These burgers are usually known as “Ramly Burger” (assuming that Mr. Ramly came up with it) and are sold almost in all neighbourhoods as it is a successful franchise chain. Strategically situated at the corner of the streets near schools or along the main roads, these stalls are easy to identify. You would be surprised of the never-ending queue waiting to purchase these succulent and lips-smacking burgers. While each stall may differ in their presentation of the burgers, the core structure and ingredients stay.
If you are in Malaysia, Ramly burger patties can be bought in supermarkets. In this recipe, you will learn how to make your own burger patties. You can also replace chicken with minced beef.
Black pepper sauce is usually added in burger ramly. Either buy black pepper sauce in Asian grocers or you can also make them yourself. Making your own black pepper sauce requires you to combine butter, milk, oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce and corn starch. See how it is done here.
One ingredient which I skipped in this recipe is the Maggi seasoning sauce as it was not available. It is usually drizzled on the patties as it cooks. Maggi seasoning sauce has the consistency and flavour very similar to soy sauce. You can either substitute Maggi seasoning with soy sauce or skip it, as I have done.
Here is my take on the Malaysian street burger a.k.a. Ramly burger. It is a joy to watch the burger sellers performing little stunts as they flip the burgers or crack the eggs. I enjoy sinking my teeth into these burgers with the juice oozing from them and dripping onto my fingers. Every bite is pure bliss!
Mix soy sauce, paprika powder, white pepper, onions and garlic to the minced meat (chicken).
Heat a pan over medium heat and add butter. Shape patty and pan-fry both sides of the patty.
Spread some butter on hamburger bread and lightly brown them.
Heat up oil over medium heat. Then, beat one egg and pour into an oiled pan. Spread the egg to wrap the patty.
Assemble the burger with the patty (wrapped in egg), cucumber slices, chilli sauce, mayonnaise and black pepper sauce. Top it with onion rings, slices of tomatoes and lettuce.