Friday, September 6, 2013

Newstand Burger Cafe @ Taman SEA

Thought the Klang Valley's boom of blooming burger restaurants was over? Not quite: Here's another newbie, Newstand Burger Cafe, revving up the F&B trade amid auto workshops in PJ.

Newstand's burgers are basic, but they look decent, especially in the dense wholemeal buns. Prices start at RM15 for a no-frills burger, RM21 for a set with coleslaw, fries & a beverage, plus RM3 for add-on burger toppings.

This outlet allows customization: Order a beef burger (the patty's OK; it is what it is) & pick a preparation style (we recommend 'with classic cheese') & add-on (choose crispy pork bacon). Satisfactory for a hearty lunch.

Better still, check out the better-than-expected pork patty, herb-laced for flavorsome succulence & topped here with honey apple mustard.

What seals the deal: An add-on of pleasurably crispy pork lard (lots of it, more than enough).

Chicken burger with black pepper sauce & portobello mushroom. Not bad for fowl.

All in all, these burgers turn out fair enough & taste very fresh; let's hope everything will continue to be fine-tuned according to customer feedback.

Desserts here include Boston cheesecakes, chocolate cakes & red velvet cakes.

Newstand calls itself a "reading cafe," so plenty of magazines are available for patrons.

Newstand Burger Cafe,
58, Jalan SS 23/11, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7886-3583
Open noon through 10:30pm, except either on Mondays or Tuesdays (call to check)

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41 comments:

  1. Looks alright and glad to hear that the pork patty is good. But dang.. the crispy pork lard sure is captivating!

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    1. Chong: ya, the pork patty is the best of the three types of meat here (the beef & chicken are both ok but not exceptional), and yeah, it's made even better with the crunchy lard! :D

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  2. Loved the pork burger with honey mustard apple sauce with the cholesterol-inducing pork lard...but their coleslaw needs more tang! =)

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    1. Ulric: will remember to keep you in mind if I ever chance upon a finger-lickin'-good coleslaw! The nice ones that taste rather fresh include those from LOKL Coffee, Living Food Bistro and ooo, even Pig Out Cafe's is OK =)

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  3. Wha - ? My campus mate was just telling me about the humungous size of Big Hug's burgers, and you've just posted a food review on burgers. Wow, were you eavesdropping on our conversation? =P

    But I like the name of the outlet: Newstand.

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    1. Waverly: heheh, today felt like the right day to talk about burgers (and to write about them too)! :D I wish it was spelled Newsstand though, the way it really should be, heh =)

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  4. Too hard to keep up with all these burger places. But burger with crispy pork lard surely is not something we see everyday.

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    1. Baby sumo: ya, there's one other place that also has crispy pork lard in burgers, but this one serves a much larger amount of pork lard as an add-on, heh. It really works well in a pork burger :D

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  5. Now you're literally in my neck of the woods, haha...

    Been driving past this place for a few weeks, hadn't realised it's already open :P

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    1. Lifeasacynic: ooo, a nice and convenient neck of the woods to live in, for exploring all the eateries in PJ =) yeah, it's opened quite quietly. Hope it'll get decent word of mouth =)

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    2. I also remembered the eatery before it on the same space - it was okay I guess the few times I went there for lunch back in the day..

      Yeah, very convenient for getting round to the PJ makan joints, places like myBurgerLab's not that far away..

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    3. Lifeasacynic: oh, this place did have a bit of a cafeteria feel, like maybe the previous place was something like an economy-rice outlet. And yeah, your neighborhood's a nice springboard to check out everywhere from taman tun to section 17. Though the peak-hour traffic bottlenecks make it a bit less enticing, maybe =S

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    4. Previous eatery was called Warung Belly's - it did have an economy rice option, but they also had an ala carte East/West menu too..

      Yeah, I try not to leave the house during peak hours if I can help it. And the traffic lights - argh, too. many. traffic. freaking. lights! Real estate value around here's a bit through the roof now, last I heard..

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    5. Lifeasacynic: ooh, i had not heard of warung belly's ... what an interesting name =) heh, but the traffic lights are meant to help you! haha. well, i guess the happiness of higher property prices might help offset residents' traffic frustrations a bit (or a lot) =)

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  6. Ahhhhh!!!! Bacon!!! I like! No questions asked. LOL!!!

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    1. Suituapui: heheh, yeah, bacon makes all burgers better! =)

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  7. pork bacon, lard. HAhah the best ingredients ever for most :P
    I think I'll save my time for Pig Out first, then maybe here :)

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    1. Rebecca: oh yes, both the pork burgers at Newstand and Pig Out are quite good. Both exceeded my expectations in terms of juiciness and freshness. House-made patties done right :D

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  8. wow the burger looks so good!! making me hungry by just looking at the pictures haha!

    Heaven Knows

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    1. Chiew Nee: heh, yeah, I like how they present the burgers here, it's quite appetizing. Hope you manage to satisfy your hunger with a good burger meal today, ya! =)

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  9. I would most likely love the chicken or pork burger, Sean!!! I love the name of this place as well, and it looks so clean and pretty!

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    1. Linda: oh yes, I think the pork burger might prove well-liked, partly because the party's well-seasoned with herbs to make it more pleasantly flavorsome :D

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  10. PJ is mushrooming with Porky Restaurants ! No excuses of lack of pork burgers!

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    1. Wong: true, true, you'll find pork burgers, beef burgers and chicken burgers in many parts of PJ these days (though beef burgers are still the most ubiquitous!) :D

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  11. The burger trend has hit Penang recently too but i don't understand the fuss over burgers... I don't particularly looking forward to dine in at a burger eatery too. Are you a fan of these burgers?

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    1. Ken; ooo, I guess it's a matter of personal preference. Some folks love sushi, some folks loathe it, etc. I personally do enjoy many of the more inventive burger joints. It does take a fair amount of skill to produce a great burger, heh =)

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  12. Looks darn good. Burgers are taking over the world =/

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    1. Isabel: i'm already a slave to burgers, heheh =)

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    2. And that is good news to us ;) Waves hand like a Jedi

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    3. Jimmy: hahah, the burger empire strikes back =)

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    4. OMG Sean, Burger Empire Strikes Back sounds so Awesome! :)

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    5. Jimmy: heh, glad u like it =)

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  13. Burger with a lot of crispy pork lard sounds good!

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    1. CK: ya, the pork lard adds a nice crunch and flavor and oiliness to the burgers! :D

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  14. Pork lard!! Boston cheese is one of my favourite ! This slice here is looking good. I've had enough burgers here and there but I think I'll go check them out.. Food looks good..

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    1. Sycookies: yeah, i'd like to see even more burger outlets dish out pork lard (so far, burgertory also does it). hope you enjoy the burgers and cakes here =)

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  15. wow...nice burgers.
    crispy pork lard on burger? interesting. But I preferred to have it in Chinese fried noodles :-)

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    1. Melissa: heheh, ya, i guess it's good on burgers, it's great on noodles, and it's nice in popiah too! :D

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  16. Sounds good! A meal followed by some light reading after a meal.

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    1. Missyblurkit: yeah, i'd flip through those issues of Tatler (i guess that still counts as light reading, heh) =)

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  17. Can you post up the price for the food you had posted. It would be helpful for budget customers :D

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