Curiosity brought us to the doorstep of Marshall’s Bayan Lepas branch. Far from its humble beginnings of being a roadside burger stall, the burger joint’s second outlet may have a sparse interior but robust when it comes to flavour.
Carrying on their Penang-famous juicy burger patties and legendary sandwich creations piled sky-high that you’ll need to unlock your jaw before tucking into them, we choose three types from their menu – a beef, pork and fish each – for variety.
Here’s our verdict: their burgers are addictive. Our surprise find is their Small Fry fish burger. It’s the cheapest at RM8.90 consists of deep-fried crispy, crumbed fish patty and slice of cheddar cheese, slathered with tartar sauce and thousand island sauces. Yes, it beats a certain fast food’s fish fillet hands down.
While their Bacon Special Beef at RM10.50 is filled with a juicy, thick patty and two slices of semi-crispy bacon, slathered in their special sauce. Best part is the slices of sweet, pungent purple onions that add to the crunch.
Finally, from their signature pork burgers menu, we keep it simple. We settle for the more manageable Divine Swine at RM10.50. The pork patty has a good texture, moist and very simply luscious in flavour.
Between 3pm and 6pm daily, is what they call ‘Marshall’s Hour’ where a single patty set includes a serve of fried and drink from only RM11. All burgers are dressed with crisp, fresh lettuce leaves and slathered in their complimenting sauces. Best part is, it's a mere seven-minute wait for a burger.
Bread wise, there’s only one sort and it’s a plain white burger bun. Looks like they’ve decided to not complicate matters there – one less decision to make for diners. Do we hear a collective sigh of relief out there? Kitty Kaye