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Monday, April 13, 2015

Ma Mon Luk, A legend in mami and siopao...

I was cruising along Quezon ave. when I felt hungry, haven't eaten the whole day. And Ma Mon Luk caught my attention. It's been some 20 plus years since I last eaten here. I still remember as a child when talking about siopao and mami, Ma Mon Luk tops the list.

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It is like a visit to the past, Old newspaper clippings hanging on the wall, old tables, old ceiling fan, Pictures of celebrities during the early 80's and 90's.

I got myself a large bowl of beef mami and special siopao. And the broth taste like stale bread mixed with herbs, not appetizing huh? Well I learned that you have to put siopao sauce to improve the taste and lots of hot sauce.

Then after mixing in the condiments  it becomes a spicy and delicious broth,

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The price is a bit expensive for a mami, but to dine here recreates the experience our parents and grand parents once enjoyed.

Experience - 7/10
Taste -  7/10
Price - 6/10

Will be coming back again....

Monday, April 6, 2015

Zark's Burger...

I was really craving for a burger that day, and a friend recommended to try out Zark's burger. So after work, me and my friend went there. We went to Zark's taft, fronting lasalle.

We arrived there very early at around 10:30 am, Zark's opens up at 11:00 am and there are many customers waiting for it to open. The place is your typical college hang out, hanging on its walls are basketball jerseys.

Since this is my first time here,I let my friend choose for me, I ended up having the jawbreaker, 3 beef patties, topped with melted cheese and slices of spam and bacon strips. My friend said that Zark's offer challenges like Man vs. food style. He said if I can finish it within 5 min or less, I can have it for free. This burger is  gigantic, no way I can eat it that fast. I think I'll pass this one.

Price is reasonable and the service is good. 

Taste - 8/10
Experience - 7/10
Service - 8/10

Will definitely be going back. I'll be trying out the tombstone!