Sunday, June 15, 2014

Degustation at the Mega Fashion Hall (Mega Mall) 4

Our tummies were already half-full when we moved on to our next main course at the 8 Cuts Burger Blends.  But wait, this burger joint is unusual. Very interesting, worthwhile, and appetizing indeed. 

Berylle Kaye Hong of Itsberyllicious checks out the different attributes of burger blends in 8 Cuts Burger Blends.  Each blend and tribute  has its own flavor and taste that both young and adult would love to take. 
The 8 Cuts Burger Blands at the 3rd Floor of Mega Fashion Hall in SM Megamall, EDSA - Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

In turned out that the 8 Cuts Burger Blends is innovating a make-your-own-burger joint. 
In-house beef burger patty processing station right at the entrance where you can ask personally your kind of blends and tribute of burger.  

The concept of blending ground beef in making burger patties all started in their original branch in the second floor of UP Town Center in Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

The burger joint is named after the 8 cuts of beef used in making the different burger patties: The beef parts are chuck, rib eye, short rib, sirloin, brisket, hanger, flank, and ox tail of pure imported US beef.


We were served with an array of different kinds of hand-pressed burger patties, each made of a blend of eight cuts of beef. 

At the opposite side of the table are actual servings of big-sized sliced hamburger buns sandwiching layers of beef patty, greens, other fillings, sauce, and condiments. 

We almost forgot that 8 Cuts Burger Blends was the 1oth store in our tour and we were supposed to be full or cloyed of all the stuff we gorged in the restos and bakeries we raid earlier. Let the photo show how much enthusiasm we still have for the burger patties.

Each set of burger has its own distinctive flavor and blend of different parts of beef. Sampling a cut of the burger patties roused my appetite that I ended up feasting the burgers.

Other than burgers is a tasty onion rings

To know more about 8 Cuts Burger Blends, check these out:
  • Location: Third Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City

Still in the 3rd floor of Mega Fashion Hall is another Asian restaurant that served us another set of main course. 

The recently opened sixth branch of Lugang Cafe in the Philippines surprised us with its famous Xiao Long Bao  and the actual brewing of freshly ground coffee in golden coffee maker that brew using vacuumed heat and syphon-method.

The magic of golden coffee maker is amusing.
Lugang Cafe is another recently opened gourmet Taiwanese restaurant in Mega Fashion Hall wing of SM Mega Mall.

I missed to try how Lugang Cafe's Xiao Long Bao would taste like as our group had taken them all fast before I had my turn to get my share of it. It must be great. 

A serving of  Xiao Long Bao in bamboo steamer.
The famed  Xiao Long Bao in bamboo steamer is the center piece of attraction.  
The brewing of freshly ground coffee start with the filling of freshly ground coffee in the glass jar, and filling up of pure water in the golden canister.

The water is boiled in the golden coffee maker using a denatured-alcohol-fueled-flame. The heat pushes the hot water into the glass jar at the right side to brew the coffee.
As soon as the flame is out, the brewed coffee is  syphoned back into the golden canister as a result of vacuumed pressure in the golden canister.
Then faucet is turned open for a serving of freshly brewed coffee.
The used ground coffee can be processed again for another set of brewed coffee. The Lugang Cafe warned us that the second  brew is more potent that the first brew.  
A serving of first set of freshly brewed coffee. Naturally, I love and used to drink coffee without sugar in it. However, this  first set of freshly brewed coffee in Lugang Cafe is already potent to me. I'm trying to figure out what would I become if I dare to take the second set of brewed coffee.  Could I sleep in bed when I get home. Well, the first cup was enough for me. 
Of course, a  selfie when there's a mirror wall, such as this in the Lugang Cafe.
Our group enjoying the generous serving of Lugang Cafe's favorite specialties.

To contact or know more about Lugang Cafe, check the following:
  • Location in Mega Mall :  Third Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA-Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
    Cell Phone No. : 09151742243

  • Instagram account : @LugangCafe

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