View Burgers Mouth-Watering Facts That Might Surprise You!

The Mouth-Watering Facts About Burgers That Might Surprise You!

You think you are too frantic about hamburgers? Don’t worry because you are not the only one! Fresh lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes and a juicy well-seasoned beef patty sandwiched between soft and toasted buns, each bite results in oozing sauces and toothsome flavors! Hmm…one could hardly resist this sensation! 

Hamburger (or burger for short) has made its way to be one of the most loveable and crowd-pleasing foods worldwide. However, did you ever question where it actually comes from or what leads to the prominence of this delight? Check out the answers and other mouth-watering facts right here!  

1. Hamburger is created in Hamburg, Germany? 

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There is a myth that the first hamburger was originated from Hamburg and that is where it got its name from. If you believe so, this following fact might surprise you! Though the inspiration for the hamburger and its name did come from Hamburg, the burger itself was invented much later! In the 19th century, Hamburg was renowned for their beef which was commonly chopped, seasoned and molded into patties. It was the European immigrants that brought these sumptuous beef patties to America and made them popular street food. As forks and knives were not provided to eat the Hamburg steak, people had come up with the ideas of putting them in sandwiches and that’s how our beloved hamburger was claimed to be invented!

 

2/ How Hamburger Became Popular? 

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Although the burger was a hit after its invention, it was not until the early 20th century that this delight became phenomenal around the globe! At that time, meat was increasingly in great demand and people were interested in creating an efficient assembly line process that can help to refrigerate meat and produce hamburgers quicker. The birth of “fast food” became popular in the 1920s in the Midwest, America. However, only until the 1940s, Richard and Maurice McDonald came up with the drive-through concept and a more speedy process – a breakthrough in the history of the hamburger! With the idea of making McDonald a franchise, burgers have since weaved the way through every corner around the world, becoming one of the most successful stories of the fast food industry!

 

3/ Interesting Variations Around The World

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We could hardly deny that the international presence of burgers is thanks to the effect of fast food chains, however, it is also because of the ability to adapt and various unique creations that make burgers accepted and well-loved in different regions and countries. Come to Japan or East Asia and you will find the rice burger of which its buns were substituted by compressed rice cakes. Head to Mexico and you can excite your palate with jalapeños and avocado slices packed in the middle of the burgers. And in India, vegetarian and chicken burgers are ubiquitous! Black burgers using activated charcoal or gourmet burgers featuring premium items like Lobsters, Foie Gras, Wagyu Beef and so on are also making waves!

So are you ready to sink your teeth in a delicious burger? If you are wondering where to find one, we have got the hand-picked list of restaurants with unique and scrumptious dishes in Klang Valley. Check out The Daily Grind, Mezze Bar & Bistro, Pavilions Lounge @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, SOULed Out Sri Hartamas, The Lounge @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur, JP teres @ Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Signature, EGG – 8 Gourmets Gala, The Beer Factory, Gobo Chit Chat @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Yeast Cafe Mid Valley, Uncle Chilli’s Bar & Restaurant @ Hilton Petaling Jaya, Bistro 160 @ Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, BLVD House, Raintree, Truly Wine and El Ibérico


Stay tuned as more mouth-watering facts are waiting to satiate your taste buds! 

 

 

 

[May 20 – 26] What’s New This Week

MAY. 20 – 26, 2019

What’s New This Week

Scouting for sumptuous delights to excite your taste buds or a new dining experience this week? You are at the right place! Indulge yourself in our top dining promotions and news in town! Keep an eye on TABLEAPP Exclusive Promotion for Festive Buffet Dinner at Essence @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur as well! 

New on TABLEAPP

Cellar Door
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Renowned for its imaginative drinks to pair with high-quality meals, Cellar Door is the perfect venue for wine lovers and enthusiasts alike. Come to this gastropub to chill with your friends or simply revel in revitalizing drinks while discovering and appreciating wines at their own pace. 

