So What is a Ramly Burger? Penang, Malaysia

Kek Lok Si Temple

On the outskirts of George Town, Penang sits the largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia. Construction started in 1890 and what makes this temple so unique and beautiful is a mix of Thai, Burmese, and Chinese architecture.

Buddha flanked on either side by Guan yin the bodhisattva associated with compassion

So what is a Ramly Burger?

It’s late saturday night and I cautiously approach the vendor cart for my first Ramly Burger. The air is filled with excitement and the smell of cooked onions.  Due to my lack of familiarity in this area I let my friend Nixon order for us. Thats him standing there.

The chef ponders his domain, a master of the julian, sauté, and flat iron, he inspects his circle of influence, ensuring ingredients and prep station are clean and at the ready. Like a conductor for the Philharmonic, spatula in hand, the master prepares my Ramly Burger.

For a late night meal, I mean late night, the Ramly Burger has become synonymous with Malaysia, consisting of a beef or chicken patty, onions, cabbage, mayonnaise, special sauce, all wrapped in a fried egg, slapped between a soft grilled bun.

This is fast food but it’s better because it’s not processed like McDonalds, fresh meat and vegetables. Each vendor has their own method, ingredients, and secret sauce for preparing said Ramly Burger.

Originating in Malaysia the Ramly Burger became so popular someone had to commercialize it. You can now buy then in the grocery but I’d advise against that.

I have to say this was very good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next the Clan Jetties of Penang …

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2 thoughts on “So What is a Ramly Burger? Penang, Malaysia

  1. The Onyx Plate

    “The chef ponders his domain, a master of the julian, sauté, and flat iron, he inspects his circle of influence, ensuring ingredients and prep station are clean and at the ready. Like a conductor for the Philharmonic, spatula in hand, the master prepares my Ramly Burger.” Poetry my friend, pure poetry. I enjoyed the angle to capture the cat in the one picture. Wonder what it’s name is……

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