Coffee Ritual, a cafe style restaurant specializing in coffee and crepes ended their operation at Section 14 about two years ago and has relocated to Damansara Uptown. The menu is revamped but still retains their style of serving set meal, as well as preserving the options of adding up coffee and desserts to main courses for a more complete/worthy meal.
Coffee Ritual’s forte now is burger and is heavily featured on the menu with few options of meat like chicken, beef and mutton. Hence, it would not make sense not to try any.
The burgers are served on a wooden board, fries in a bucket with the greens and pickles on the side. An interesting presentation concept but not very practical if everyone at the same table (al fresco area) orders this since it takes up quite some space. It might not be the best burger around but we still enjoyed the juicy and not watery patty, which has a simple yet fulfilling beef flavor.
Even though Publika is not yet fully occupied, there are quite a number of restaurants to eat at. Most of the busy ones are those which already established themselves in the F&B business and have their very own following of customers. Think Marmalade Cafe, Plan B, Wondermilk, Rakuzen, Chawan, Ichiban Boshi etc.
Among them I consider Fatboy’s Burger Bar to be one of the more interesting ones, because the rest can be pretty much found at other parts of KL especially Bangsar. If you are wondering, Fatboy’s Burger Bar is a Singaporean brand and this outlet at Publika is their very first in Malaysia.
If nothing in the menu suits you, you can opt to build your own burger here. It is quite similar to the Subway’s ordering process where you pick the types of bun, patty and other condiments. Not for me though, as I went for their signature burger with a less than appropriate name – Fat Basterd @ RM28.
I have rented rooms and houses at many different towns in Selangor, KL and Penang since I started to work. And everywhere I stayed, I made sure I found a good Ramly Burger stall nearby that I could rely on for a quick bite and I believe everyone has their favorites too. Even though I keep a list of those I like, it never crossed my mind to blog any of them, mainly because most of them never operate on a permanent basis.
Then I found out from a friend about Burger Maut at Semabok, Melaka which I think is worthy of a mention. I know you are wondering why his burgers are called the Burgers of Death. Me too. So I asked Abang Fuad (the seller). But not only he doesn’t know why, he did not come up with the name too! Apparently the catchy name was given by his loyal customers and it just stuck ever since. Interesting eh?
There are two things that make his burgers special: show of high flame that never fails to entertain and his signature burger ‘Convert‘, which is simply a burger that got converted into hot dog. How? Read on and find out.
Andes BYO is a everything-pork restaurant in Aman Suria Damansara. Among their many porky creations, I suppose the pork burger deserves the most attention since it is pretty rare in PJ.
Although there are four types of pork burgers here (ranging from RM12 to RM16) their differences are not significant, just a matter of toppings used. Depending on your choice, your burger could come with bacon, sauteed onions or mayo – you get the drill. Shown above is the Aussie Bacon Burger Wrap @ RM15.90 that comes with coleslaw and some cheapo, uninspiring fries.
The pork patty is thick and meaty as you can see, done to a perfect tenderness and overflows with melted cheese that oozes out from the inside once you cut it open. I would say the seasoning of the patty was kept pretty much to a minimum, as it would be pretty tasteless without the various condiments. So putting the cheese inside the patty itself was a good move.