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

July 14, 2014

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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