|Shake Shack Burger|
I expected a lot coming back to Malaysia. One of them being the endless options for food. So I spent the first month just excited to taste and have all these Asian food experiences I have missed while living overseas. After awhile I was starting to feel overwhelmed by noodles and rice, and craved a real good salad or basic sandwich. Most of all - I remember having plenty of amazing juicy burgers in the city.
That is the type of food I lived on for the last 12 years. Noodles and rice were a treat and rare for lunch unless it was Thai or Chinese. So now I'm in search of the perfect burger in Malaysia, and meat is expensive here because it is imported. Unfortunately because of the expense, most burgers you find here is pumped full of binder - breadcrumbs or filler so that the final cost of the product is cheaper (less meat).
My standards are high and these are my top 3 Burgers spots in NYC, to which my burger tastings in Malaysia have to stand up to:
1. Shake Shack ( http://www.shakeshack.com/ )
2. Lamb Burger at The Breslin ( http://thebreslin.com/ )
3. The Burger joint at the La Parker Meridian hotel (http://www.parkermeridien.com/eat4.php)
I also like my meat medium rare - believe me I learnt to appreciate this after years of ordering mine well done. You can only truly appreciate the meat when it's juicy, dripping and yes, a little bloody (eek). Sorry no offence to my vegetarian friends - I don't have it often! So when I go to places and they tell me it's already well done, that is a big no-no, found that out when I tried to order a burger at Plan B. Absolutely not!
So far, the only burgers that seem to step up to the plate are at Dome and Chilli's. Both are chains and both are a little large for my liking. Quality is not bad, but could be better. I need to taste the meat people and I mean it. Give me 80/20 in perfect unison and no fillers....where can I find you - o perfect burger??? My expat friend says Blue Cow Cafe, I must investigate....