I dragged Sergei, who jumped at the chance of a free lunch and my excellent company, to Chili’s. To be fair with my burger comparison, I ordered the plain Oldtimer burger without cheese. I always order a plain burger so I can taste the quality of the beef and not all the cheese and other toppings that also add a ton of calories and fat. I ordered my burger medium on a whole wheat bun.
The heel of the bun had mustard, pickles and onions -things I don’t like in my burger. So I flipped the burger and just ate it with the crown and the lettuce and tomatoes. I loved their fries which were thick, crisp, lightly salted, not greasy and still had their skin on.
At first bite I knew this was it. The burger patty was thick and made of 100% pure beef and nothing else. All it needed was a few shakes of salt and it was perfect. It was a tad dry but it was probably due to the lean meat. This is my kind of burger. It tasted like ground steak. I offered Sergei only tiny taste of my burger because I didn’t want to share. This burger was worth every peso. Some may say it’s expensive. I don’t think so.
26 Missouri St.
cor. Nevada St.,
San Juan, Metro Manila