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Pigging Out at Burgoo

Date of Visit: September 22, 2011

We dined at Burgoo on Mark's 5th day of being back home. After flipping the pages of the menu for a little while, Mark finally knew what he wanted to eat. I guess he still had his Qatari culture in him that's why he ordered Burgoo's Ultimate Fajitas--choice of char-grilled chicken, steak, prawns, or combo with buttered potato wedges, mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers; with tortilla wrappers and sour cream, grated cheese, and salsa.

Ultimate Fajitas - Php 595.00

When the dish was served, I was surprised at how very different it was from the photo in the menu. It actually didn't look that appetizing and with all that oil, oh my! Mark also got surprised that it was served on a sizzling plate.

This dish is usually eaten by having all the meat, veggies, and dressings wrapped in the tortilla; but since Mark is still on a diet, he just decided to do away with the tortilla and dressings. He didn't seem to be liking his dish, mainly because it was swimming in oil. But even so, I still decided to give it a try.

Tortilla Wrappers

I tried eating the fajitas the traditional way. Honestly I didn't like it too. I was expecting a pungent dish, but the dish was just plainly bland. The dressings didn't even help. And the tortilla was a little hard to chew.

Grated Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa

Good thing this mashed potato saved Mark's day. :p I wasn't able to get to taste it because it was gone the moment I finished taking a photo of the rest of the dishes. :p I'll just take Mark's word that their mashed potato is good. :)

Mashed Potato Mexicano - Php 175.00 (Regular), Php 295.00 (Large)

After a quick glance at the menu, I already knew what to have...Chicken Diane!!! I've tried this before and immediately fell in love with it. :) The generous serving of grilled chicken fillet was very tender and juicy. The sautéed onions and tomatoes, and the pool of creamy Diane sauce made the chicken even tastier. The garlic spaghetti and garlic bread were also a hit as they balance out the flavors of the chicken fillets.

Chicken Diane - Php 375.00 (Regular), Php 525.00 (Large)

I sensed a hint of envy from Mark when he saw my dish. :p And since I knew he wasn't loving his dish, I just let him have mine since I was already full.

Aside from the food here in the Philippines, Mark must have missed me a lot that he always wants our picture taken whenever we dine out. :p

IMG_1397Mark and I in one of the many pig out sessions that we have since he came back :p

Okay fine, he just actually wants to have more of his photo posted in my blog because according to him, his photos will make the readers come back for more! Haha!

BURGOO, Gateway Mall
2/F Gateway Mall, Aurora Blvd.
Araneta Center, Cubao
Quezon City, Metro Manila
(02) 913-6112

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Fun Sunday with Mark and his Mom

It was 6 in the morning and I was already getting ready to meet with Mark and his mom to watch Pacquiao and Hatton's Fight at SM North. I got there a bit early so I had to wait for them for almost an hour. After eating breakfast, we went straight to Cinema 3.

I got a little bored watching the other fights, that I almost fell asleep haha! :-P And then came the main event, Pacquiao and Hatton's fight. It was really funny because Mark kept on teasing his Mom, who placed a P3000 bet on Hatton because she is not really a Pacquiao fan haha! It was fun hearing everyone shout and cheer, while hearing curses from Mark's mom, each time Pacquiao lands a punch at Hatton. :-P I'm not really a fan of boxing, but I found myself cheering and rejoicing after Manny won! Everyone in the cinema was very happy when Manny won, except of course for Mark's mom hehe..

Mark's mom insisted that she wants to have steak for lunch and kept on saying "daanin ko na lang sa kain para sumaya naman ako", so we had lunch at Burgoo. Mark ordered spinach grilled salmon, fish 'n chips, raspberry cheesecake, and steak for her mom. :-P After lunch, I accompanied them in their sunday grocery routine. :)

I really had a fun Sunday with Mark and his mom. I enjoyed watching the fight, eating tasty food, and laughing with Mark because her mom can't seem to get over the fight haha!

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