Sunday, April 17, 2016

Pound by Todd English

From the airport, we headed straight to Pound to try out the newest burgers in town and the verdict?
The drive was well worth it!

I used to hate burgers. Why? Well, I don't like biting into my food, and with burgers, that's usually the case. It's embarrassing when you smile or converse with someone, then when you go to the restroom, you find out there's lettuce stuck between your teeth. Diyahe, diba? It used to be that the only way to eat burgers is with your hands, but now it has become more normal acceptable to use a fork and knife, then just stuff a chunk of it into your mouth haha! No more diyahe moments there!:P

Another issue I have with burgers is the ingredients. When I was still working in Makati, I used to go to Jollibee a lot, and I would always order the Yum with Cheese. No, not the Champ or the BLT because it had tomatoes, maybe pickles too, I don't know. Don't get me wrong, I do eat tomatoes, just not on burgers and sandwiches (I tried before, but I just end up gagging, not sure why).  I really like it in pasta dishes though. Now that I think about it, there was also a time when I didn't like onions and garlic on anything! But since I've started blogging, I'd like to think my taste in food has evolved. I think burgers have evolved as well, at least from being just cheeseburgers and BLT's. I mean, just check out Pound by Todd English's offerings.
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Todd English Poutine (P180)
fresh cut fries, homemade gravy, caramelized onion, cheese, ground beef
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T.E. Crispy Chicken Burger (P225)
T.E. sweet spice, crispy pickled slaw, cilantro aioli, brioche bun
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Amsterdam Burger (P280)
house ground beef patty, fried onion, pastrami, gruyere, sauerkraut, mustard relish, T.E. sauce, toasted homemade brioche bun
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We expected the Poutine to be some sort of amazing, simply because it had Todd English in the name! Haha! There was definitely a lot of cheese in there, which I liked; the fries didn't turn out too soggy, it was a good mix of crispy and soggy, if there's even such a thing. If they had added more gravy, the whole thing would've been too salty already. Between the two burgers, the T.E. Chicken Burger was my favorite because its flavor really stood out. It was sweet and spicy at the same time. The chicken was crispy and juicy, and the pickled slaw complemented it well. Tim liked the Amsterdam Burger more because the patty was tender all around, and it wasn't malitid. The ham was also a good addition to it, and it had lots of onions, so that was a plus as well for him.

I'd also like to commend the staff for the great service. The dishes are priced reasonably, considering the ingredients that they put into each burger. For example, sliders are at P185, and burgers start at P225. So yeah, I'd definitely dine here again.
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Pound by Todd English is located at B3, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.
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