When I first heard KGB Bangsar was going to open an outlet in Mid Valley, I was excited. Because that meant they would be open every day and 7 days a week during mall hours. Not that I eat burgers every day but I do crave for one every now and then – often during odd hours. ;)
They opened for business on a Saturday so expect slight hiccups in service as almost all the staff are new. Good thing is, the burgers are as good as the Bangsar outlet – they got the QC right down to pat. I’ve always ordered the same thing in Bangsar (Bash Burger) and since I was reviewing this new outlet, I decided to try the newer flavours available.
The beef patties are made using 100% Australian Grass Fed beef to ensure good quality and flavour. So far, the patty hasn’t disappointed and remais my favourite among the burger places I’ve tried. Not that I go for many burger places; I’m not crazy and neither do I have all the time in the world.
We had Sunshine Bella (RM14.90), a vegetarian and tasty burger comprising grilled Portobello mushrooms, fried egg, lettuce and herbed ranch. This was light yet flavour-rich from the mushrooms; ideal for light eaters.
KGB Spiked (RM15.90) is prepared slightly differently from the other beef burgers. The patty is crust seared to give it a crisp edge, and topped with sharp cheddar, crispy bacon and house special sauce. Quite good, although I still prefer the patty to be grilled.
Truffle’d Swiss Mushroom (RM20.90) was a good surprise. This is one of the best mushroom burgers I’ve eaten; an assemblage of grilled beef patty, sautéed Portobello mushrooms, Swiss cheese, truffle oil and herbed ranch. The truffle really played up the flavours of the burger, especially the mushrooms.
If you love blue cheese, give the Sacre Bleu! (RM18.90) a try. The beef patty is smeared with crumbled blue cheese and aioli, and topped with crumbled Ritz biscuits for added texture. Every bite was beefy, cheesy and tasty – a clever combination, this one.
We veered away from kimchi fries and went for the Texas Jalapeno Cheese Fries (RM14.90) instead. This was just as tasty as the kimchi version and much less pungent. The jalapeno slices packed quite a punch; very nice with cheese and sour cream. That said, I’d still go for kimchi fries – the fully loaded version – because I love my fries pungent, beefy and cheesy.
Steven and Joey have also come up with milkshakes to go with the burgers, which will be launched very soon. I had a sneak preview of the three flavours – Nutella S’mores, Strawberry Season and Salted Caramel Pralines – priced at RM11.90 each. The former two needs a bit of tweaking but the Salted Caramel version was pretty kick ass.
They made this using house salted caramel, cornflakes ice cream and cracked pralines for added crunch and sweetness. And nothing beats a good meal of burger, fries and milkshake. At least that was how I felt. Show me a topless Ryan Gosling and I might change my mind. :P
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Food: 7.5/10 (pork free)
Verdict: Same good burgers, now available 7 days a week from 10am to 10pm. #win
KGB (Killer Gourmet Burgers)
Lower Ground Floor