Shuangjing inhabitants will be happy to know that another dining option has opened its doors in the area – Burger Break, a sleek little eatery that’s chasing local fame by promising flame-grilled patties made with 100-percent imported beef.
The menu has a utilitarian quality, with just five burgers (RMB 38-78); appetizers that include various fries (RMB 19-23), chicken wings (RMB 38), onion rings (RMB 22), and fish sticks (RMB 29); a handful of salads to lighten the guilt; and a short list of drinks.
The sunshine burger (RMB 43) was topped with the usual burger items, as well as an egg so lightly fried it doubled as a homemade burger sauce. It was tasty but a little oozy for decorum. The avocado cheeseburger (RMB 58), topped with a generous serving of fresh avocado, won on flavor and was definitely easier to eat. The fries and onion rings were somewhat run of the mill, appearing to be bought rather than made in-house. But nothing was greasy or salty, and everything was immaculately served.
Burger Break might not be a restaurant you’d purposely traverse the city for. But would I be happy if it was a new addition to my neighborhood? Absolutely.
Daily 10.30am-10pm. 10-3, Fulicheng Area D, Xingguang Dadao (at the corner of Tianli Jie and Huilin Lu), Shuangjing, Chaoyang District (5862 1099)
A version of this article appears in the March 2014 issue of the Beijinger.
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