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Crispy toasted buns, juicy meat patties, fresh veggies all topped off with a special mix of sauce; oh, how tempted we are to have a burger! No matter how much we resist the temptation, we just can’t stop craving for this juicy goodness. A perfect burger is a must-have for the perfect balance and combination of the ingredients as too much or too little of a particular ingredient can ruin the taste of the burger. However, there are some burgers we wouldn’t mind trying even if it means weird-combination with surprisingly good taste. We may not be the experts in burger tasting, but we’ve compiled the insiders’ list of the must-try burgers around the town!

1. KJ Burger Steam & Grill

The title may have already gave you a hint on what the burgers are going to be like. Unlike the rest of the crispy toasted burger, KJ Burger Steam & Grill steam their burgers instead! But that’s the secret behind their delicious burgers as steaming the burger retains meaty juices better than the regular burger. They then popped the steamed burger onto the grill and top it off with their signature black pepper sauce. The oblong burger is their specialty and you can customize it your way. In fact, the steaming of burger melts the fat that gives it a healthy non-greasy feel.

Location: Jalan SS6/3, Kelana Jaya, PJ (017 337 2966).

Operation Hour: 8pm onwards daily


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At first glance, the burger looks unique yet unappealing due to its dark charcoal buns. But once we have a taste of it, the burger is what we expected it to be: surprisingly good! Depends on your pick, most of the burgers come with fresh vegetable, sunny side-up egg and mozzarella cheese. The dark bamboo charcoal buns are crispy with a light crust on the outside yet they are moist on the inside. Despite how thin the patty is, but it was enough to leaves a pleasant feeling as they melt in our mouth. In fact, the meat retains its natural juices as it was prepared with ‘smash’ technique.

Location: 14 Jalan 21/22, Seapark, PJ

Operation Hour: Tue-Sun, 5pm-11pm

3. The Daily Grind

The Daily Grind is considered as one of the must-go places for gourmet burger lover  as it serves the deliciously juices burgers that are made the traditional way. The ingredient from the patty to the ketchup and mustard mix to the pickles, they are all joint’s own proprietary homemade ingredients. The buttered buns gives a healthier alternative as they are topped with sunflower seeds and oats instead of the usual sesame seed. The meat juiciness and flavour are what brings people coming back for it over and over again.

Location: LG8, Lower Ground, Bangsar Village, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, 59100‎ KL

Operation Hour: 11am-11pm daily


4. Cristang (Non-halal)

Malaysian favorites clashing with American classics make a beautiful collision here at Cristang and become ‘The Urban Legend’. The Urban Legend may have the oddest combination in the history of burger-making but the tender petai-infused pork patty made a delectable juicy burger along with crispy grilled back bacon and minced pork petai sambal. The taste is not overwhelmingly spicy and the Cajun wedges simply complements the whole dish.

Location: Avenue 8, Jalan Sg Jernih 8/1, Seksyen 8, PJ

Operation Hour: Tue–Sun, 11am–3pm & 5.30pm–11pm.

5. OM Burger

Street burger has always been Malaysian’s favourite late night supper and OM Burger in Ampang has certainly made the point of making the sloppiest grease burger you’ve ever tried! For those who want to try on OM Burger, you might need to put away your diet plan aside for a while because the burgers are perhaps the oiliest burger ever. The patties are being soaked in huge amount of oil as well as margarine but that’s the key which makes it a delicious burger. It is suggested that the burgers here are not to be consumed daily and add-on a longer workout session to balance it out.

Location: Lorong Kolam Air Lama, Ampang Jaya, 68000 Selangor, Malaysia.

Operation Hour: 8pm – 11.30pm

6. Chilli Rush

Ever wondered how it tastes like to have burger different from the usual tomato or BBQ sauce? Well, perhaps you should try the one-and-only cheeseburger with sambal-like sauce! Yes, you read that right. The sambal-like sauce as the topping for the burger is something we wouldn’t even dare to put on but Chilli Rush did it and it was actually pretty good! Chilli Rush is known for its homemade chilli sauce that allow patrons to decide on the level of spiciness. Although the overall burger experience

Location: J-31-G, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, PJ

Operation Hour: Sun–Thu, 11am–12midnight; Fri–Sat, 11am–1am.

7. Burger Bakar Kaw Kaw

The signature style of Burger Bakar Kaw Kaw is their enormous size burger with their homemade grilled patty. But that’s not all about it. You can decide on the amount of patties you wanna add on the burger and u can add up to 10 patties and making it the burger with the most patties. In terms of taste, the burger is neither too salty nor overly done and the taste still lingers in the mouth that makes you want more of it. Due to popular demand, the steet burger stall has now expanded into 7 different locations but the taste remains the same wherever they are.

Location: Jalan 4A/27A, Seksyen 2, Wangsa Maju; Lokas Makana Food Court, 15A, Jalan PU 13/2, Taman Puchong Utama, Puchong

Operation Hour: Tue-Sun, 6:30pm – 2am

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 Image via Myburgerlab Crispy toasted buns, juicy meat patties, fresh veggies all topped off with a special mix of sauce; oh, how tempted we are to have a burger! No matter how much we resist the temptation, we just can’t stop craving for this juicy goodness. A perfect burger is a must-have for the perfect...7 Must-Try Burger Joints in Klang Valley