It has been a while since I last did a makan-makan Malaysia post. The last one was in September 2013! Just to reiterate, when it comes to eating out with the family, we’re not really the sort that would go off the beaten path to get good grub. Most of the time, that is. A lot of what I feel is good enough happen to be right at our doorstep.

The “gourmet” burger scene flourished somewhat in the past five years, and I’ve to admit that I haven’t tried many of them. I had tried one called Hardcore in Taman Tun a few years back but the stall/truck’s appearance was so random that I had it just the once. I am unsure if they still do business now. Anyhow, I was brought to Killer Gourmet Burgers (or KGB for short) by my cousin on Jalan Aminuddin Baki.

I was told that it is usually packed at dinner time but I guess we were a bit early which meant we could grab a table on arrival. There was a wide selection and I opted for the KGB Spiked which comprised a crust seared patty of steak grade Australian beef, together with beef bacon, cheese and a “KGB spicy sauce”. They ran out of regular fries so I had to go for the sweet potato variety. To wash everything down it was a can of A&W root beer. The burger arrived in about ten minutes and whilst its appearance looked a bit, err… “regular”, I can’t fault the patty. Juicy and succulent – the other bits that came with it were merely window dressing.

This KGB outlet opens everyday from 12PM until half ten (except that on Mon-Thu, they shut at 3PM and reopen at 6PM). I understand that there are three other outlets but the TTDI one is here:

107 Jalan Aminuddin Baki
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur

On this trip home for Raya, we didn’t do our usual Ipoh foodie trip. However, I really missed eating the nasi kandar at Yong Suan, so we headed to the next best thing as KL now has a shop called Nasi Vanggey in Setapak. Now, as far as I know, the Nasi Kandar Ayam Merah stall on Jalan Yang Kalsom had explicitly expressed, on a signage, that they do not have any branches anywhere else. There is, however, a Nasi Vanggey resto in Greentown, Ipoh. Perhaps this Sri Rampai outlet is a branch of the said Greentown outlet. Just to add, though, this Sri Rampai outlet has collages of the Yong Suan stall on its walls. Interesting.

Anyway, the meat of the matter now is to gauge whether it is worth missing a trip to Ipoh now we have this. The portion is similar to that at Yong Suan, although the ganja was a tad anaemic and only a smidgen was placed on the plate. Apart from the ayam goreng, I just went for some sotong, sayur kobis and kuah campur. Simples.

Verdict? I have to say it wasn’t too bad. Not bad at all, but it still is a somewhat paler version of the Ipoh original. Besides, I get to order crème caramel for dessert if I had it at Yong Suan. So, if Ipoh is too far for you, head down this way:

9 Rampai Niaga 5
Rampai Business Park
53300 Kuala Lumpur

Opens till late.