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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


You can also have a soft-shell crab burger!


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…


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


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.


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.


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.


My advice? Bring a friend and have them both!


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

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.

Halloween Event 1

This restaurant is also bookable with 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 ?


    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


      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.


    October 30, 2009 at 8:34 pm

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