A big hand-painted sign on an exposed brick wall proclaims: “Hamburgers. Delicious!” Indeed, who can argue with that simple statement?
Despite the bad rap it gets as being nothing but junk food consisting of a rubbery meat patty slapped between two pieces of not-so-fresh bread, hamburgers are a great comfort food. And naturally, everyone has their ideas about what makes a good burger.
The Angry Burger, the newly-opened restaurant in Riverville Square has its own approach: “One taste and you’ll understand why I have every damn reason to be angry at the lesser burgers who have tarnished my reputation!”
The restaurant, which is in soft-opening phase, is eager to prove burger detractors wrong. With menu items such as Spicy Kung Fu Burger, Swiss and Shrooms, Western Bacon Barbecue and The Ultimate Double Decker, The Angry Burger aims to show us why its offerings are real burgers. They claim their burgers to be freshly-made, juicy, perfectly-proportioned and texture-balanced.
Two attempts at their sandwiches have left us with this verdict: The patty is indeed good, charred to that crucial point where it maintains juiciness without being too runny. The bun is crisp on the outside and puffy on the inside. The sauce can be a little overpowering, both in terms of flavor and amount; it makes the vegetables slip around too much. If you don’t mind eating messily, go for it!
With a side of French fries, salad or even tortilla soup, a meal here is sure to leave you satisfied and charged with a protein kick. If having sauce-stained fingers and cheeks in public is not your type of thing, you can still get burgers for takeout and enjoy the generous portions in the privacy of your own home.
Either way, head on out to The Angry Burger and see for yourself why this burger is smoking.
Daily 11am-9pm. 7 Riverville Square, Tianzhu, Shunyi District (139 1078 0276) 顺义区天竺温榆广场7店铺
Photo by Dana Cosio-Mercado
Dana is the beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent. Originally from the Philippines, she moved to Beijing in 2011 (via Europe) with her husband, two sons and Rusty the dog. She enjoys writing, photography, theater, visual arts, and trying new food. In her free time, she can be found exploring the city and driving along the mountain roads of Huairou, Miyun and Pinggu.