Restaurant Review: Burger Ray

Taipei Times
Date: , Dec 05, 2015
By: Han Cheung  /  Staff Reporter

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I walked into a restaurant featuring a

The Heart Attack Burger features candied pineapple, foie gras and truffles.  Photo: Han Cheung, Taipei Times

The Heart Attack Burger features candied pineapple, foie gras and truffles. Photo: Han Cheung, Taipei Times

“Heart Attack Burger” — but my stomach still let out a small cry of pain when a stream of meat grease literally poured out of the sandwich upon first bite.

Burger Ray (個性漢堡) has generated much hype since it opened in the heart of Taipei’s east district in July. As expected, there was a crowd of people waiting for seats in front of the restaurant, though there is a standing table for the less patient. It’s a bit claustrophobic in the front with a cluster of tables, but opens to a more comfortable seating area in the back.

This place is a no-frills burger joint. You order at the counter next to the door off a basic menu that only contains burgers, shakes and drinks. No appetizers, no desserts. There’s a 50-minute eating limit, but with the basic menu and reasonably fast service, I doubt you will need longer than that. And come on, it’s Taiwan. They won’t kick you out.     [FULL  STORY]

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