Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BurgerByte @ Taman Dato Senu, Sentul

KL's truest burger buffs must nowadays be as scent-savvy as bloodhounds, sniffing out even the faintest fragrance of meat & tracking it tenaciously through tricky territory. 

Traveling to Sentul's warung wonderland might seem highly illogical, but this trek to boldly go where few burger fans have gone before beamed us up into a new-generation eatery that melds a street stall's suppertime sloppiness with a hipster cafe's contemporary creativity.

BurgerByte nonetheless knows who its main patrons in this culinary-conservative neighborhood will be, so the menu features no overly outre components such as charcoal-black buns, beetroot-colored mayonnaise or peanut-butter-on-patties.

 Fun but not flustering burgers with a bite here come topped with the likes of cilantro-spiked pesto, garlic butter or jalapeno peppers, elevating what would be merely enjoyable into something somewhat more memorable.

The house-made patties (choose beef or chicken, both the surprising equal of each other) are reassuringly respectable, seasoned sufficiently to supply savoriness, not saltiness, & juicy-firmly chew-worthy, neither profligately processed nor densely dry.

Our recommendation's this one with Tex-Mex beef chili, tortilla chips & an egg; but despite its potentially crowd-pleasing deliciousness, there's no real crowd so far at BurgerByte, possibly because the cost of most offerings here surpass RM10.

 Still, the very existence & veritable enthusiasm of BurgerByte might encouragingly reflect how _ in matters of food & other important instances _ the tide of change rises slowly & sometimes shakily, but its eventual triumph should prove unstoppable.

BurgerByte has branches in Sentul's Taman Dato Senu & Ampang Jaya's Kolam Air Lama. 

BurgerByte,
832B, Jalan Sentul Murni, Taman Dato Senu, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur.
Sentul branch opens daily, 630pm-1am.

36 comments:

  1. Hola! The Tex Mex one looks superb! :3

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    1. Ulric: ya, it's more humble compared to some of the ultra-imaginative burgers we've gotten from other places this past year, but still very well-made in its own way. the patty's moist and meaty, the toppings all nicely chosen & tasty together :D

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    2. Good to hear of such humble burgers...won't mind giving d cilantro pesto burger a shot...from ur photos they seem to have a variety of signature burgers =)

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    3. Ulric: oh, only nine burgers available so far actually. grilled beef 'original,' grilled chicken 'original,' redang beach pineapple, chili meat with cheese, chili meat with nachos, chili meat with jalapeno, cilantro pesto, garlic butter or beef bacon. but they also allow add-ons and different mixes of ingredient choices =)

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    4. The Redang Beach Pineapple one sounds intriguing...hehe =)

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    5. Ulric: heheh, me no want, cos me no likey pineapples :D

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    6. Why lar? Burgers with pineapples or caramelised onions are fabs...better yet when paired with a runny egg! =)

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  2. Goodness, are there really so many burger fans in KL? Time to start another trend guys!

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    1. Kelly: heheh, but we like burgers! and there are still many neighborhoods that don't have a really good burger joint yet (including my neighborhood of sri petaling, hint hint) :D

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    2. Kelly...if u ever open a burger joint...I got just d name for u...Kelly's Beet n Burgers...hahaha :p

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  3. Must say the cross section of the burger shows rather juicy patties. Though i doubt that I will travel all the way there for a burger, I certainly wouldn't mind dropping by before my night drives to Genting:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, this was actually an impromptu visit, and i was expecting the worst, but i actually really liked the burgers here. sure, not the best in town, but still better than a lot of burgers. i wish they'd open a branch closer to my office ... like, say, kampung baru maybe =)

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  4. Hi, i live at saffron sentul.. i know where dato senu is.. but which area is burgerbyte?? i need specific location please

    tq

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    1. Musa: apologies, I can't really help, since I'm not familiar with this area. I relied on GPS instructions to get to this road (Jalan sentul murni) =)

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  5. I like the look of those textured walls. Burgers with plenty of melted cheese too are on my list of favs.

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, I must say, both this eatery and its burgers look warm and soulful :D

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  6. Wah another burger house? Too bad I'm not a big fan of burger. Maybe once a month is the max, hehehe :P

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    1. CK: heheh, I think I'd like to have burgers once a week, if possible =) there will be some more burger cafes opening this year. So there'll be a lot more blog entries on burgers soon :D

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  7. Wow....your descriptions about the burger dressing sound so juicy and mouth watering!
    I think I really can't catch up with all these burger places. :-p

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    1. Melissa: ya, the burgers here are a pleasant surprise! I was happy with the orders here :D ya, I think there will be more than 20 burger cafes by the end of the year in different areas :D

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  8. Great to see chicken burgers putting up a decent show next to beef burgers. Is it worth the trek to sentul?

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    1. Youhadyourlunch: oh yeah, chicken usually plays second fiddle to beef, but the chicken patty here is surprisingly flavorful and moist =) I think burgerbyte is worth visiting if you're already nearby, but it might be too arduous to try to get here from other parts of kl =)

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  9. Sean, this sounds like a neat place. I would probably want to try the chicken, as I need to be careful with beef. (I have had a few attacks of gout). Your descriptions are amazing, you make us want to run over there and have a meal. :)

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    1. Linda: thanks, this cafe is far away from the areas that I usually visit, but I think it was worth the effort (for me at least, heh). Oooh, yeah, I usually prefer beef burgers compared to chicken burgers. I hope you'll get a good chicken burger in your city sometime soon =)

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  10. The burgers looked really good! I can see real meat within as opposed to just meat patties, which is fabulous. :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: oh yeah, you're totally right, the meat here is perfect for carnivores. There's definitely a fulfilling texture to it :D

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  11. looks burger very hit in KL ^_^

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    1. Oh yeah, burgers can be hard work to make, but they seem to be quite a profitable business now! :D

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  12. so it has begun, the burger invasion is on full swing. tex mex looks good!

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    1. KY: oh yeah, even sentul's farthest streets aren't safe from the invasion! =) yups, the tex-mex burger's the one to order here! :D

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  13. Musa, it is nearby naili's place sentul branch.cant wait to try the burgers after coming back home from hari raya :)

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    1. Nadia: thanks for the geographical info! they're also opening a branch at damansara perdana after raya =)

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    2. No problem! Love your reviews!

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    3. Nadia: tnx for the kind words =)

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  14. Your reviews are awesome..
    FYI. The one in Damansara Perdana is owned by Zizan Raja Lawak (the comedian).

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    1. Aja: thanks for the kind words, and for the info :D

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