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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[UPDATED] The Ultimate Guide to Pokémon Go Restaurants and Offers in KL

Pokémon Go: Gotta catch ‘em all!



What if your real-world stomach starts growling while you're looking for imaginary monsters? You'll need a restaurant that also acts as a PokéStop. Check out the best restaurants with PokéStop (and offers!) in KL & PJ!




Yeast Cafe Mid Valley

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Mid Valley is filled to the brim with PokéStops, especially at the boulevard area. Coupled with the fact that there’s almost always lures dropped out there, trainers could catch tons of Pokémon just by sitting at Yeast Cafe Mid Valley. What’s better? The restaurant sits among several PokéStops (and Gyms!)!


Opening hours: Daily 8:00am – 10:00pm

Cuisine: French


Location: Lot G(E)-013A, Ground External Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.


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The Library Mid Valley

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Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? The Library Mid Valley is another hotspot to refill your Pokéballs and potions. Unlike the other restaurants, this is the perfect spot for those who crave for good drinks AND PokéStop at the same time. Reservation is highly recommended because well, you know, people have been swarming into the place.


Opening hours: Daily 11:00am – 12:00am

Cuisine: Western


Location: Lot G(E) 001 & 002, Ground Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.


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Sou Omakase Dining


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PokéStop: Yuzu Japanese Restaurant

A go-to place if you are a Japanese omakase cuisine lover and of course, an ambitious trainer. Reports say that Magikarp is commonly found here. Of course you do know that Magikarp evolves into the one and only one epic water dragon Gyarados, right?


Opening hours: Daily 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Cuisine: Japanese


Location: G247, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.


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Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine


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PokéStop: Rama V, Serene Pool at Rama V


The gracious Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine is set amongst a magnificent pool of lotus blossoms, quietly tucked away from the busy district of Kuala Lumpur. On top of its top-notch Thai cuisine and  serenity ambience, now we have more reasons to pay the restaurant a visit – 2 PokéStops! What say you?


Opening hours: Daily 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Cuisine: Thai


Location: No. 5, Jalan U Thant, Kuala Lumpur.


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Fa.Ying Thai Fare & Cafe


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PokéStop: Fa-Ying Thai Wall Sculpture


A sister restaurant of Rama V Fine Thai Cuisine, Fa.Ying Thai Fare & Cafe not only pampers your taste buds with exploding Thai flavours, but also throws a Pokemon Go lure party starting 17 August DAILY at 2.00pm – 3.00pm & 8.30pm – 9.30pm! Seems like reservation is the only way to get a seat hmph!


Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 11:00am – 12:00am, Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 1:00am

Cuisine: Thai


Location: GB-08, Ground Floor, Boulevard, Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya, Selangor.


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The Steakhouse


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PokéStop: Cow Portrait


Constantly rated as the top steakhouse in KL, The Steakhouse offers you more than a perfect steak! Our jaw dropped when we found out that the cow portrait on the restaurant wall is a PokéStop. In addition, they are now serving a limited time cocktail of the month – Monkey’s Blood. Very interesting.


Opening hours: Daily 6:00pm – 12:00am

Cuisine: Steakhouse


Location: 48, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.


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PokéStop: BSC Indoor Fountain


We know that parking is hard but since we have taken the effort to beat the traffic and troubles to come to Bangsar, why not get a restaurant with PokéStop? Caught a rare Pokémon when dining? More reasons to raise a glass now!


Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 9:00am – 1:00am, Fri – Sat: 9:00am – 2:00am

Cuisine: Italian


Location: G133, Bangsar Shopping Centre. 285, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.


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Promotion: Pokéhunters will get to enjoy a FREE Dessert of the Day! Catch a Pokemon character at any of their outlets and show their staff to get an instant 10% off your food bill and free dessert! 


Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 12:00pm – 3:00pm & 6:00pm – 12:00am, Sat: 6:00pm – 12:00am

Cuisine: Asian


Location: Publika & Damansara Height


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Momotalo Yakiniku

Pokemon Go Special Edition_MomotaloYakinikuPromotion: Pokéhunters will get to enjoy 10% off on selected dishes at Momotalo Yakiniku! Catch and show Magikarp, Krabby, Tentacruel, Tauros, Pikachu or Dratini to their staff to get an instant 10% off for selected dishes including salmon, Alaska crab, and Kobe beef!


Opening hours: Mon: 6:00pm – 11:00pm, Tue – Sun: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Cuisine: Japanese


Location: 20, Jalan 24/ 70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.


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Brûlée Brasserie


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Promotion: Offering tons of Pokémon Go trainer benefits! Gym owners of ‘Casa Tropicana Fountain” will get free flow pizza as long as they own the gym! Not a gym owner? No worries, Team Instinct, Mystic and Valor can claim pizza of the day, mint lemon tea or coke float respectively. AND, if you have Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle in your Pokédex, your full set meal includes pizza, tea / coffee and their signature creme brûlée will be on the house! Got a Pikachu? 1 more free set meal!


Opening hours: Tue – Sun: 12:00pm – 12:00am

Cuisine: Mediterranean


Location: B1-2, Casa Tropicana, Jalan Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana Golf and Country Resort, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.


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Promotion: All Pokémon Go trainers will get to enjoy discount while savouring delicious Indian cuisine overlooking magnificent golf course! Make your trip to Qureshi KLGCC now and enjoy a 20% off total bill when you dine in!

Opening hours: Daily: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Cuisine: Indian


Location: Ground Floor, East Wing, Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. No 10, Jalan 1/70D, Off Jalan Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.


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