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Monday, August 19, 2013

Charcoal Burger with Spicy Chicken and Black Pepper mushrooms 黑炭汉堡

Last week, I had a busy week. We went a short trip to jalan-jalan dan makan-makan (actually we went to Taiping ,will update soon) and also arrange to send my last house helper go back home. After 16 years of life with a helper at home, this time I decided not to employ any more helper. Since my kids already grown up, I don't need a helper anymore. Also a good time start to train my kids to be more responsible and take part of house cleaning activities. And I am glad to see them started to wash their own serving dishes, helping in vacuum, arrange their own bed, and etc. Anyway, I will be getting busy than last time, and might not be able in blogging so often. Sorry to my blogger friend if I couldn't visit you so often.

Ok, come back to this post. The other day I saw a blogger 孤傲的王子 posted a famous burger shop in KL where their charcoal burger is very popular until long Q to get this burger. I will not travel that far and Q for a burger, so I decided to make it at home.

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Again I used the Plain milk buns recipe to make this burger buns, still love the bread texture! Ya, you can keep the overnight milk sponge dough in the fridge for not more than 7 dayse..make it convenient for us to use the dough anytime when we feel like baking the bread within 7 days.

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We like the spicy chicken from MCD burger, so I again copycat this chicken patty with double breading method. And it turned out almost like the original ^_^.
I did not use minced chicken but instead I cut chicken thigh into small piece like this..


Also cook the black pepper button mushroom which is my kid's favourite!


A really black charcoal burger buns! Anyway, we couldn't detect any charcoal taste ^_^

To assemble the Charcoal Burger with Spicy Chicken and Black Pepper mushrooms 

Charcoal Burger with Spicy Chicken and Black Pepper mushrooms
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

Overnight sponge dough
215g high protein flour
125g milk (cold)
2g instant yeast (1/2tsp)


1.         Add all ingredients in a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients to a rough dough by hands , the dough is dry and rough and don't need to knead till pass window pane. Cover tightly with cling film and immediately store in the fridge for overnight (at least 12hours).

To make Charcoal Burger Buns
1 quantity of above overnight sponge dough (I used 3 days old sponge dough)
90g High protein flour
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1tsp instant yeast
1/2tsp salt
40g caster sugar
2tbsp milk (cold)
5g Japanese charcoal powder
45g butter

1.Tear the overnight sponge dough into pieces and add all ingredients except butter in a mixing bowl, knead till smooth dough.
2. Add in the butter and knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover with cling film and set aside to proof till double in size.
3.Punch down the dough to expel air, equal divide the dough 7 portions, shape into round balls. Place dough on a baking pan. Let it proof for another 30-45mins.
4.Bake in a pre-heated oven at 170C for 15mins (fan forced).

Homemade Charcoal Burger with Spicy Chicken and Black Pepper mushrooms
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

7 homemade charcoal burger buns
green lettuce
cheese slices

To make Spicy chicken patties

2 boneless chicken thigh, remove skin, cut into 5cm x 5cm thin pieces
3/4tsp fine salt
White pepper白胡椒粉

Flour mixture ingredients
150g plain flour 普通面粉
1/2tsp cumin powder 小茴香粉
1/2tsp Sweet Hungarian Paprika 红甜椒粉
1tsp Cayenne Pepper ground (Extra hot) 辣椒粉
1tsp garlic salt 蒜盐


 1.Marinate chicken pieces with salt and white pepper for 30mins.
 2.Mix flour mixture ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.
 3.When ready to cook, prepare a basin of clean water and a colander.
 4.Toss chicken pieces with flour and press firmly and hard on the chicken as to let more flour stick on chicken pieces.
 5.Place floured chicken pieces in the colander, put the colander in the water and immediately lift it up, remove excess water.
 6.Place wet chicken pieces back to the flour, again toss the chicken with flour and press firmly and hard on the chicken as to let more flour stick on chicken pieces.
 7.Heat enough cooking oil in a pot over medium high heat. Once oil is hot, reduce heat to medium, then put in the floured chicken pieces, deep fry for 3-5mins. Then increase heat to High, continue to deep fry for 1-2mins or until golden brown. (** in order to have crunchy crust, chicken pieces must be fully submerged and covered by hot oil. The last 1-2mins deep fry on High heat is to remove oil and to have less oily fried chicken).
 8.After frying, place chicken on a wire rack to remove excess oil.

To cook black pepper mushrooms

200g brown button mushrooms, sliced
1 onion, sliced

1/2tbsp oyster sauce
1/2tsp sugar
1/2tsp garlic salt
1/2tsp black pepper powder
2tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add in onion slices, sauté till aroma.
  2. Add in button mushrooms, continue to stir well.
  3. Add in the seasonings, and cook till water evaporated.

