Mr. Will Soh got tired of the rat race and decided to travel the world to do a little soul searching. The lingering question of ‘what brings people together?’ persisted on his mind as he bag-packed in a lot of countries including the UK, Sri Lanka and Japan. Then, according to his story, on one rainy night in the USA, he went into a diner and ordered a burger. That burger, in it’s own delicious way, reminded him of the best things in life: family and friends… and food.
Mr. Will Soh, founder of Smashies Burger
So that’s when he came back and decided to bring people together through food. Through burgers, really. Smashies Burger is his baby and ever since they opened their doors about a year and a half ago, they’ve been serving happiness with their burgers.
The name comes from the ‘smash’ method. A ball of beef is placed on the grill and ‘smashed’ down until flat to give a nice crust. Burgers at Smashies are colourful.They have multi-coloured buns, made using all natural dyes and ingredients. The burgers are amusingly named too.
Take the ‘Chicken Run’, for instance. It’s a crispy chicken thigh fillet with a pineapple, tartare and hot sauce. The chicken is juicy and well seasoned, and the pineapple gives it a fresh burst of sweetness.
The Chicken Run.. lookit that pineapple slice!
Their mushroom burger, the ‘Twilight Bella’, is a juicy portobello mushroom cap with cheese and special sauce. They have other burgers as well: Annoying Orange, Red Moo and other, funnily named ones.
Everything is made in house using the freshest ingredients. The restaurant is a cool place to hang out too. Things are going pretty well for Mr. Will Soh and Smashies Burgers: this outlet in Cheras is actually their second. The first one is at Jalan Genting Klang, KL. More burgers, more happiness to spread around.
Smashies Burger (Setapak branch)
Lot 126-G5, Metro Genting Batu 4, Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.
12pm – 11.30pm daily (including public holidays).
Smashies Burger (Cheras branch)
700-B-13, Basement Level, Cheras Sentral Mall (Plaza Phoenix), KM10, Jalan Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur.
10am - 10pm
Try out Smashies' Burgers at THE burger event of the year, I EAT BURGERS, this 7 June 2014, from 11am - 11pm, at Padang Timur, Petaling Jaya. Coupons are up for sale at all participating burger vendours, or check us out our Facebook for details. Jom Burgembira!