A Quest for the Best Burger in Taiwan – BRAVO BURGER

There’s a war brewing in Taiwan, and it’s all about claiming the title of King of Burgers. In the past decade, the American fast food industry has been heating up grills all over Taiwan, but no where is it more apparent than in Taipei, where it’s easy to find classic American burger restaurants everywhere in the city.

John and I, being huge fans of the beef patty, have made it a mission to check out all of the burger restaurants in Taipei. Wanderfood Wednesdays gives me the perfect opportunity to write about our burger adventures in Taiwan.

Here’s where our burger adventure begins.

BRAVO BURGER

Bravo Burger - Jumbo BurgerBravo Burger’s Jumbo Cheeseburger

The Taiwan Angler introduced me to this tiny burger shop on Civic Boulevard between Fuxing and Dunhua. The shop can accommodate around 25-35 patrons, it’s rarely quiet, and there’s almost always a line-up of burger fans waiting to get in. Don’t plan on eating here if you haven’t made reservations in advance!

Bravo has a great selection of thick juicy beef patties served in an interesting assortment of burgers styles. John loves the double beef patty and the jalapeno burger, and I’m generally torn between the bacon cheeseburger and the blue cheese burger.

The burgers tend to be served a bit pink, so if you’re someone who likes their burger well done, make sure you let the wait staff know when you place your order. They also do a great job of draining the burgers, so you’re never served with a big, greasy burger and soggy bun.

Bravo Burger also has a good assortment of sodas (Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew and A&W Root Beer), but I’m partial to their milkshakes. All in all, Bravo Burger gets top marks from us for quality of food. We just wish they’d open up at a larger venue!

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Apparently, we’re not alone in our assessment of Bravo Burgers. The Matador Network recently named Bravo Burger as one of the top 50 burger joints in the world. We tend to agree. The competition is going to have to be pretty fierce to convince us otherwise. If you’ve got a recommendation, don’t be shy. We’ll honestly give anything a try.

BRAVO BURGER Civic Boulevard, Section 4, #72 02 8771 9787

Blue cheese burger

Bravo Burger’s Blue Cheese Burger

 

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/.

8 thoughts on “A Quest for the Best Burger in Taiwan – BRAVO BURGER

    Karl

    (April 14, 2011 - 1:48 pm)

    As much as I am a fan of culinary enterprise, I am also a fan of good public health. I see a lot of future heart attacks, clogged arteries, bypass surgeries, and diabetes in people who eat a lot of those burgers. I hope all the U.S. fast food chains, and private restaurants like Bravo Burger don’t put a huge strain on the national health care budget in years to come.

    James

    (April 15, 2011 - 9:01 am)

    Ha! Nice – twas me that introduced said Angler I’ll have you know, or at least our errant pal Mr Wheeler. We’d discovere it on one of our, hic, lunchtime jaunts. Haven’t been in ages … They have another one on Minquan, too. Haven’t been in but it’s quite different, with chairs around a diner-style counter onthe outside. Looks pretty small as well, though

    Lief

    (April 17, 2011 - 4:13 am)

    OMG, I’m a burger lover and Tainan has little to offer (although it is better than just a few years ago), those burgers look delicious, or is it just your photography?

    Patrick Cowsill

    (April 30, 2011 - 9:04 am)

    You guys actually went back for more? I feel sorry for John’s heart. The hamburger business seems to be a boomin’. There are a lot of burger places to choose from now. BTW, great pic, Carrie.

      Carrie

      (May 3, 2011 - 1:11 am)

      Patrick,

      I am sad to say that we go every 4-6 weeks. It’s so goooood. 🙂

    Spencer

    (May 5, 2011 - 8:44 pm)

    I love a good burger and that one looks awesome! It would take me a while to eat but I am sure it would be worth the effort!

    Chris

    (May 10, 2011 - 3:53 am)

    It’s time for me to go back to Bravo Burger. I miss their guacamole monstrosity. My mouth’s watering just from the memories.

    Bino

    (May 10, 2011 - 5:20 am)

    WOW! This is really a JUMBO one. And I can hear them calling me.. 🙂

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