Lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions, catsup, mayonnaise, mustard, buns and patties. What makes a hamburger really special ?
Our family (Tina, Gabby and I) with my brother, JC had a great lunch in SM Megamall Atrium yesterday! It was a bit different from our usual Sunday meals for we savored great tasting burgers and surprisingly delicious other treats from BROTHERS BURGERS. It wasn’t my first time to taste BB but nevertheless, was excited to try their latest offerings.
One may not resist the poster at this burger joint that says : BROTHERS BURGER, Burgers By Design introducing DESIGNER BITES for only PhP 285! Each Designer Bite set comes with your choice of French Fries or Onion Rings… These Mini Designer Burgers are perfect for small cravings! The only problem is the difficulty in choosing a set of yummies!
Tina and JC considered ordering regular huge-sized burgers, while I had done the same, I also gave in to my craving to try these Designer Bites. And it took me few minutes at the counter to select from the 3 sets; then finally….
SET 2 : LAMB BURGER, SANTA FE, and BISTRO won my palates! I love this set, particularly the Santa Fe! Every bite has a distinct taste that you’ll surely enjoy. The other 2 sets that you may try are :
SET 1 : Bistro, Ranchero and Blues Brothers
Set 3 : Santa Fe, Ranchero, and Blues Brothers.
Santa Fe has the half-pound flame grilled patty accompanied by tangy and hot jalapeño rings, chili, chopped white onions, three types of cheese, farm fresh lettuce and tomato, with all that spicy bounty contained within a toasted Kaiser bun.
Blues Brothers, a Brothers classic of half-pound flame-grilled patty topped with creamy blue cheese, golden sautéed mushrooms, crispy honey cured bacon, tangy Dijonnaise dressing, farm fresh lettuce and tomato –all between a Kaiser bun.
The Bistro, where the natural sweetness of caramelized onions, sautéed champignons mingle with the sourness of Dijon mustard and the brackish creaminess of Brie cheese, on top of the freshly grilled Half-pounder in a Kaiser bun.
The Ranchero has crunchy onion rings, crispy strips of honey-cured bacon on the freshly grilled Half-pounder, smothered with the smokin’ sweetness of Texan barbecue sauce. Tempered by fresh garden lettuce and tomato, it’s an interesting mix of textures that will surely delight.
Burgers continue to be the banner products of Brothers but there are other items in the menu worth trying like Brothers Cheese Steak, Crispy Fish, Fried Crispy Chicken, and Grilled Chicken. Options for dessert are brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Cool Bites. Also recently introduced are the Chicken Fajita Sandwich, Roast Beef Sandwich, Vegetable salad, Brothers Signature Pasta and soup.
We ordered Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate Shakes, Lemonade and Iced Tea–all refreshingly good!
What really surprised us were the desserts from BB. Indubitably, their premium burgers are superb, but the sweet treats that tickled our taste buds were also far from being less.
BB’s Home-Made Choco Chip Cookies, PhP 55 is soft and chewy-melt-in-your-mouth chocolate treat! Tina and Gabby loved it! Honestly, it’s one of the best cookies we’ve tasted! (the cookie-monster-in-me was unleashed!) BB’s brownies, Php 40 also doesn’t disappoint.
Another must-try from their menu are the HOT BITES and COOL BITES!
HOT BITES, PhP 90 are tender chicken strips with crispy breading that comes with sauce of either gravy or teriyaki. The serving was big enough to be shared by 2 or even 3. And since we’re so fixed with our burger-indulgence, it was one of those we had to take home.
COOL BITES, PhP 80, is a Vanilla Ice Cream sandwiched in Oatmeal Cookies! We all like it! I personally love how different textures of this sublime dessert blend so well in one decadence!
Now, if those delicious Mini Designer Bites will make you crave for its real-sized counterparts and more, I suggest you shouldn’t supress the urge of tasting any of these burgers…
WAGYU BURGER, PhP 350+. My first bite on this Designer burger patty sans mayonnaise, catsup and everything took me to pause for few seconds and analyzed -what makes this Wagyu Burger special above the rest? Its tenderness was expected. Its grilled Wagyu Burger taste, impeccable!
My brother JC was overwhelmed with what he order…
BLUES BROTHERS BURGERS, PhP 265+. I cannot blame him for being biased with his plate. It has sliced button mushrooms and bacon strips that were combined in wonderful unison with lettuce and that BB hamburger.
On that moment, I was hoping our stomachs have botomless pits, lol. Because she was already full, Tina’s order had to be join our HOT BITES as another to-go….
BLACK ANGUS BURGER, PhP 250+. Just like the other Brother Burgers patties, this Black Angus’ that we had for breakfast on Monday morning was tender and juicy absolutely perfect for meat-lovers!
We love Brothers Bugers! We love their French Fries, Onion Rings and their desserts! Next time, we’ll try their pasta and others.
So what makes a hamburger really special ? I think it’s in the purest flavor of its burger patty; in particular harmonious symphony with different textures of other ingredients inside a bun.
….Hmmm, makes me want to grab another bite, don’t you?
BROTHERS BURGERS, 4th fl. Bldg B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
Visit their website –> here for their menu and list of branches.
Special Thanks to Ms. Nadal for the invites to try Brother Burgers’ latest offerings!