"Durian filled pies... let's go!"
The desserts at The Humble Pie Co have a homemade quality, no frills, straightforward and fuss-free. Citing his grandmother and Jamie Oliver as a couple of his culinary influences, self-taught baker and first-time café owner, Eugene, never expected his craving for banoffee pie would one day turn into a business. In 2007, after being dissatisfied with the ones he tried, he decided to make his own. Soon enough, friends started asking, orders came in and as they say, the rest is history. After years in the publishing industry, Eugene bit the bullet and in mid 2014, he set up The Humble Pie Co with his business partner, Angela Tan. More »
"Big Burgers and Bear Hugs..."
Big Hug deals in cute. Plush chairs populated by bears, a wall of kitsch and quirk and yeah, some deeelicious burgers too. 3 words. Soft-shell crab burger.
Crispy fried, laid on a bed of snow crabsticks, snuggled with fresh leaf blankets within pillow-soft buns. I know, got you at soft-shell huh? What’s even more glorious is the ebiko mayonnaise dolloped on top, giving a burst of brininess to the whole affair. More »
"This is borderline burger heaven"
No, the Russian intelligence agency has not set up a makan shop in Malaysia. KGB stands for Killer Gourmet Burgers, and this burger restaurant in Bangsar has been winning over burger fans ever since they opened. After a recent visit, it is oh so easy to see why. The burgers are some of the best I've had in KL
, and anywhere else for that matter. The burgers here are also a clear homage to famous American burgers, and that my friends, is always a good thing. More »
Here’s the thing: I’ve always been sceptical of themed restaurants
, especially when they seem completely out of context. So when I was recommended to head over to Stable Steakhouse, I immediately wondered why would you have a “stable” in the middle of Kampung Bharu? Because they specialise in good “western” eats? When we arrived, I was immediately taken with the amount of horse decorations filling up the restaurant.
Even the restaurant’s logo incorporated a horseshoe! More »
"Street-Western done RIGHT."
'Street Western' spots are a dime-a-dozen in the Klang Valley. Often they're just simple stalls and you can find them in food-courts, Chinese eating houses and even Mamak shops (where the 'Western' stall usually consists of a griddle and a deep-fryer). Street-western here means what Malaysians see as 'Western' food, but simpler and served from stalls
. Cheap chicken chops, fish and chips and steaks form the trivecta of foods served at these places. And that is the appeal: price!
A lot of people want a semblance of restaurant 'Western' fair, but at cheaper prices. And just like with any other makan place, there are good street-Westerns, and there are mediocre ones.
Steven's Western Corner at Uptown 7, Damansara Utama, is definitely one of the good ones
"DAMN GOOD BURGERS"
Do you know a junkie? As in, a real junkie? Wipe those creases of your forehead, we're talking about burger junkies! We got to know about three burger junkies who wanted to share their love for all things burger over at Kota Damansara*. And these are not your run of the mill burgers, either. These are burgers made with care and attention, totally the way a burger lover would. And best of all, everything over at this place is made fresh, from scratch. More »
"The force is strong with this burger..."
When I met Jimmy for the first time, he was all smiles and was more than ready to tell me his journey into the burger industry. But instead of opening up a physical shop, he just decided to plunge into the business and see where this flow would take him. It's just him and his wife, and they got tired of waiting for funds to come in and do it like how everyone else is doing it (not that there is anything wrong with the way others do it). As a result of this, Jimmy delivers the orders of his customers himself. He and his team (his wife), process all the orders a day in advance and cook the burgers fresh before delivering it to you. That my friends, is dedication in its purest form.
Yummylicious is well known for a few of their burgers which me and my gang ordered. Jiro ,Vader,Yoda, Chilli Crab and Royal Swiss Mushroom. The Jiro and Yoda are our favourites by far.
I could probably write a long prose on why the Jiro is so delicious but space is limited during these tough times. It is the main actor in a blockbuster, like Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception. It has a 2-inch thick patty that covers almost 30 ingredients from all around the world, dressed with some really crunchy and fresh lettuce, encapsulated by 2 very firm but soft buns. The Jiro is huge. You could taste the teriyaki sauce and mushroom head in each bite as the burger patty tenderly crumbled in your mouth. The rich avocado sauce added depth and dimension to the flavour of the meat as the fresh tomato bits exploded in juiciness each time a bite was taken. It was an orchestra of sorts, where all the flavours blended in harmony.
The Yoda burger on the other hand was like a delicate lover whispering sweet nothings in your ears. The freshness and authenticity of the shrimp could be tasted as you sink your teeth into this delightful burger. The tartar sauce is rich, which more than blends in and compliments the basil leaf that adds a surprising twist. The buns are green tea buns, so green tea lovers take note. The shrimp patty literally just melted in my mouth (and my heart). This was an unexpected as we were all Vader fans. Strong with the force, this one is. More »