Burger joints are popping around the city. I’ve become a burger fan, going around town to try some of the highly recommended burgers. I’ve not tried most of the burger joints (nor am I an expert) but the latest KGB burger at Bangsar caught my eye. Best known as KGB burger, which stands for, Killer Gourment Burger had recently opened in June, located at the bustling Jalan Telawi.
I’ve passed by a number of times and finally decided to give it a try. It’s a small outlet, with limited table and chairs, simple old school design with a modern twist. As crowd started coming in during the dinner time, it’s best to eat and go to make way for other hungry stomachs.
KGB Burger at Bangsar serves beef and chicken burgers as well as meatless burgers for vegetarian lovers. I think they are really thoughtful in this, I’ve tried their beef and chicken burgers, during my next visit I will try out the vegetarian Bella Bomb. From what I read on reviews, KGB Burger was operated by a couple and all their meat are fresh, burgers are served with grassfed beef with it’s meat smashed (a combination of lean and fats) hence, the perfect patty on their unique signature – “KGB” stamp homemade buns.
So in this review, it’s a conclusion of my visit to KGB Burger at Bangsar, it’s separated into two different visit in a week. Both days of my visit was on a weekday night, crowd wise still manageable around 7pm as I could get a table within 5 minutes. On weekends, I fear this place might get super cramp and pack as it’s only a half-shop-lot.
The Shack, RM 12.90
First item on the menu, the Shack is simple yet don’t be deceived by how simple it looked – crust seared grassfed beef, sharp cheddar and shack sauce. On the first bite it’s juicy tender meat makes you crave for more, while cheddar cheese and it’s speciality shack sauce. Overall, you’ll be having a wonderful time enjoying the burger. It may get a little messy as the cheese melts and juice from the ‘smashed patty’ starts flowing out through your fingers. The Shack is relatively smaller than other burgers in size; it’s not very filling to my stomach but on a first try this was perfect as I was craving for more.
Bobcat (C), RM 15.90
My friend had the chicken burger as he doesn’t take beef. Bobcat is a spicy version among other burgers in KGB. Grilled patty, roasted green chilli, provolone cheese, jalapeno mayo, the chicken as I was told that the grilled chicken breast was well marinated filled with flavour (probably the spiciness gave an extra boost), best part the meat was tender and not too dry. Bobcat is available for both chicken and beef.
On my second visit, I brought my mom along and she had the
Truffle’d Swiss Mushroom, RM 20.90
As she likes mushroom so this was her pick. It came with grilled grassfed beef, sautéed swiss brown mushrooms, swiss cheese, truffle infused with herbed ranch dressing. It’s a fancy burger, quite tall in size while served in generous amount of sautéed mushrooms. I took a bite and I did like it but I have to say it’s not as popular compared to the others on menu.
Bash, RM 18.90
I had the Bash as it is highly recommended by most people. It’s a more complex burger as compared to The Shack. Bash comes with grilled grassfed beef, beef bacon relish, provolone cheese, caramelized onions and maple-baked cornflakes. Yes, am not joking, there’s cornflakes in the burger – but it’s not just any cornflakes, it’s crispy ones with a hint of sweetness, turns out a great combination overall.
Bash is also relatively tall in size and rather huge (height almost 60% of an iPhone 5). It’s truly satisfying and I was so full after fries and burger. I loved the combination, and I highly recommend to go for Bash at KGB!
I was rather disappointed on my first visit that one of the ingredient for Truffle’d fries had ran out, which made me so desperate to come visit again the day after. So lesson learn, visit KGB early to avoid disappointment as they tend to run out of burgers/patty as announced on their Facebook.
Truffle’d Fries, RM 9.90
Served on a bucket, the fries are coated with a hint of truffle taste it’s not too heavy and just perfect. There were no topping as well compared to the other speciality fries, you can dip it with KGB speciality sauce.
While having your burger, go for the sides to complete your meal. Choose between fries or their speciality fries (Truffle’d, Kimichi with bulgogi beef or Texas Jalapeno Cheese), salads, onions rings or chicken bites.
Take a look at the menu before you stand at the counter while friendly staff will guide you through your choice of burger. You are to place your order and pay at the counter. Food will be served later to your table. Another recommendation, go for combo set, it comes with drinks and fries for RM 5.50. For fries you get to choose between salt and pepper, herbed (rosemary), spicy chajun or malt vinegar.
If your a meat lover, this is one burger joint not to be missed. It’s pork-free but they do serve beer, so it’s not halal. I’ve been having many pork burgers lately and I enjoy having a hearty grilled to perfection beef burger like KGB ones.
23, Jalan Telawi 2,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
(located next to Milk + Butter and behind Devis Corner)
Mon to Fri – 5pm till 10.30pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Fri to Sun – 12pm till 3 pm ; 6pm till 10.30pm
Delivery: 03 22011220 (currently available for Bangsar area)
Facebook: KGB Bangsar