Malaysia's myBurgerLab unveils rival to McDonald's Nasi Lemak Burger

Malaysia's myBurgerLab unveils rival to McDonald's Nasi Lemak Burger

McDonald's Nasi Lemak Burger was among several items released to celebrate Singapore's National Day.

Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang myBurgerLab
Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang Burger from myBurgerLab. (Photo: myBurgerLab's Twitter page)

SINGAPORE: A burger joint in Malaysia will soon unveil its own version of the popular Nasi Lemak Burger, which was released by fast-food chain McDonald’s to celebrate Singapore’s National Day.

In a tweet, myBurgerLab in Malaysia unveiled their Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang Burger. It posted a picture of the burger in front of a Malaysian flag with the text: “Dear Singapore, nice try, but …”.

The burger joint hinted that its take on McDonald's creation would be available sometime next week.

Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, myBurgerLab explained: "(The Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang Burger) is for our National Day (on Aug 31) and also as a response to everyone who tagged us and requested for this burger to be made, because Malaysia's McDonald's didn't have it."

"We actually had this recipe since three years ago, but we decided not to launch it because we felt it was a boring product," the spokesperson said. "We thought: 'Why would you eat a nasi lemak burger when you can have nasi lemak?'

"Well, it seems times have changed and people want some form of fusion in their food nowadays."

The store, which launched in 2012, has four outlets across Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Cyberjaya. According to its website, it sold out on its first day of operations on Jul 10.

McDonald’s Nasi Lemak Burger was launched on Jul 13 as part of a limited-time menu to celebrate Singapore’s birthday. The burger, as well as other items such as the Chendol McFlurry, sold out islandwide less than two weeks later.

Source: CNA/ek