bookmark_borderThe Daily Grind, Bangsar Village 1

When times in need, there are few places I would go to for some good burgers and one of them is The Daily Grind in Bangsar Village 1.

The Daily Grind, Bangsar Village

Touted as a place that serves gourmet burgers, they are pretty good at what they are doing. I have been visiting them since 2008 and up till now, they have been rather consistent with their quality.

Japanese Yodel Burger by The Daily Grind

Whilst I’ve not tried all their burgers in the menu, my favourite one has to be Japanese Yodel (RM35). I like the way they construct the burger with simple ingredients used such as mushrooms and cheese only. But what I like the most is the delicious cheese fondue and sautéed mushrooms that complement really well with the thick burger patty. It has this savoury, comforting taste that makes you keep wanting for more.

Japanese Yodel Burger by The Daily Grind

The tempura mushrooms are fried to perfection; crisp yet retaining the juiciness. At the sides, there are thick cut fries, which are awesome even when you eat it on its own, and fresh salad. Did I mention they make and bake their own healthy buns?

Seafood Spaghetti

Besides burgers, they do serve other foods as well. I tried their lasagne (no photo of it, sorry!) once or twice which was quite good. If you don’t fancy any tomato-based sauce, do their Seafood Spaghetti (RM29). Filled with clams, prawns and squids, the spaghetti is cooked in white wine and garlic broth. The sauce is robust, packed with punch with slight spiciness to it.

TDG Dynamite Wings by The Daily Grind

They have good amount of appetisers too. Despite its name; TDG Dynamite Wings (RM18), somehow, it is somewhat lacking in spicy department. But don’t get me wrong, the wings are good. They fried them nicely; juicy and flavourful inside yet crunchy batter on the outside.

Condiment Sauce for TDG Dynamite Wings

Their secret spicy sauce does not have that signature savoury taste to tie those wings together. That said, do give them a try and tell me what you think.

Inside of The Daily Grind

Inside of The Daily Grind

Price wise, they are slightly higher (just by a small fraction) than the usual fast food outlets like Chilis and TGIF. The ambiance is calm and relaxing with segregated smoking area. They have a good selection of desserts too!

The Daily Grind

So, do you have any favourite burger joint?

Address :
LG 8, Lower Ground,
Bangsar Village,
1, Jalan Telawi 1,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone Number : +603 2287 6708

bookmark_borderFatboy’s The Burger Bar, Publika Solaris Dutamas

My fondness for a good ’gourmet-ish’ burger has been a never-ending one. The first time I had a good burger was at The Daily Grind in Bangsar. That was aeons ago. But ever since then, my search for a good burger has been intensified, albeit lazy attempts, and I found my favourite one as far as in Singapore (here).

Fatboy's The Burger Bar, Publika Solaris Dutamas

Anyway, as usual, thanks to the power of Internet, I got to know this place which is quite close to where I am currently working at (yay!). Famous for its burgers, it said that its origin is from Singapore and when I realised how famous it was, the facepalm moment hits me like a freight train because I’ve not tried them at all despite my frequent trips to Singapore in the past years. Nevertheless, they are here in Malaysia!

Drinks; Iced Lemon Tea and Root Beer Float

One of their major enthrallments is the ability to let loose your invention and customise your very own burger. With 3 types of bread, 3 types of meaty patties and numerous toppings and sauces, there should be more than tens of combinations to try.

Customised Pork Burger by Fatboy's The Burger Bar, Publika Solaris Dutamas

The one I ‘created’ the other day consisted of honey oat bun (RM2), pork patty (RM11), bacon (RM3), fried egg (RM2.50), shiitake mushrooms (RM3), caramelised onions (RM2.50), cheddar cheese (RM2.50) and garlic aioli (RM1.50). Despite its massive appearance, the burger somehow felt underwhelming as the thick pork patty was lacking in taste. I would not say it was bland, but I guess some special ingredient and seasoning would definitely help in flavouring. A burger like this would set you back RM28 (excluding tax and charges).

Customised Pork Burger by Fatboy's The Burger Bar, Publika Solaris Dutamas

Other than burgers, they do serve dishes like appetisers, soups, salads, sandwiches and main meals. The one shown below is their interpretation of American classic; Mac and Cheese (RM18).

Mac and Cheese

Rich, thick and sinful, each bite was filled with full of cheesy guilt. The grilled chicken breast was tad dry but it was all good to go with the pasta. The garlic toast that came along was over-charred, making it close to inedible. However, the waitress (or the manager) was glad to replace it with a new one, albeit a smaller, soft piece.

Fatboy's The Burger Bar, Publika Solaris Dutamas

All in all, with my subsequent visit in consideration, this place is a good place to go to for a proper burger. The ambiance was lively with tables and benches arranged orderly. The service during my two visits were alright despite understaff during peak hours. The burgers that I tried were a-okay but their patties could be improved further. Nevertheless, this will not refrain me from visiting them as I foresee there will more visits to come!

Address :
Lot 30, Level G2,
No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
Solaris Dutamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone Number : +603 6206 1352

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