Burger Malaysia [Most spicy burger]


It is known as burger Malaysia to me, is there another name? It is fried bread (or doughnut) sandwiched with anchovies sambal and a slice of cucumber. It can be breakfast or snack for teas. T requested for it a few days ago, he loves things cooked with sambal for breakfast these days especially RM1 nasi lemak. In my area, RM1 nasi lemak comes with a small piece of fried fish (or anchovies), thin wedge of hard-boiled egg and sambal. The serving size is just nice for a small eater like T.

Back to Burger Malaysia, those selling outside is usually comes with little filling, I made mine with heaps of anchovies. I have plenty supply of dried anchovies in the pantry now, bought 500gm from my hometown early this month thinking of using it in cooking porridge for John. My hometown is near to sea, lots of cheap and fresh seafood.

Ingredients (12 pieces):
250g bread flour
160ml water
10g butter/shortening
30g sugar
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp instant dry yeast
¼ tsp bread softener
¾ tsp bread improver

1 cucumber, sliced
½ cup dried anchovies, rinsed and drained
Oil for deep frying

  1. Place all ingredients in bread maker and select Dough mode. If timer is in use, put in all ingredients following bread maker's instruction.
  2. Once the dough is ready, turn out on lightly floured surface and divide it into 12 equal portions. Shape each portion into a small ball.
  3. Cover with damp cloth and let them rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until they are doubled in size. (meanwhile, prepare fillings)
  4. Deep fry with low-medium heat until it is golden brown. Drain.


  1. Deep fry anchovies with medium heat until golden brown, drain.
  2. Mix together fried anchovies with sambal until well combined. Ready to use.
  3. Assemble: Cut the bun, sandwich with one slice of cucumber and some anchovies.

Comments :

6 comments to “Burger Malaysia [Most spicy burger]”
Rebecca (Foodie With Family) said...

If I made these for my husband and sons they would think they had died and gone to heaven. Thank you for such a great idea. I've never even heard of this type of burger before. I can't wait to try them!

Hungry Gal said...

This sounds delicious...

but was it bread improver & bread softener?

Lydia said...

Welcome to My Kitchen. This "burger" is only available in Malaysia! It is like savoury doughnut. Hope your family will like it.

Hungry Gal,
Bread improver and softener are wheat germs and emulsifier, to improve the volume and texture of bread. You can do without them though.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I super love this one, but I think is troublesome with all the making buns ingredients. Hehe.

Lydia said...

Making a bit is quite troublesome actually. I made those together with doughnuts. :d

Anonymous said...

Is call cucur badak in Malaysia.

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