Burgers have always been a huge hit, and demand in Hong Kong is greater than ever – and not just for the classics. Exciting new creations and meat alternatives now adorn HK menus, with influences from around the world. We decided to give a few of them our very own grilling. Read on for our third review of burger joints in Hong Kong: Flower Years in Eaton Food Hall.
This foodie haven is alive with exciting choices at very reasonable prices, right in the heart of Kowloon. As you head to the basement of the Eaton Hotel it’s like walking into a vast yet forbidden underground dining speakeasy.
A wide range of outlets awaits, and one level deeper down is an extensive buffet that’s equally appealing to all palates. We headed to Flower Years in the corner where display fridges of craft beers and sodas were well stocked and there’s an inviting bar.
What’s on the menu?
The new burger menu has four well-thought out burgers that all come with fries and buns baked in-house. There are also pasta dishes for only $68, and for the quality it’s easy to see why this is a popular spot.
But back to those enticing burgers… Although it features an Impossible patty, the Not (Meat) Burger ($128) is so tasty that it’s also popular with meat eaters. The patty is nicely enhanced with caramelised onion, sundried tomato and salad. With fresh flavours and a generous size, it’s a burger that makes forgoing meat a breeze.
The FY Signature Burger ($128) is extremely well crafted, allowing the Angus beef to take centre stage. Cheddar, onion, pickles and salad are all refreshing and the tarragon mayo is a perfect accompaniment; bacon and fried egg are optional extras. It’s a signature burger that speaks volumes of Flower Years.
Meanwhile, the Ocean Catch Burger ($108) is absolutely first class with succulent barramundi encased in the lightest tempura batter, with fresh salad and dill mayo. These heavenly morsels magically transported us to Sydney Harbour. The Spicy Chicken Burger ($108) will have to wait until next time – but with fried chicken, avocado, salad and chipotle mayo on offer, we’ve decided there will definitely be a next time.
Why we loved it
The house wines are very good, too, and it’s a welcoming space for a casual meet-up. There are also other vendors here in the Eaton Food Hall, with something for everyone and at affordable prices. A total win-win.
Flower Years is at L/G, Eaton Food Hall, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei.
This article first appeared in the Summer 2023 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.