By Shen Mascariñas
When done right, or wrong in the most sinful kind of way, a burger can be your own handheld heaven. With these bad boys, taking a graceful bite is impossible, using utensils unacceptable and the satisfaction incomparable.
For all burger-lovers out there, here’s the most delicious kind of bucket list. You probably can’t handle all these outrageous buns, but you’ll have the time of your life trying each one.
8. The Burger Lab: Cardiac Burger
4L Two E-Com Center, Ocean Drive, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
(02) 832 5838 | Facebook
Open Mon to Thurs from 11am to 12am, Fri and Sat from 2pm to 3am
You’d be surprised how huge a difference bacon fat makes. The Cardiac Burger’s double beef patties are cooked in bacon fat, elevating its flavor. It also features potato chips, cheese sauce, onion rings and bacon.
7. Burger Geek: The Hangover
Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
(02) 801 2903 | Facebook
Open every day from 11am to 11pm
After a taste of Burger Geek’s The Hangover, you might go drinking more often just so you can have this every morning. Their distinct smashed patty is topped with cheese, French fries, bacon, a fried egg and beer syrup. There’s a hint of beer in there in case you start missing alcohol that soon.
6. 8 Cuts: Four Cheese 2.0
Why settle for just one modest piece of melted cheese when you can have four? This isn’t your typical rendition of four cheese either. Imagine the gooey combination of Cheddar, Monterey and Parmesan-crusted, fried Mozzarella. That’s made even better with fried basil and garlic aioli.
5. Charlie’s Grind & Grill: Double Black Angus Burger with Shrooms
Fine, for this one, you can bring out the fork and knife. Don’t even try to fit this beautiful burger in your mouth. Savor two Angus burger patties and a huge deep fried mushroom, perfectly complemented by burger staples cheese, lettuce, onion and tomato.