Can you really say you’re a true Ramly Burger fan if you haven’t had a taste of the real deal? We’re here to spill the tea on how you’ve probably never tasted a real Ramly Burger plus places to go in Malaysia to get your fix!
As long as you have lived in Singapore, we’re 101% sure you’ve heard about Ramly Burgers (a.k.a the Pasar Malam Burger). But did you know that the Ramly Burger is actually banned in the country? That’s right, it looks like most of us have not had a taste of the real deal… Yet.
Just to give a little context for our international friends or those who aren’t in the know, the Ramly Burger originated in Kuala Lumpur and consists of a standard beef patty wrapped in an eggy parcel. It’s then topped with margarine, ketchup, Lea and Perrins, and a sprinkle of Maggi seasoning. Unfortunately, the real Ramly beef patties, which are sourced from India, are banned in Singapore as it isn’t approved by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). To combat this issue, local Ramly vendors swapped out the patties for Singaporean brands such as Tasty, Sultan Burger, and Armiya.
This means that any Ramly Burger purchased and consumed in Singapore hasn’t been the ‘real deal’. Fans of the burger are quick to point out the differences in taste and quality between the Malaysian and Singaporean versions. Want a taste? If you’re keen to get your hands on the authentic Ramly Burger, here is a list of ‘must-try’ places in Malaysia!
1. OM Burger
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As one of the oldest OG Ramly Burger stalls in Kuala Lumpur, OM Burger sticks to age-old traditions and operates right in front of a 7-11 store. Hailed as a top favourite among locals, this halal store is famous for its ‘Burger Sampah’ — a sloppily-made burger filled with chicken, beef, and lamb fried in a pool of melted margarine and wrapped in cheese and fried egg. The burger is then topped with a load of caramelised onions, ketchup, and mayonnaise. Deeelicious.
Expect a waiting time of at least 15 to 20 minutes to get your burger as queues will start forming an hour before the stall opens! As they say, the early bird gets the worm. So get there early!
Opening Hours: Mondays, 7 PM – 4 AM. Tuesdays to Sundays, 9 PM – 4 AM.
Address: 7-11, Jalan Ayer Kerja Lama, Ukay Heights, 68000 Ampang, Selangor
Price: RM 6.50 to RM 15
Ramly Burgers: You’ve Probably Never Had The Real Deal In Singapore — Find out more about OM Burger here
2. Brader John Burger
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If you’re ever around Petaling Jaya, you would’ve undoubtedly heard about Brader John Burger in Damansara Uptown. Hailed from humble beginnings, the stall is now operating out of a food truck and serves the most sinful burgers you’ll ever eat in the middle of the night.
Drenched in mayonnaise, Worcestershire, and chilli sauce, Brader John’s Ramly Burgers create a flavour bomb in your mouth (and on your hands) as you dig into the thick grilled patty. Feeling like a king? Get the Master for RM $11.50 and enjoy a burger with two patties (beef, chicken, lamb, fish, or prawn) and two huge slices of cheese! It’s as filling as it can get.
Be sure to head down early as queues can go up to an hour long at this store!
Opening Hours: Weekdays, 6 PM – 1 AM.
Address: Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Ramly Burgers: You’ve Probably Never Had The Real Deal In Singapore — find out more about Brader John Burger here
3. Burger Bobby Simpang
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If there is one place to try a Lamb Ramly Burger, it’s got to be at Burger Bobby Simpang! Famous for its Lamb Tiesto Burger, you can enjoy a succulent peppery lamb patty covered in an egg wrap for only RM $6.50.
What’s unique about this store is that it also serves some amazing Roti John Cheese for a steal (RM $4.50)! You get to enjoy a footlong creation of meat, cheese, egg, and veggies topped with the same sauces as their Ramly Burgers. It’s perfect for those who don’t fancy a sloppy burger but still have that intense Ramly craving.
Opening Hours: Daily, 5 PM – 1 AM.
Address: 5, Jalan AU 5C/1, Taman Lembah Keramat, 54200 Kuala Lumpur
Ramly Burgers: You’ve Probably Never Had The Real Deal In Singapore — Find out more about Burger Bobby Simpang here
4. Daily Burger Ramly Burger Stall
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With its unconventional style and heavy Western influences, Daily Burger Ramly shows customers that you don’t need a burger with 100% Australian grain-fed beef and organic vegetables to outsell major players in the fast food franchise.
Located in Gombak, the stall is known to outsell the McDonald’s across the street with burgers as cheap as RM $2.80. Even their most elaborate burgers consist of double patties and all the works for just RM $5 — ensuring that consumers get the most bang for their buck.
Open till 3 AM in the morning, this store is perfect for those who want to try an authentic Ramly without staying up too late to do so.
Opening Hours: Daily, 12 PM – 3 AM.
Address: Jalan SG 1/11, Taman Sri Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves
Ramly Burgers: You’ve Probably Never Had The Real Deal In Singapore — Find out more about Daily Burger Ramly Burger Stall here
5. Jackson’s Burger
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For nearly 50 years, elderly couple Han Ah Juan and his wife, Chong Sau Foon, have been operating Jackson’s Burger out of their food truck in Petaling Jaya.
A household name to the locals, Jackson’s Burger features a special Crab Ramly Burger that has won the hearts of many. The homemade crab patty is sandwiched between an egg and two fluffy pan-fried buns, topped with onions, cucumbers, and a generous serving of chilli sauce and mayonnaise. For only RM $3.70, this burger is bound to leave you wanting more!
Sells four different types of homemade patties this store even offers homemade hotdogs for those who just aren’t feeling a burger!
Opening Hours: Sundays to Fridays, 12 PM – 4:30 PM. Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
Address: 13, Jalan 14/26, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya
Ramly Burgers: You’ve Probably Never Had The Real Deal In Singapore — Find out more about Jackson’s Burgers here
6. D’New Burger
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Known for its moist patties and crunchy buns, D’New Burger in Subang Jaya has a widely adored Lamb Cheeseburger that locals claim is a ‘must-try’ dish of the area. Using thicker patties, the owners grill their meat over an open-fire BBQ pit before wrapping it with an egg and slathering their special sauce combination on it.
For RM $9.80, you can try their Jumbo Grilled Chicken Burger with Egg that is soaked in mushroom sauce and drenched in chilli and cheese. As for its taste, many would agree that the burgers here are a Ramly Burger done right.
A must-visit with the family, this store offers a range of unorthodox dishes such as the Pita Burger, Cheesy Wedges, Fish Balls, and Chicken Nuggets.
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 8 PM – 3 AM. Closed on Mondays.
Address: Jalan SS 15/4D, SS 15, 47500 Subang Jaya
Ramly Burgers: You’ve Probably Never Had The Real Deal In Singapore — Find out more about D’New Burger here
7. Burger Cili Padi
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As the store’s name suggests, this Ramly Burger vendor is perfect for those who fancy more spice and kick in their burgers.
Located in Pandan Jaya, Burger Cili Padi features burgers served with red and green cut chilli. Adventurous eaters can even ask the staff for more spice if they’d like. For those who can’t handle the heat, you can get the Special Cheese Ramly Burger for RM $5.80 and still enjoy your meal without killing your tastebuds.
Definitely a great spot to hang out with your friends and challenge each other to a spice-off!
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 3:30 PM – 3 AM. Closed on Sundays.
Address: Pandan Jaya, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Ramly Burgers: You’ve Probably Never Had The Real Deal In Singapore — Find out more about Burger Cili Padi here
Get Your Taste Of The Real Deal In Malaysia
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