Dayumm Burger

Special thanks to Dayumm Burger for extending this food review invitation.

Update: This business has ceased its operations.

After my previous visit to the Sungai Nibong outlet of Dayumm Burger, I have the pleasure of accepting an invitation from one of the proprietors to visit the downtown outlet.
The downtown outlet of Dayumm Burger used to operate at Khoon Hiang Cafe (群香茶室) where Ah Leng Char Koay Teow used operate too. However, Dayumm Burger has moved to Kedai Kopi Tien Lai (天来茶室) along Macalister Road (Jalan Macalister) where there is a noticeably larger crowd.

The menu of Dayumm Burger is identical in both outlets, and the price remains unchanged despite the recent hike in gasoline price.
One key characteristic of Dayumm Burger is that its pork patties are cooked using a grill instead of a griddle (hot plate). The use of grill allows excess fat to drip off to (and sizzle on) glowing charcoal below instead of clinging on to the meat.

As a result, the patties at Dayumm Burger may not look as shiny as those from a griddle, but it also means that the meat is less oily and not so surfeiting. It is a healthier choice too, provided that you do not glut beyond what your physician recommends.

Speaking of glut, the Complete Dayummnation (RM10.00) has nearly all ingredients that a self-respecting burger glutton would expect: single pork patty with fried egg, cheddar cheese slice and grilled bacon. What a perfect way to sample multiple ingredients in a single bite!
Each patty at Dayumm Burger packs 120 grams of porky essence. It is a fine balance between lean meat and fats, which allows Dayumm Burger to give the consistently gratifying taste. As for the wholemeal bun, its texture is obviously rougher and more solid than the ones used at McDonald's; McDonald's burgers are practically designed for milk teeth.
Next on the gluttony line-up is The Baconathor (RM11.00). As the name implies, this is a bacon-heavy burger - 4 strips to be exact. Also present to join the bacon frenzy are fried egg and cheddar cheese slice.
The crispiness of the bacon strips is on the right track, but I personally prefer them to be less salty. Notice that the burgers here are not sloppy with overflowing sauces, like those served at Rockstarz Burger.

Next on the menu is Wrap & Roll (RM4.50), which I think beats McDonald's Brekkie Wrap any day of the week - hands down. The tortilla wrap has a nice rough texture which is enjoyable as I sink my teeth into it.
Included in the Wrap & Roll are gratifying chunks of pork, an egg and vegetables. Once again, the amount of sauce is not too excessive to allow the pork to take the center stage.
Last but not least, the Meatballs (RM6.00 for 6 pieces, RM10.00 for 12 pieces) are a carnivore's paradise. Made from the same pork composition as the burger patties, these meatballs are surprisingly addictive. They are topped with tomato and cheese sauces, but I think less sauce should be able to do the trick. After all, it's the perfect composition of meat which really matters here.
Name: Dayumm Burger
Address: 166, Jalan Macalister, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 017-531-0823
Business hours: 7:00pm-12:00am, closed on Mondays
Coordinates: 5.41646 N, 100.32377 E
Directions: Drive along Macalister Road (Jalan Macalister) from KOMTAR. Between the intersections with Lorong Selamat and Jalan Rangoon on the right, there are several hawker centers. The middle one is Kedai Kopi Tien Lai (天来茶室), which is directly opposite of Petron gas station. Dayumm Burger is the outermost stall from the front. Street parking is available along the perpendicular roads like Lorong Selamat and Jalan Rangoon. Parking is also available at the Petron gas station for a fee of RM1.00.

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