Review : Big Hug Burger is one of those places that I visit regularly. In fact, I’m here almost every week. What’s so good about this burger joint you say?
Big Hug Burger appeared in SS15 Subang Jaya around the same time the gourmet burger craze started kicking in. That was about five or more years ago, the same time as places like myBurgerLab and Burgertory appeared. At that time, gourmet burger joints were springing up like mushrooms after the rain.
Many of the burger joints have not survived the scrutiny and demands of customers, but those that have survived are going strong. Big Hug is one such joint. They open for lunch and then rest a while before opening for dinner. Their most busy hours are around dinner time on Friday and Saturday nights.
Those looking for Big Hug only need to look out for a big blue burger neon sign at Subang Square and walk inside to find the largely glass walled eatery. The place is great for parents with small kids as there’s a dedicated play corner with soft toys and play mats.
The interior is simple, and there are several cushioned sofa areas for larger groups to hang out. The presence of several huge fluffy teddy bears is a sight for sore eyes. You’ll catch patrons coming in a randomly giving these lovable mascots a squeeze before heading to their seats or to the order counter.
One thing I truly love about Big Hug is their generous portions. You’ll never find small burgers here. It’s filling even for those with big appetites. There are both burgers and pasta dishes available. You can order them a la carte, but I always like to upgrade them to a set. For burgers, you can choose fries and a drink or a frankfurter and a drink if you’re upgrading. For pastas, you’ll get a bowl of mushroom soup and drink if you upgrade.
Drinks are refillable and you’ll be given paper cups after you order. You can choose between soft drinks from a really cool dispenser or some iced lemonade. There are burgers made with chicken, beef and lamb. However, the most unique burger here has got to be the soft shell crab one. Additionally, there are the special ‘nachos nachos’ burgers, consisting of chicken or beef between two pieces of hash browns instead of buns.
If you’re a fan of salted egg sauce, you absolutely have to order the salted egg pasta or the OMG Soft Shell crab pasta. Both of these are served with a rich, buttery salted egg sauce that’s just so warm and comforting.
Vegetarians will be happy to know that Big Hug has an extensive vegetarian friendly menu, with burgers like the Big Hug Vegetarian and Cheesy Mushroom. You can look forward to crunchy oyster mushrooms fried in batter paired with a soft juicy pineapple and a fried egg.
Price wise, both burgers and pastas costs between RM 18 to RM28 per set, and you can order some sides to share, like onion rings and cheesy wedges.
All these factors make Big Hug a really comfortable space to hang out. I’m also pretty impressed by their staff and crew. They’re quite friendly and even remember you from previous visits!
Big Hug Burger : CT-G-03, Subang Square Corporate Tower, Jalan SS 15/4G, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Phone : +60 18-463 4830
Opening Hours : Everyday 12 - 4PM & 6 - 10.30PM