What is there to risk when all has been put on the line for the one you truly love?
The question popped after being whisked away one rainy evening to the sleepy J. P. Rizal Street in Makati City. I have meetings to join in and some ad hoc tasks to complete and yet there I was at the backseat of an orange Toyota Vios fumbling on my smartphone catching Pokemons along Makati Avenue (and I did catch a lot hahaha). So did I risk my life by catching Pokemons on wet wee hours?
Actually, we were out on that rainy Saturday morning for our lunch break (yes folks, I work at night for projects involving US based stakeholders). We were in a hunt for better, satisfying grub other than what our concessionaire RainTree Cafe offers. Our grumbling tummies brought us to Funeraria Filipinas (You read it right!). But you probably guessed it wrong…Our mini famine did not reach that alarming zombie state just yet. There’s this small and relatively new burger joint called University Burger just after the funeral homes at the corner of J. P. Rizal and Molina street. Be attentive because you might miss it!
The small joint isn’t small with what they have on the menu. Everything they have seemed interesting and yet we only have to make one choice (unless of course we succumb to one of the seven deadly sins)…and that alone is a risk you have to take when you start drooling over the menu! So let’s start, shall we?
So I got myself their Repeater Burger. Why “Repeater”? It’s a double quarter pounder! There’s nothing too special about the bun and the veggies. It’s really the slabs of burger patties a quarter of a pound each! The sauce, I did not feel anything special about but it has a pretty consistent blend that goes well with the beefy patties. All the goodness of this heavenly treat was ringed a whopping Php 140. Yes! it’s like buying a single quarter pounder from McDonald’s…it’s just way better in presentation, in content and in taste!
There were some other notable variety in the burger category. They have the cheesy bacon quarter pounder called muse and escort and the drop out burger. I forgot what it’s made of other than the burger patty (LOL)! These were just some that we sampled. The burgers alone are enough reason to put a return in order (get that marked on the calender, puh-lease).
Kung may bara, kailangan may panulak! Yup! Nothing beats a good drink to complete a meal. They offer beers but of course, there’s work after lunch. We settled for nothing less – after all, it was a payday Friday! We had Caramel Pops and Mango Espesyale! These were some of their signature concoctions from the shakers. Mine was Mango Espesyale and I loved it. It wasn’t too sweet. I’d like to think that sugar was intentionally omitted to let the natural sweetness of the ripe mango dominate the flavor while giving a hint of sourness for novelty’s sake. It was divine! Hahaha I’d like to say my Repeater and Mango Espesyale made a good pair!
So there! One satisfying night! hahaha…the burger was my greatest risk of all. Sadly, I have that allergy for anything beef and there I was! Ate two quarter pound beef patties! To my surprise, when I was about to pay the bill, I found a lone foil of anti-histamine tucked it my coin purse for some reason…I’ve had no idea how it got there…must be my guardian angel or something otherwise I may actually end up in the nearby funeral house!
Overall, contrary to some reviews I’ve read, the serving time was reasonable. Some people just think burgers are fast food staples! The burgers they serve aren’t fast food quality. They’re grilled and meaty so be reasonable on the wait time. In addition, I like how they taste! I’m not a burger fan due to my allergy but theirs is just awesome! Then there’s their super yummy shake! And again, I don’t have a sweet tooth so I am subjective when I say the shake had that natural sweetness. It was not overly done with sugar and chocolate syrup. It was a perfect blend of natural fruit sugar and milk and chocolate! For my P 240, I find my meal satisfying, heavenly even!
If you find yourself craving for burgers and shake, University Burger could be your option. I think they deliver too, but you’d have to check that with them. You can visit their facebook page:
or just go here: https://www.facebook.com/universityburger