Some foods must be tried because ... well, just because.
We had grazed to beyond bursting at a great little market on the edge of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle, and were on our way out when we were confronted with the Winson Berger.
Soft squishy buns, waxed pork, chicken floss. Initially, it's not tempting. But the Winson Berger has so many things going in its favor - the jerry-rigged portable prep station lashed to the back of a motorcycle, the funky hand-lettered sign, the jowly vendor.
Plus, there are customers. People are queuing for the Winson Berger. Two people are, anyway.
The grill's a nice touch. A bit of char can kick even the softest, squoogiest of breads up a notch.
Winson is generous with the waxed meat, which has had it's own turn on the barbie.
It's the first time I've eaten chicken floss voluntarily. I generally don't care for meat that's been processed to achieve the texture of cotton candy. But I want to experience a full-on Winson Berger, so I go with it.
It's surprisingly good. The bland soft bun and salty, chewy waxed meat work well together, the cucumber is fresh and crispy. Next time (yes, I think there just may be a next time!) I think I'll tweak my Winson Berger a little: leave off the floss, request double the amount of cucumbers and waxed meat, and skip the overly sweet chili sauce.
But if nothing else, the Winson Berger deserves a place in the pantheon of KL original eats.
Winson Berger, outside the entrance to Imbi Market (behind Jalan Imbi), downtown Kuala Lumpur. Most mornings (but not Sundays).