Food Truck Adventures: Buns & Bros

IMG_4421After watching the 22nd French Film Festival in Greenbelt 3, we decided to go off the beaten track and go for the nearby Father’s Day celebration just around the Power Plant Mall. In the idyllic afternoon sun, lo and behold, we found ourselves in a closed off part of a street with stalls, wooden picnic tables and food trucks around the area serving casual dining delights from Wagyu Cubes to Pizza Cones along with some craft beers on the tap.

For this one however, Kat decided to get her burger fix from Buns & Bros. With quirky names such as The New Kid, The Boss, The Eager Beaver, and the Assassin, and a selection of different buns namely Roasted Black Sesame, Classic Brioche, and Beer, the burgers from this place are an aesthetic wonder making you almost regret eating the burger itself.

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The Assassin

And for this one, she selected the Assassin burger. Made with Angus beef, shredded nori, barbeque wasabi sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and their homemade roasted black sesame buns, each bite spotlights the different flavors and textures making up the burger. The first bite was a wonderful explosion on the tongue, with the savory juiciness of the meat mixing with the kick from the wasabi sauce. One could say we were ‘assassinated’ in the best way.

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That said, one of these days, we might just give their restaurant in Julio Vargas a quick peek soon.

Food Score: 4.5/5. From fresh ingredients to the medium to medium-well done burger meat, the burgers here have to be experienced more than once. The unique combinations of burger toppings as well as homemade buns were definitely worth exploring.

Ambiance / Service Score: 4/5. Even with the confines of a stall, everything was well organized and the staff were quick and attentive.

GERD Score: 4/5. The burger itself doesn’t feel too heavy to the taste buds or to the stomach which lends itself to be eaten leisurely without fear of having one’s heartburn act up. That said, the mantra of chew slowly applies well here.

Epilepsy Score: 4/5. Not all sauces may be friendly to the very sensitive. Also this is not a place for those with gluten issues. That being said, these burgers are freshly made and free of many additives and extenders

Team Glasses Score: 4/5. Buns and Bros is one of the burger joints one should drive all the way out to Pasig to experience, from the freshly made ingredients to how balanced the flavors are, even for people with our conditions.

Buns & Bros Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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8 Cuts

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Just before the start of Lent, we decided to have what Kat calls ‘Fat Tuesdays’ after work. And since the steak plan didn’t quite push through because I forgot to withdraw some cash earlier, we decided to try something that still goes on that level. Thick and juicy hamburgers, just like the doctor ordered in the Power Plant Mall at Rockwell.

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Piggy Burger

For this trip, I got the quarter-pound Piggy burger. They got my burger patty to a medium to medium well, that complements well with the crisp bun, fresh lettuce, cheddar cheese, and my favorite ingredient, a crispy strip of bacon. The textures work well with each bite, but a minor thing I’d like to say is that my bun preference is for the bread be a bit more solid even after grasping the hamburger itself.

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Four Cheese Burger

And then Kat had the quarter-pound Four Cheese burger. Aside from the hefty 8-cuts patty, this also featured generous helpings of sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, as well as a square of mozzarella breaded with parmesan. And yes, all in the same bun. This particular cheese blend was not overpowering, and made the burger taste even richer; if such a thing could be possible.

The prices are a bit on the higher end, but you get what you pay for in serving size and food quality. All in all, 8 Cuts is a perfect place for a casual burger craving with a date, family or with friends, whenever the craving comes.

Food Score: 4/5. The burgers are well crafted and in our burger craving, we forgot to share a bite of the other’s burger. Just a few bugaboos here and there, but the place really serves a solid selection of food
Ambiance / Service Score: 4/5. The service crew are attentive and patient with us, and the restaurant is cozy, matching the theme of a stylized hollywood diner.
GERD Score: 2.5/5. While the food is pretty good, one had to consider that too much oil makes the heartburn act up quicker and for a longer duration. Unfortunately for me, burping came a few minutes after eating. Thankfully, they have salad and sandwich options that one with heartburn can still partake in.
Epilepsy Score: 3/5. Definitely not friendly for those with issues about gluten (these are sandwiches after all). However the burgers are a far cry from the over-extended fastfood sort, and may be a better option.
Team Glasses Score: 3.5/5. Overall, we’ve enjoyed the burgers immensely and had a pleasant experience all around here at 8 Cuts. But at the same time, the place doesn’t have much options for ones with some health conditions to deal with.

Hi everyone, we’re taking in suggestions for our next food adventures, whether in Makati, Maginhawa, or anywhere in the Metro. Hope to hear from you soon!

8 Cuts Burger Blends Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato