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Gourmet Burgers Arrive in Malaysia

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Gourmet Burgers Arrive in Malaysia

Imagine a team of dedicated, well-trained staff in a kitchen, devotedly slicing, portioning and grinding air-flown Australian Beef, day in day out. Then imagine that freshly ground meat being made into patties, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper to enhance its natural flavour, cooked to a perfect medium and served to you in one of 20 different ways. Now, it’s time to give your imagination a rest. The Daily Grind (TDG) is here, and it’s right in the heart of Bangsar.

Occupying a corner lot on the ground floor of Bangsar Village, with a spacious indoor and outdoor seating, TDG prides itself on being the first true gourmet burger diner dedicated to serving you a proper burger. In this year’s Time Out KL 2009 Food Awards, and TDG has received a nomination for Best Burger. Armed with our empty stomachs, JD + Dilly (Red Breakfast) and I made ourselves at home in the cozy interior inspired by he classic 1930’s American diner, complete with memorabilia tastefully adorning the rustic brick walls.

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It was a pleasure to meet TDG’s Manager, Azaiiman Al’ Jeffri, fondly known as ‘Man’. He tempted us with TDG’s Signature Milkshakes, so in true diner fashion, Dilly ordered the Malt + Peanut Butter Milkshake while JD opted for a caffeine kick with the Espresso Milkshake. He regretted offering to share it with us , and had trouble getting it back.

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Pure decadence, and a great way to wash down the hearty burgers. I knew that all their burgers are made freshly daily on the premises, but I didn’t realize the same goes for sauces, pickles and ice creams.

We started off with the TDG’s Nibbles Platter; a pair of salmon cakes, corn cakes, jalapeno peppers and onion rings before moving on to the burgers.

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The most popular burger on the menu is theClassic B eef Burger served with homemade ketchup, mustard mix sandwiched between buttered toasted buns. If you’re nursing a late night out, the All Day Breakfast Burger will get rid of any ailment. Juicy 100g beef patty with bacon & fried egg on English muffin with a side of grilled tomato & baked beans.

That evening, we were treated to a true gourmet burger.

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TDG’s Foie Gras Burger was an indulgent serving of pan seared foie gras laid over a juicy beef patty with balsamic palm sugar glaze, slices of grilled portobello & a dollop of onion cranberry jam.

We also discovered that a good burger doesn’t have to be made from beef.

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Try the Tarragon Mushroom Chicken Burger; a whole chicken breast drenched in creamy mushroom sauce with a hint of aromatic tarragon & rocket leaves.

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You can also have a soft-shell crab burger!

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The Downtown Tokyo Burger features two whole soft-shell crabs deep fried in a light batter and enhanced with wasabi mayonaise that tickles your nostrils, topped off with peppery rocket leaves. Be prepared to open wide…

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Now I love my meat but even I would give that up for the vegetarian Portobello Mozza Stack burger.

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A mountain of fresh ingredients including one large portobello mushroom filled with porcini stew, fresh tomato, mozzarella, raw onions & pesto, then baked & set on a bun. One bite and you’ll be hooked.

It’s more than just burgers at The Daily Grind. TDG favourites include a classic New Orleans dish rich with seafood and copious amounts of okra.

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Yes, this is the Spicy Seafood Gumbo & Butter Rice.

Indulge in TDG’s Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank. Tender braised lamb shank smothered in a dark, rich gravy of herbs with a hint of lemon, with sauteed shallots and creamy mash.

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With a range of nibbles, soups and salads to complement your main course, you are spoilt for choice. Choose your desserts from the cake counter where you’ll have a tough time deciding between the Ooey Gooey Chocolate Brownie and the Peanut Butter & Roasted Banana Pie.

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My advice? Bring a friend and have them both!

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From start to finish, its quality all the way. Gourmet burgers are finally here in Malaysia, and you’ll find them at one place: The Daily Grind.

From Monday 26th to Friday 30th October, tune in to The Big Red Food Review, with me Aly and win RM 100 vouchers to TDG !  Only on RedFM, Today’s Best Music. Check out the full review on http://www.red.fm.

Celebrate Halloween at The Daily Grind by joining their ‘Hell’s Night’ Halloween Party on the 31st October. Entrance cost RM 50 ++ per person, includes Ghoulish Cocktail Buffet and Prizes to be won. For reservations, call +60 3 2287 6708.

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This restaurant is also bookable with theQguides.com. Book, Eat, Be Rewarded.

Written by alyredfm

October 25, 2009 at 10:57 am

Posted in Reviews

4 Responses

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  1. Wowwww! Food looks awesome… I’m drooling. Kah Wai’s photos are amazing! I love the milkshake photo🙂

    Frat Mustard

    October 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm

  2. how do i win the 100 voucher ?

    pat

    October 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    • Hi there. Tune in to The Big Red Food Review, Eleven2Three on Red FM 104.9. Listen to the review, answer a simple question and SMS REDyour answer to 33988! Good Luck! x aly

      alyredfm

      October 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm

  3. Hi Aly, glad to know that you’re a food hunter too. Your blog provide me with plenty of wonderful restaurants/stalls to visit. keep up the good hunting.

    Umar

    October 30, 2009 at 8:34 pm


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