Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Smashies Burger @ Metro Genting, Setapak

Every suburb deserves its own burger parlor; with that philosophy in mind, starting this month, Setapak's residents can munch on Smashies burgers, a half-hour's drive from KL's city center.

Naysayers will nitpick that Smashies seems more like an imitator than innovator, borrowing inspiration from Seapark's MyBurgerLab & Subang's Crayon Burger. That feels true, but it's no reason to deprive legions of burger lovers of having more hangouts to conveniently choose from, especially since demand remains robust.

Buns colored with natural ingredients are among Smashies' hallmarks. The charcoal-black ones will be familiar to fans of MyBurgerLab & the pink buns evoke Crayon Burger's red yeast creations; the more novel introductions are yellow buns laced with lentils & orange ones made faintly tangy with the Mandarin fruit.

Basic burgers here contain smashed beef patties, cheese, beef bacon, caramelized onions & hash browns, scoring reasonable marks for both juiciness & flavor. In other words, even though Smashies isn't exceptional, it's still enjoyable enough.

Well-versed customers might justifiably feel a been-there, eaten-that lethargy, but we'll keep a positive attitude toward Smashies. Sure, to use the cliche, there's 'nothing to shout about' here, but folks constantly looking for something to shout about can get irritating.

Other options here include an egg-endowed Annoying Orange (RM19 nett). Satisfyingly sloppy.

No lack of chicken choices: the Hot Chick (RM16) features fowl with pineapple, hot sauce & egg.

For the vegetarians: Twilight Bella (RM11), with a grilled portobella mushroom.

RM8 for Cajun-spiced fries? Billing error, we hope.

All in all, worth visiting for people living or working nearby. Lots of luck to Smashies.


Smashies Burger,
126-G-5, Metro Genting, Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak, Selangor.
Open daily starting 6pm; last orders at 10:30pm.
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36 comments:

  1. Don't even know what to say anymore :P Well at least annoying orange sounds pretty cute. Lol.

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    1. Kelly: heheh, ya, so far i think customer feedback for smashies has been positive in the past few days, but i'm still inclined to favor myburgerlab and burger junkyard if i really need my fix :D

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  2. super near to my place but no time to pay a visit yet. I think i will try it once anyway. (can make this a quick fix when i feel like having burger but Seapark is too far away.=p)

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    1. Jean: oh, that's a good example! ya, there are a lot of people who are living far away from seapark and subang and kota damansara, but setapak is more convenient for them. hope you enjoy smashies burger =)

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  3. Aduhhh.....another burger place?!
    Kinda far for me. I shall recommend this place to my fren, since she is staying so near there. ;-)

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    1. Melissa: hope your friend likes the burgers here! ya, i'm expecting at least another 10 hipster burger outlets to open before 2013 is over. hopefully there'll be one in your neighborhood soon! =)

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  4. Good grief!!! These burger places sprouting like mushroom after the rain...

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    1. Suituapui: yes, and most of these burger places actually serve mushroom burgers too, heheh (portobella mushrooms) =)

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  5. So many burger place now! So far I've only been Fatboy Burger.... :P

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    1. CK: ooh, i like fatboy! anyway, maybe a burger place will open in your area of taman desa later this year. let me know if got! :D

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  6. I guess they'll have quite good businesses since lots of students in that area.

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    1. Baby Sumo: business does seem fairly robust here! more than a dozen customers spotted here before 7pm on a weekday :D

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  7. True that. As long as the food is enjoyable, I doubt there's a need to 'look for something to shout about'... At first, I thought the first burger photo is a rice burger (something like MOS Burger). But after further reading, hash brown seemed just right. Haha.

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    1. Chong: yeah, great food experiences probably only come once or twice a month, if we're fortunate. i'm content with having merely "good" food experiences most of the time =) ooh, rice burgers would be an interesting twist to these burger outlets. so far, namoo on the park at publika does a very nice rice burger, but here's hoping these other outlets might consider offering it too :D

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  8. Interesting names! and there seems to be too many burger haunts popping out these days.

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, one thing the burger outlets have in common is the strategy of coming up with cute names for their burgers! And actually there are still plenty of neighborhoods that could use a burger haunt. I want one in sri petaling, heheh :D

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  9. The Annoying Orange is not-so-annoying to me...can u guess why?...hehe :P

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    1. Ulric: because it fills you with eggs-tasy! :D

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    2. Nuff said...yay! :D :D :D

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    3. Ulric: egg-loving minds think alike! :D

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  10. That looks like a great place, Sean. I especially love that large table with the benches and chairs. It looks like you can seat about 6-8 people there. I like the fact that they also have vegetarian fare. I am not a vegetarian, but I think it is good that places have non-meat choices as well, it gives them a larger clientele.

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    1. Linda: ohh, that's true, the tables here feel quite roomy. and yeah, i'm not much a vegetable eater either, but i like the option of having the fiber here, heheh :D

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  11. Looks like they have a good range of breads/ buns. Nice that they have a vege option.

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, and each bun does taste different, since the ingredients used to provide the color also provides multiple flavors :D

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  12. ahh, the burger culture up another notch, I wanna see more of these so that perhaps one day I'll finally be able to try MyBurgerLab. It's so full all the time.

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    1. KY: oh yes, here's hoping a nice hipster burger outlet springs up near your home or your workplace this year! and ya, the burger culture is definitely flourishing in the klang valley now :D

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  13. I hope the burger craze will spillover to my area, since im not incline to travel any distance to try burgers, no matter how good they are! :D

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    1. AugustDiners: true, i have to drive at least 30 minutes to reach any of the burger outlets. there are none near my office, none very close to home, heh =)

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  14. For some reason, I took a deep breath at the pink bun....Cause crayon isn't quite the thing for me....

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    1. Sycookies: heheh, luckily it's colored with natural ingredients, so it's not too worrying, in terms of health :D

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  15. Never thought of putting hash brown in my burger. It's always been onion rings and bacon. Hehe

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    1. Bangsar Babe: ooh, putting all those three elements together in a burger, the hash brown, onion rings and bacon, could make for a super-sinful and extremely enjoyable burger! :D

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  16. just what the world needs.. more burger joints. (not) hahaha :P

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    1. Ciki: resistance is futile! Come join us in our Cult Of Burger Admirers! :D

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  17. "but folks constantly looking for something to shout about can get irritating." Hahah!
    Let's see if i can make it this far out to Setapak.

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    1. TNG: oooh, ya, i wasn't very sure whether i wanted to venture into setapak, since it's an area i'm not familiar with. but i think it should be OK on weekends, when road traffic is not so messy. can probably reach from klcc in 15 minutes, heheh :D

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