If you’ve been dreaming of burgers drenched in sauce, you might want to take a trip down to the Pasadena Burger pop-up in Kuala Lumpur serving California-style dipping burgers.
Pasadena Burger initially launched its business amid the lockdown in July, delivering burger ingredients for customers to make their own at home. Now that COVID-19 rules are more relaxed, the Malaysian brand has popped up at the Cheers2Cheers cafe in the heart of the city so you no longer have to flip burgers yourself. The pop-up runs for three months until the end of the year.
Pasadena Burger is owned by local Cornelius Lu, who is also the man behind Cheers2Cheers.
Two types of burgers to choose from at Pasadena Burger are the Classic California Cheeseburger and Dipping Burger. Both cost RM26 on their own or RM28 with fries and a drink.
While the cheeseburger looks nothing out of the ordinary, the Dipping Burger is something else. It is made with a crispy slice of fried cheese, melted cheese, Australian beef patty, and crunchy lettuce and cucumbers, all sandwiched between two dense and surprisingly fluffy muffin buns. They are not your usual super-sized burgers, but still a good enough portion for easy sauce dipping or drenching.
Choose from a choice of cajun chili, habanero cheese, or honey cheese to dip your burgers in. The honey cheese sauce was more cheese than sweet.
The Dipping Burger stands out mostly due to its muffin buns and dipping sauce, while staying true to a traditional cheeseburger. Worth a try for those who love all things saucy.
Their DIY burger kits are still on sale from RM50 for a set of two burger ingredients.
Pasadena Burger pop-up
Unit 3-01, 3rd Floor, Star Boulevard, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening hours: 10am to 11pm daily.
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