I often go to Tomas Morato to eat. With several restaurants just next to each other, it is not hard to find a great one.

I finally decided to try this Japanese burger restaurant, Sango. I sat down in one of the booths with a collection of Naruto and One Piece manga.

Naruto and One Piece Manga Collection

I asked the waitress if it was okay to read them and of course she said yes.

I took one out and scanned a few pages only to find out that it is in Japanese.

I don’t know if she was trolling me or she thought I knew how to read Japanese or what.

Anyway, their menu consisted mostly of burgers and sandwiches and probably a few rice meals. You can choose from sumo sized burgers, regular burgers and even rice burgers. Soooooooo.. I ordered the Beef Yakiniku Rice Burger and chose a Japanese salad on the side instead of fries (yes you can choose to have fries or a salad as a side)

This reminded me of the rice burger offered by McDonald’s in the past and this other rice burger at Mercato but THIS rice burger was different. Why?

I carefully picked it up, opened the cover and in an instant the delicious beefy aroma escaped the crisp white wrapper. The smell was heavenly.

That first bite, with the beef and sticky rice swirling in my mouth was delightful.

With just sticky rice, a leaf of lettuce, japanese mayonnaise and the tastiest beef yakiniku slices I have ever tasted – that single burger ousted any other rice burger I have ever tasted.

If you get a chance to pass by Tomas Morato, don’t hesitate to try Sango’s burgers.

I’ll try a sumo burger next time 🙂


After a stressful yet satisfying week, I felt I deserved a celebratory steak for the favorable response I received from Hult.

I had a restaurant in mind – Steak Plus at Timog. (

I  tried this restaurant before with my cousin, Ishi, and I liked their steak. So I was really hankering for one.

To my dismay, when I got there mid-afternoon, it was still closed.

I was bummed out but I was too hungry to find a different restaurant, so I just went to the café next to it which was Metro Blend Coffee (

To my surprise, the waiter handed me the menu of Steak Plus. Turns out, Steak Plus and Metro Blend Coffee share one kitchen.

However, after browsing the menu, I decided to order a burger but did not know what to get.

As usual, I asked one of the waiters which burger was good. He answered confidently “lahat” (everything).

So I ordered the “Steak Plus Burger” (if I remember correctly)

Toasted bun with sesame seeds


fried egg

a slice of cheese


flavorful and juicy patty

onion ring

crunchy lettuce

bottom bun

And it was DELICIOUS.

I am a bit particular with mayonnaise but theirs was just right.

I took my time, savoring every bite. It was a great calorie-filled burger. Hahaha

Definitely a good buy for only P195. 🙂

It shall be forever known to me as my memorable Celebratory Burger.