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Manila’s Best Burgers

May 08, 2017
Top Picks… Burger Joints

Nothing beats a good patty n’ bun, and these five Manila bad boys made our top-of-the-pops list…

Sweet Ecstasy started as a milk and cookie stall, but now this Makati drive-by sells classic burgers with lettuce and tomato. The pure beef patties are grilled to order in a toasted, X-branded brioche bun; add cheese, chicken wings, fries, pickles, onion rings, milkshakes or go double. The specials rock.

What’s The Beef? A simple, kickass burger purveyor at foodie zone Hole in the Wall in Makati’s Century City Mall. Satisfy peckish pangs with its top-notch cheeseburgers, with lettuce and tomato, wrapped in paper. Humble is heavenly.

In a stylish Prohibition-era BGC restaurant, Pound by Todd English serves share-friendly sliders. The burgers are luxe – juicy, medium-rare beef beauties in a brioche bun – especially the foie gras burger with truffle fries. Spice things up with T.E Crispy Chicken Sliders teamed with pickled slaw.

Creative burgers meet craft beers at Taguig’s Burgers & Brewskies, which includes outdoor tables. Having an emergency burger craving? Order Call The Nurse, a hearty combo of US Angus beef with spiced mustard aioli, shredded lettuce, B&B cheese sauce, seared mac ‘n cheese, red pepper flakes and honey sriracha bacon.

Quezon City’s 8Cuts Burgers offers eight cuts of beef in custom-blended patties, freshly ground, hand-pressed and seared to order. Team your pick with Béchamel Gruyère (The Frenchie), smoked bacon (Piggy), skinny fries, onion rings or iced tea. Falafel and white fish ‘Wiches will please non-meat peeps. Multiple branches attract devoted queues.

Sweet Ecstasy / 10 Jupiter St / Makati / +63 90 6346 7989 / 11am-midnight daily / + branches /
The Beef / Century City Mall / Kalayaan Ave / Makati / +63 2 869 9680 / 11am-10pm daily
Pound by Todd English / B3 Bonifacio High St / 9th Ave / Taguig / +63 2 617 8633 / 11am-11pm daily
Burgers & Brewskies / Unit E / Forbestown Center / Taguig / +63 2 403 4038 / 11am-11.30pm Sun-Thu, 11am-2am Fri-Sat /
8Cuts Burgers / 2/F / UP Town Center / Quezon / +63 2 955 2264 / 11am-11pm daily /