To assemble Charcoal Burger with Spicy Chicken and Black Pepper mushrooms
-        Slice charcoal burger into half, roast the buns on a pan till crispy.
-        Then assemble the buns with mushrooms, green lettuce, spicy chicken patty and a piece of cheese.

My son Desmond can become the model of promoting my charcoal burger if one day I start to sell this Charcoal burger ^_^

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0620 said...

Desmond looks very cute hor
No helper at home
Then you will spend lesser time at blogger lor, haha!!
This burger is yummy and healthy ^^

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...


ann low said...

I love this charcoal burger, looks so yummy!

CQUEK said...

Can i share with you handsome boy.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I have not try this black charcoal burger before...

PH said...

Heh! Heh! Desmond is so cute! Sonia, you so rajin lah. Burger bun also sendiri bikin. This black burger with the spicy chicken is sure to be very delicious!

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Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Hello Sonia! These burgers look big in the pictures until I saw your Desmond was holding it. They look very cute. And I like you chose to use the chicken, onions & button mushrooms! So, when will open a stall in front of your house, hehe!

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Jozelyn Ng said...

Oh, Sonia! I was planning to visit that shop last week but not free yet. I bet your home made one is more tastier! I have got to try this later!

Queenie said...

hish! kurrrr semangat... terperanjatnya akak tengok burger ni, betul2 hitam macam charcoal ya... ingatkan terhitam dalam oven...

akak pernah jumpa serbuk charcoal di BWY, tak sangka pulak boleh dibuat bun...you memang berani la sonia...
kalau nak try, kena bagi tau awal2 kat anak2, tak nanti mereka pun terperanjat macam mak dia, jakun jer akak ni, kan?

Mel said...

I have yet to try charcoal burger and you made yours sure to be so delicious. Homemade is always the best. Desmond looking very handsome and doing the model for your charcoal burger.

Cat Chee said...


Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

对呀,我也发现最近这黑金burger超红的,那天在Bandar Puchong 的School(restaurant)享用早餐时,也看到,电视“hociak” 也有介绍呢,你好快呀,竟然把它变到你家去了,哈。。。。。。。。真有你的!sui lah!!

mayck-law. Blogspot.com said...

家里长期有kakak, 忽然间没有了,感觉很惨叻! 之前我就是这要了。。嘻嘻!
黑黑的面包, 有些抗拒, 但是却很赞!

Baby Sumo said...

Hi Sonia, I know which burger shop u r talking abt. I also won't go and queue for the burger... crazy, it's just a burger! Your burger looks fab!

rachel said...

还没吃过这 ololo~的burger :P

Li Shuan said...

你也来一个olulu的呀! 今天看到Donna Hay也来olulu的料理,有跟上潮流叻!哈哈!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, another wonderful and delicious recipe!
By the way, any difference in using overnight dough and a 3 days' old dough?


孤Owl的王子- Nick Goh said...

wow yummy~~

ahteekitchen said...

黑金组合的汉堡太有意思了! 只看外层我已经口水大滴...呵呵。.

Esther Lau said...

I have tried charcoal burger once at oldschool@puchong, not very nice,hehe... Yours version with MCD filling looks delicious. Good try!!!!

Joceline Lor said...

这个要张开大大的嘴巴才可以咬下去的面包。哈哈哈 ~

加油吧! Sonia ~ 没有 kakak 的日子,初期会觉得不习惯。接下来就不是问题了。

Unknown said...

Wa,really black black,ha ha... but after adding so much ingredients, yes, yummy...

Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

I love the contrast between the black bun and the colourful filling (cheese, chicken, veggie...)! Make me so hungry!

ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com said...

Sonia, this is a very healthy and yummy burger!

ice pandora said...

I loveeee charcoal product!
I'd totally devour this burger
with love c: Your son looks
adorable! Xx

A Taste of Memories-- Echo's Kitchen said...

This is soooo nice!

A Taste of Memories-- Echo's Kitchen said...

This is soooo nice!

Angie's Recipes said...

Beautiful charcoal buns, Sonia.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply delicious and lovely looking burger.

Nadji said...

le burger le plus original que j'ai jamais vu.
Sonia, ton fils est un très joli garçon.
See soon

Bakericious said...

Sonia I am also waiting for maidless day but it gonna b many yrs later since my younger one still so young... the burger looks so delicious especially the melting cheese, making me hungry.

Artsylicious said...

Sonia, slowly, I'm sure you will love the life without a maid! Love all the photos you took in this post, they are just awesome!

Rumbling Tummy said...

I am going to take a big bite first.

小雨伞 said...


