Burger Junkyard @ Kota DamansaraMonday, April 08, 2013
Special thanks to Food Director and Burger Junkyard for extending the invitation to me. So this week we tour to Kota Damansara for some burger feast!
Burger Junkyard was opened by three young friends whom some are classmates that have the same passion towards culinary art.
The three young men started this burger restaurant by brainstorming the name of the restaurant before anything else. Surprisingly, the menu comes second. Later on Kevin decided to join in the gang and there is total of 4 now!!!!
So why Burger Junkyard? Joel said, “Most burger names and companies have already been taken up, but Burger Junkyard hasn't been used! And since burgers are categorized as Junk Food (but our burgers are certainly NOT junk food!) , and people who LOVE burgers are known as Burger Junkies, so Burger Junkyard is the name”.
In order to match the name, the interior of the restaurant is designed with Graffiti painting all around. Look at those bright colourful burger illustration!! Such a joy to be surrounded by this beautiful graffiti creations especially for kids, they gonna love it!
This section will be a great place for kids to hang around! The wooden crate chair and cable drum table is so cute!!
Oh there is also a bar table setting in the restaurant.
More seating choices…
They make everything from scratch even the bun was made by one of the owner’s father. I am amazed when the chef say they do not use any MSG in any of their Bun, Patty or even sauces. At Burger Junkyard you get FRESH & Healthy Burgers all at once!!!!
Burger Junkyard serve real chargrilled burger which is grilled above real fire. The patties fat level is kept at 20-30% fat since the fats will drip while grilling. This will then ensure the patties remain juicy.
Their specialty is the STEAM CHEEESEEEE, yes you see right it’s steam cheese. They had a steamer specifically to steam the cheese which give softer and cheesier cheeese texture. By steaming they need to add more cheese to give a mouthful of cheese in the burger. WOOOWW these are the key to a GREAT BURGER!
Preparing the burger fillings…
Another Key Selling point is that all of their chicken burger is using brine-cured chicken thigh to give a smoother and juicier texture. mmmmpphh yummy..
Burger Junkyard serve NO PORK and they are in process of getting Halal Certificate! So everyone can taste delicious burger at Burger Junkyard.
picture courtesy of http://wssoo.blogspot.com/2013/04/burger-junkyard-just-another-burger.html
Ordering is real simple nothing different compare to fast food chain.
- Just queue at the order area
- Pick your drink from the fridge beside
- Pick your burger based on the menu on the chalk board
- Pay your bill
- Obtain your waiting number and be seated while your burger is in progress.
picture courtesy of http://perutbesi.blogspot.com/2013/04/review-burger-junkyard.html
Whole fridge of can drinks and bottle juice to be choose from.
Before I go into details of each burger, I must say all the burger buns are so soft and the butter aroma is so nice. The beef patty was well balanced in term of saltiness and it is perfectly marinated. I still can tasty the smoky flavour in the patty from the char boiler. It is also easily chewed and not too hard nor over cooked.
Throw you a good news!!! Burger Junkyard has a set lunch that start from RM 13.90 which includes a fries, drinks and dessert! Woahhh what a value!! Those who working nearby are so lucky!!
I know you all couldn’t wait to read and browse the photos of the delicious burger!! Let’s begin with Ratatouille Burger, a grilled beef patty top with a sauce mixture of onions, tomatoes and spices and finished of with a layer of melting cheese. I love how the sauce infused into the beef patty which burst into my mouth with savoury and tangy flavour.
Next was Texas Hold Me, sound like a poker game!! This one is in crisp form but yet it never lack of moist in the beef patty. Each bite ooze with sauces of BBQ aioli and the melting cheese while you enjoy the crispy bite of the fried onion ring and chewy bacon strips!!
I would say no to Balsamic Beefin’ Onions simply because I am not a Balasamic Vinegar fan! However, if the Balasamic Vinegar is pair properly it can be heavenly delicious and I wouldn’t gobble down the entire burger!! That’s what exactly happen when I first bite on this burger. The layer of balsamic vinegar on top of roasted tomato, lettuce, cheddar, caramelized onion chutney and beet root is such a brilliant pairing! What a savoury goodness!
One of my favourite Burger Type, Portobello Mushroom!! Formage et Fungi are packed with huge chunk of Portobello mushroom. Sadly, it is gone within minutes!! Those who try say it’s the best for the day!! I will def come back for this!! Look at those mushroom falling out of the burger!! YUMSSSS
Brooklyn Burger, being the largest burger serve that day with the most filling too. Sadly most say it was tad bit too dry. Even the chef say they dislike this too…I guess they will take this down or infused with other sauces to give more moist to the entire burger.
