with a pumpkin croquette, iced matcha latte, mos cheeseburger, fries, and coke (the latter being my friend’s meal—I mean I love food but I’m still a relatively small human), for a whopping 97HKD, which is less than 12USD for two meals. In fact, I originally thought the prices weren’t listed next to the burgers on the menu because they were so cheap—30HKD for the promotional wagyu and about 24HKD for a normal burger. Those are McDonald’s prices, yo.
While the burgers are the size of a baby’s hand, the patties are fat and pretty much all the ingredients are cut pretty thickly, including the tomatoes and ~egg~ on my wagyu burger. I was completely stuffed and sleepy after my meal and will think twice about ordering a side next time. Oh yeah, and the entire meal was SCRUMPTIOUS, down to the last drop of my matcha latte.
“Oh hai, nice to meet you, what is your name?”
“Wagyu burger with egg.”
“Oh hai wagyu burger with egg! I’m hungry.”