The weather was pretty hot today and I was in need of a good lunch with a cold drink so Crayon Burger was the first thing which popped up in my mind. Generally, I can tell you that the uniqueness of the ingredients and design of the burgers (including their wacky names like Zombie Burger and Hashtag) were somethings that struck an impression the minute I was at the counter.
The entire restaurant is white in colour (except for the walls of the soda dispenser area next to the counter) and is not flooded with chairs and tables. It gave me the feeling of spaciousness as I entered and on a personal note, spacious is considered an important element of comfort.
According to one of the wall posts on their Facebook page, Crayon Burger was founded by a Taylor's University architecture student. It opened in January 2013 last month and is located in SS15, one of the most congested areas in Subang Jaya whether day or night. They operate from 11.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m. from Tuesdays to Sundays which I think is good because most burger places are only open at 5.00 p.m. Some people eat burgers for lunch too, you know. They are known for the coloured burger buns (listed in menu below).
|The side table and drawings on the walls.|
|I love this rainbow!|
|You have to agree that this is cute.|
|The counter and work place.|
I think that restaurants with openly displayed kitchens are probably very clean. While placing my order, I had a good look of the kitchen. The system looked organized but because there were only three people at work, I wasn't expecting too much because there were easily ten people at the tables and not all of them have been served yet. Yes, this is my level of understanding and patience. After all, I had good company with me. However, I believe that we all are aware that waiting for food orders is not entirely pleasant.
|Their chalkboard menu!|
Oh, they play mainstream, pumping-up music. Note that I used the word "play" and not "blast" (:
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What went into our tummies
We ordered four burgers in total (three sets and one à la carte) which are the following:
|Lestari's order: Zombie Burger [RM14.00 + RM5 add-on fries and bottomless soda]|
This is a grey coloured poppy seed bun (not charcoal bun) with a beef patty and Swiss cheese. The colour of the bun is the reason behind the name "zombie". I think if it were to have dripping tomato sauce, it would have had a better resemblance to its name.
|Hanny's order: Hashtag with red bun [RM15.00 + RM5.00 add-on fries and bottomless soda]|
I think most of us can agree that a hash brown in a burger is the ultimate plus point. This particular burger has jalapeño cheese cream in it.
|Their famous Peanut Butter Bacon with red bun [RM15.00 + RM5.00 add-on fries and bottomless soda]|
To the person who invented this baby, you are amazing. This burger has raspberry jam and bacon which compliment each other nicely. The bacon is sweet because it is placed right under the jam (which I initially mistook for caramelized bacon) and was not too tough. The amount of peanut butter is just right and did not overpower the flavour of the beef patty and cheese. Excellently done!
On a general note for these three burgers, the girls and I love the way the cheese is done. There is a layer melted over the patty and also a crispy cheese piece which gave the burger a good crunchy taste. We also like the way the patties are cooked. You can definitely tell that they are not processed patties because of their juiciness and are flavoured nicely with salt and pepper.
I am personally satisfied with the fries because ours were fresh although I wish they would serve the fries with potato skin on it to add crispiness and flavour.
We then decided to order one more burger:
|The Boss with vege bun [RM16.00]|
Even if you dislike wasabi because of its burning sensation in your mouth after consumption, please do not immediately eliminate this beauty from your list of options. The menu clearly stated that it has MILD wasabi mayo and take their word for it. I'm not usually into wasabi but I decided to give it a try anyway. There is only a teeny tiny hint of wasabi and my mouth did not burn into flames (thankfully). The egg is fried to perfection but I do wish that they would put a bigger onion ring or perhaps more. I should add that the reason why the burger came in pieces was because we girls were sharing it so I asked the cook to cut it into four. It took two people and two minutes to complete the cutting process because they did not want to ruin the burger.
A couple of tips
For those who do not know, SS15 is flooded with students on weekdays. You do NOT want to come for lunch on a weekday unless you're daring enough to double park/not pay your parking fee or if you do not mind the crowd of students at lunch hour. There are ample parking lots on Saturdays and Sundays on that particular street. Plus, there are no parking charges on weekends so don't you worry child (:
Do not dispose of your receipts because your order number is printed on it. Be aware of the order numbers displayed in red digits by the counter.
A student discount of 10% is available upon presenting your student ID card when placing your order.
For "safety precautions", I tweeted Crayon Burger before coming over because I did not want to be disappointed again like the last time I decided to pay them a visit. If you have any questions, tweet them. They usually reply promptly.
As for its comparison to myBurgerLab, I'll only say this: to each its own! This place is so unique by itself. Besides, you can't run out of place that easily when it comes to burgers because there must be a bun, a patty in between and everything else is up to you.
Finding your way there
I think the best landmark would be the massive, multi-storied, newly renovated SS15 market (with orange coloured roofs). The restaurant is located behind that particular market and along the same row as Canai. If you are coming from the Maybank entrance, follow the road and make sure you go pass K3K Benta. Canai is at the next turning upfront.
Operating days: Tuesdays - Sundays
Operating hours: 11.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.
Contact no.: Unavailable
Parking: Public parking - RM0.50 per hour (purchase parking ticket at the yellow coloured meters)
WiFi: Free but password protected