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The Healthy Burger

The hamburger is commonly available in fast food shops, local tea cafes, and canteens. Apart from the gourmet variety found at fancier places, the taste of this sandwich is similar everywhere.

At the Orchid Lodge on campus, the familiar burger is given a healthy twist. Ms. Frances Kwan, head chef of Orchid Lodge, believes that ‘fast food can be healthy and tasty’. She insists on using organic salad greens to dress her burger. The patty, a mixture of ground beef, black pepper and mushrooms, is pan-fried and served with lettuce, tomato, pickle, cheddar and ketchup. The cucumber is pickled a month ahead of time. These are drizzled with the restaurant’s homemade sauce—a tangy concoction of Italian tomatoes, thyme, dill and rosemary that has been simmered for four hours. The bun is grilled before being served.

Besides taste and health, the appetite of young people is also considered. The hamburger is not only larger than usual, but also served with French fries, red cabbage, and endive.