When it comes to food and street foods, Malaysia has plenty to boast about from cendol to goreng pisang for our tea and the burger joints scattered around the city. Klang Valley has seen a boom of burger stalls with different renditions, house specials and signature options. To some, the greasier, the sloppier it is – the better the burger is.
Fret not, you’ll find the burger joint that caters to your gastronomical needs. These humble stalls or food trucks are also sources of livelihood for many Malaysians unlocking more employment opportunities for the marginalised. Before you jump on this list, read about a handful of Malaysian burger vendors whose lives have been transformed because of their burger stalls and read about the humbling rags to riches story of Ramly Burger’s founder.
Now, let’s get your mouth watering with Klang Valley’s best street burgers. Show some love by supporting local burger vendors the next time you are craving some burgers:
#1: Brader John Burger @ Damansara Utama
Close to 20 years of operation, Brader John Burger remains one of the long-standing Ramly burger stalls in Damansara Uptown. There would be a familiar sight of a long queue of patrons waiting to order and receive their burgers. In 2015, the venture upgraded into a food truck business. Try his signature “special sauce” that would guarantee you to come back for seconds and thirds.
Address: Jalan SS21/58, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya. Go Now!
Hours: Mon-Fri 10pm-4am, Sat 10pm-5am, closed on Sundays
#2: OM Burger @ Ukay Heights, Ampang
Shahril, the owner of OM burger, started flipping burgers before he was married back in 1986. Now, his burger stall in Ampang is acknowledged by many in Klang Valley. Together with his only son, Faisal, the duo manned the stall. The burger stood the test of time with its oblong-shaped burger, offering more meat and burger. Not just that, the secret to his longevity is through giving back to society.
Some customers come here without money, but I still feed them for free. But often they will come back and pay the price of the burgers they eat. – Shahril, owner of OM Burger
Local celebrities such as Aliff Satar and Amy Search have flocked the burger joint and some have even coined it “burger sampah” for how sloppy the burgers are.
Address: 7-11, Jalan Ayer Kerja Lama, Ukay Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor. Go Now!
Hours: 7pm – 5am, daily
#3: Jackson’s Burger @ Seksyen 14, PJ
A legendary burger truck in Petaling Jaya that has been in operation for more than 40 years. Helmed by a Chinese husband-wife duo, Jackson’s burger has built up a solid customer base that just keeps coming back. Unconventionally, Jackson’s burger is open during the day and serves homemade patties. Their menu may be limited by each patty grilled to perfection. The burger truck also offers their rendition of Filet O’Fish and Crab Burger.
Address: 152, Jalan 14/29, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Go Now!
Hours: 12pm – 430pm, daily except for Mondays
#4: Zam Burger @ Taman Danau Kota, KL
Shafizam Sarip started Zam Burger in August 2004 in front of his house just to earn some extra income. But since then, it has become his passion and career. Zam Burger offers exceptional burgers with a range of homemade patties such as the Super King, King, and Queen.
Super King, King and Queen refers to 200g, 150g and 115g burgers respectively. Another best-seller at the stall is the Chicken Chop Burger, a breaded 150g chicken breast. The burgers are paired with Zam’s signature sauce for a lip-smacking experience.
Address: Jalan 6/23b, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur. Go Now!
Hours: 6pm – 1am, daily
#5: The Burger Shop @ SS15, Subang Jaya
Located in SS15, The Burger Shop has only grown over the past 20 years. It started operating in a small stall, upgraded into a food truck and finally in a shop lot. Even though the nostalgic vibe of burger stalls is missing, the menu at this burger joint surely makes up for it. The extensive menu includes different patties such as lamb and fish. Watch out for their oozing homemade black pepper sauce when eating.
Address: The Burger Shop, Jalan SS15/8A,SS 15, 47500, Selangor. Go Now!
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 6pm – 2am; closed on Sundays
#6: D’New Burger @ SS15, Subang Jaya
There is a reason why SS15 is known as home for affordable good eats in Klang Valley, another burger in Subang Jaya is the D’New Burger. It is known for its moist patty and crunchy buns. It stands apart from the usual Ramly burger with thicker patties for their grilled burgers and utilising a barbeque pit. A long wait is surely rewarded with a generous serving of sauces.
Address: Jalan SS 15/4D,SS 15, 47500, Subang Jaya. Go Now!
Hours: 8pm – 3am (Off once on Monday every 2 weeks)
#7: Burger Baek @ Bandar Sunway
Straying away from the usual burger patties, Burger Baek offers the Crispy Chicken Burger Baek. Angah or Khairul Fitri Razak initially started his stall by selling Ramly Burgers over 15 years ago offering inexpensive burgers with generous portions as a side income.
Business has been good as the stall caters to many who have a tight budget. But the business exploded in 2017 when he came up with a Crispy Chicken Burger Baek, his mother’s recipe. The Crispy Chicken Burger Baek is sold at RM 4 is definitely a steal. Now, the burger joint has expanded and has branches in Shah Alam, Kuantan dan Puchong Permai.
Address: Jalan PJS 8/14, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Go Now!
Hours: 6pm – 4am, Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays.
#8: Burger Bakar Abang Burn @ Taman Dagang, Ampang Jaya
Burger Bakar Abang Burn is the story of rising from ashes for both Khairul Anwar Azhari and Sabrie Salleh. A failure of the previous restaurant business propelled both Khairl and Sabrie to find different means of income. One of Sabrie’s aspirations is also to provide employment opportunities for others.
At the start of their venture, both recognised that burger stalls often result in a massive queue and customer waiting. The pair decided to capitalise on it and came up with a plan to serve burgers faster and a model that is feasible for the franchise. Even though their price point is similar to other fast-food chains, it was reasonable as the burgers are stacked with patties, melted mozzarella cheese and generously doused with black pepper sauce.
Sabrie’s dream of helping others by unlocking jobs came true as, since 2012, there are more than 19 Burger Bakar Abang Burn outlets nationwide.
Address: Dagang Avenue Food Court, Jalan Dagang B/3A, Taman Dagang, 55100 Ampang Jaya, Kuala Lumpur. Go Now!
Hours: Open daily; 12pm – 12am
#9: Mak Chick Yunai Burger @ Taman Megah, PJ
Armed with years of experience in the F&B industry, Yunai decided to venture into the food truck business and catering. Her menu of choice is a street burger and she makes it special with the Burger Mak Chick Gunung Berapi. A literal volcano of fried chicken chop, cheese, and fried egg and dressed with four different sauces; cheese, barbecue, mayonnaise and chilli. But, if a street burger isn’t your thing, this food truck in PJ also sells homemade nasi lemak with ayam goreng berempah and chicken chop.
Address: 1, Jalan SS 24/8, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Go Now!
Hours: 7pm – 1.30am, off days not fixed
Cover image: Malakat Tribune/Farid Janudin
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