I was fortunate enough to be invited for a tasting session of four (4) new authentic Korean burgers before their launch. I was a bit dubious at first, since the burgers are made by Bulgogi Brothers, who are more renowned for their Korean BBQ than their burgers but I went with an open mind and said mind was blown away!
I’ve been to Korea twice before, the first trip was to Busan for the Pusan International Film Festival and the second to Seoul.
Bulgogi Brothers are the first restaurant in Malaysia to successfully reproduce the taste of Korean dishes in a burger. You’ll know you’re not eating a regular burger from the use of authentic Korean flavors. I sampled all four of them and I’ll be back with my better half in tow to make use of my own discount code (more on that later) today!
The new Korean burgers are all made with premium Korean beef bulgogi and they’re wonderfully creative:
Bibimbap Burger (RM 25.90)
Bibimbap is a dish that uses rice and other ingredients mixed together in a stone pot with a raw egg to make a quick and tasty meal. It’s probably one of the most popular dishes in Korea. Eating this burger is like eating bibimbap, without the rice.
It’s made up of a huge home-made beef bulgogi patty (90% meat and 10% beef fat for a delicious and moist burger) topped with sprouts, carrots, zucchinis and a sunny side up egg to get all the flavors of bibimbap into a burger. It doesn’t quite look like bibimbap but it tastes spot on!
I really liked how everything meshes together, and the sunny side up egg is perfectly done to emulate just how the egg would turn out in a bibimbap. The charcoal buns are specially crafted for Bulgogi Brothers and biting into this stack was one of the greatest pleasures I had that night, with the runny yolk coating each mouthful richly.
Kimchi Burger (RM 22.90)
I’ve never quite liked kimchi. I can’t put my finger on it but it’s just not something I’ll eat regularly. I don’t usually even touch the complimentary kimchi when I eat Korean. However, I ate some of the kimchi at Bulgogi Brothers and I can honestly say that it was the best kimchi I ever had. The balance of the kimchi was perfect – the spiciness, the acidity and the umami finish.
The Kimchi Burger comes with the hand-made beef patty with mushrooms and lightly sautéed kimchi. It was moderately spicy and despite my aversion to kimchi, I found that I liked it quite a bit and this turned out to be my second favorite burger.
I particularly liked how well the kimchi goes together with the burger, making it a lot more than the sum of its parts. All their burgers are served with a side of crispy home-made sweet potato chips, which goes very well with the spicy kimchi burger as a sweet component.
Spicy Gwangyang Burger (RM 25.90)
This is a fiery burger for all fans of spicy food! The Spicy Gwangyang Burger is made of tender sliced beef brisket drenched in the Bulgogi Brothers sweet-and-spicy barbecue-like Osam sauce. It’s garnished with button mushrooms and onions, along with slivers of melted American cheese and comes off tasting like a Korean version of a Sloppy Joe.
I highly recommend this burger if you can take the heat. It’s painfully delicious and yet the osam sauce provides a sweet component so it’s not all spice. I like the selection of the brisket for the burger too, as it’s a very flavorful cut. If you’re only going to eat one burger, I’ll suggest this – you’ll definitely want more once you’ve taken a bite!
I could eat this every day for a month and be a happy man! 🙂
Unyang Burger (RM 28.90)
The burger for meat-lovers (get your mind out of the gutter), it’s a heavyweight offering with a thick home-made beef patty layered with American cheese, beef brisket in savory sauce and crispy shredded potato sandwiched in a toasted charcoal bun. The beef patties at Bulgogi Brothers are surprisingly juicy and I asked the head chef about it.
It turns out that they’re made with 90% meat and 10% beef fat mixed inside so when the latter melts, the juices are all retained in the patty. The Unyang burger is a very “clean tasting” beef burger that’s perfect for those who’re not into spicy food.
I like the flavor combinations and I ate a whole Unyang Burger and it stuffed me to the point of a near food coma…and I can eat a lot! The burgers are good value for money due to their sheer size, while not compromising on quality.
The Burger Revolution menu is a rather clever idea since you don’t always have the time or the inclination for bulgogi at lunch. It’s a quick burger that stays true to its Korean heritage and I loved the ambiance of Bulgogi Brothers with the K-Pop music playing in the background – you get the authentic experience the moment you step foot inside.
You’ll get a 10% discount when you order from the new Burger Revolution menu when you mention my blog too! Just say “SixthSeal” from 16th June – 30th June at any of the Bulgogi Brothers restaurants in Malaysia and you’ll get 10% off your order and get an awesome meal to boot. Let me know which one is your favorite!
I’ll be going with my dear in tow and use my own discount code too. Haha!
Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya
eCurve, Mutiara Damansara
Mid Valley Megamall
Facebook: Bulgogi Brothers Malaysia
22 thoughts on “Korean Burger Revolution @ Bulgogi Brothers (and how to get 10% off)”
Oooo…would love to drop by and try. Ahhhhh…they have at Mid Valley, good, good!
Yeah, it’s a very good burger! 🙂
I suggest the Spicy Gwangyang Burger and the Kimchi Burger (in that order). They’re the best if you like spicy food and the former is my favorite, it’s ultra spicy but also has a sweet component to it.
We can all go together since my better half hasn’t tried it yet, but if you come in June and you want something to eat near your hotel when you’re alone, you can use my discount code to get 10% off – just mention SixthSeal!
Yup! It’s interesting how they managed to make this Korean dish into a burger! 🙂
I love the chef too, he’s so passionate about his work!
I like all the burgers, but I don’t think I will try the kimchi burger. I don’t touch kimchi at all, haha..
My favourite will be the bibimbap and that gwangyang burger.. I can eat two by myself!
That’s what I said too! 🙂
I never liked kimchi, and usually don’t eat it, never ate much except for a mouthful or two to be polite in the two times I went to Korea (business trip to Pusan and company trip to Seoul).
However, I quite liked Bulgogi Brother’s kimchi coz it’s spicy, or maybe I’ve just opened up my palate a lot more since then!
Haha! Yeah, I can eat three of the Spicy Gwangyang Burger too!
HB, glad you now like kimchee. There so many different kind of it. Some people like it a little tangy that been pickle a bit longer or regular one which I sometime make at home with recipe. In states Korea fusion food is big now and Koren taco and pizzas are very popular. Maybe you and Ling should try to make some to your own taste see how easy and good it will be.
Yup, I know, there’s *a lot* of different types of kimchi out there! 🙂
Some families even have their own recipe. I’ve been to Korea twice – once to Pusan for a business trip and the other to Seoul as a company incentive trip (different company) and each time the banchan came it’s different kimchi.
The kimchi in Seoul and the kimchi in Pusan is very different too!
I know right! Korean food and culture is sooo big right now.
i was thinking of having bibimbap for lunch & then i read this!!! AAARGH! haha. i’ve never used discount codes off bloggers but i think i’m actually going to try this one this time. Bulgogi Brothers is flippin’ awesome!!
Yeah, I’ve eaten Bulgogi Brother in Korea too! 🙂
I like bulgogi, it’s always fun to grill a bit of prime beef and wrap it with lettuce and eat it (at least that’s how the Koreans taught me how to eat it).
Interesting thing is the beef in Korea isn’t exported since it’s all for domestic consumption so the Bulgogi Brothers here use prime grade Australian beef, which is very good too.
I want to go again to eat their burgers too. Yeah, you can just mention SixthSeal at any of the Bulgogi Brothers restaurants in Malaysia to get 10% off. Cheers!
Wow, looks yummeh! Always wanna try out Korean restaurant. But, is it halal? 🙂
Yeah, it’s quite delicious, the Spicy Gwangyang Burger is one of the best burgers I’ve had in KL and that’s saying a lot since we eat a lot of burgers! 🙂
You’ll like it if you can handle spicy food but if you’re not keen on spicy food, I suggest the Kimchi Burger instead, which can also be hot but not as spicy as the Gwangyang Burger.
They have a lot of outlets around Klang Valley too!
Bulgogi Brothers are in the process of applying for halal status – I actually asked about this. They don’t serve pork or alcohol and their cooking process is okay but getting certified can be a long process but their head chef is Malay and he eats a lot of the burgers himself coz he fine tuned them! 🙂
Was about to ask the same question. If halal I would love to try it..
They’re getting their halal certification! 🙂
It’s in the process coz it takes a while to get everything done but their head chef and creator of the burgers is a Malay guy.
looks tempting! 😀
Yeah, I’ll go for the Spicy Gwangyang Burger if you like spicy food! 🙂
You won’t be satisfied with just one, it’s sooo mouthwatering coz it’s so spicy and yet sweet at the same time.
yikes…less than 2 weeks to go…hope sempat go and try .
Hello Kathy! 🙂
Yeah, you can go this weekend! Or next weekend is still okay, you can use the discount code to try their burgers anytime in June! Just need to mention SixthSeal at any of the Bulgogi Brothers outlets.
look really tasty…
Yeah, they’re really delicious! 🙂
I especially like the Spicy Gwanyang Burger! I’m planning a trip back this weekend so I can still get the 10% off discount code!
Kimchi burger sounds unique. I might go try that and use your code 😀
Yeah, that’s a really good burger too! 🙂
I like the Kimchi burger as well, and their complimentary kimchi banchan is really good too.
Sure, the SixthSeal 10% off code is valid throughout June! I plan to use it this weekend too!