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.
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!
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
Bravo Burger’s Blue Cheese Burger