Why not…

If you drive around the kampung (village) areas in the town at night, you will see a lot of these roadside stalls…

Bandong burger stall 1

…many of which are selling burgers. I know some of them are rather nice (and cheap too) but they open quite late and I would have had my dinner so I never bothered to go and try…but my nephew was telling me about this one where they make their own patties and they’re very very nice! He strongly urged me to go and give it a try and I thought why not? That was why that night, after the movie, my girl and I drove there, at the junction…

Junction

…of this road…

Jalan Kampung Datu Baru

…and Jalan Bandong to buy and take back home for supper.

Unfortunately, when we got there, we were told that the guy making the patties had gone on an umrah (pilgrimage) and would not be back until a fortnight…and he would never tell anyone how he did it – it was his own secret recipe…so while he was away, they had to use the usual patties sold at the shops and supermarkets.

They would have their own fried chicken burger as well but by the time we got there that night, they were all sold out. I was not all that keen on those actually as I imagined they would be something that we would be able to get anytime at Colonel Sanders’ even though the guy kept insisting that his was very good and I should go back the very next day to try.

Well, since we were already there, I thought we might as well buy whatever they had and promptly placed our orders. This handsome guy was the one cooking the patties…

Bandong burger 2

…and the egg…

Bandong burger 3

…and toasting the buns and once they were done, this one…

Bandong burger 4

…would put the tomato, cucumber and lettuce and all the sauces…

Bandong burger 5

…and wrap the burgers up…

Bandong burger 6

I liked how he was wearing a plastic glove – these bits of effort on their parts to observe some kind of cleanliness sure deserve to be appreciated.

My girl had the beef & cheese (RM2.50) while I had the double beef & cheese plus an egg special (RM4.50)…

Bandong burger 7

…and to our delight, they were actually very nice – despite the fact that they were using those commercially-available patties…

Bandong burger 8

No, I did not go back for their fried chicken burger but I certainly would go there again when the other guy comes back from his umrah so I would be able to try both the burgers with the original beef or lamb patties…and the fried chicken. I guess that’s what they call killing two birds with one stone, right?

P.S.:
It’s Christmas every day, they say…and looking at how the gifts keep coming, I, for one, would certainly say that it is true, so very true. Yesterday morning, Nancy, my ex-English tuition student’s mum, dropped by my house to give me these awesome ngor hiang a.k.a lor bak (meat rolls)…

Ngor Hiang from Nancy

…that she made herself and the packet of asam paste plus two tilapias and a bagful of stingray meat – I’m thinking of cooking the latter with the aforementioned paste..

Then, in the afternoon, just as I was getting up from my nap, I got a call from my good friend, Richard, to tell me that he would be at my house in 5 minutes…and there he was at my door to pass me the lovely butter cake from the Mita Cake House in Kuching and a packet of Scottish butter shortbread fingers from Marks & Spencer, no less…

Butter cake & Scottish shortbread from Richard

Sigh!!! Everyone is so very nice, so very kind and generous and I really do not know how to reciprocate other than to say thank you so so so much and pray that God will bless them all abundantly in the days ahead. Cheers!!!

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

14 thoughts on “Why not…”

  1. It looks so dark in photo 1. I used to be given Ramly burgers to eat foc when I was in secondary school during the rehearsal for national day performance. Taste not bad at all.

    Too bad that the guy went on umrah. Nice of you to still buy from them despite that and your trust in them paid off as the burgers are very nice.

    Yes, they were honest about it and about their special fried chicken burger too. Didn’t insist on me buying any but I just went on and did that – glad they turned out to be very nice. Not that dark, really – I edited the photos…to make it look more dramatic. Hehehehehe!!!! Ahhhh…Rambly burgers! I know our students overseas would miss those when abroad…and would rush for them the moment they come home.

  2. Not too fond of burger…but oh, I would certainly love the ngor hiang & butter cake. Like I always say, you are truly blessed with great friends, young & old, far & near. God Bless.

    Yes, so thankful, so very grateful for all the Blessings each passing day. Not really a fan of burgers too but don’t mind once in a while for a change.

  3. I love roadside burger stalls, cheap and yummy.. There’s this Burger Kaw-Kaw here in KL, that serves burger towers, very tall! I would always order double beef with cheese and egg too, like you 🙂

    We have one place here serving the towering burger – they call it the Heart Attack! Scary! Never dare to try. Hehehehehe!!!!

  4. Shortbread is very nice…

    Cheap in Singapore, in your currency. Very expensive here – I would not go out and buy, that’s for sure. Thankful that there are nice people giving me all the time so I can enjoy eating them sometimes.

  5. I actually like those burgers sold at roadside stalls because to me they taste better than those from McDonalds or any fast food outlets. So when you get to taste the guy’s homemade patties do let us know how it is 🙂

    They most certainly do! I would agree with you 100% on this. Ya…sure will blog about it, see if it is really as good as what I’ve been told.

  6. wow, so dark! i used to eat a lot of these when i was at my 108kg-state, for supper of course.

    Oh??? So how many kg now? And don’t ask how much I weigh!!! Hehehehehehe!!!!!

  7. I’ve always wondered why these burger outlets can operate without a permit…

    Or do they have a permit?

    I know during the boom days of the 90’s there was a lot of kampua stalls operating out of houses too like this burger stall operating out of a house, but they were promptly closed down. I remember traffic issues being cited as one reason but I think that’s just the official explanation since it never got really bad as people would park in the shoulder and not block the road.

    What I know is one can get a hawker license to operate something like this. At least this one IS a stall…not a shop or hawker centre/food court-like makan place like some places we have in town. It really pisses me off that the town authorities do not bother to take action against them and seem to turn a blind eye. Tsk! Tsk!

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