18 June, 2007on
I just got back from The Burger Bar by Massimo at the Cliffhouse in Tagaytay. I heard from a friend, G. that their Wagyu Burger is a definite must try. What did I think?
Although their Burger was well seasoned, juicy and grilled to my idea of proper doneness (medium-rare, of course), I can’t say that i was bowled over by it. And for P900 for two people, I think these burgers need a serious reality check.
So after this somewhat satisfying, yet seriously over priced meal, who do you think makes the best burger in town?
Chef Paul and Nina Poblador of Kusina Salud say:
The best burger for us is The Manor Burger at Billy King’s Le Chef at The Manor in Baguio. It’s the best because its prepared ala minute and the meat is cooked to preference (doneness), and it just tastes so gourmet even if its the simplest thing on earth.
Wysgal of Rants and Raves says:
Best burgers for me would be the ones in Brother’s Burger. Whether youget a plain meaty burger dripping with fat from all the meat oils, charred and crusty on the outside but soft and tender on the inside, with a bit of tangy sweet tomato ketchup, or with anything from their menu of toppings (blue cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon, etc).
For store-bought burgers I love the ones of Tender Bob’s (they sell these in Shopwise). Patties are nice and small so you don’t feel overwhelmed by the size, with just the right amount of fat in the meat to keep it nice and juicy. It’s almost impossible to overcook these.
Pam Lim, Food Editor of Yummy Magazine says:
Though I’m not a burger fan, I love Sango in Mile Long, Fight Club (but only the one in Katipunan. The one in Bora sucks big time!), Brothers Burger, and the one in The Jeepney in Intercon.
Some people like the foie gras burger in Cafe Ysabel, but it’s not for me.
Socky of Tennis and Conversation says:
I am not much into burgers, but if and when i get the craving, I go to Brothers’ Burger. The burgers are beefy, juicy, grilled – just how I like my burgers. With generous blue cheese dressing, and wedges (not thin, extruded french fries) of fried potatoes… yum! And if I’m feeling more carnivorous and extravagant, I go for their Angus beef version. Haven’t tried the lamb burger, but now that we’re in the subject of burgers, maybe I should drop by and order one.
The fact that Brothers Burger offers a lot of choices puts it right there at the top of my list. Does this sound like a commercial?
Top of the Citi’s Foie Gras Burger. Yes, it’s ludicrous, and that’s exactly why it’s the best. It’s just about as over the top as you can get: an excellent beef burger, juicy, flavorful, with a foie gras center.
Granted, the foie gras is probably the size of a marble, but when you hit it, somehow it seems a lot bigger than that.