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! 

 

 

 

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Weekly Reads: In-TEA-resting Facts About Your Favorite Afternoon Tea!

Afternoon Tea is a long-standing British tradition and it has become so well-known that you can easily enjoy it at hotels, restaurants or even bars! Some of you might be frenzy advocates of this quintessential tradition for their delicious treats and etiquette, yet the following facts would make you treasure it even more.  

 

1/ The Origin of Afternoon Tea

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If you think reveling in an Afternoon Tea is interesting, you would also fall in love with the story behind how this tradition was originated. It is believed that in the 18th and 19th century, English people often got hungry during the long gap between lunch and dinner which was very late in the evening. Annoyed by this hunger pains,  Anna Maria Russell – the Duchess of Bedford, scheduled her time to enjoy a light meal of cakes and sandwiches which she believed was an excellent stand-in in the middle of the afternoon. She soon began to invite her friends along to enjoy it and so the craze became a legend.

 

2/  Is It “Scone With The Wind” Or “Games Of Scones”?

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The pronunciation of “Scone” is surprisingly still controversial up till now! It can either be pronounced as “Gone” or Throne”! Step back in time, the origin of the word “Scone” is believed to have come from the Dutch word “Schoonbrot” which means “beautiful bread” and later was changed to a shorter version which we know as “Scone”! There is no right or wrong in how you call it. Although you might keep in mind that some more pedantic experts would argue the correct pronunciation of scone is like “gone”!

 

3/ The Difference Between Afternoon Tea and Hi-Tea

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Many have mistaken “High Tea” and “Afternoon Tea” as one. If you do think so, this fact might surprise you! There was actually a huge difference between these two! “Afternoon Tea” (also known as “Low Tea”) was originated for the upper class, while “High Tea” was designed for a working-class man’s main meal of the day! The Afternoon Tea, therefore, will feature delicate finger foods ranging from small sandwiches to scones, pastries and cakes. On the other hand, as a working class could not afford such an indulgent treat, their tea set will be full of heartier affair like meat, pies and crackers and served on a high table as indicated by the term “high” in its name. Nowadays, fewer differences are seen between these two traditions. 

 

4/ Did You Hold It Correctly? 

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The standard correct way to hold a teacup is with one or two fingers of the hand put through the hole of the cup handle. The cup should be balanced with your thumb on top and your other fingers curled underneath. Although it’s not compulsory and unnecessary nowadays, the etiquette of holding a traditional teacup might be something you will find enjoyable to know. The holding can be a little tricky as you gotta try to lift your pinkie finger out to look proper. It is believed that the raised pinkie was started by a noblewoman and mimicked by the Royal family. 

 

5/ Milk First or Tea First? Jam First or Cream First? 

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In the past, milk is added to the teacup first to protect the delicate china from the hot tea. As time’s gone, it is more common now to add the tea first, followed by the milk. How about jam and cream? It has been a debate raging on for decades about whether to put jam or cream on your scone first! Actually, it depends mainly on where the tradition is from or where you are having your tea! In Cornwall, it’s jam then cream yet in Devon, people will do the opposite! 

Can’t wait to indulge yourself in an Afternoon Tea or High Tea in Klang Valley already? We have just the list hand-picked for you! Check out Newens Tea House, Pavilion Lounge at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Altitude at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, THIRTY8 at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Nobu Kuala Lumpur, The Lounge & Oro Cafe at Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Bistro 160 at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur!

 

 

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[ELITE Review] 10 Must-Try Dishes at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur (Part 2)

As we continue our culinary journey to explore the best dishes served at the top restaurants at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, we are back with more sumptuous dishes! Miss out the favorite dishes in our last writing? Check out 10 Must-Try Dishes at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur (Part 1).

 

TABLE OF CONTENT (Part 2)

6/ Filetto Di Manzo at Villa Danieli
7/ Trio Dim Sum Combination at Celestial Court
8/ Peking Duck at Celestial Court
9/ Classic Twist G&T + Duck Spring Roll at Pavilions Lounge
10/ T-Party at Pavilions Lounge

 

6/ Filetto Di Manzo at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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On a prowl for a delectable beef tenderloin to satiate your craving? Look no further than this tantalizing dish of Filetto Di Manzo. We were overwhelmed to know only the high-quality and protein-rich Black Angus beef tenderloin is used to make this delight. After being cooked to perfection, the tenderloin is served with sautéed mushroom trifolati, roasted potatoes, grilled tomato and coated with mouth-watering beef jus. Tender and packed with flavors, the Filetto Di Manzo totally won our hearts.

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7/ Trio Dim Sum Combination at Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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As we are a big fan of dim sum, we cannot ignore this Trio Dim Sum Combination at Celestial Court. The pork-free dim sum combination features 3 pieces of classic Shanghai soup dumpling “Xiao Long Bao”, 3 pieces of Signature Prawn and Chicken Siew Mai and 3 pieces of Premium Emerald Har Kao with Water Chestnut. The “Xiao Long Bao” was my favorite as they were so well-balanced in flavors that each bite resulted in an exquisite satisfaction. The dim sum here will definitely please any discerning dim sum lovers! 