Waterfront Café
Hilton Kuching

Situated at Hilton Kuching, Waterfront Café boasts a relaxing dining ambiance and entices diners’ taste buds with local specialties and other Continental favorites. Don’t forget to start your day with the famous Hilton breakfast, locally-sourced cream of mushroom soup or get gratified by the weekend high-tea buffets featuring Asian and Western favorites. 

Dining News and Promotions

TABLEAPP Exclusive Promotion for Festive Buffet Dinner!  
Essence, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Only at RM70 nett per adult and you can enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner worth RM170 nett? You are reading it correctly! Book a table via TABLEAPP to enjoy your favorite local treats, savor premium selections of international cuisine and succumb to the restaurant’s decadent dessert station at special price. 

All-You-Can-Eat Pizza
BLVD House, Naza Tower

What’s better than delighting your palate with mouth-watering pizza and bottomless drinks? If you are searching for one, look no further than BLVD House! Fill your tummy with joy with the All-You-Can-Eat Pizza at RM60 per person. From 5:00pm – 8:00pm on Fridays & Saturdays. 

Peking Duck Promo
Pantai Seafood Restaurant, Petaling Jaya

Dig into delectable Chinese delights, live seafood selections and home-cooked flavors when you come to Pantai Seafood Restaurant! Don’t miss out a chance to treat yourself to the famous Peking Roasted Duck with two cooking styles at only RM58.80++ per piece (before promotion at RM98++ per piece)! 

New Menu 
Dining In The Dark, Changkat Bukit Bintang

Dining In The Dark has been a go-to place for foodies who love a unique sensory experience! Great news for the avid fans! The restaurant is launching a new menu which is designed to bring you through a gastronomy journey of true flavors and fine taste! 

Events

[May 23 – 26] Guest Chef Series 2019
Farquhar Mansion, George Town

Chef Andy, trained in 3-Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris, will come to Farquhar Mansion to host a special dining week with all specialties featuring his favorite summer ingredients. Be prepared for a fantastic dinner with unparalleled culinary sophistication to warm your heart and soul. Limited seats available. 

[May 25] Cinco De Mayo
Tosca Italian Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru

Have an extraordinary weekend with the themed party of the month at Tosca Italian Restaurant! Take joy in a hearty spread of international buffet while being entertained by live performances! You can also stand a chance to win attractive prices during the lucky draw session! From 6:30pm onwards at RM130 nett per person. 

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From Flour To Table: Pizza and Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know!

Fresh out of the oven, a sumptuous delight is waiting for you to relish. Your senses are overwhelmed with the distinct aroma emitted from the bread mingling with the irresistible scent from the cheese and its toppings. You simply cannot wait to chow down on this pizza! Yes, there is nothing better than sinking your teeth into the heavenly pie topped with generous heaps of cheese and sauce!

Famous around the globe, pizza has won the heart of even the most discerning diners! If you are one of them, it’s time to indulge in our “bite-sized” facts and figure out how pizza travels the world and ends up on your table! 

 

1/ The Origin of Pizza 

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As pizza becomes ubiquitous, there are countless stories of how it was invented and in fact, most of them are half-truths, fables or hard-nosed opinions. Pizza is originated from Italy? It might stun you a little but Italy cannot really take the credit for inventing pizza! According to archeological evidence, pizza could be originated from the Middle East. It is believed that the pizza nowadays is actually a part of the lineage of Greek yeasted flatbreads (which is called “pitta” in Greek)! 

2/ What Makes Italian Pizza Become Popular All Around The World? 

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It is no doubt that Italy has successfully made pizza a phenomenal dish that is loved by foodies internationally. But have you ever wondered how?  Pizza lovers would be familiar with the story of how Queen Margherita got obsessed with pizza and made it the national dish! However, pizza scholar Zachary Nowak believes that it is hardly the truth! The fact is, during World War II, many allied soldiers stationed in Italy fell in love with this dish and brought with them the recipes when they got back home. Also, numerous Italian immigrants have traveled the world with this delectable delicacy. In the sixties, it was a big hit in America and well-known since then! 