Another Best Seller, Beef in Blanket has DOUBLE BACON and has a deeper smoky BBQ Sauce. Again good thing goes fast. So I missed it, they say is a MUST ORDER. I promise I will review it on my next visit kay?
How could burger be without French Fries?? As I mentioned earlier, all are made from scratch this include the two type of sauces serve together with the fries. Frankly speaking, I prefer Burger Lab’s French Fries over Burger Junkyard as the former one has more potato taste!! BUT BUT Burger Junkyard’s handmade sauces are unbeatable!!!! Especially the Tomato Concasse dip which deeply infused by savoury tomato paste flavour with herbs. Awesomeness!!
The Brown Sauce on the other hand is less savoury compare to Tomato Concasse, it taste like a mild brown sauce but with many different flavour at one time due to the 13 types of ingredients they used to make this sauce (one of it is Vege Bovril). You gotta try it yourself, I can’t explain in words how great it taste!!
Done with beef we moved on to the chicken burger.
Everyone Favourite, Buffalo Soldier. The smooth and extremely juicy thigh coated with runny buffalo hot sauce and flavoured sour cream. Sandwich in between was the crispy celery and tomato which add more chewy texture!!
One of the Food Director’s Member Kelly Siew said, “I usually don’t fall for chicken burger because of the rough and tough chicken breast! I am totally sold to Buffalo Soldier”
Anyone a Hawaiian Flavour fan here??? Hoola Hoop Hawaii is definitely something sweet and sour you will love to order. Thousand island infused sauce burst into mouth, I could barely keep it hold up that it almost spill out!!! Look at those generous chunks of tomatoes, pineapple, slice of ham and the ever juicy patties!!!! Slurrrrppp
Lastly, a surprise for everyone the Extraordinary Blue Panorama. The blue indicates Blue Cheese. Those who have never tasted blue cheese may find it smell a little stink but once you bite on it, the unusual cheese flavour immediate burst into my mouth with a very unique taste!!! I love it and the best part is, it doesn’t cover the flavour of the patties!!! Brilliant Job!!
For meatless wanderer, don’t need to worry at all. Burger Junkyard got that cover with their Pineapple Fungi. We did not try it but on the menus it say it consist of layer of pineapple ring, Portobello, cheddar and house aioli.
Dessert are as great as their burger. I miss this Brownies like hell a lot!!! You asked why? Because this brownies serve in warm temperature with melting chocolate fillings. It is not too sweet and it is rich in flavour. The salted caramel and melting vanilla ice cream keeps me wanting for more!!!
Okie we already have the dark dessert, shall we have something lighter?? Pinna Cotta on the other doesn’t give much flavour…I could only taste the milk. Not my preference though.
Dessert has not included in their new menu. However, with our good feedback I’m sure it will be up on the menu real soon!!
Each and every burger has it’s own taste and deliciousness. I love the originalities and the sauces they used in their burger. Not to forget their to die for soft burger bun which help soaks the sauce into the buns. The beef patties are soooooo juicy and not too salty!! Thumbs up!
One thing i wish to highlight is their competitive price from RM 12.90 with quality burger is something other burger chain store need to crack their head in order to beat this offer.
One of the Food Director's member ask how Burger Junkyard keep up with such affordable price but yet providing fresh food made from scratch.
Joel said “our main objective is to offering a delicious healthy burger not just to earn money”
Everyone is stuffed that evening. Time for a big group photo.
Well that end our tour to this delicious burger restaurant. I will be back very soon!! Don’t forget to drop by Burger Junkyard and let me know whether you think the same. For first timer, you can try their set lunch.
Before I end this post I would like to thank Food Director again for invitation to Burger Junkyard for such a gastronomical Saturday. If you want to join food director hangout like I do remember to register with them at http://www.foodirector.com/
16-G, Jalan PJU 5/20D
The Strand Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya,Selangor.
Tel: (+603) 6143 4305
Mondays - Saturdays for lunch 12:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. & dinner 6:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
Closed on Sundays
Burger : 9.5/10
Price : 9/10
Facility : 7/10 (still ample of parking space and wifi is available)
Ambient Environment : 8/10 (cheerful environment)
Service : 8/10 (very attentive and can explain each burger content and flavour very well)