A quick bite at BrrrGrrr Bistro

Weeks ago, I was hit up by my friend and former school mate who asked me to check out their new burger joint at Ili Likha Artists’ Village. Luckily, I got to go back to my second home even just for two days, so I decided to check the place out for lunch.

If you’re along Session Road but you’re already “sawa” with all the food options there, just head on to Assumption Road. From Porta Vaga, head down and make a right at the new Jollibee. Then just walk up for several meters. Ili Likha Artists’ Village is hard to miss. If you get to another Jollibee, the one beside a McDonald’s, you’ve gone too far. Once you’re inside Ili Likha, just go past the small bridge and the place will be right in front of you.

 

brrgrrr bistory facade

Photo from Jose Carpio.

We ordered a Supersized All Beef BrrrGrrr – a single patty  burger with fresh iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, and caramelized onions, plus ketchup, mustard, and mayo. We added a side order of potato wedges and dalandan cucumber juice.

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It’s so beautiful ❤

The burger, which weighs more than a quarter pound, costs only Php 59.00 and the side orders cost only Php 30.00! Yep, my friend and I couldn’t believe it either. Oh and mind you, all of their patties are made with pure beef  with no MSG and no artificial extenders. 🙂

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Yes, this juicy thing in my hand costs less than Php 60.00.

Biting into the burger made me think that the other burger places around Baguio are way over priced! For real! The patty had a crisp outer layer and was succulent through and through. The buns were soft but not too soft to get it all soaked and mushy. The amount of condiments were just right to compliment the burger, not overpower its flavor. The potato wedges went perfectly with the burger as it should (you can’t go wrong with this combination after all).

 

Feeling a little confident we wouldn’t get heart attacks any time soon, we decided to split a burger steak (because I wanted some rice in my system). This meal only costs only Php 55.00.  I asked my friend and owner of the place several times “paano kayo hindi nalulugi?

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Pengeng tatlong extra rice please.

The patty they used for the burger steak was similar to the ones in their burgers: Just as juicy, just as good. Although the gravy could be a tad saltier for my taste. It was still good, nonetheless. And for below sixty pesos, I just might order another serving.

My friend and I were beyond full after eating what we ordered from BrrrGrrr Bistro and all for below Php 100.00 each if we hadn’t ordered that burger steak, hahaha! In case you were curious about what else they offered, here’s their menu.

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So if you’re a student who’s a little tight on your allowance, a tourist new to Baguio, or Baguio native looking for something cheap to try, check out BrrrGrrr Bistro!

Rumah Sate Barkada Meal

I first discovered Ketchup in May of 2012, just a few months after they opened. I never doubted that this place would be popular. And after meeting the guy who (owns) and conceptualized the place, the more appreciative I became with this space. First of all, they wanted to blend in with the environment, not stand out. 2- they wanted Baguio establishments to set up shop. They even turned down a national franchise. I don’t know what that franchise it is- but I can’t imagine seeing something like Mang Inasal side by side with all those Baguio greats! So, thanks Go family for your vision of what Baguio is supposed to look like- and for setting an example for developers out there.

Okay- onto Rumah Sate. 4 Words: BEST BARKADA MEAL EVER!

Tower of Power

Tower of Power

Often I see people stumbling upon my blog looking for cheap meals in Baguio. Who wants to eat cheap? Yep, I thought so. No one. But I know you want VALUE!

And this gift from heaven is value for your hard-earned buck. For 999- you get this big serving of pork and chicken satay, 2 servings of fresh salads- and for all you rice lovers out there- a tower of rice! And I’m sure we didn’t order a pitcher of iced tea. So it’s safe to say – this also comes with drinks. So imagine that- 999 for all this plus a great ambiance and good service.

We added an order from Happy Tummy. This is my Happy Tummy favorite!

Happy Tummy Tamarind Fish

Happy Tummy Tamarind Fish

Not sure what the proper name is but it’s deep fried tilapia with tamarind magic sauce. You might say that you can find fried tilapia anywhere. That’s true. But I’m sure it won’t be as interesting as this!

On your next barkada eat out- you either go to KFC or Jollibee for their barkada meals which you’ve had all your life or go to Ketchup to not only stuff yourselves silly but actually have a real dining experience!  For a group f 4 or 5 or less if you guys are really hungry- it’s so so so worth your money and travel time!

Sige, go na.

Rumah Sate and Happy Tummy is inside the Ketchup Food Community, right across the organically fragrant (read- stinky..haha)  Wright Park!