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Sunday, May 10, 2009

OM Burger @ Ampang - Who Says Sloppy Can't Be Tasty?

Worked my a$$ off during the weekend, again. Slept the whole noon off today, and woke up to realise the weekend's gone in a flash .... Sigh. There's always a silver lining behind every cloud, light at the end of the tunnel, sunshine after the rain, right? If there ever is, I'll give an arm and a leg to know what and where's the light, the lining and the rays.


The mysterious connection between burger stalls and 7-11. The devil's pact?

Finally here's something from KL for a difference. For those uninitiated, I'm still living and working in Ipoh, and the travel posts of late are backlogs from previous excursions either for work, or for play.

Da Man, OM and Da Lady, erm ... OMa? =P
This unassuming Ramly burger stall (or 'warung' in Malay) is NOT your average burger stall. It's been sometime since I've tasted burgers from roadside stalls, but this one has to be the ICING on the cake, CREAM of the crop, if you will. Normally, it's tough to differentiate a Ramly burger from the others, as most wannabes/hopefuls operate their stalls in the most generic of ways; Following others blindly.
Won't break a hole in your pocket. But daily consumption may be detrimental to health ...
OM means Uncle in Javanese. Or so I believed, from the various reviews on the net. Manned by a couple in their late 50's (presumption, don't take my word for it), the burger stall looks just like any other stalls everywhere else. Down to the nitty gritty details. For instance? The location in front of a 7-11 outlet. ;)
Burger Daging Special @ RM4
So, what makes OM Burger special? The elite amongst the elites? One word : Sloppiness. And it's obvious from the picture above. Juicy, messy and sloppy struck one's mind by the looks of it, but I'm sure (darn sure) none would categorize the burger as appealing nor lipsmacking from looks alone.
But my dear, looks can be deceiving. Much like human beings, outer appearance matters none. Nor size.
Hot Dog Special @ RM4
Watching the OM/uncle in action is a feast to the senses itself. Visually fascinating, stimulating the olfactory department, as well as tantalizing one's tastebuds (aka saliva-a-dripping).
Thick slab of burger patty (no half-half business, McD comes to mind naturally), grilled on the spot, enveloped in a fried egg ala Nasi Pattaya, but drizzled with sauces. No, wait. The sauces (mayo, chilli and butter) were literally poured/doused onto the meat + egg + cheese combination.
If you're expecting a clean meal, forget bout it. If you manage to hold the burger intact, without sauces dripping, smearing and squirting, I salute ya!

Accolades in tow. Let's hope OM does not commercialize and forget its roots. But this stall has been up and running since days of yore, I can be rest assured.

The Hot Dog on the other hand, was not up to expectation, though prepared the same way as the burger. The sausage was somewhat out of place, buried underneath the volcanic mess.

Location : OM Burger, also known as Burger Sri Tanjung in front of 7-11 Convenience Store @ Lorong Kolam Air Lama, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor. Got MAP !! Opens at night only. No seats, no tables, no waitering staff, no service charge.

Those who've stained/smeared/soiled their hands with burgers from OM :

Bangsar-Babe, Riz Ainuddin's, Lyrical Lemongrass

38 comments:

JENCOOKS said...

OM burger sweating with chilli and runny eggs a must try in Ampang eh! cause me to salivate at 11.00pm at the messy sight.

SuwEi said...

i like ur opening..light at the end of the tunnel,sunshine after the rain..

allie said...

I"m with Jencooks,I"m drooling now! I like to have a Ramly burger as my supper, let's forget about the calories for the time being. Hehe...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

YAY you found it! It's lovely,isn't it? Next on my list is this green apple burger near the zoo. And the one that nomadgourmand blogged abt.

Mr Z said...

It maybe tasty... but it looks awfully wet and soggy.

YilingL said...

:( dunno how to go there.... but looks like a real ramly burger at least!

thenomadGourmand said...

managed to find it aft all ehhh?
Myself muz make my way thr again soon ;)
got to compare compare sikit!

worldwindows said...

Equate messy and sloppy with delicious - only with the burger stand. McDonalds not so messy less delicious. I understand Singaporeans packing Ramly burgers home after their food junket in JB.

CUMI & CIKI said...

hardkor man. but erm, that's just a lil bit TOO sloppy 4me.. looks like the remains of someone from the film SAW

J2Kfm said...

Jencooks : for those looking for a decent, fine diner, sorry lah ... :) messy meal's the way to go!

Suwei : so, have you found yours? :)

allie : can work them off the day after. no worries.

Lyrical Lemongrass : yeah, but a bit far lah, and its been years since i've been around the zoo area. though eating those sloppy burgers may give the animals a weird idea on how humans behave.

Mr Z : that's why must bring lots tissues, hankies.

YiLingL : it's the road parallel to Jalan Ampang, if i'm not mistaken. Jalan Kerja Air Lama is on sigboards though.

thenomadGourmand : compare with? hehe, your green apple one?

worldwindows : it'll be perfect had OM prepared some tables and chairs. then can order a teh tarik, and enjoy ... i was wondering whether we can bring the burgers over to the opposite side, as there's a food court of sorts there.