 

3/ What Are The Differences Between Italian Pizza and American Pizza? 

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You might fall in love with both yet what distinguishes them from each other? Well, the key difference is actually in the sauce itself! While American prefers to use slow-cooked tomato sauce, Italian loves to use puréed fresh tomato instead! The crust and shape are also important characteristics to differentiate the two versions. To be called ‘authentic Italian’, the pizza must be round and no more than 13 and three-quarter inches in diameter with a crust of three-quarters of an inch thick or less. The dough must be kneaded by hand and prepared from traditional types of flour, yeast, salt and tomatoes.

4/ Where To Find A Sumptuous Pizza in Klang Valley? 

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Craving for a classic authentic Italian pizza or want to tease your palate with innovative pizza flavors yet wondering where to go? We have got your back. 

Here is our hand-picked list of top restaurants in town offering sumptuous pizzas! Check out Positano Risto, Luce Osteria Contemporanea, Nero Nero, Neroteca, Vineria.IT, Cicchetti Di Zenzero, La Risata, Ciccio Bar Pizzeria, EGG – 8 Gourmets Gala, SOULed Out Sri Hartamas, Botanica + Co, Raintree, The Lounge @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Uncle Chili’s Bar and Restaurant @ Hilton PJ, BLVD House, El Ibérico, Mezze Bar & Bistro, Table 23 Restaurant and Bar, Bon Appétit and Enorme.

What are you waiting for? Pamper yourself with a mouth-watering pizza now because you deserve it! 

 

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Celebrate Margarita Day with 5 Fascinating Facts About Margarita!

Have you heard of Margarita Day? Well, there is and it falls on February 22nd! Of course, this is a great excuse for you to revel in this much-loved cocktail. Grab your chair, chill with a glass of Margarita and check out 5 fascinating facts about Margarita! 

Wondering about a place to indulge in this popular delight in Klang Valley? We save the best for the last so keep on reading and awards are waiting for you ahead! 

 

Fun Fact #1: Nobody Is Sure About Its Origin

Click here to view Margarita at Nobu Kuala LumpurImage Cre: Nobu Kuala Lumpur

Theories are varied about how Margaritas were first originated. Some say that the first Margarita was mixed in Juárez, Chihuahua by Francisco “Pancho” Morales in 1942. Others believe the real inventor of this impeccable drink is Margarita Sames as she concocted this for her guests in her vacation home in 1948. Another common story is the cocktail was actually invented by head bartender Santos Cruz for his favorite singer Peggy (Margaret) Lee and named the drink after her Spanish version of name – Margarita.   

Fun Fact #2: Margarita Actually Means “Daisy” In Spanish! 

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Margarita is named after this beautiful flower? It might surprise you but it’s actually not! “Daisy” – a refreshingly tart cocktail with a slightly sweet undertone, is an old drink dated back to mid-1800s. This cocktail includes a spirit as a base, sugar with some citrus for a bit of sour taste. Many believe that Margaritas are inspired by this special cocktail as it is basically a tequila Daisy.

 

Fun Fact #3: What Is That Salted Rim Used For? 

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No matter how many variations there are, you probably hardly see a Margarita without its salted rim. The salt actually plays an important role to enhance the whole experience of this much-loved cocktail as it brings out the sweet and sour flavors and reduce the bitterness of the tequila. Furthermore, salt can intensify the aroma of Margarita, making it a more flavorful treat. 

 

Fun Fact #4: The Most Expensive Margarita In The World? 

