Nasi Lemak Burger (Malaysian Version) by myBurgerLab

myBurgerLab is launching the controversial Nasi Lemak Burger tomorrow in all their outlets. So I shamelessly texted Renyi for a taste of the burger because I really really really don't want to queue we're best friends like that.

Why controversial? Because of this post.

It was in response to the viral Nasi Lemak Burger by McDonald Singapore. 
Because you know, Nasi Lemak originated from Malaysia and no one does Nasi Lemak better than us. DUH

Naturally many people got insulted by this and when Channel News Asia picked up the news, it went out of control and the rest is viral history. 

At the end of the day, I really just wanted to eat Nasi Lemak Burger and Singapore was too far to travel for a burger, so for two whole weeks I drooled over photos of this blasted burger all my Singaporean friends were posting. 

When myBurgerLab introduced their version, you could imagine my elation. The burger was the biggest I've seen of myBurgerLab's burgers and the fried chicken stood out the most.

How was it?

This video sums it up.

The fried chicken was crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, perfectly cooked.
The base was the peanut butter mix with crunchy Ikan Bilis (anchovies) spread on the bottom bun, it was the perfect balance to the whole burger.
(you would notice a strong peanut butter taste if your first bite was directed at the bottom bun, so try to fit the whole burger as your first bite if that's possible, considering how large this burger was).

The rendang was rich, aromatic and thick, on its own it's nothing extraordinary, but paired with their sambal, a runny egg yolk that burst when you take your first bite, the crispy succulent and tender fried chicken resting on tangy pickled cucumbers, it's like a raving music festival. No, nothing about this was elegant. The whole experience was raw, rugged, and screamed umami-ness. It was messy, loud and ugly, but oh so good in every sense.

(after I wiped my burger clean)
Me:     Can I be honest about something?
Renyi: Yea, sure.
Me:      I have never liked myBurgerLab burgers until now.
Renyi: Well, that's why we always create new burgers.

Good answer.

Here are more photos for your pleasure.


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