Tuesday, June 21, 2016

SugarBun in KL

I have been reading a lot about SugarBun in STP's blog so when he informed me that SugarBun is now in KL, I wanted to try the fish burger but unfortunately SugarBun in Menara Hap Seng is more like a food court with 3 separate stalls (used to be 4) and they are not serving burgers at the moment. I hope they will eventually include burgers, especially fish burgers in their menu.

Currently the 3 stalls are: 1) Broasted chicken 2) Sarawak Laksa and 3) Giant Garoupa Fish. From this review in May 2016, there used to be a Beef Noodles stall but when I went there yesterday, that stall wasn't there anymore. I thought I might have missed it but then I found another review here in June 2016 that clearly shows in one of the photos that the stall next to the "Broasted Chicken" stall is vacant. I wonder why they removed the "Beef Noodles" stall.

Below are the food items that I bought from the "Broasted Chicken" stall.

Borneo Eco Fish Meal - MYR20 nett. The deep fried tilapia is very crispy until you can eat the tail and fins as well. It does not have any muddy taste but some parts of the fish, especially the belly parts are quite oily. The Sabah seaweed pickles are very appetising. The sambal condiment has a nice fragrant salted fish taste to it. The rice included here is mixed grain rice.

Two pieces Broasted Chicken Meal with savoury rice - MYR12 nett. The chicken is very flavourful and my friend finds it to be a bit too salty. I requested for breast meat and thigh but was told they could only give one big and one small piece so they gave me a piece of thigh meat (big) and one drumstick (small). The savoury rice tastes of chicken and has raisins in it.

The menu for the Broasted Chicken Stall. One piece of broasted chicken costs MYR4 nett.

As we purchased our meal separately, I only have the chicken meal receipt.

These are the two other stalls which I will write about next as we also bought food from them.

SugarBun before the lunch crowd.

32 comments:

  1. Why the name Sugar Bun when they are not selling cakes and buns?

    At first when I saw the title, I thought you want to blog about cakes and buns

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    1. "Broasted" is something new to me, I only heard of "roasted" before

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    2. I seldom have fish in that form cos I don't like it to come with bones

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    3. SugarBun is a famous local chain originating from Sarawak/Sabah and they do sell burgers (buns) there. I also had to look up the word broasted to find out what it meant. I guess you only like to eat fish fillets which have no bones.

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  2. I like the fish but oh my!!! RM20 there!!! I can't remember how much that is here, have not had it for a long time but I hear the tilapia is from the Batang Ai Dam lakes here - they're quite cheap here and we can even get them alive.

    Looks like they have a different concept there. No Sarawak laksa here...and I have my doubts about it and if they add nasi lemak, you can give it a miss too. The beef noodles were an attempt to emulate Kah Hiong's, in KK, Sabah - they said, like Kah Hiong, they use buffalo meat from there. Did not do all that well, I guess...so maybe they have abandoned the idea.

    I like their chicken - not oily, tender and juicy inside. We don't have the mackerel here. What seaweed pickles are those? Thought that is nothing more than the acar timum with pineapples that we commonly get at the Malay stalls?

    Lunch crowd, you said? They're doing so well there? Well, not doing too badly here in Sibu either.

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    1. I intended to try their nasi lemak oxtail but since the beef noodles stall is no longer there, the nasi lemak oxtail is not available too. Guess I won't be ordering their beef dishes even if the stall reopens since you advise against it.

      Will post a close up of the seaweed pickles tomorrow.

      When I was leaving, the lunch crowd started coming in and almost every seats were occupied. I guess the prices here are amongst the lower ones when compared to the higher end restaurants in this city center location.

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    2. I would advise against their nasi lemak if it is anything like ours here:
      https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/not-so-nice/
      I wouldn't know about the beef though - we do not have those here. Looks like they are trying to follow what's hip and famous in KK, Sabah...Kah Hiong beef noodles and Hyatt oxtail soup, so so so nice - the ones there.

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    3. i don't have high expectations for my nasi lemak so if the nasi lemak looks and tastes anything like what you described in your attached url link, I would be ok with it. I read there is a Kah Hiong beef noodles branch somewhere in Klang valley, maybe one day I will search for it to try.

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    4. I know they have an outlet in Puchong:
      https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/until-its-time-for-me-to-go/

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    5. Ok, will try to find it one day if it is still there. The link is for Penang Prawn mee in Kuching.

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  3. I was almost sure you'll get bun, not the fish :D Looks yummy though.... !

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    1. I intended to get the buns (burgers) but they do not sell burgers at this outlet.

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  4. They marked up the price. Just had Sugarbun yesterday. Fish burger!!

    I love the tilapia. Long time did not have it. The fish goes well with the dipping.

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    1. In KL city center, sure the prices are higher but the prices here are nett prices, inclusive of the 6% GST.

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  5. Very potong stim if I'm told they can only give 1 big & 1 small (drumstick).. I usually must have 2 thighs.. If they give drumstick, terus potong stim, huhu..

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    1. I think KFC also cannot give 2 thighs, must be 1 piece from lower part, 1 piece from upper part unless you buy more than 2 pieces, then maybe can give you two pieces of thigh meat.

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  6. Ohh..they have outlets now in KL too. I will eat this when I am at the Sibu airport. Haha

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    1. They have an outlet in Klang for quite sometime.

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  7. Somehow I thought Sugar Bun was like Marrybrown. Looks like very different.

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    1. I am not sure whether their outlets in Sabah look more like Marrybrown or not. Just that this outlet in Menara Hap Seng is more like a food court concept.

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  8. Hurhurhur... now only make it to KL. I don't think this will do well in Penang though. Folks will compare it to KFC and then leave it to rot.

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    1. Maybe Penang folks like it better than KFC since this is broasted and not deep fried like KFC.

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    2. No, Penang folks will be: SugarBun = fast food, KFC = fast food, KFC cheaper, so KFC win. Contrary to popular belief, their taste buds not really that great like they think. (Sorry, taking digs at Penangites again :P)

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    3. Hahaha, you do like to troll Penangites! Lucky I don't think there are any Penangites reading this. :D

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  9. I've seen the beef ball noodles in eatdrinkkl's blog and commented that at RM23, it's just too pricey...probably that's why it has closed shop! >.<

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    1. Oh, so it was you, hehehehehe! :D

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  10. So now they are here but I doubt if I will go all the way down to Menara Hap Seng. I really like the fish meal you had. I wonder if they will open more outlets.

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    1. I think they are opening one outlet around Ara Damansara because on their fb they are hiring staff for Ara Damansara.

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  11. Oh, I thought it is more for desserts by the name of it.. yes, heard of sugarbun in Arthur's blog but cannot remember the food... thought it was more on doughnuts.. hahaha...

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    1. To refresh your memory, you can go to STP's blog and search for SugarBun. The fish burgers would make you want to eat it. ;p

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  12. at first I thought sugarbun is sort of pastries shop/bakery, mana tau it is a fast food chain..Then I remembered someone blogged about sugarbun before (in some other blogs)...

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    1. It may be a fast food chain in Sabah and Sarawak but here, it looks more like food court style, not exactly fast food.

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