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Would you be willing to pay $1200 for a glass of Margarita? It was in 2013 when the most expensive Margarita in the world was concocted at 230 FIFTH Rooftop Bar & Penhouse Lounge in Manhattan. This frozen delicacy was made using the most high-end ingredients with the tequila alone costs up to $1800 per bottle while its ice was made from a $450 bottle of Lois Roederer Cristal Champagne. Finally, the drink was poured into Ralph Lauren hand-blown Hungarian crystal glass! Half the money of this was donated to a charity afterwards. 

 

Fun Fact #5: The World First Frozen Margaritas Were Only Invented Around 50 Years Back!

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A world without frozen Margaritas? Yes, it was what happened before 1971! The first frozen Margarita machine was invented in Texas by a school dropout named Mariano Martinez. The 26-year-old restaurateur had an immense trouble creating the frozen drinks for customers at that time. The cocktails were time-consuming and easily melted! Inspired by the soft-serve ice cream machine, Mariano came across the idea to make a customized one for Margaritas and this machine can now be found all over the world! 

 

If you love to unwind with this incredible cocktail, here is a quick guide on where to find it in Klang Valley!
Want to celebrate Margarita week? Head to Chambers Bar at Hilton Kuala Lumpur for special Margarita event from 18th – 24th February to enjoy a variety of Margarita mixes or come to FOOK from 22nd February – 2nd March to relish special hand-crafted Margaritas from RM30! 

You can also pay a visit to BLVD House, Opium, Jing Ze, CÉ LA VI, SkyBar @ Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Nobu Kuala Lumpur, SaporeLa Bodega and Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill


Happy Margarita Day To All Cocktail Fans! 

 

 

5 Enticing Chocolate Desserts to Indulge in Kuala Lumpur

5 Enticing Chocolate Desserts to Indulge in Kuala Lumpur

Chocolate, a wonderful lust even among avid food lovers! Find out more about where to satisfy your sweet indulgence!


Chocolate Cremeux, Coconut Custard, and Coconut Espuma at Sitka, Eatinghouse + Winebar


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Sitka, Eatinghouse + Winebar in Damansara Heights never fails to impress patrons with its ever-changing innovative menu of modern cuisine. This intimate, 40-seat neighbourhood eatery works with hand-picked local producers, fishermen and small farms to encourage and support sustainable food practices. Make sure you order their one-of-a-kind heavenly creamy Chocolate Cremeux which we guarantee that you can’t get it anywhere else!

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Warm Bitter Chocolate Fondant, Almond Crumble and Pistachio Ice Cream at Yeast


5 Enticing Chocolate Desserts to Indulge in Kuala Lumpur_Yeast

This chocolate dessert from Yeast is something to die for. Enjoy a heart-melting romantic moment when you sink you teeth into the chocolate fondant – hot and intense with a meltingly soft core. A gooey, decadent dessert with a molten middle – irresistible! In the picture is another chocolate dessert from Yeast – Chocolate Mousse.

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Oozing Nutella Beignets at BLVD House

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Soaking in the ambiance in rapt admiration of its elegant interior decor, BLVD House nearby KLCC offers not only the charm and service that discerning patrons, but also the must-have Oozing Nutella Beignets. The bite-sized beignets hold a centre of warm Nutella (omg!) and are then covered with Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar. This dessert is best eaten with the Salted Caramel Gelato which comes with it.

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The Point of No Return at The Point

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As what its name has suggested, this Valrhona Chocolate Ice Cream served with Mascarpone Cheese, Nut Biscuits, Salted Caramel Sauce and Viola Flower marks the start of a no-return journey of sweet indulgence. But really, who cares about the calories and guilt when you are having such a wonderful treat!

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Chocolate Durian Cake at Bijan Bar & Restaurant

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Imagine creamy D24 durian sandwiched between moist chocolate cake and coated in chocolate ganache – heavenly! Get one now at the award-winning Bijan Bar & Restaurant, located nearby Changkat Bukit Bintang. If you are a durian lover, make sure you don’t miss its Durian Cheesecake as well!

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Ahh, blessed!