There can be few delicacies as satisfying as a ground meat patty sandwiched between two toasty buns. It’s the perfect marriage of meat and bread, savoured the world over for more than a century. KL has recently seen a sharp rise in new age burger outlets, some elevating the cooked sandwich to an art form using a cornucopia of ingredients, while others honour the basics of meat, bread and maybe cheese. Forget McDonald’s and Burger King – sink your teeth into these instead. The Burger JunkyardThe Burger Junkyard facebook.com/BurgerJunkyard Burger ensembles here come big, fat and sloppy and with the Junkyard’s signature oozing, steamed cheese. Yes, the cheeses are steamed into a melting mess of goodness and then placed over the cooked burgers, ensuring that the patties are enveloped in a cheesy cocoon on arrival. The ‘Brooklyn Burger’ is a towering beast that comes with a ring of grilled pineapple, turkey ham, a fried egg, cheese, onions, tomatoes and a healthy slathering of house made aioli. The combination works a charm and every last bite is a delight. ‘The Ratatouille’ deserves a mention, and even though it’s a veggie burger, KL’s carnivores will be wolfing this one down thanks to its savoury mix of tomato concasse, onions, aubergine, courgette, bell pepper and steamed cheddar. We guarantee this is the best tasting junkyard you have been to in your entire life! MyBurgerLab MyBurgerLab myburgerlab.com Ground zero for KL’s burger revolution and the originators of the charcoal bun (now copy-catted across KL). Going to myBurgerLab is seen by some as a pilgrimage and little wonder as they make some of the country’s most talked about burgers. “Our burgers are cooked in a scientific way, from the temperature to the unconventional way of cooking,” says co-owner Chin Ren Yi. From the aptly named ‘Beef Beautiful Mess’ with deep fried crispy Portobello mushrooms and melted mozarella, to the ‘A+’ with sharp cheddar and caramelised onions, the ingredients are top notch. A must-visit for any selfrespecting burger aficionado. Killer Gourmet Burgers Killer Gourmet Burgers facebook.com/KGBBangsar The now famous KGB branded buttery brioche buns have taken the city by storm, drawing customers with premium grass-fed beef patties and special homemade sauces. The number one seller here is the ‘KGB Spiked’ with an irresistible crust-seared patty, sharp cheddar cheese, KGB spicy sauce, and crispy beef bacon – a glorious constellation of flavours that will have you instantly hooked. For those that desire poultry instead of beef, the chicken burgers are delicious too. Try the ‘Kick’N’ with parmesan-crusted chicken, sharp cheddar cheese, and piquant wasabi mayo that delivers a hefty bite. These killer burgers are truly to die for.