Gourmet Burgers Arrive in Malaysia
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 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.
This restaurant is also bookable with theQguides.com. Book, Eat, Be Rewarded.