这个oo的汉堡我喜欢勒,早餐要是有人做这个请我吃我相信我会兴奋傻笑一整天 :P

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Alicia, no difference in texture. You can store overnight sponge dough not more than 7days, just in this case, I use a 3days old sponge dough.

LEY said...

very pro!

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DG said...

Such a special burger, I just cannot resist to grab one :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sonia for your prompt reply. Guess i can make a few batches of overnite sponge to be used as and when is needed. 😊 Looking forward to more great recipes from you!
By the way, i tried making the mooncake in your blog. Followed the recpe to the T but still cracked and flattened. 😞
Waited for the mooncake to cool b4 i put egg wash on them but still cannot have nice mooncakes baked. Please advice. Thank you!


Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...


Your hamburger looks very elegant aka high class. :)

And Desmond is so handsome.

QembarDelites said...

My son worked part time at that restaurant at one time and he brought back a burger for me to try, I think to myself, I would not queue for it too:P Thanks for sharing recipe, now I can make my own:D

Unknown said...

These charcoal buns look so stunning!

daphne said...

Woah! You make your own charcoal buns. VERY impressive. But I bet it is healthier and probably less sugar than the store ones- popular or not! Plus, your son looks so photogenic!

Lite Home Bake said...

Burger looks good, a lot healthier and definitely tastier to have a homemade one! You got a handsome young man there!

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Ana Regalado said...

Sonia , I bet you've eaten loads of food in your short trip lol I've seen charcoal bread around here but haven't tried it yet :P And McDo's were selling black burger last time but sadly , I haven't tried it *sigh* Your version looks FANTASTIC ! The buns are beautifully-baked and the chicken are perfectly-cooked , drool ! Gorgeous photos as well ;D Desmond sure is getting bigger and looking really handsome !

Awayofmind Bakery House said...

Sonia, I saw the photo of the burger shop promotion flyer on FB, yours one look as good as theirs one!

yes, the house without helper after 16 years is a big step for the kids to learn and be involved in the housework, anyway is a good decision! I had made mine two years ago and not regret about it! 加油!

sasa said...

looks very very yummy
but the steps frighten me away, hehehe XD

Choi Yen said...

Black food in in trend now!

Victoria Bakes said...

Sonia, this looks awesome! been missing your post for the past week

Kelly Siew said...

Your bun recipe looks really easy! I did mine using the brioche bun recipe, shall give yours ago. Still have plenty of charcoal powder.

Sissi said...

Sonia, it's one of the most extraordinary dishes I have ever seen. I absolutely must prepare these burgers one day.

Little Corner of Mine said...

I like your mentality, instead of queuing, I will just make my own. :) Looks delicious!

Amelia said...

Hi Sonia, your burger look awesome. Love the chicken patties, excellent.
Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Have a nice day.

Unknown said...

Awesome charcoal burger Sonia.

I wanted to ask you regarding the Basic sponge cake folding egg white method. If I wanted it to be green tea flavour, how many tsp I need to add? I just need a mild flavour and colouring will do.

Oh you come to Taiping during the holidays? Ar... miss the chance to meet you in person! Understand here, when you come with family and of course enjoying with them right?

Vi Vian said...

wow, another wonderful post!

Mindy said...

Wow so tempting, ur children so lucky for getting to eat so many kinds of homemade healthy snacks. Btw u mean burgerlab ? I haven been there although near my place. Too lazy to queue up.

Cecilia Yap said...

Wow, your charcoal burger looks so delicious. I have not try this kind of burger before. Love the colour.

lena said...

dont worry abt not visiting, sonia. I'm also very slow to catch up. I just saw charcoal mooncakes selling in ipoh too..cant remember seeing them last year..black is trend? haha..

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Sonia, this is perfect for Halloween! I love the black charcoal burger buns! Never seen anything like this and I'm excited to share this on Pinterest!

mui mui said...

Ah Chi,
I love the Mcd spicy chick burger too.
I bet yours is super YUM cause it homemade.

Anonymous said...

tempting to give it a try,
i'm on hunting for charcoal powder now on...

Anonymous said...

tempting to give it a try,
i'm on hunting for charcoal powder now on...

cedric said...

I tried making those charcoal buns by following the recipe and instructions right to the dot. However, when I tried to combine the overnight dough with the fresh bread dough, the combined dough appears to be lumpy, ie the hard protein clumps from the overnight dough could not dissolve and combine well eventhough I knead it over a period of time. What could be the reason for those hard lumps?

plasterers bristol said...

oh wow, this looks and sounds delicious, thanks for sharing this recipe.


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Gul Khan said...

Wow ... Charbroiled Burgers ...... with recipe.. That's great...

kucing laut said...

where can i get those japanese charcoal powder

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