A few weeks of alternating strict workout and healthy diet can be tough. And now that you’re done fitting into small, trendy outfits that you wore at KL Fashion Week 2017 , we know how much you deserve a good (perhaps, a week-long) #cheatday. So this week, why not indulge on hearty meals that can actually fill you up?
Little else screams pleasure more than devouring a big juicy burger straight from the grill. But if you’re looking for something more adventurous than a medium-rare beef patty, we’ve gone out of our way in search of your favourite dishes that are fused and served in between good slices of bun.
Nasi lemak ayam rendang burger by MyBurgerLab
The dish: This appetising burger is MyBurgerLab Malaysia’s response to McDonald’s Singapore’s nasi lemak burger. A peanut butter base is spread on to the local burger joint’s charcoal bun, which holds a Thai-style fried chicken filling. Topped with a rendang paste, the nasi lemak burger also contains a blowtorched fried egg and chopped fried anchovies. Pickled cucumbers were also added to balance the burger’s slightly sweet and cheesy flavours.
The place: This popular burger joint has long been considered as a reliable place that serves creative gourmet burgers in and around Kuala Lumpur. MyBurgerLab makes only 100 of this dish per day so visit its outlets in Petaling Jaya, Bandar Sunday, Taman OUG, and Cyberjaya as early as you can. Available until 31 August.
MyBurgerLab, No. 14, Jalan 21/22, SeaPark, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Little crabbies by The Point Restaurant & Bar
The dish: These mini burgers may be small, but it actually packs a punch with flavours like salted egg yolk that takes it a notch above other seafood-infused patties we’ve tried in KL. Soft yet crunchy, the soft-shelled crab sliders rest in between small potato buns. It also contains caramelised onion jam that complements that tangy sweetness and spiciness from the Sriracha mayo.
The place: The Point Restaurant & Bar is an intimate dining venue located in Medan Damansara. It is divided into two areas: a main restaurant that offers modern Asian and European dishes using fine ingredients in a casual dining environment, and a newly-renovated wine bar that showcases over 450 bottles of wine from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, US, Australia, New Zealand, Lebanon, and China.
The Point Restaurant & Bar, No. 122, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2011 8008
Foie gras burger by The Daily Grind
The dish: The Daily Grind luxes up one of casual dining’s best dishes by adding one ingredient — foie gras. Known for its delicate texture and buttery taste, the pan-seared foie gras is served on top of a juicy beef patty that is complemented by a balsamic palm sugar glaze. The slices of grilled portobello mushroom and onion cranberry jam add an interesting dimension to its taste.
The place: This Western restaurant has been serving juicy gourmet burgers since it initially opened as a diner in 2008. Today, the establishment has extended its operating hours to offer weekend brunches, which gives us more time to gorge on its refillable fries, milkshakes with shots of alcohol, and decadent desserts.
The Daily Grind, Lot LG-8, Bangsar Village 1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2287 6708