Our baby is now two months old! We regularly visit her pedia and it’s good that the clinic is located in a little-known foodie destination called Paseo de Magallanes. We tried Bob’s in Paseo before and this time around, it was my turn to revisit the familiar old tastes of Dayrit’s – one of Manila’s original burger joints.
Dayrit’s only now has two remaining branches – Magallanes and The Fort (see end of this post for the complete address). Their main branch in Magallanes is supremely no-frills. However, it easily gets filled during peak hours with people craving for their time-tested specialties which include the roast beef and burgers.
Long before the birth of today’s jumbo burgers, Dayrit’s had its Big D Burger (sold now for P185). It’s as big as a plate and can be shared by two to four persons for a single serving. I like the beefy, juicy taste of their burgers. When a friend of mine went home from Canada a few years ago, this was what she was craving for. Shown here is their cheeseburger todo (P170), so called because it comes complete with lettuce and tomato.
Of course, their roast beef is such a joy to eat – tender and made flavorful by a separate serving of savory gravy. A roast beef plate (P300) comes with baked potato topped with cheese and bacon bits, veggies, plus a choice of mashed potato or rice.
I love their homemade meat loaf called “Spam.” It tastes like Spam, but it doesn’t come from the can 😀 An order of Spam steak (P270) gives me a slice of Spam made a little sweet because of the pineapple glaze and topped with a slice of the pineapple. You can have this with mashed potato or rice.
Hubby had the fresh corned beef (P285) which was served with boiled cabbage, carrot and potato. He said it made him feel like he was right back home (in the US). Corned beef,made from scratch, is another one of the house specialties.
And to end our meal, yummy Apple Pie a la Mode to share.
Verdict: Dayrit’s is home-cooked comfort food all the way! Before you go home, check out their take-out counter for more goodies. There’s packed longanisa, corned beef, chicken galantina, Spam, tapa and others.
Unit 4 Maga Center Bldg.
Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City
Tel. No. 8549943
Bonifacio Stopover (behind Shell Gas Station)
Tel. No. 8180168