Burgers are undoubtedly one of the ultimate comfort foods. Depending on the type of burgers available, you will find either the regular or smashed patties sandwiched between the bun. But let’s talk about the latter instead: the smashed burgers. And no, we don’t mean by smashing a patty against the wall to see if it sticks. The “smashed” part refers to the art of using the back of a spatula to flatten the patty on a hot grill. This is where the Maillard reaction happens — a chemical response from the result of the heat and pressure, which helps to create a seared, crusted and flavourful patty. Below is the list of 7 Recommended Smashed Burger Spots In Klang Valley.
Located in Damansara Uptown, The Heat Kitchen specialises in BBQ and pork-centric local cuisines, namely Nasi Lemak Siu Yok (roast pork belly) and Pork Lard Noodle. Then, there’s their pork burger menu such as Smashed Burger and Pulled Pork Burger. Having tried the former, the double layers of smashed pork patties are both juicy and well-seasoned. Not to mention the crispy crusts, coupled with the melted cheddar cheese and bacon jam that pairs well with the burger. The Smashed Burger comes with a generous serving of fries and if you are planning to order this, it’s best to come hungry.
Address: 73, Jalan SS 21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
2) Mean Mince
This hidden burger joint, which is tucked somewhere around Mutiara Damansara, specialises in American-style burgers. First-timers might want to go for their sinfully delicious MM Burger or MM Deep Fried Burger, where the former is topped with an oh-so-heavenly sunny side up egg. But if you prefer a smashed variety, it’s worth trying their Smash Burger. It comes loaded with not one but three beef patties all seasoned and smashed to juicy perfection. Each patty is layered with oozing goodness of cheddar cheese sandwiched between the soft and pillowy burger buns. You can order here as well.
Address: 31-1, Jalan PJU 7/16A, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Barbacoa is all about good burgers. And by good burgers, owner Daniel Anis insists that every patty comes from high-quality meat. They are also made in-house with none of those usual nasties, namely preservatives. Among his bestsellers include Smashed Cheeseburger, where you can opt for a single patty or double patties. All topped with cheddar cheese slices as well as other savoury ingredients sandwiched between the burger buns. Best paired with a bottle of fresh lemonade or iced lemon tea. Customer reviews are generally positive too, as they praise Barbacoa’s overall flavourful burgers. Do note if you plan to visit Barbacoa, look out for the bicycle shop called The Basikal.
Address: No. 89, Jalan Bangsar, Bangsar, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
4) Burger On 16
Old but gold. I remember I tried their burger a few years back and I’m glad they are still here even today. You can find them behind Berjaya Times Square and one of Burger on 16’s longevity has to do with the owner’s insistence on using quality ingredients. Not to forget all of their patties are made in-house using imported beef. The same also goes for their homemade sauces. They have a few smashed burger options here, namely Double Smash Burger and Chipotle Burger. But if you prefer smashed chicken patty, they got them covered as well such as Classic Smash Chicken and Chk New York Swag.
Address: 16, Lorong 1/77a, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
This roadside burger stall has been receiving rave reviews for its signature smashed burgers. The reasons? Homemade patties, imported quality beef from Australia and New Zealand and of course, they sure know how to assemble a good burger. As in combining all the right ingredients between the burger bun. Some of their must-try bestsellers include Say Cheese! Burger, The Prettiest Star and Classic Cheeseburger. You can locate their stall opposite the Petron Station at SS17, Subang Jaya.
Address: Opposite Petron Station, Jalan SS17/1A, SS17, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
The name of this burger stall says it all and those who are craving a juicy smashed burger can give it a try at Bukit Jelutong. If not, you can head over to their branch at Kota Damansara. The brainchild of Naeem Nassir, who was actually a veteran pilot before the global pandemic cost him his job. Smashed was subsequently born and the rest, as they say, is history. Most burger lovers praised him for his great-tasting smashed burgers, where he uses 100% Australian beef patties. Other than Smashed Burger, the menu also consists of others like Smashin’ Bacon and Super Smashed Burger (with double smashed beef patties).
(Bukit Jelutong) Nasi Kandar Zubair Bistro, Persiaran Balairong, Bukit Jelutong, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor.
(Kota Damansara) Uptown, Jalan Teknologi 3/1, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
KGB or Killer Gourmet Burgers needs no introduction, given its presence since 2014. They have a few outlets around the Klang Valley area, namely The Gardens Mall and SS15 Subang. They only use 100% prime cuts of Australian beef, which is minced in-house on a daily basis. One of their classic beef burgers, The Shack is worth trying here. It looks deceptively simple but packs with lots of flavours, thanks to its savoury combination of a well-seared smashed beef patty and melted cheddar cheese. Even if you do not fancy beef, they have chicken burger options too.
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