Having gourmet burgers for dinner has never been my thing. I guess, when it comes to burger, I'd prefer Macdonalds - being a quick fix, cheap and filling meal with delivery for those late office nights. Let's face it, burgers aren't exactly the marvel of the culinary world. It's very filling, dry at times and more often than not, the fries and part of the burger will be cold before you can even finish.

Yet when Johan and YY recommended to dine in The Daily Grind, there's a certain believe that this place will deliver. Located right at the corner of Bangsar Village 1, The Daily Grind has over the years gotten pretty good reviews and indirectly established itself as the home of delicious burgers. It would appear that of all the people, they would be more than equal to the task of convincing burger skeptics such as myself, that there’s more to just two pieces of bread sandwiching a patty.

Diners seem to enjoy the dark but cosy type of atmosphere with pockets of laughter breaking out sporadically in all areas of the restaurant. Gives you the atmosphere of an old English appeal with dim French lighting I guess. Not exactly the most handsome dining outlet among it’s peers, but cosy enough for you to relax after a tough day at the office.

Upon flipping the menu book, you’ll find comical names being labeled on each creation which adds a sense of excitement in your dining experience – I guess. From Satay Burgembira to Monday Blue Burger and Bomba Burger – each burger is given a detailed description of what diners should expect before it lands in our mouths.

Forgive the pictures - as mentioned earlier, it was dark and I only had my iPhone with me!

I ordered the Japanese Yodel Burger – RM36. Fondue sauce, poroini stew and portobello tempura. The portobello tempura was simply just fantastic, and I devoured almost the entire portion before even starting with the burger. The burger tasted excellent with the fondue sauce playing a brilliant role in keeping the burger moist and stew juicy for degustation.

Johan ordered a vegetarian burger – ‘Green with Envy’ – RM34 – Spice tempeh and chickpea burger with coriander yoghurt dipping. He was so hungry that he dug in before I could even get a shot of his meal. The result:-

YY the Classic Chicken Burger – RM27. From the picture, you can already guess who had the most fun that night. The classic has always been a 'safe' choice for skeptics who wants to taste the basics.

Our drinks succeeded because of pure laziness and simplicity – everyone took the ‘Classic Root Beer’. Oh, before I forget - The Daily Grind makes their own tomato and chilli sauce!


Food: 7/10
(creative interplay of flavours for burgers wins the day!)

Service: 6.5/10
(noticed that there's a waiter standing around most of the time too!)

Ambience: 6.5/10
(nice place to relax after a tough day at work)

Presentation of food: 6/10

Overall: 6.5/10
The Daily Grind
LG 8 Lower Ground, Bangsar Village 1
1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru 59100
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2287 6708


NeoBoy said...

I love burgers! Anywhere else to recommend?

Augustdiners said...

Neoboy: we'll look out for more good ones to recommend, pls stay tuned =P

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