Monday, July 14, 2014

Harley's @ Taman Tun & Marshall's Burgers @ Subang

Checking out two new burger brands with back-stories worth noting: Harley's in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, opened by the diversified F&B group that runs Canton Fare & Hanare, & Marshall's in Subang, the first Klang Valley offshoot of a popular Penang chain.

First up, Harley's, the culmination of its widely travelled Malaysian founder's nearly decade-old dream to bring in burgers that are meant to taste like the USA's In-N-Out Burgers. No-frills, back-to-basics burgers.

We tried the 2x2 Beef Burger (RM11.90), inspired by In-N-Out's Double-Double. The patties are the main attraction, thanks to their smoky flavour & pleasant char, built with fresh, grilled-to-order Aussie beef (chilled, with no fillers). Beginners can try the basic beef or chicken burgers for RM6.90 each (add RM1 for cheese). Customers also have two sauce options: 'Classic' (similar to BBQ sauce) or 'secret' (maybe like mayo).

Fried chicken is available too, as is coffee (Americanos, lattes & cappuccinos) made with organic beans from Myanmar.

We like Harley's outdoor seating section; it's inventively designed, family-friendly, spacious & leafy. Perfect for a cool evening.

Customers can also choose to eat in air-conditioned comfort; Harley's shares a space in TTDI's LGB Tower with sister restaurant Golden Valley, a Chinese outlet that serves everything from claypot beef brisket to freshwater prawn mee to eggplant with salted egg. Both Harley's & Golden Valley are intended to be halal eateries.

Harley's Burgers
 LGB Tower, Jalan Wan Kadir, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Monday-Saturday, 1130am-10pm

Next up, Marshall's Burgers, which recently opened its first Klang Valley outpost on one of Subang's quieter streets. Marshall's has been operating in Penang since 2012 & currently has branches on the island at Burma Road, Bay Avenue & Hillside. It also has another new Selangor outlet at Damansara Uptown.

Marshall's burgers come in cutely named varieties such as The Boar, Divine Swine, The Cock & The Fat Piglet, but customers can also go hog-wild by mixing & matching different patties. We crowned our chicken thigh with a beef patty for this princely, protein-packed portion.

Prefer pork? Combine a pork chop (RM9.50) with a pork patty (RM8), plus pork bacon (RM2.50), in sticky, sweet-savoury sauce.

Marshall's Burgers
23-G, Jalan SS15/2A, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Tues-Thurs, 12pm-11pm; Fri-Sun, 12pm-12am

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27 comments:

  1. Gonna give Harley's a spin...but m arrested by Marshall's mix n match concept =)

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    1. Ulric: it's fun to build our own burgers! :D

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  2. lol, i tot Hayley at first glance, thanks for sharing this cafe~ =D

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    1. Happy Walker: hayley could be a nice name for a cafe too :)

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  3. I want the last one, pork chop + pork patty + pork bacon, sound super! :D

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, it's a porky feast of different types of cuts and preparations, all in one burger :D

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  4. Oh so Marshall's is in Subang now! Cool!

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    1. Ken: hopefully they'll do OK in selangor and kl :)

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  5. I love the red wall of Marshall's and the food definitely looks quite tempting. The menu signs remind me of McDonald's for some reason. :)

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    1. Linda: Marshall's could be quite a cheerful place to hang out on crowded evenings :)

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  6. The menu is based on In-N-Out? I'm in! ;)

    I've heard so much about In-N-Out Burgers but since I haven't been to the US, I've never tried them. Perhaps this is the best way to check it out. We love our burgers, will definitely head over! Cheers for the recommendation Sean!

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    1. Huai Bin: yeah, inspired by In-N-Out, though I haven't tried the originals before either, so I can't say whether they taste similar enough. hopefully others will provide more feedback soon :D

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  7. Yay more burgers! And more interested in Harleys cos of the people behind it. quite a diversified F & B company...

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, the thought of juggling a japanese restaurant with a chinese restaurant and a burger restaurant sounds quite daunting :)

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  8. Harley's burger are so affordable! Nowadays even a Ramly burger costs RM6!

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    1. Baby Sumo: hopefully the prices will please most of their patrons :D

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  9. Sean, In-N-Out burgers are good.. really good. If this place is based on the same concepts in terms of the food quality and preparation method, then this is a must try for me :-)

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    1. TzePing: i've not tasted In-N-Out's burgers, but i do hope this place lives up to the expectations of the customers who have :)

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    2. I'd say the burgers there are the classic type, no fillers, real taste of meat, fries that are cut from potatoes (therefore all kinds of shapes n sizes) cooked in peanut oil, turns soggy the moment you leave it out in the open for 5 minutes, haha..

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    3. TzePing: ooo, now that you've reminded me, yeah, the owners of Harley's say their meat has no fillers, and their fries are cut from potatoes too. thanks for the rest of the description, heh :D

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    4. Sounds like how burgers should be made! Glad I helped to remind you on what the owners told you :-) This I gotta try then.

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    5. TzePing: i hope you enjoy Harley's burgers :)

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  10. Cute names for the burgers!

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    1. The Yum List: 'the angry piglet' is my favourite name :D

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  11. I am going to.marshall's! Hungry already..... drooling......

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    1. Kai: yay ... hope you enjoy the burgers there :)

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  12. made with their custom blend of ultra premium beef. Food Trucks In Los Angeles

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