Gourmet chicken burger at THE BURG

Gourmet chicken burger at THE BURG

I was making my way to Nuromen, one of my favourite Sarawak beef noodles joints, as I haven’t been there for a while. Was surprised to see a burger stall in front as I entered.

Turns out, it was The Burg, which used to be on the lane next to Standard Chartered bank, a few doors away. Apparently, the council came and took away Arthur Cheong’s canopy. He’s a one-man show who specialises in really awesome gourmet chicken burgers.

Thankfully, with a little help from friends, he has a new home. But with change, there’s always a period of adjustment as customers don’t know moved few doors away and that his opening hours are now different.

But on the upside, now there are tables and chairs where you can eat in comfort without worrying about the rain. The Burg is open for lunch and dinner now, instead of dinner and supper.

Real chicken thigh

So what’s The Burg about? If all the chicken burger you’ve had before had some unidentifiable minced meat, stuff those and try some real fried chicken thigh meat, fried till crisp and juicy, slathered with The Burg’s special homemade sauces of buttermilk, salted egg, sesame or Japanese curry. The meat between the dense buns is a hearty-sized protein, and you get a fair share of salad sandwiched in between as well.

My favourites are the savoury Salted Egg (anything with salted egg scores extra points!) and the rich, creamy Buttermilk Burgers, and there are other choices too, beyond the fab four. It’s just RM9.90 per burger and just an additional RM1 for a portion of fries. Where to find these days?!

So if you’re in the vicinity, pop by and support this leng chai! I confess I’m a sucker for industrious young people who try to beat the odds and strike out as self-made entrepreneurs, and it helps that The Burg’s food is worth thrice that of any Western fast food chain!

Address: 28, Jalan SS21/39, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Tel: 018-381 3101