Category: Penang Street Food

Best burgers on Penang island

BURGER joints have been around Penang for decades but over the last year the number has increased significantly. Presently the island offers many places for burgers prepared with delicious fresh meat, homemade sauce and selected buns from bakeries. Streets takes a look at some of the Penang’s favourites:


One of the island’s pioneer crowd pullers is perhaps the roadside burger truck in Jalan Sungai Kelian in Hillside Tanjung Bungah. This old take-away place which operates only at night for more than 30 years, has been offering delicious burgers.

The burger comes with a choice of chicken or beef and standard items such as cheese, egg and ketchup. A favourite ingredient is sauteed onions which has a comforting texture and sweet taste.

The burger is nicely wrapped and is served without fries.


HAMBURGER INC PENANG: The Hamburger is thick and juicy and will appeal to those with a big appetite.

HAMBURGER INC PENANG: The Hamburger is thick and juicy and will appeal to those with a big appetite.

Joining the burger boom is Hamburger Inc Penang, a stall in the compound of a bakery in Tanjung Bungah. Customers can dine at the open air outdoor area equipped with plastic tables and chairs.

Tuck into ostrich, beef and chicken burgers that come with fresh choices of bamboo charcoal bun, English muffin, multi grain bun and poppy seed bagel. All the burger sets comes with a side of addictive thick cut curried French fries.

Burger lovers with a big appetite should opt for The Hamburger which is prepared with several ingredients. The burger has a nice, juicy 160gm grilled beef patty in barbecue sauce, homemade pickles, chicken ham, mushroom, crispy onion, cheddar cheese and fried egg.

There is also an option of several side dishes such as cheese, onion rings, curried French fries and fried egg.


Andy Warlord in the busy junction of Jalan Burma & Lebuhraya Codrington in Pulau Tikus offers a variety of burgers with unique names like Tauren, Raider, Grunt, Shaman, Kodo Beast and Blade Master. The menu consists of handmade patties and choices include the crispy chicken, 100 per cent Australian beef pattie and battered fish fillet.

The patties are grilled on a cast iron pan and customers are given a choice of buns — English muffin or bagel.

The burgers have all the standard ingredients consisting of lettuce, tomato and onions. The poppy seed bagel made with beef is slathered in barbecue sauce with a hearty blend of spices. Be sure to prepare some serviettes for the sauces that tend to seep out.

Prices range from RM6 and add-ons are charged extra.


The burgers at The Little Big Burger Cafe aren’t just about traditional beef burgers. Located in Nagore Road, the cafe is pulling in business with its creative offerings such as the Philly Smoke Salmon Burger, Samurai Burger, Kimchess Burger and the Sequoia Burger.

The Philly Smoke Salmon Burger is priced at RM16.80.

The burger consists of a bamboo charcoal bun with Philly sauce, salmon, peach, sour cream and dill, iceberg lettuce and tomatoes. The peach and tomato flavour and the Philly sauce are delicious and go well with the salmon. If you add-on thick cut fries and a drink, it costs an extra RM6.

This seafood style burger will be appreciated by those who don’t like meat.


At this outlet, go for the Portobello Herbs Burger. This meat-free burger outlet is in Straits Quay mall. The burger comes with organic lettuce, homemade soy mayonnaise and portobello mushrooms coated in herbs and crunchy batter which is deep-fried in organic sunflower and sesame seed oil.

The burger is priced at RM26.80 and is served with organic raw dehydrated vegetable chips.


Read more: Best burgers on Penang island – Northern – New Straits Times

Category: Penang Street Food