The balance between art & commerce takes on a new meaning at both BurgerLand & Coffee Ink, two outlets that bring precisely what their names suggest to Klang (finally!).
First up, BurgerLand, where the walls & pillars are adorned with attractive "3D paintings."
While waiting for their burgers, folks can pose for photos in front of these colorful, cheerful works.
The results can be cute; it's a cool, clever marketing hook for BurgerLand, run by three friends, Jack, Jerry & Hean.
Our top bet at BurgerLand: The Mighty Reunion, featuring juicy-fried chicken thigh, grilled chicken, house-made fish fillet, egg & the works. Messy but scrumptious in a tower-of-sin way. It's interesting to note that BurgerLand currently serves no beef patties (forgot to confirm why).
Rendang chicken & egg burger, exactly what we'd expect of it. Patrons can also customize their burgers; that's something to experiment with if we ever want to courageously/foolishly partner our rendang chicken with mayo, mushrooms, cheese & coleslaw.
Curly fries, to be matched with Sriracha-laced mayo. All in all, possibly worth checking out if you're in Klang or only 30 minutes away via the Kesas highway.
BurgerLand is near one of Klang's high schools, so a youthful vibe can be expected here.
Next up, only a five-minute drive from BurgerLand, there's Coffee Ink, which probably targets a relatively more mature clientele.
Plenty of portraits on the walls here too, featuring people, puppies, owls & more; the place has a half-cafe, half-art gallery feel.
Baileys mille-crepe, not particularly boozy but still enjoyable enough.
Try the "Dirty Chai," Coffee Ink's tea-spiked latte. A fun change from the usual.
51-00-01, Jalan Batu Nilam 1, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang.
Daily, 11am-11pm. Tel: 03-3318-9068
19-1, Jalan Remia 3, Bandar Botanic Klang.
Tues-Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, 2pm-11pm. Tel: 03-3319-3591
The Oct.-Dec. inaugural edition of Eat Drink KL: 100 Favorites is now available in an eBook for free, convenient reading on computers, tablets & smartphones. It comprises reviews & information for 100 pretty nice eateries that span various locations, cuisines & budgets.
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