HAUTE BURGERS Gourmet patties for those with a serious yen.
KGB Gourmet burgers are the new food craze. This burger joint, like many others round town, centres on a single menu of imaginative burgers and fries. KBG incidentally stands for Killer Gourmet Burgers, and its buns are even emblazoned with its initials. Expect an agreeable formula of basic burgers such as the Shack (a juicy cheeseburger with cheddar), Bash (topped with beef bacon relish and caramelised onions), and Bella Bomb ( Portobello mushroom with molten cheese) as well as fancier renditions including the Tornado (a whirlwind of flavours and textures with its grilled patty, fried egg, and onion rings), and the Bobcat, a spicy burger smothered in green chili slaw and jalapeno mayo. Treat yourself to a side order of fries sprinkled with salt and pepper, herbs, Cajun spices, or tossed with truffle oil, kimchi, and Bulgogi beef. 23 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar. Tel: 03-2201 1220. THE GRIND BURGER BAR Open daily for lunch and dinner, sink your teeth into its scrumptious creations. Try the Grind house burger (a tower of juicy pork patty with bacon, caramelised onions, egg, and cheese, held together in a house-made brioche), the popular wild-shroom burger (piled high with beef patty, Swiss cheese, and sautéed mushrooms), or the big black dog (a pork bratwurst snug in a charcoal bun, topped with fresh onions, cheddar, and mozzarella). Be sure to complement your burgers with a basket of crunchy, herbed fries. 7 Jalan 17/45, Section 17, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-7932 3883. FATBOY’S THE BURGER BAR A Singaporean franchise that’s hit Malaysian shores, this is a non-halal burger joint that means business. One must-try is the RM28 Fat Basterd, a signature treat that is definitely not for the faint-hearted. It consists of two juicy patties sandwiched with pork bacon, cheddar cheese, fried egg, and sauced to the max. Wash it all down with Aussie brew Pure Blonde beer – about the only thing that’s low-carb at Fatboy’s. Lot 30, G2, Publika Solaris Dutamas. Tel: 03- 6206 1352.
A Killer Gourmet Burger