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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Revel In Top 3 Favorite Burgers at The Daily Grind

My friends and I have a great fondness for burgers (some even call us “burger fanatics”) and this guilty indulgence actually brings us closer as we are always on the go to search for the nicest burgers in town. Our stop last week was The Daily Grind which is known as the very first gourmet burger restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. The restaurant quickly won our hearts for its wide range of crafted and adventurous creations with high-quality ingredients and delectable homemade sauces. Its retro yet laid-back ambiance is also suitable for our casual meet-up. 

Patrons come to the restaurant are pampered with a plethora of delights featuring Burgers, Light Bites, Comfort Food and more. If you want to relish the best burgers at this restaurant in your next visit, check out the following 3 burgers which have always been the top choices of frequent diners here! 

 

1/ Foie Gras Burger
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The first burger – Foie Gras Burger, easily whetted our appetite just by its glamorous appearance! The premium Australian beef patty and the skillfully pan-seared foie gras are to die for! The beef tempted our taste buds with its tenderness and juiciness while the foie gras melted on the tongue, exuding distinct flavors which were complemented by the balsamic palm sugar glaze. Portobello mushroom and onion cranberry jam were added to balance the taste, making this burger our top favorite! 

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2/ Downtown Tokyo 

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Another hard-to-resist delight is this Downtown Tokyo. Inspired by Japanese cuisine, the burger is made of deep-fried soft shell crab with a touch of wasabi mayo and some rocket leaves served in charcoal buns. We were a bit doubtful at first to try this exotic patty but we then immediately fell in love with the combination. The soft-shell crab was perfectly fried to reach an incredible crunchiness whereas its taste gave a mild kick on the tongue. A wonderful experience.

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3/ Sloppy Joe

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Sloppy Joe
– as its name suggests, is best to enjoy messily! The burger is made of sautéed beef patty in barbecue sauce, melted cheese and topped with onion rings. We were overwhelmed with the big portion of the burger yet excited at the same time!  Sumptuous cheesy beef patty mingling with crunchy onion rings, this classic burger is a delightful mess which would make you come back for more.  

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The Daily Grind Bangsar
Location: LG8, Lower Ground, Bangsar Village. 1, Jalan Telawi, 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

The Daily Grind Ampang
Location: 26, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.
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Exotic Food Hunt: Top Unique Lamb Dishes In Klang Valley!

Looking for exotic dishes to excite your palate? Dive into our list of the most extraordinary and unique lamb dishes in Klang Valley! 

 

1/ Baked Suckling Lamb at Cava

Cava
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am; Sun & Public Holidays: 6:00pm – 12:00am
Location: 71, Jalan Bangkung, Bukit Bandaraya, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

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2/ Kamping Rempah Sambal Denden at Bijan Bar & Restaurant

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Bijan Bar & Restaurant
Opening Hours: Daily: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: 3, Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur

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3/ Spicy Lamb Cutlet at Mezze Bar & Bistro

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Mezze Bar & Bistro
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 4:00pm – 1:00am; Fri – Sat: 12:00pm – 1:00am. Closed on Sundays.
Location: 132, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Mezze Bar & Bistro

4/ Sheep Thrills at PLOY

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PLOY
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 12:00am; Sat: 6:00pm – 12:00am. Closed on Sunday
Location: G-02, Ground floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan, Off Jalan Semantan, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

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5/ Homemade Pappardelle al Ragu di Carne at Zenzero Restaurant & Wine Bar

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Zenzero Restaurant & Wine Bar
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 12:00pm till late; Sun: 6:00pm till late.
Location: A-0-9, Ground Floor, St Mary Place, No.1, Jalan Tengah, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at Zenzero Restaurant & Wine Bar

6/ Mutton Paal Poriyal at ALIYAA Restaurant & Bar 

ALIYAA Restaurant & Bar
Opening Hours: Daily: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: 48 G & M, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at ALIYAA Restaurant & Bar

7/ Lamburgerni at The Daily Grind

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The Daily Grind Bangsar
Opening Hours: Daily: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Location: LG8, Lower Ground, Bangsar Village. 1, Jalan Telawi, 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at The Daily Grind Bangsar

The Daily Grind Ampang
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10:00am – 10:00pm; Sat & Sun: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Location: 26, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.

>> Click here to book a table at The Daily Grind Ampang