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8/ Peking Duck at Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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Next comes a sophisticated dish that we all felt in love with – the Peking Duck. The duck was meticulously prepared as it was hollowed out to stuff with fine Chinese herbs before being rinsed with hot water and dried for 4 hours! As the duck was roasted on point, its fat was melted and the skin was incredibly crispy! Wrapped inside Mandarin pancake with a touch of hoi sin sauce, the Peking Duck was totally a winner in terms of taste. We were pleased to know that diners can choose the preferred serving method for the rest of the duck meat.

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9/ Classic Twist G&T + Duck Spring Roll at Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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We were in a search of a rejuvenating drink and the Classic Twist G&T + Duck Spring Roll turned out to be the perfect choice for some refreshment. The Classic Twist G&T was made using gin infused with a tea bag which came with 3 available flavors – floral, spicy and mystic before being added with tonic. A unique drink that went well with the crunchy and luscious spring rolls that served along. Take a dip of spring roll into the Thai chilli sauce, get a sip of the delightful cocktail and you are all set!

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10/ T-Party at Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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After all the indulgence that we had, a relaxing moment was all that we could ask for and this T-Party at Pavilions Lounge was ideal for us. Being serenaded by the smoothing live tunes, we were ready to indulge ourselves in assorted delectable scones, pastries, sandwiches, cakes and cookies on a 3-tier stand along with hot selections including a dark chocolate fountain at the buffet station and a free flow selection of fine tea or coffee. Such a great time we had! 

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[ELITE Review] 10 Must-Try Dishes at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur (Part 1)

It had been a while since our last visit to Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur and this time we came back to not only admire their top-notch facilities or stunning interior but to truly indulge ourselves in the food heaven here. Of course we would not want you to miss out all the best dishes here so we decided to have a list of the top 10 dishes that we believe one who comes here should not go back without trying.

 

TABLE OF CONTENT (Part 1)

1/ International Buffet at Essence
2/ 3 Grilled Mini Cheese Sliders at Pavilions Lounge
3/ Wok Fried Beef Tenderloin Cube with Jade Kai Lan and Cashew Nuts in Pepper Garlic Sauce
4/ 
Pappardelle All’Astice at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
5/ Villa Grigliata Mista Di Pesce at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

 

1/ International Buffet at Essence, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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A pork-free international buffet that is skillfully prepared by master chefs – of course we would not miss out this feast in our list! It took us a while just to take joy in looking at the wide spread of selection of the international buffet at Essence, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur – from local delights to tantalizing steaks with mesmerizing marbles grilled on fire. The all-day-dining restaurant serves 3 types of buffet including breakfast (6am – 10.30am), lunch (12pm – 2.30pm) and dinner (6.30pm – 10pm). Our morning couldn’t be better as we were pampered by hearty Western and Asian selections, freshly squeezed fruit juice, cook-to-order egg and more while lunch and dinner is the time where we relish fresh seafood and amazing chef’s performance. 

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2/ 3 Grilled Mini Cheese Sliders at Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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Feeling peckish and want to delight your taste buds with a quick snack? You should not miss out this 3 Grilled Mini Cheese Sliders at Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. The dish immediately whet our appetite just by its irresistible smell. Grilled to perfection, the Australian beef ribeye patty was a true star – tender, beefy and juicy. Fluffy buns, crispy French fries and sumptuous meat patty, we were in love!

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3/ Wok Fried Beef Tenderloin Cube with Jade Kai Lan and Cashew Nuts in Pepper Garlic Sauce, Celestial Court

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Dining at this award-winning restaurant is a dream come true for any food gourmets. We satiated our Chinese food craving by reveling in a plethora of delights and one dish that truly caught our attention was the Wok Fried Beef Tenderloin Cube with Jade Kai Lan and Cashew Nuts in Pepper Garlic Sauce. Despite its unpretentious look, the flavors completely captured our hearts! High-quality beef is hand-picked and meticulously prepared before being laden in black pepper garlic sauce. The juicy cubes mingled perfectly with the crunchy jade kai lan – a hearty dish that brought us back a home away from home. 

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4/ Pappardelle All’Astice at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Whiffs of freshly-baked bread, wood-fired pizza and home-style pasta filled the air as we stepped into Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur for an authentic rendition of Italian taste. We knew immediately we had come to the right place! One dish that you could not forgo is the Pappardelle All’Astice which is made of home-style large and flat ribbony pappardelle. Served with a half Boston lobster and cooked in light tomato sauce, the dish was a gastronomic delight packed with flavors.

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5/ Villa Grigliata Mista Di Pesce at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

If you are scouting for a sharing platter for 2, this Villa Grigliata Mista Di Pesce is the feast you must have been searching. Only fresh seafood including sea bass, tiger prawns, calamari, tuna and mussels are used to bring out the best taste of the ingredients. Grilled until they are on point, the seafood are infused with a distinct smoky flavors which are enough to trigger your involuntary salivation. Served with mixed salad, roasted potatoes and vegetables, this is a true seafood galore for 2 persons!

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(to be continued)