Friday, February 13, 2009

Monster Burger

Monster Burger

Monster Burger

On our last full day in Panglao, Bohol... K and I decided to check out of Dumaluan Beach Resort and booked at the Paragayo Resort near Alona Beach. It was a very gloomy day - with a typhoon in the area that made the day wet, it pretty much ruined all the plans K and I had for the day. We were supposed to check out the dolphins and do the island hopping, or we were supposed to do day 2 of our road trip with Kuya Ricky (the driver), but since the typhoon was already there and we had no choice but to stay at a different resort.

The breakfast served in Dumaluan wasn't enough to sustain the tummies, so after dropping off our luggage, K and I walked to Alona Beach to enjoy the view the minute the rain stopped. Alona Beach was beautiful, but I didn't like it much, so we just decided to walk back to the resort.

I was so hungry - it was already 2PM, so we looked for a place to eat. The first place I chose was owned by a German folk, but their foods were so expensive. It was a good thing we entered Powder Keg, a food place that looks like a carinderia from the outside. When we checked the menu, it certainly was a great find for they offer a lot of foods that aren't really that expensive.

I was supposed to have pork sinigang, but when I flipped the menu and saw this monster burger, I showed it to K and one foreign man told me I should order it because it was deliciously big. I asked the man if he had tasted it already, and he said, "I should know, I created it." Turns out, he was the owner of the place.

The pork sinigang I could eat just about anywhere, and staying with my "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" creed, I decided to order the Monster Burger paired with Strawberry Shake. True to its word, it really was a monster burger! It was so big that the garnishes are on the plate and not on the bun, and it was so big you actually had to cut it with a knife and eat it with a fork! The meat had minimal seasoning - which is what I wanted (a la Burger King) so I could put as much mustard and ketchup into it. The strawberry shake was so creamy, and the serving was so generous that I needed a towel under the glass to catch the overflowing shake.

It took me about 30 minutes to eat the burger. My tummy was so full that I decided not to eat dinner anymore. K didn't eat dinner as well, the mushroom omelet was more than enough (it was a three-egg omelet).

*** Jenn ***


maiylah said...

yummm!!! been a while since i had burger ... and that is making me want to order one for delivery (though am sure it wouldn't taste as good as yours! lol)!!

thanks for playing again, Jenn
Happy FF

ps. got a Valentine Tag for you! hope it's ok... :)
Happy Valentine's Day

Bem said...

burger! burger! guto ko ng burger! that looks really delicious!

luna miranda said...

that looks like a punishment to me (haha)! ayaw mo na, meron pa!

Z'riz said...

Yowza! That is one big burger!! Ahhh ang heart! LOL but yeah... always "do as the Romans do" when you go to other places to experience a variety of cuisines...I am definitely loving a variety of cuisines and have ate quite a few already... :D

Serving my Valentine's Day themed Food Friday here

Jay - agent112778 said...

im not a fan of burgers but that monster is very that free if you ate it in just 30 mins or less? =))

my entry is here

Great day for us Food Friday Eaters :)
Thanx for the Visit :)

Mayet said...

OMIGAD!Super-laki naman nyan!but it looks delicious

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Jenn, the Foodie

I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}