THE burger is a Western favourite that has become a common street fare in Malaysia.
Finding a burger stall is quite the norm in most neighbourhoods in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.
To satisfy my craving for cheeseburger, my sister introduced me to the heavenly beef Chezburger at a burger stall called Sixty Bites in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), nearby BHPetrol and Lim Tayar service centre.
Running this no-frills neighbourhood business for a year now is Ehsan Aziz, 34.
“We make the burgers as simple as possible but we retain the American style.
“Besides the custom-ordered buns, everything else in the burger is homemade,” said the former chef.
Ehsan’s 18-year experience in the food and beverage industry is evident through the unique combination of ingredients that go into the burgers that are given interesting names.
There are the Caesar and Maui chicken burgers, Hannibal lamb burger as well as the Chezburger and Chilli Chez beef burgers.
My favourite is the Chezburger (RM10) which consists of homemade rib-eye patty topped with onion jam, mustard pickle mayo and tomato sandwiched between special Lebanese buns.
The onion jam, which is both sweet and savoury, gives the cheeseburger a further lift in flavour.
For those with big appetites, requests for double patty are always welcome.
The Caesar burger, meanwhile, is made up of lean chicken patty served with crispy lettuce, creamy caesar sauce, tomato and chilli flakes.
The chicken patty is well seasoned, and cooked to perfection and just the right amount of chilli flakes add that bit of spiciness to the burger.
Sixty Bites is open from 8pm to midnight, and people can be seen queuing up as early as 7.30pm.
“Normally, the crowd gets less after 10pm,” Ehsan said.
Prices of the burgers range from RM10 to RM25.
The stall is closed on Sundays.