Name: Sango Burger
Location: South Super Market G/F, Filinvest, Alabang
Google Maps: Link
Date: July 22, 2010 Lunch Time
Must Know: Small Burger Joint, Pay-as-you-order
Ordered from the menu:
Chicken Teriyaki Burger Meal PHP230.00
The meal is a combination of Chicken Teriyaki Burger, Regular French Fries, Honey Dew Soda.
The place is located in South Supermarket in Filinvest, Alabang. The theme is like a regular burger joint but you'll find that it's more Japanese than American. The flatscreens inside show J-Pop music videos and there's even a collection of Japanese comic books or anime which you can read through your meal. I didn't browse through any of the materials as it's not in my interest, although I know a few people who are into this kind of thing who'd enjoy this place. Over-all, the place is not bad for casual snacks or grabbing a quick fix.
The meal was served and I started with the fries. As expected, the fries are big but I already knew it would taste like synthetic fries. It does remind me of Burger King, it has the same taste and texture but you can still taste the graininess of this manufactured potatoe.
The Honey Dew Soda is carbonated with a hint of lime. I found it very refreshing and reminded me of the 'Fanta' sodas we used to have a few years back.
The main course is Teriyaki Chicken Burger. It had a lot of fresh lettuce, chicken teriyaki strips, and a hint of mayo. Although this is a burger, you get the feeling you're eating a healthy sandwich. The lettuce is planty and crispy while the right about of mayo complimented it well so as not to give a too dominant taste. The teriyaki chicken serving was little but for a healthy burger, it's just right. This is not the type of place you'd go to stuff yourself, not unless you'd want to order the double patty burger.
Over-all, this place is not bad. The place is not crowded so I'd recommend it for a quiet afternoon snack.
3.5 - Food quality is not bad. They cook the food when you order to make sure it's fresh and the lettuce was really crispy.
3.0 - Ambiance was okay, diner style no fuss. Place was clean.
3.0 - Value for money is just right. This is a Teriyaki Burger, not a typical burger like McDonalds or Jollibee which gets prepared ahead of the order. The premium is for the freshness.
3.0 - Service was also okay, staff was courteous but the serving time was not too long and not too fast.