The Burger Chronicles #19 – Ho Ho Homeburger


It’s Friday night. I’m in the mood for a Christmas burger. And my eyes light up when I spot Holloway Road burger slingers Homeburger’s festive new offering, the Ho Ho Homeburger. In my excitement I glaze over the description, hurriedly picking out words like “buttermilk” and “cranberry sauce,” and licking my lips as I add it to my basket.

When it arrives 40 minutes later I’m overwhelmed. It’s immense. An impressive stack of Sunday roast ingredients reimagined for the Instagram generation. Crispy buttermilk chicken with the sweet hint of cranberry sauce on a bed of sautéed garlic carrots, roasted parsnips and sprout slaw. All smothered in gravy. Wow. But as I keep biting I hit a sneaky sub level of roast potatoes and sage and onion stuffing. Come to think of it, the bun tastes more like yorkshire pudding than brioche. I read the description on the website again in disbelief and sure enough, there it is, in black and grey. Holy shit.

The Ho Ho Homeburger is literally a loosen-your-top-button, nap-on-the-couch Christmas roast shaped like a burger. It’s staggering, but surprisingly, it holds together well. Even more surprisingly, it takes you to the very edges of excess without crossing the border – well, maybe just a toe. It’s decadent, delicious and over the top. Just like a Christmas dinner should be. It’s also a great way to kick start the festive season. Ho ho ho…



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