Street Burgers

Kaw Kaw Burger Bakar

by Edwan S. on Thu, June 28, 2012

Still one of the places to get yourself an 'honest to goodness' burger bakar, Kaw Kaw has grown from strength to strength. They had a setback a year ago when their flagship shop in Ampang burnt down but like true entrepreneurs they came back bigger than ever. Now they have added a steak joint (Stiq) and a hang-out place (Billboard) to their burger eateries...

Their burgers are massive!

Foodster's Verdict

Kaw Kaw Burger Bakar
  • Address

    Burger Bakar Kaw Kaw ( Wangsa Maju ), Jalan 4/27a, Wangsa Maju Section 2, 53300 Kuala Lumpur Burger Bakar Kaw Kaw ( Puchong ), Lokas Makana Food Court, No 15A, Jalan PU 13/2, Taman Puchong Utama, 47140, Puchong, Selangor W: E: bu,, FB:
    Tel: 0126276547 / 0173250244

  • Open

    Tues - Sun, 6:45PM - 2AM

  • Pros

    Big burgers, value pricing

  • Cons

    Can get a little packed during dinnertime and weekends. Check out Billboard in Sg. Pencala if you fancy a lepak.

  • Price Range

    RM 20

  • Parking

    Only on a Tree

  • Certification

    Muslim Owned

Kaw Kaw started off as a hype which a stacked burger so high it made your eyes water. Then as people beat their way to their original modest stall in Wangsa Maju, Kaw Kaw kept their fans by consistently serving great handmade burger bakar.

The stall in Wangsa Maju is located in Section Two along the main-road. You won't miss it. It has somewhat become the centre of Wangsa maju nightlife. There are tons of other street-side dining here. Their reputation started with viral news of big, chunky home-made beef patties piled-high and mighty. Each patty weighs 175 gm and these are all made at their own meat production house in Desa Melawati. People used to queue up for TWO HOURS to get these burgers! Now it's a little less mad but business remains busy and cheerful.

The basic burger set that comes with a drink is RM10, and it goes up as you add patties to make their infamous ‘Tower Burgers’, which are burgers with more than 3 patties. In addition to beef burgers, they also have chicken burgers. More on this later. When you’ve paid, you get to choose your drinks, flavoured sodas endearingly called ‘Mojitos’ in various fruit flavours.

First up is the bestseller which is the beef burger cheesy or known more popularly as the 'Baconizer'. This is a cheesy beefy explosion of flavours. A slice of cheese sandwiched between two fat beef patties then topped with a cream cheese sauce and a strip of beef bacon. You know that your heart starts to clog as soon as you take a bite but it's so freakin' good that you can't resist it. Meaty with hints of yummy saltiness.

Along with the Baconizer, we ordered a basic beefburger set, one chicken burger and a Tower Burger. Let's get to the meat of the matter, the basic beef burger. It was THICK, much thicker than any street burger. Served simply with their special sauce, the burger took a hefty bite. The patty was a bit dried out and packed dense, and could use a bit more salt and pepper. However for a locally made street-burger it was good, quite beefy, and I suspect seasoned with a blend of spices as it carried a spicy after-taste. It has to be said though that I would have preffered a juicier patty. The Tower Burger was more of the same, but with even MORE beef. If you have more tummies than a cow, order the ultimate tower burger, 20 patties garnished with beef bacon and cheese for RM 150! The real surprise however, was the chicken burger.

I was expecting a generic chicken patty, but instead Burger Bakar Kaw Kaw used a thigh fillet in a crunchy coating that was deep fried. The chicken was juicy and flavourful, like a better version of what you might get from the Colonel or the Clown. One curious thing is that the set doesn’t come with fries. You get sausages instead!

So, did it live up to the hype? Well, yes, kind-of. Yes, people flock to this stall by droves, and the burgers are different (though at this point no longer unique) from the usual thin patties. And the novelty of having stacked ‘Tower Burgers’ will constantly appeal to new customers. For me though, it was the chicken burger that was the real, surprise highlight from their stall.

The business was started by two burger-lovin' individuals, Mohd Faizul and Nini Haznita. Now Kaw Kaw's many franchises is run by Zul (Nita has gone on to run leadership courses, another passion of hers) and the Kaw Kaw empire has expanded to include steak and a hangout joint under the banner Foodbranding.

Kaw Kaw Burger Bakar is a Finalist for FriedChillies BEST MAKAN AWARDS 2018 in the category of Best Burger. Vote for them HERE. Voting will run from the 16th April to 6th May 2018. Undilah for your favourite makan spots and online food media in our PilihanMakan Umum. #makanbestawards #practiceround #pilihanmakanumum