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When comes to Chinese New Year, what is there extra? One thing of course there would be extra ang pau’s as we only take once a year. If its not enough then head down to Extra Super Tanker at Damansara Kim for extra umph on their food.

I can only say that I discover this restaurant very recently with influence of Pureglutton and Ken. They are so frequent that often saying how good that this restaurant is and its a must come, till last year I follow them for a special menu ordering that end up paying RM135 each per pax. I must say its one of a unique meal and very satisfying, that worth every penny of it.

Till then, we are back again to kick on their Chinese New Year Menu.

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This restaurant is actually no stranger to many business or corporate company and families. Most of them are regular here.

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Yee Sang with White Bait 

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Fried to crips and the ingredients use are very fresh. Compare to a few yee sang that I had, its pretty colourful but not this because none of the shredded vegetables was dyed. Toss and toss higher for good health and prosperity. White bait are fried to crispy that I just keep picking it up to munch without added in.

RM68 Half & RM88 for  Full Portion.

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Many of my divers friend are against on eating Shark Fins and it had begin to take effect on some restaurant that comes out with options. This is definately a clever creation is Mandarin’s Birds Nest with Fresh Crabmeat Soup as a alternative choice. The soup is thick like sharkfin, and fresh crab meat that is prepare daily that enhance the soup taste with bird nest make it taste like shark fin. – Recommended~

RM48 per individual portion

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Iceland Turbot in 2 Styles @ RM12.80/100g and the average size of the fish ranges from 1 to 1.3kg.

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Turbot fish is a rare fish to have in restaurant. Those of you have not tried would want to give it a try. Flown all the way from Iceland that makes the fish meat texture different. Prepare in 2 styles that the fish meat were carefully slice with the fish bone are all left behind and deep fried. Then can just peel it off and eat it like cracker. Cracking sound is all over the table and it was gone within seconds.

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What happen to the fish slice as it ended up stir fried with erringgi mushrooms and fungus. Fish meat are very soft and perfectly fried along. Sweetness of the meat is there.

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Those who love yam, then Yam Treasure Trove @ RM48 – Small & RM68 – Large  – is a dish you shall not miss. This dish indicates “overflowing prosperity” and in Cantonese it means (“Poon Moon Put Moon”!). Love the mash yam that fried to crispy on outside and super soft on the yam cook along with crunchy vegetable and nuts.

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I have eaten so many sea cucumber and I must say this is the biggest I have come across so far. Like how the chef do it by cutting the sea cucumber into half and pile up all the vegetable on top with fresh chewy scallops . Really suits the meaning of Abundance from the Ocean sailing all the way from Philippines. Imported sea cucumber definately wont come cheap especially seasons of Chinese New Year.

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Tiger Prawns with Chef’s Special Sauce (“Hee Hah Tai Siu”). Love this sauce as its slightly spicy salty end. To pair with rice is the way to go . . RM10/100g and the minimum order is 300g

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To me, super star of the night is this Braised Mutton in Claypot… that means “Hei Hei Yeong Yeong” (in Cantonese). Lamb were carefully chop into right small sizes with little bones along. Skin are quite thick and braised with wood fungus together with herbs and spices to cover the taste of lamb that many people do not like. Still the taste and smell of it is pretty obvious as I love it..

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RM80 for a big pot of 12 pieces mutton that enough to feed a table of 10 pax

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Salted fermented soy bean (“fu yue”) dip was served with the dish.   This is to slightly cover the lamb taste and the chef insist we must dip along. Perfect in taste.

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Lap Mei Fan @ RM RM70 for 4-6 pax and RM95 for 8-12 pax.

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Serve separately with pipping hot claypot then add on all the ingredient onto the pot and stir it.

After stir the ingredient of sliced Chinese sausages, waxed duck, waxed pork and liver sausages blend with slightly burnt taste of the rice, that make the taste even better.

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When comes to chinese desert, this takes up alot of effort that first clean the pear out then add in ingredients and double boil it.  This is Double-boiled Snow Pear with Hasma

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If you do not prefer set, all the dishes above are specially for CNY and can be order a la carte.

Their Chinese New Year Menu Price starts from RM798++, RM988++ and RM1,398++ per table of 10 pax.

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I have made my reservation for CNY 3 weeks ago and its running pretty full. Do give them a call before you head over as its usually fully book during CNY..

If you are asking me where got nice Chinese Restaurant that I know, this restaurant currently top in my list and its a highly recommended place.

Location:
Restaurant Extra Super Tanker
48 Jalan SS20/10, Damansara Kim
47400 Petaling Jaya

Tel: 03-7726=7768/69


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I guess the hype of burger will never cool down in blogsphere. First you have a big buzz on pork burger over the years and one of the most recent buzz is homemade American burger style. I bet many of you have read reviews about this place before, MyBurgerLab that had made a huge buzz over the blogsphere for the past 2-3 months.

After bugging from my friend and finally I decided to drop by. I thought the huge buzz of this will cool down over the months, I guess it just proof me wrong, as they have strong crowd of loyal customers and I do even have friends that go every week as their burger is just addictive according to one of them. Beware, as their operating times are very limited.

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A new outlet that recently open by 3 buddies that had made burger ventures into new dimension. MyBurgerlab is like an experimental lab for them, or more like a food playground that their creative creation being put onto the menu for customers to hunt for.

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I am here as early as 6.30pm on weekdays and look at the crowd. Its Crazy and people are queuing out thru the door to order their favourite burger. Some people are hunting for seats. Its a small area, I would best advise you order and make a take away.

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Calling number is 77 and the order number had went up to 130. Average waiting time for your burger could take up 45minutes – 70 minutes. So be patient while waiting for your burger as if you do come here and dine, do expect to wait.

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Their menu are pretty straight forward with a few choices to choose from the either Beef, Chicken or Vege.

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Everything is prepare fresh from the kitchen. . . Even their charcoal bun they made themselves.

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Beef A++ @ RM15

Sharp Cheddar , Caramelised Onions, Shiitake and Enoki Mushrooms

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Elvis Presley is not display on their menu, order upon request. 😀

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One of the best burger I have come accross that its not too dry and peanut bugger mix pretty well with the jam that create the extra umph of it.

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It is advisable that treat this burger as a desert burger, as once you eat this burger, you cant really taste other burger as the taste of peanut will cover the rest of it.

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Say cheeseChicken with cheddar @ RM 11. Something light and delightful. Sure enough to satisfy you.

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Beautiful Mess @ RM18
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Sunny Side Up, Mozarella Cheese. With the name itself, be assure that it is going to make a mess for you as you press slightly harder, the egg yolk will ooze out from the burger to make it a bit juicy moist and if do not hold it well, there goes your finger and next destination is basin to wash your hand.
This is how many burger we order for 5 pax.
I must say that burger here are damm awesome! Moist, not too hard as well prepare and every mouth bite is satisfying that the cheddar cheeze is melted on the patty with their own lab dressing, it just makes you want more. Now I understand why people are craving for it.
Personal favorite – Beautiful Mess and Elvis Presley.

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Here we are with the hungry hunters, Anna, Eunice and Me.

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and of course Immi, Ren and all the best to you in UK  see you soon eh~

To patron this place, it is highly advisable you eat something like before you come while waiting for it and please do come before 8pm as usually it sold out before 8pm on those signature.

People do come here queue as early as 4pm right before the shop opens as they operate only at night. If you are craving for nice homemade burgers, this would be definately one of the place I am recommending as the pricing of the buger is slightly higher and I am sure many people would not mind to pay as they have its class of its own. Just by Adding additional RM5 – you will get frieds and free flow soft drinks.

*PORK FREE

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, ~  very good- REcommended! -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
MyburgerLab
14, Jalan 21/22,
Seapark, Petaling Jaya, MY

Operating Hours:
17:00 – 22:30
(Close on MONDAY)

FB:http://www.facebook.com/myBurgerLab

It has been a while since I wake up early head out for breakfast till my friend came to my house and drag me out. Usually I will have a simple breakfast at home, either cereal or bread spread with peanut butter. It was not that early when my friend came pick me as she brought me to one of her favourite Hainanese breakfast food place to eat.

This little hawker area that operate in Taman Midah, in front of Public Bank if I am not mistaken. All these hawker area, do not have a proper name like Ah Meng Kopitiam or something something that you are able to recognize as this stall is famous among its neighborhood.

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It is a very busy stalls and the amount of customers packing up this place is amazing, even the tables and chairs have to be extended to some parking lots or infront of some shop houses.

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Price is pretty cheap  . .

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Full house as we reach 11am . . As we start ordering, quite number of items had been sold out left with only 2-3 items in the menu, as we got no choice  . .. Look around to see what other customers order the most and turns out to be :

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Curry Mee @ RM 4.40 is one of the famous dish here I suppose that 70% of people are eating this or are only left with this few choices. Its pretty unique that I did not know that Hainanese Curry Mee is a very simple version that filled with ‘cockles, taupok and pig skin’. Its a very simple dish actually that taste is just perfect for not heavy taste bud eater. Mild curry fragrant santan taste that is not so spicy and I ask for another scoop of chili to make it fiery red, yet its not too spicy. I guess have to just enjoy a plain style in the morning.

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Scouted another thing is most of the customer’s there order Kopi and the colour of it looks good! solid dark brown that show’s the umph of the coffee. . .Order in 2 version, one cold and one hot.

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Hot Kopi – its thick in flavour and you can taste strong robust coffee flavor and just comes to my liking. Perfect way to enjoy my morning coffee. . – REcommended – either in cold or hot. 

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Prawn Mee @ RM 4.40 serve in small decent bowl that looks just fine for me on breakfast. Soup base looks pale yet can smell the taste of being cook with prawns. First sip of soup amaze me that it had a Penang version Har Mee and the slight different this Hainanese stall version bends towards more sweet. Taste pretty good tho.

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After finish our meal and look around wonder why so many people order Wan Tan mee, and we decided to order along. Noodle is slight springy and I see many people order it in curry soup base. Then I put into my curry soup and turns out to taste better. If you do order this, order for Curry soup base with Wantan noodle.

This stall operate from 7am-12pm daily (I think)

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I know its a bit hard to explain on this place, therefore I took some pictures on how to recognise it.

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And there is only 1 bus stop here.

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After finish our breakfast, she brought me to hunt another stall which is famous for ‘Ham Chi Peng’ which is a few stalls away from then Hainanese stall. Filled with variety that you can choose from and its family operate business.

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Dad making the dough . .  Mom frying on it and son taking orders and take away. Friendly uncle. . .

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One of my friends favourite is the Prawn Fritters that sells here. as in the picture you can see its on the far right.

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Prawn fritters are good, crispy on outside and all edges and soft on inside. Add on with their chili sauce just pair very well. Do drop by to this stall if you are here for the Hainanese breakfast. Worth to buy as its cheap too . .:)

For morning breakfast that you prefer something not so solid in taste then this is one of the stall that you can drop by. I am sure that i will be coming back to try out their other stuff by being early.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10 worth to recommend . . -stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Jalan Midah Besar, Cheras


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When comes to food, it is always very subjective and it seems that recently there is a big boom in Japanese Ramen industry where is start to mushroom everywhere. One of our latest findings is this outlet hidden inside Isetan 1-Utama, where I found my new love of ramen shop Menya Musashi.

[Update 2.1.2017 – found out they have change operator. Taste is different now-no longer best]

A famous ramen chain that is very famous in Japan finally reach Malaysia shore which is Menya Musashi, is one of the latest outlet that open its door to public since 6 months ago, me and my friend have been constantly returning to this shop for its perfect quality of ramen and only now I decided to blog about it. hehe~ Not only me, as many bloggers have been raving about this place and its actually good quality food being serve.

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For the first round we went 3 months ago, we gather 7 of us to attack on this place with possibility try to order the whole menu and guess how it turn out. There are stretch of chairs line up outside of this very small outlet that can be seated max 50-60 pax at one go. .

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and amazingly the turn over of this outlet is fast. People just get up and go off when finish their meal.

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not only this as you will be enjoying purely Japanese Ramen shop experience as the kitchen is very busy and you will constantly hear them yelling to motivate each other to move faster.

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Menu is pretty straight forward that you choose what types of Ramen follow by flavour broth on the right side.

  1. Shiro (white) – Onion flavoured oil/Original flavour
  2. Kuro (black) – Special oil from Fried Shallots and Garlic
  3. Aka (red) – Housemade Musashi Chili Oil
    Yeap, this is the whole menu, pretty easy to see right.

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this is the usual extra ingredient that you will get in a ramen shop as now they have fried garlic and chili powder at the side along. I love mine adding those 3 ingredient including chili oil to stir up the taste abit more.

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In Japanese restaurant its hard for us not to order Gyoza @ RM 9, as till date I have still get to eat nice gyoza in Malaysia, its being panfried perfectly on the base yet the ingredient in it just lack of the extra umph. If they add a bit more ingredient in it, then it would be just perfect.

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Next is Takana Gohan @ RM 7. A bowl of Japanese rice filled with sourish veggie (Mui Choy) and a bit of spicy taste after that. For me, I could not finish this by myself as it will be too sour for me.

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Teriyaki Chasu Gohan @ RM 9 something light for you if you do not prefer something heavy, rice is fragrant and soft top with seasoned chasu in small chunks and slices. If it comes with ramen broth along on the side then it would be a superb combination. 😀

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If you love your soup base with garlic taste then this is a bowl of broth that you should not miss. First impression of Ajimata Chashu Tsukemen @ RM33 – Ramen with ‘kuro'(special oil combined of fried shallot and garlic oil) that serve along in black colour soup like squid ink doesnt look impressive at all, yet it looks a bit weird like eating charcoal.

When you start to taste on the soup, you will be amaze on how good the broth is with garlic taste is not so strong even I like mine a bit more strong.

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Musashi Tsukemen will be the most prefer choice to start off with cuz its the orginal flavour broth, its milky thick that is just yummy! Then if you find that the taste do not suits your liking you can DIY the soup with the chili oil, chili powder and other ingredients that is available on the table. REcommended to start off @ RM27

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This would be my favourite among all as Chashu Men @ RM30 with homemade Musashi Chili Oil.REcommended!

