While Penang may be known as every gourmand's paradise with endless street food stalls and chic cafes popping up, it also has a good number of burger stalls scattered throughout the island. Back in October, we covered four must-visit burger stalls to try in Penang and you guys loved it! You also gave a list of recommendations, and we listened to you. Here’s our list for part two:
Alan Burger Gurney Corner
If you’ve driven along the touristy area of Gurney Drive, you may have spotted this burger stall along the roundabout just opposite their famous food courts. Opened in 1997, this stall comes alive late at night and is a cool spot to chill with thumping music and neon lights. While they have standard burgers on the menu, what makes them stand out is their ‘cincang’ sets. This isn’t meant to be side as it’s a fully loaded dish all on its own even though it doesn’t come with a bun. Get the triple big special for RM13 with a Ramly chicken patty that has been chopped up and served with sausage, egg, cheese, and a whole lot of sauce.
Address: Gurney Drive, 10250 George Town, Penang
Man Burger Sungai Dua
This stall is easy enough to find as it’s strangely located in front of a McDonald’s outlet ––– they must be good if Mekdi isn’t considered to be competition. Go for their OG ‘Ayam Special’ or deviate from the norm with some grilled tandoori chicken. Special mentions include their ‘chicken crispy’ and ‘waqyu’ beef –– although we have no clue if this is the real deal. Besides including the regular combo of lettuce, onions, and tomato, the burgers come with coleslaw. There may be a wait at the stall though, so you may want to call ahead. They also aren’t stingy with their sauces so just request for more if you like your condiments served up ‘banjir’ style. We especially love the little note on their signage stating that their ‘eggs have been washed’.
Address: (In front of McDonalds), Jalan Sungai Dua, Gelugor 11700 Pulau Pinang
A burger a day…keeps the stress away? In our opinion, a burger stall isn’t legit if the eggs aren’t cracked and then fried by slowly swirling around the grill. Each Ramly patty should be then sliced open using a spatula then squished to death and drowned in oil. This burger stall has been around for close to four decades and they’re certainly old hands at this. This traditional street burger stall serves up a pretty menu of burgers get your hands messy and give their ‘Oblong Kambing Special’ a go.
Address: 1A, Jalan Tengah, Pangsapuri Jalan Tengah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Bob Burger 97
These aren’t just ordinary burgers, the ones here are truly whoppers as everything here seems to be served up in large sizes. Their Crispy Chicken Burger is made up of a fried marinated chicken thigh topped with their secret sauce and creamy black pepper sauce. If one burger isn’t enough, pair it with their ‘Cheezy Fries’ or ‘Coney Island Dog’. If you’re into everything from the land of K-pop and K-dramas, try a bite of their Spicy Korean Chicken Burger with Mozzarella Cheese for a sweet, spicy, and cheesy kick.
Address: 97, Persiaran Mayang Pasir 11950 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
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