The last time I visited Publika, it was a weekday and the place was awfully quiet. You can tell that the economy has really taken a toll on both the F&B industry and consumers' spending.
Among the dozens of restaurants and cafes we walked by, Ante Kitchen & Bar was the only one that seemed to be buzzing with life.
Named after their signature burger, Big Papa is a new burger stall in Gou Lou Mamak & Western Food (高佬妈妈档) started by a bunch of young entrepreneurs not long ago. To make a mark, they came up with a humongous eight inch burger that's bigger than a personal pizza.
Sometimes all you want is to chow down a burger that won't cost around 20 bucks. You don't need the burger to be made with 100% Australian grain fed beef, organic lettuce, homemade secret sauces and served sandwiched in a charcoal bun.
In Gombak, there exists a burger stall that outsells McDonald's just across the street and it's called Daily Burger.
4Fingers is an original Singapore brand launched six years ago and they pride themselves with their crispy fried chicken and proprietary sauces that are free of preservatives and MSG. Funnily though, the base of their sauces is actually produced in Penang instead. Their outlet in Mid Valley Megamall is their first store outside Singapore.
Bad Beat Burger is a D.I.Y. burger stall where you build your very own burger starting from RM6.90. It is run by a group of young boys at Kepong Food Court opposite AEON Metro Prima Shopping Centre. Feel free to stack your burger with anything and everything as long as your budget allows.