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why is this so good as the broth taste is definitely a steal, follow by the springy thick ramen is just perfect to pair along in this bowl of ramen.

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If you decide to eat this dry ramen, please follow the step 1-3 on how to enjoy eating experience. you have to Slurrrrrpppp it~ Seriously!

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ChasuaTsukemen @RM 31 would be the dry version of ramen..serve along with broth soup at the side and some bamboo strips.

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All bowl of ramen are smack with this huge ass charsu

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The egg is so good that we decided to order extra. .  That I would always add one more additional to my bowl of ramen.

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This brand is so famous in Japan that all their bowls and spoons have the cut little samurai icon

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Master Chef Daisuke Yamaguchi

chef is always there at the counter and you can see him walk around, as we manage to capture his picture on that night. According to the 29-year-old Master Chef Yamaguchi, the secret lies in their broth – known as “tonkotsu”, (not tonkatsu, ok!) which he explained is “boiled for many hours, 10-12 hours and pork belly and chicken feet are the main ingredients, seasoned with Japanese wine and shoyu”. But why chicken feet, I asked. Well, the good chef merely gave an enigmatic smile and said “ahhh… it’s good for the collagen!”. OK, so collagen is good for your skin and all… and also for ramen. (Quoted from Pureglutton) full details about the brand drop by at her blog.

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This is the total bill that came out with 8 pax and we are totally satisfied at that round. Since that, we have return numerous round for ramen and often can crave for it!

If you are a fan or ramen then this is one of the shop that you must not miss and for first timer, it is definitely worth a try. It is slightly expensive but then its good!

Highly Recommended Ramen shop!

*Non-HALAL

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 10/10 , highly recommended! -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Menya Musashi
Level 2, Eat Paradise
Isetan @ 1-Utama
Bandar Utama City Centre
Petaling Jaya

[Updated] 22/5/2016 after a reader inform me, this stall is called Wong Ji Bak Kut Teh and have moved with updated address as below.

Quite sometime ago, my best friend brought me to try out a bak kut teh stall that she find very good. Its quite a hidden one as travel all the way to mainland to try it out. One of the reason that she always told me that, have to be there early, cuz its often sold out if we arrive late. So this round we arrive at 6pm. I called it BM Pasar Bak Kut Teh.

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To locate this stall, its not hard nor easy, as its located along Bukit Mertajam wet market, nearby Pos Office. What you can do is either double park if you have the chance or park further behind or front and walk there. I was lucky that day to park by the road side next to the stall. One of the problem is that, the coffee shop doesnt have a name and you just have to drive pass slowly to locate it.

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Mostly they are doing neighborhood business which they do not cook it alot ..

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They have a few pots for you to choose if you do not know what you want, best of all is always go for a mixture of everything.

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One of the trick that make it so good is because they using charcoal to heat up the claypot that makes the taste extra umph. . not like those normal ones using gas stove to make it warm. . .

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Here is my pot of Bak Kut Teh Mixture. .  everything also masuk of all the pig spare part. .

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Quite like the taste of it, which is a bit strong on the herbs taste, yet not too thick and well prepared. Taste of the soup is much better I think its because using Charcoal to boil on it or its just my mind always have the impression using charcoal to cook stuff is always better. Price is pretty decent as for 2 pax is around RM18 with such generous amount of ingredient.

Well, I have visited this place a few times yet often forgot to ask the auntie what is their name of the stall. . .:d

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, pretty good~ Recommended! -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Jalan Pasar
(next to the Pasar itself)
14000 Bukit Mertajam
Penang

New Address: Taman Betik Manis, Jalan Betik Bukit Mertajam

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I believe there are lots of Ramlee burger In KL as not many places offer nice ones, till I manage to come accross one stall that is up to my expectation is this stand alone stall located at Kuchai Lama Good Bunny Ramlee Burger at a junction, nearby the ppl’s favorite that they say famous Dim Sum Shop, Jin Xuan. .

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This stall start operating from 8pm onwards . ..

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I love the way how he made it as the egg fried till a bit crips, then add on my meat. . . .squeeze with a bit of black pepper sauce

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then top on with a slice of cheeze and add with sausage. . .

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wrap the whole thing up with egg and top with a layer of bread squeeze in between with chili and tomato sauce that one squeeze the sauce will oooze out! I just love the taste of it~ that’s my ‘Burger Special with Sausage and Cheeze’ @ RM 4.80 . .

Well, this is one of my favourite stall that I could find to satisfy me. . of course I have heard much bout Umph Burger. .  that is next in my list. . .

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8.5/10, Recommended, One of my favourite ~ -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Good Bunny Ramlee Burger
Jalan 1/116b,
Kuchai Lama, 58200, Kuala Lumpur
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