Today on Pepper Eats: Burgers, Sandwiches, and Oyster Butter

May 17, 2019

Fried & Steamed Wanton from Wai Ying Dimsum (PHP 140 for 12 pcs.)

Location: EGI Taft Towers, Taft Avenue, Manila

Abbey says: “Not bad for a tummy filler considering  its student friendly price. Plus points for the fair wrapper to meat ratio.”

Rating: 7/10

Italian Style Sandwich from The Sandwich Guy (PHP 95)

Location: SM Megamall

Abby says: “I was a little disappointed because I came to their stall expecting the black bread I saw on their online page, but that aside, I like that this is not the kind of sandwich fluffed with vegetables and runs short on the meat. There’s a good amount of ham, pepperoni, cheese, and greens with this one. It also had this olive oil sauce which I don’t know what else contains, but it pulled the flavor profile of the sandwich together! Comes in a cute hexagon shape and is satisfactorily big, too. I was already half-full by the fourth bite.”

Rating: 6.5/10

Maki Donburi from Tokyo Tokyo (PHP 99)

Location: Greenbelt 1, Makati

Gela says: “Lenten season brings out the weirdest menu items in fast food restaurants. I just had to ask and try what the hell was in a “Maki Donburi.” Deep fried crab stick and onions, apparently. An odd but strangely decadent combination. Not much of a sacrifice, really.”

Rating: 7/10


Oyster Butter from Suzukin (PHP 194)

Location: Kamagong cor Sampaloc St., San Antonio, Makati

Jessica says: “At first glance, the dish looks quite unappetizing. It seemed like the light garnish on top was meant to compensate for the ‘browness’ of the dish. But the moment I put one oyster in my mouth, all my hesitations vanished thanks to whatever Suzukin has in that special sauce of theirs. The oysters were very well-cooked and there was just the right amount of saltiness and that rich butter flavor to match it. Best eaten with a serving of Yakimeshi rice! The taste definitely made up for the presentation.”

Rating: 7.8/10


The 4 Cheese Chuck (single patty) from Burger Bar (PHP 245)

Location: Greenbelt 3, Makati

Jez says: With the size just right, the mix of cheese overflowing and comforting, and the patty quite juicy, this meal satisfied and then some.

Rating: 9/10

Tantanmen Ramen from Yumi (PHP 340)

Location: Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center

Krizia says: “It was an amazing and flavorful bowl of noodles, pork, enoki, peanut cream, and other ingredients that mixed well together. Slurped my bowl clean and I’d be happy to go for another.”

Rating: 9/10


Silantro Burrito from Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina (PHP 180)

Location: Kapitolyo


Lars says: It may not look that pretty in pictures, but Silantro’s Burrito (along with most of their other dishes) are good, heavy, stick-to-your-ribs food. Also, they have bottomless mojitos if you’re into that.

Rating: 7.7/10

Checkered Cake from Kettle (PHP 209)

Location: 5/F Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, Mandaluyong City

Mikka says: “The idea of gooey chocolate and my favorite Red Velvet weaved together in a single cake and topped with a generous dollop of cream cheese frosting makes me excited like a child on Christmas day. Unfortunately, expectations fell flat. The cake was stale and the cream cheese frosting hardly had the tangy taste I was looking for. It might’ve just as well been buttercream. Maybe Kettle was just having a bad day in the kitchen.”

Rating: 3/10

Bagnet Kare-kare from Porky’s Bagnet Station (PHP 150)

Location: Shopwise, Libis

Nico says: “Resistance is futile. The bagnet just melts in your mouth and the kare-kare sauce makes it easier to finish of 2 or more cups of rice. It’s unli-rice, by the way. Stay away if you’re on a diet.”

Rating: 8/10

Pad Thai from Tamarind: Taste of Thai (PHP 238)

Location: 5/F SM Aura Premier, Sky Park, Taguig

Pauline says: “Tamarind’s best-selling Pad Thai is a fusion of Thai noodles and various vegetables, topped with flavorful, crispy shrimp, and accompanied with a sweet, zesty dressing.  The perfect blend of sweetness, saltiness, sourness, and hint of spiciness make this authentic Thai dish a mouth-watering, scrumptious meal that will keep you coming back for more.”

Rating: 9/10

39 Spices Beef Noodle from Red Onion (PHP 228 for the All-Meat Variant)

Location:UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, QC


Serna says: “I started out with the thin noodles, then had the hand-shaved noodles as a refill, but both kinds were nice and chewy. The beef slices were meltingly tender, but the broth was the star of the show. Intensely flavored and perfectly seasoned, it had me slurping it up despite it occupying precious real estate in my stomach that I could have used for the unlimited noodles. The fried red onions sprinkling the bowl also added a tangy, flavorful crunch to each mouthful.”

Rating: 9/10

Have you tried any of the dishes above? Do you agree with the verdicts ? Sound off in the comments section below!

3 comments in this post SHOW

3 responses to “Today on Pepper Eats: Burgers, Sandwiches, and Oyster Butter”

  1. Den says:

    Mmmm noodles.

  2. secretwalangclue says:


  3. Cherrie says:

    The checkered cake I had was soft, moist and rich. Hmm..yea maybe they just had a bad day 🙂

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