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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.
Not long ago I popped into Petaling Jaya for the weekend to meet up with my friend who stays at Aman Suria. Not far away from his house (walking distance in fact) is Betty’s Midwest Kitchen, a restaurant serving American styled food specializing in Midwest cuisine ranging from soups, sandwiches, to pork chops and burgers.
I didn’t know about Betty’s because it was only opened about 6 months ago and I was at Singapore all the while. But I am quite surprised with the popularity it managed to achieve in such a short period. I believe the bloggers who shared their dining experience at Betty’s is a contributing factor.
Jucy Lucy is a hamburger that uses a grilled pattie consisting of both beef and pork. Hidden within the thick patty is a melted cheese core that flows out if you cut it early. But it is recommended to leave the hamburger to rest and cool down for a while even after it has been served to to avoid burning your tongue.
Jucy Lucy is priced at RM13.50 and it comes with a substantial amount of fries. While the hamburger’s name suggests a juicy experience, it was rather quite the opposite. I felt the patty was a little too dry for my liking and it didn’t hold up together really well. A crumbling patty in a burger makes it difficult to enjoy or even eaten properly.
But luckily they provide fork and spoon so it didn’t turn out to be a big mess. That aside, the seasoning was well done and the overall flavor could be a pleasant surprise for people who are trying it for the first time. It has this refreshing taste, which I believe comes from one of the leafy ingredients present in the meat patty.
Smok’inn Frogz Kitchen is said to serve one of the best homemade beef burgers in Singapore – a piece of information I sourced from various Singaporean food blogs. With that kind of reputation, it would be hard to go wrong I guess. So a friend and I embarked on an one-and-a-half hour long journey via MRT and bus to Bukit Timah Road just for a taste of the burger’s awesomeness.
Little did I expect that Smok’inn Frogz Kitchen is smacked right in the middle of a neighborhood in a coffee shop called Bar Bar Black Sheep (which is more like a bar actually) It also shares the space with two other food stalls that I didn’t care to know lol. Good thing al fresco dining is available because the indoor seats felt stuffy and smoky from the cooking in the kitchens nearby.
There are a few types of burger (beef and chicken) on the menu and among them are Mushroom Swiss Burger and their Homemade BBQ Beef Burger, both priced at $12. My friend had the Mushroom Swiss Burger that arrived with some fries and salad.
** The Pink Sage has moved to a new outlet at Solaris Dutamas. Details here **
I remembered blog hopping one day and stumbled upon epicuriousgirl’s dining experience in a diner and pantry called The Pink Sage at Dang Wangi. The images of the hearty breakfast stuck in my head ever since, because it looked just too good.
And much to my delight Shaun Chan, one of the three partners of The Pink Sage Diner and Pantry invited me to sample their latest dinner menu two weeks ago.
Although I was supposed to have a go at their dinner menu, it was only noon when I reached The Pink Sage. So, all-day breakfast seemed like a good choice considering I haven’t had mine yet that day. Click here to continue reading >