KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 ― One of the best meals for any Malaysian is undoubtedly a nice, juicy, homegrown Ramly burger from your neighbourhood roadside stall.
The Malaysian street food delicacy is characterised by its ‘messy’ appearance, drenched with a combination of chili sauce, mayonnaise and black pepper sauce.
Where does one go in the Klang Valley to satisfy those late-night cravings for a bun and patty?
We’ve staked out the top seven Ramly burger places that are sure to hit the spot for you.
Brader John Burger
Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: 10pm – 4am Monday to Friday, 10pm – 5am Saturday, closed on Sundays.
Contact: 012-694 4154
Brader John Burger is a household name to those familiar with their famous Ramly burgers.
The food truck has been operating from 1996 and is notorious for its long queues, but many say the wait is more than worth it.
Their menu boasts a variety of local burgers and sausages drizzled in its signature “special sauce”.
No. 56-84, Jalan SS 21/39, SS 21, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: 8pm – 4am Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays.
Contact: 017-365 6443
The prices at this joint may be a little higher than what you are used to paying, but their burgers stack up high to make up for it.
Burger-mbira’s is generous with their ingredients and their burgers come packed with a juicy patty, onions, sliced ham, cheese, lettuce, cucumber, a plethora of sauces, and more.
7-11, Jalan Ayer Kerja Lama, Ukay Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Opening hours: 7pm – 5am daily.
If you like your Ramly burgers really sloppy and greasy, the guys at Om Burger are at your service.
They serve up their fare slathered in copious amounts of sauce alongside a fried egg.
Their stall is conveniently situated in front of a 7-11 store so you can pick up other late night snacks at the same time if you’re feeling super peckish.
Jalan 6/23b, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 6pm – 1am, daily.
Zam Burger is known for their “Super King”, “King”, and “Queen” burgers.
Despite the burgers’ royal names, they are crafted with love at a humble stall situated right outside the owner’s home.
Mak Chick Yunai
48, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 7.30pm – 12am, daily.
A cheeky play on words, this stall’s name hints at the delicious fried chicken burgers you can find on their menu.
Their fare pays tribute to a love for fried chicken and pairs it with the yummy sauce you can often find drizzled onto Ramly burgers.
Jalan PJS 8/14, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 6pm – 4am, Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Mondays.
Contact: 017-200 1814
The mastermind behind Burger Baek started selling Ramly burgers 15 years ago and was inspired to create a fried chicken burger based on his mother’s recipe.
Unlike other Ramly burgers, the amount of sauce on their burgers is modest to allow the flavours of the chicken to take centre stage.
Molten Lava Burgers
20, Jalan Midah 1, Taman Midah, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 6pm – 12am, Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays.
If you’re a fan of cheese, look no further. Molten Lava Burgers derives its name from the gooey goodness of melted cheese on their burgers.
Their meat patties contain a secret ball of cheese inside them that oozes out once you bite into the centre of the burger.