About 3 weeks ago, fast-food chain McDonald’s launched a special burger inspired by the infamous Nasi Lemak in Singapore and naturally, us Malaysian’s went “WHAT ABOUT US?”
Mad that Singapore has nasi lemak burger and better cendol McFlurry than Malaysia. STEP UP MCD MY. pic.twitter.com/D7RzV2Hnfd
— Adrienne (@adrnnyp) July 18, 2017
So, Singapore gets Nasi Lemak Burger, and Malaysia gets Korean Spicy Burger 🍔 pic.twitter.com/dy43ed0ior
— KaZ 站昵 – Passacaglia, Allegretto & Fugue (@kzamri) July 21, 2017
The burger, which featured a coconut-flavoured chicken patty, a fried egg, sambal and cucumber slices, took Singapore by storm, completely selling out just two weeks after making its debut.
So after seeing a flurry of pics floating around on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and even Snapchat, Malaysian burger masters started replicating the Nasi Lemak Burger so the rest of us wouldn’t have to cross a border for the hybrid version of our favourite comfort foods.
Which led everyone’s favourite burger joint myBurgerLab to provide Malaysians with this drool-worthy, and crazy indulgent sandwich that is, to our opinion, a few notches higher than Singapore’s McDonald’s Nasi Lemak Burger – the Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang burger. And trust us, everyone knows that a damn layan Nasi Lemak comes with a side of Rendang and a sunny-side up.
— myBurgerLab (@myBurgerLab) July 28, 2017
The tongue-in-cheek tweet by myBurgerLab above with the hashtag #MalaysianPride struck a nerve with some. Soon after, we awoke to THIS salty af post directed to myBurgerLab posted by a Singaporean (we assume) Facebook page, Mediacock Singapore:
Well, someone’s feeling patty.
But thankfully, besides being masters of really awesome burgers (seriously, if you haven’t had a burger at myBurgerLab, you’re missing out on a lot) they’re also masters at shutting down online trolls. So when they caught wind of the post, they hilariously clapped back with the Salt-Bae Burger – a salt packed sandwich, exclusively for the #haters.
So far, we haven’t seen an update from trolls. But it seems like myBurgerLab is winning this one.
Until then, get your Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang Burger on with myBurgerLab today!