No matter how Pinoys say they love adobo and tapsilog, this is still a burger-eating country (okay, bur-jer, if you must.) How else do you think Jollibee made its billions? Hamburger places have mushroomed all over, ranging from the buy one, take one 20 pesos variety to the upscale ones made of Wagyu. Like the Americans, we simply love our beef – the more tender and juicy, the better.
Manila-based carnivores never fail to notice the arrival of new burger destinations in town. And this is the buzz about Stackers Burger Cafe on the Eastwood City Walk, just across Il Pirata. One said their burjers are better than Brothers. Being a first-timer to the place, am not ready to make any judgments. But the overall ambiance and interiors surely looked inviting. The weather was perfectly sunny on the day of our visit, and I swear I felt like I was in California or some other place the day we hang out in Stackers – sipping our soda, fries and sandwiches al fresco while the afternoon sun and breeze set in.
As I wasn’t too hungry yet, I settled for a late lunch of Coke and the Asian Burger Bowl (P138). This was a quarter pound beef patty on a bed of greens, carrots, chopped nuts and what they call their crispy strips. The Oriental dressing went perfectly well with the dish, and I did like this one – thank you.
My ‘eatmate’ had chicken nuggets (P115), which paled in comparison to what I just ordered. The joint could do better making the serving more generous, but I figured this would be perfect for kids whose appetites aren’t as voracious.
Now, I bet my bottom dollar that Stackers earns a lot of take-outs, and they have a nice brown paper bag to go with it. I made sure to order one for take-home. I think this was the House Burger at P165. Here’s how it looked like, when unboxed at home.
Am no burger connoiseur, but I wish the beef patty was more compact, less watery and well, tasted like real beef! I also wish the Aussie dressing was less mild in flavor, and it didn’t help that I was too lazy to put on ketchup (or catsup!). For a while there, I thought I was munching on Jollibee. Still, the burger was filling for a girl like me that I was on the point of surrendering by the time I ate half of the burger.
Their burger prices rangge from P95 to P285, depending on whether you want to order a single, double or triple patty. Their Stackers with the triple patty, triple cheese and all the fillings sure look awesome.
Because this is a 24-hour joint, the house made sure they just don’t have the usual iced tea and soda, but all sorts of hot and cold coffee offerings as well. Will certainly try their coffee the next time I visit, and oh – more of the burgers! 😛
Stackers Burger Cafe
Eastwood City Walk
Libis, Quezon City