Burnin’ Pit is firing up its grills, bringing sultry Texas-style barbecue to the heart of Hartamas.
When you think of Texan barbecue joints in Malaysia, immediately cult favourites Beard Brothers’ BBQ and Mom’s BBQ food truck come to mind, but guess what, The Burnin’ Pit dwarfs them in terms of scale and ambition. Nestled strategically at a prominent corner lot on Desa Sri Hartamas’ main strip, the two-storey restaurant is the lifelong dream of Kok Fung, who fell in love with the art of slow-smoked barbecue after spending a few years exploring the US and learning from local pitmasters there.
Operating for a fair few months, The Burnin’ Pit has already seen a great flow of people entering the establishment—thanks to its always-working outdoor smoking pit that lures curious passers-by in from the street with its smoky aromas, making the restaurant impossible to miss.
Inside, large sharing tables, wide open spaces, heavy dark-wood furniture, and an open kitchen carry the look of an upscale restaurant, but the restaurant is cosy enough to make you feel comfortable to eat with your bare hands if you feel like it. The place is designed to very high spec and it is clearly evident that they had professionals in to renovate the space into a casual high-end eatery.
On the menu are a variety of starters, sides, roast chicken, lamb, and house-made sausages. The highlight, however, is the premium wagyu brisket, cooked for 12 to 14 hours, initially over a base of rubberwood, then with the wood of Pahang-cultivated tropical fruit trees, including jackfruit, mango and rambutan trees.
We had the full meat platter, which had Beef Brisket, Beef Rib’s, Lamb Shoulder and Jamaican Jerk Chicken. The sides were Mac n Cheese, Beans, and a Crispy Slaw.
The highlight of the platter was the Brisket—tender, juicy and cooked internally to perfection. Priced at RM20 per 100 grams for the Brisket and RM30 per 100 grams for the Rib, these Australian beef are also Halal-certified. Between the two, we would say go for the brisket – it’s less salty compared to the ribs and has a softer texture.
Price-wise, it is somewhere middle of the road, and considering the number of hours of work that goes into the preparation, it is relatively affordable at RM40-RM50 per person.
Tel: 012-222 2042
BBQ available 11 am – 2 pm, 6 pm till sold out.
The rest of the menu is available all day long.
24, Jalan 24/70a, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
More eateries here.