Thursday, January 31, 2013

Crayon Burger @ SS15, Subang

 MyBurgerLab's unprecedented popularity has opened the floodgates for more funky burgers to storm the suburbs. Some of the best beefiness so far comes from Crayon Burger, which seems set to chalk up rainbow-powered success in Subang.

Crayon Burger's claim to fame: its kaleidoscope of buns, cultivated in colorful hues made possible with natural ingredients. Red yeast yields pink buns, spinach tints bread a pale green, while bamboo charcoal & milk supply their own inimitable shades.

Each bun boasts subtle flavors; this one's fragrant veggie freshness becomes a wholesome counterpoint to the crispy-creaminess of nachos & cheese fondue.

But the primary pleasure still rests in the meat: smashed patties of Aussie grass-fed beef, its chunky succulence similar to MyBurgerLab's (imitation = sincere flattery). Most of the burgers cost about RM15, with bottomless soda & fries requiring an extra RM5.

Peanut butter alert! Savory satisfaction is assured with this behemoth of beef patty, beef bacon, peanut butter & raspberry jam. Sure, it's sinful, but Crayon Burger's clientele of college students shouldn't have to fear cholesterol (for now).

Don't dread the Zombie Burger either, perhaps Crayon's flagship formation, a poppy-seed bun with a patty smothered in blood-red onion ketchup. Also available with chicken breast patty, but stick to the cow, which delivers bolder flavor & a punchier juiciness.

Our favorite Crayon creation: The Boss (probably not Springsteen-inspired, but who knows), thanks to its eccentric combo of toppings: wasabi mayo, fried egg, onion rings & Swiss cheese. Somehow, it works!

Crayon's fries are sufficiently fluffy & fulfilling, though not the star of the show. Another plus point: Crayon opens 11am-10pm, ensuring that queues remain shorter (or even nonexistent), especially throughout daylight hours. Closed Mondays.

Wrapping up with a sweet surprise: Crayon's unique dessert burger, built with chilled chocolate, sponge cake, strawberries & kiwi fruit (RM8).

Crayon Burger,
38, Jalan SS 15/4, Subang Jaya, Selangor.
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38 comments:

  1. I'll take The Boss n be a Zombie...all on the same day! =) Wouldn't mind desserting on the same day too ;p

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    1. Ulric: yeah, the burgers are delicious enough that even after finishing one, big-appetie customers might want another one immediately. The dessert burger can probably be shared though, heh =)

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  2. The pink burger bun is just too adorable. Lube the green one too.

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    1. Kelly: yeah, green is my fave color! I wonder whether a blue bun might be possible :D

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  3. Why Crayon? Name of a place or what? Eeeeee...the aircon - like in the old school Chinese restaurants here - usually, these days, when they design the place, they will hide or make it less obvious. The burgers all look good though...and prices seem ok too.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, maybe cos crayons are colorful, and the burgers here are colorful too :D yeah, it's double the price of mcd's, i guess, but more than doubly packed with better-quality ingredients =)

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  4. I already planned to go this Friday, thought I'll be the first who blog before eatdrinkkl, and ...... I was wrong. again . Hahahaha! !

    Man I wonder how u're able to eat so many diff restaurant in such a small period of time XP *salute*

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    1. Eunice: oooo, hope u enjoy your visit! Maybe try to go early in the day, to avoid any dinner crowd :D it's fun to visit a variety of restaurants, though heh, it wasn't fun to look for parking in this part of subang =)

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    2. Ask any Subang Jaya resident, and they will mention that SS15 and Taipan are both known for the constant lack of vacant parking bays.

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    3. Waverly: ya, i guess it's a problem that can't seem to be solved. i think crayon burger is worth the effort to driving here though (maybe by car-pool, heh) :D

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  5. Ok I will go with the peanut butter burger, but can I change the beef to chicken? :P

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    1. CK: ya, should be ok if you request. Wonder if can ask them to change the beef bacon to chicken/turkey ham also, heheh =)

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  6. those juicy burger .. I LIKE..
    good

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    1. Simple Person: yeah, and the juices are full of flavor :D

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  7. Looks promising especially the location but finding parking spot can be a real problem.

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    1. Chong; yeah, it's awful during the daytime, isn't it. Maybe one possibility is driving here with a person who can rush in and place an order to take away the burgers while u wait in the car, heh =)

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  8. wahh....another Burger @SS15! So many choices now.
    Kaw Kaw burger oso I haven visit yet :-p

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    1. Melissa: yeah, ss15 is a burger haven! :D

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  9. Cute name! The dessert burger looks delish. :)

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    1. Bangsar babe: yeah, catchy and cool! The dessert burger's fairly nice, though I still prefer the savory burgers, heh =)

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  10. the buns are interesting especially the poppy seed bun~

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    1. Choi yen: yeah, the poppy seed one has a nice, gritty texture. I'm not sure which bun is my favorite, they all have a unique flavor that's enjoyable =)

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  11. Yums! Just what I need to cheer me up!

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    1. Rebecca: cheerfully colored burgers, perfect to perk up our day! =)

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  12. The Boss sounds like a bold creation....no veggie burgers on the menu then? Its fun to see so many places making burgers so funky!

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, the flavors for the boss could have clashed with each other, but surprisingly, it all works well together (wasabi mayo with swiss cheese & egg? heh). no veggie burgers so far, but i have a hunch they'll be offered eventually. and yeah, these really do take burgers to the next level, a creative level :D

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  13. How many burgers out of these did you eat Sean? I'll only be able to handle one.. *shame shame*

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    1. Baby sumo: heheh, I managed to try several bites of them all. Ooo, if you buy four different burgers and slice them into quarters, then that'd be exactly the right number for your family to enjoy :D

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    1. Wong: yup, definitely, especially for anyone who enjoys burgers! =)

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  15. The mix of sweet and savoury seems to be the 'in thing' at the moment. Those different coloured buns look worthy of a bite of each.

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    1. The yum list: oh yeah, sweet combined with savory does go quite well in burgers, a pleasant surprise! And ya, it was fun to bite into these multi-colored buns, and good to know there was no artificial/chemical coloring involved in making them :D

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  16. Holy Moly! I love how quirky these burgers are! and I see the words bottomless soda... which is a PLUS!!! hehehe

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    1. Vien Lee: oh yeah, these are mighty memorable burgers to reckon with! :D heheh, i have to confess, i'm not a fan of soda, but i definitely don't mind having the bottomless fries =)

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  17. There are so many varieties of burgers here... might step in one day to give it a taste.

    Is it on the same row as Secret Recipe?

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    1. Waverly: yeah, i think the peanut butter bacon might probably be the most crowd-pleasing one here, though i also really like all the other three that i tasted :D this is on the road parallel to secret recipe's road =)

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  18. Some mixed reviews on this one. I'm guessing it's teething problem. But I do love the idea of using Natural colours. I might try making a pandan burger bun... hmmm.

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    1. Kelly: yeah, i'm genuinely surprised at the mixed feedback to this place, cos i definitely enjoyed the burgers here. if MyBurgerLab rates a solid A, then Crayon Burger would get a B+ at least from me, heh :D oooh, a pandan bun sounds like it could be quite interesting. and it'll be fun to pair it with various ingredients/toppings =)

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