Malaysians bring Ramly burger to New York (VIDEO)

A screenshot of the famous Ramly burger by The Malaysian Project based in Queens, New York. ― Picture via Instagram/The Malaysian Project
A screenshot of the famous Ramly burger by The Malaysian Project based in Queens, New York. ― Picture via Instagram/The Malaysian Project

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 ― A Malaysian food stand has introduced the famous Ramly burger, with the patty wrapped in a fried egg, to New Yorkers in the United States.

The burger by The Malaysian Project based in Queens, New York, however does not use the traditional Maggi seasoning and chili sauce, opting instead for curry seasoning, spicy mayo and Worcestershire sauce.

“Back home, we usually call it Ramly Burger, but here we call it the Malaysian-style burger,” The Malaysian Project owner Calvin Leong told INSIDER food in a video report published yesterday. 

“It’s spicy, it’s savoury, loaded with a bunch of seasonings, umami flavour, condensed, packed. I had this burger when I was a little kid. We had it everywhere around the roadside back home in Malaysia.

The “Malaysian-style burger” is sold for US$12 (RM51). The signboard on The Malaysian Project food stand also advertises kaya toast (toasted challah bread with coconut and pandan custard) and soursop juice labelled “Malaysian sensation #1”.

According to INSIDER food, The Malaysian Project participates in festivals all over New York City.

US paper the New York Times also featured last June The Malaysian Project’s Ramly burger in an article on the Queens Night Market, an open-air night market that celebrates the cultural diversity of New York City and Queens, according to its website. 

“At the Malaysian Project, a compact patty of beef or chicken, suffused with a profoundly warm curry blend, is folded inside a yellow-white tie-dye of egg cracked right on the grill, then slid into a bun slaked with brown butter and chile mayo,” said the New York Times.

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