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MyBurgerLab Seapark PJ - meets the NYC standard.

I have been away from the states only a couple months now, and after feasting on lots of Malaysian staples - I find that I am yearning the simple basic American fare like salads, sandwiches and yes of course the all American classic - burgers and fries.

I have been looking high and low in chains, in mamaks and ok, maybe not McDonald's just yet. Thank goodness because I think I have found it. And let me tell you, These guys know it. They know In-and-Out, and they know shake shack. These are the west coast-east coast favorite arguable best spots for burgers in all of the US of A. Of course, I'm a New Yorker so naturally I'm going to favor my Shake Shack!

Ok let's get to the meat...MyBurgerLab is really Malaysia's answer to shake shack/In-N-Out) The burger patties/meat is quality premium Australian grass-fed beef, ground in house, clearly all beef and no fillers. For that alone, thank you @myBurgerLab, that's all I have been asking for!

Now, for the surprise - t…

Where Thai Art Thou? Bangkok Beat Bistro Empire Subang

My quest for real good Thai food in Malaysia is really depressing me. It makes me think that all those years frequenting those amazing Thai spots in NYC were all in vain, thinking that was real Thai food. Well, it's pretty darn close. After all I have been to Thailand and have had their pad Thai in the streets....so why can't I seem to find the same simple Thai dishes in Malaysia? All I'm asking for is the perfect Pad Thai!!

So this brings me to Bangkok Beat Bistro securely nested on the lower ground floor of Empire Mall in Subang sharing a row with the infamous Serai restaurant. I absolutely love the bistro/simple and rustic decor. Very New York, or very industrial. Unfortunately the food was just half okay. You know how you always test a restaurant by the most simple dish? Like if it's a Chinese place and they can't make a good Chinese fried rice then chances are the rest of the menu sucks?

Sadly, BBB misses the beat on this one. I went on 2 occasions, first was…