Whenever I'm around Damansara Heights, it's a challenge to find something to eat at a budget price especially at night. Although I have the option to eat at the mamaks, KFC, McDonalds or Secret Recipe, I tend to prefer a quick burger at my favourite Ramly burger stall in front of Pusat Bandar Damansara. Recently I discovered another alternative - Otai Burger which is selling in front of Plaza Damansara's 7-Eleven .
A quick Google search led me to discover that Otai is a new breed of burger stalls that are the brainchild of Suhaimi Abas who started out in Chow Kit. Unlike any of the usual burger places, these stalls were franchises whereby each stall owner would have to undergo training to run the stall. Even university graduates jumped on the bandwagon and a few years ago, there were an estimated 130 stalls around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. I'm sure the number of stalls have grown as their target is 300 stalls by 2008.
Besides the training given to the stall owners, all their burgers are said to have quality control. For me, it's all about the taste of the burger.
My daging special (RM3) - beef patty wrapped in egg omelette taken in full glory. Compared to the Ramly burger stalls, they have a different way of cooking their beef patty. Instead of just cooking it on the hot plate here they use a metal scraper to cut through the patty a few times to cook the inside more. This makes it slightly more crispier versus the other burger places. I also like their buns which feel slightly more softer. Besides that, they have the usual condiments of shredded vegetables, mayonnaise and chili or tomato sauce.
Do give it a try and let me know what you think. I kinda like it and tend to switch between the Ramly Burger and this. Besides this stall, I've also seen another one at Taman Tun Dr Ismail - further down from Porto Romano and behind the Petronas station. There are also others in Kuala Lumpur so check their website on the locations.
Otai Burger Stand
In front of 7-Eleven
(Halal. Closed on Sunday)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant/stall for writing this review.
Tagged with: Otai Burger + Malaysian Food