CUmi & Ciki : now you mentioned bout it .. yeah, how true. how disgusting.

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Woohoo!! You finally went! Nice leh... =P

Come we go to Brother John Burger next!! =D

Selba said...

Looks so yummy!!! I think the sauces make the burger really good *drools*

Elin said...

Wa...so delicious and arteries clogging goodness. This is one thing I can never resist.

But I aso l heart Uncle Burger's burgers...darn good...heehee but can't eat often...arteries clogging! And he opens very late in the nite...supper at 10.30pm bad for me :( yet loves it :P

foodbin said...

put off by the photo-not for me.

J2Kfm said...

Bangsar-Babe : where's that?! you reallly queen of ramly burgers lah!

Selba : the juiciness of it all.

Elin : yeah! it's been some time since i've seen the stall opens. everyday from 1030 onwards? i gotta get my fix! i love mine with cheese! so cool ...

foodbin : dun judge a book by its cover! :)

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Damansara Utama...near the Uptown Hawker! ;)

http://bangsar-babe.blogspot.com/2009/03/brother-john-burger-damansara-utama.html

New Kid on the Blog said...

this is far for me la... especially I only stay in KL town if am there for vacation. :(

Joanna said...
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Joanna said...

Trying to study but checking out your blog at almost 3am with dinner a long digested affair is sweet torture ! Messy burgers are the way to go! Yumz

thenomadGourmand said...

no, need to compare w the SS15 one!
heard the OM one is more buttery hence taste-wise richer and better..

J2Kfm said...

Bangsar-Babe : uptown hawker? aiks. i'll check with google maps before going, for sure. no GPS lah ... =)

NKOTB : very true. not accessible by LRT also.

Joanna : they're sickeningly satisfying right?

thenomadGourmand : oh then i'll stick with OM, or the other Green Apple.

Elin said...

Hi J2Kfm

Uncle Burger opens from 10.00pm onwards from Mon - Fri only. His h/p is 016-5383318. Call first so as not to waste your fuel. I would normally order first :P Slurp slurp... his sizzling beef is yum yum

Elin

Little Inbox said...

The burger looks so good compared to the one we had in Perth's Hungry Jack's. I just had a totally different version of burger, the cheese omelet bacon burger.

backStreetGluttons said...

the reBirth of the srambled meat between round bread or the dreamy romanticism of the roadside kampung Pakchik "I luv Malboro & America -born free " heydays or issit the unislamnisation of a humble Muslim Griller?
guess we will never know...

Nic (KHKL) said...

definitely better lighting this time. the last time we went, flying ants reigned, hence the unlit stall..haha! yupe, yummy sloppy! best with a soft drink, me thinsk..hehe

sc said...

the legendary burger that i've yet to sink my teeth into :(

mimid3vils said...

I can definitely finished it with my hands clean coz normally I don want any sauces for my Ramly burger, HAHA!!!

Tummythoz said...

Arrgh me not fated. Went around & cannot find. Boo-hoo-hoo. =,<

email2me said...

OMG! look at that burger! So sloppy! But that's the way I like it ..... lol .....

J2Kfm said...

Elin : thanks for the information. i'll make sure i call 1st before going.

Little Inbox : cheese omelet bacon burger. the name alone had me drooling ....

BSG : a combination of both i guess. but nothing UNislamisation bout these babies, i'm sure.

Nic : the shots of the burger and hotdog were actually snapped at home. hehe ... in the comfort of ASTRO On Demand, aircond, plush sofa, and unabashedly tucking in with sauces dripping!

sc : almost legendary eh? better than gourmet burgers some say.

mimid3vils : dunwan sauce?! but that's hard lah.

Tummythoz : i was merely trying my luck, given the rather smooth traffic at night, getting lost's not a problem.

email2me : who needs perfectly/politically correct burger when every fast food outlet's dishing them out, right?

Sugar Bean said...

Your post reminded me that we were about to post Ramlee burger but realised that the burgers look too sloopy and ugly to be published and so we deleted it. Haha! But your photos made me crave so hard for these burgers!

Precious Pea said...

Wahh..really sloppy!! Haha...they should make extra income from selling tissue too!

kevin_chungx said...

Hmmm...i like the egg in the burger, it makes the burger more aromatic and taste better :P

Big Boys Oven said...

that dosage is a killer! :)

J2Kfm said...

Sugar bean : too ugly? none Ramly burgers too ugly to be published! haha .. the sloppy/messy look's rather IN right now.

Precious Pea : yeah! wet wipes, or a basin would do fine in fact.

kevin_chung : agreed! the egg (more like omelette though) made all the difference. and the sauces as well.

BBO : oooh ... no doubt. but so is the usual fast food's dosage.

ck lam said...

The burger looks yummylicious... reminds me of the uncle selling it in the van in Tanjung Bunga.

jason said...

Massacre of Burgers!
You really go all the way to find it huh?

J2Kfm said...

ck lam : sometimes these are better than those gourmet versions, right?

jason : yeah, very much in da zone for foodhunt that night. but the following nights ah ... i simply nibbled my way through.