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8 Cuts Burger Blends by Burger Bar in SM Megamall

8 Cuts Burger Blends in SM Megamall
8 Cuts Burger Blends in SM Megamall
After a heart-breaking defeat in the most difficult puzzle room in Breakout Challenge, we just decided to drown our sorrows with some good food. Pursuing the recommendation of my friend Alberto Del Rosario, we ended up in 8 cuts Burger Blends in SM Megamall.

Side Note: You may read about my brief realizations in the ego-bruising loss in my other blog here - Life Lesson from a Breakout Challenge

Interior of 8 Cuts in SM Megamall
Interior of 8 Cuts in SM Megamall
8 Cuts by Burger Bar
When I had my first glance on the restaurant from afar, I suddenly felt like something was familiar. Upon reaching the burger place itself, I noticed a sign with the words: "by Burger Bar", which just explained why the interior of 8 Cuts looked very much familiar -- casual-looking with a dominance of gray in its color scheme. In other words, the interior (even the menu) was patterned from the Burger Bar in Greenbelt 2, the parent.

Alright, I wouldn't blabber much, so let me now share with you the "comfort food" we had!

Sub Atomic Bacon & Cheese || P115
Sub-atomic Bacon & Cheese of 8 cuts
Sub-atomic Bacon & Cheese of 8 cuts
First one up was the Sub-atomic Bacon & Cheese which was indeed comforting with its cheesy goodness, despite it being not being so special.  However, I found it a bit pricey and not that "sulit" due to the small serving. 

Note: The reason why this is this priced P115 is P45 for the French Fries and P70 for pimping it up to Sub Atomic!

Onion Rings || P65 
One of the scene stealers here in 8 Cuts Burger Blends
One of the scene stealers here in 8 Cuts Burger Blends
Although the onion rings here in 8 Cuts (as well as in Burger Bar) includes an artificial barbecue flavoring, I found them really interesting and good. Plus the batter was really crispy!

On the other hand, these onion rings got me into thinking: Why didn't they look much like rings?.

The Cheeseburger Classic || P195
A single quarter-pounder house blend all-beef patty with American cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and your choice of sauce no. 3 or no. 4 on a sesame seed bun
8 Cut's Classic Cheeseburger
8 Cut's Classic Cheeseburger
Two of my friends ordered this one up, and I wasn't able to ask for a slice/bite, since I simply forgot. However, I was able to note the lack of creativity in the presentation of the burger, and I guess this goes for most of the burgers.

Note: No. 3 Sauce is Burger Bar's original house dressing while No. 4 Sauce is a tangy and slightly spiced sauce made with a classic red relish base


Burger Classic || P145
A single quarter-pounder house blend all-beef patty with your choice of sauce no. 3 or no. 4 on a sesame seed bun
The Classic Burger of 8 Cuts in SM Megamall
The Classic Burger of 8 Cuts in SM Megamall
My two other friends had this Classic Burger, and the main difference between this and the Cheeseburger is that the latter has some lettuce, tomatoes and of course cheese. Again, I wasn't impressed by how the burger was presented. It didn't seem worth the P145 based on the photo. 

However, on the contrary, the taste was fine according to my friends.

The Franch || P295 
A quarter-pounder OX BLEND patty of flank, oxtail and rib eye with gruyere, caramelized onions and ranch dressing, sweet pickles, tomatoes and potato chip toppings all on a Brioche Bun
The Franch - interesting Specialty Burger of 8 Cuts
The Franch - interesting Specialty Burger of 8 Cuts!
Alright! This is the burger that I chose - the Franch, and I hate repeating myself but I was't able to appreciate how the burger looked like! In fact, I won't deny that the not-so-great presentation negatively affected my perceived taste of the burger. Even so, I would say that this was an interesting Specialty Burger due to its exquisite blend of flavors highlighted by a crunch!

Also, I admired the premium quality of the patty, as well as its overall uniqueness (i.e. inclusion of a potato chip in it).

Note: If this was presented beautifully, it could have been so much better!

Seafood Pasta || P290 (I'm not sure if I remembered the price correctly)
Seafood Pasta of 8 Cuts Burger Blends!
Seafood Pasta of 8 Cuts Burger Blends!
Hmmmm, I'm not giving out an opinion about the taste of this pasta, since I didn't get the chance to indulge much on it. However, I what I can say is that it had a decent amount of seafood (i.e. shrimps and squid)! And judging the photo, it seems very much appetizing to eat!

There you go! I hope you found this blog post interesting, but before we head on to the summary, let me share this photo of us there in 8 Cuts!

A Not-So-Popular Kid in 8 Cuts SM Megamall
A Not-So-Popular Kid (me) with his high school friends!

8 Cuts Burger Blends - Ratings

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Place ★★
Food  ★★★ almost appalling presentation with above satisfactory taste
Service ★★★☆
Value for Money ★★
Budget needed: at least P300 per person (coming in a group of 4 and above) for a basic burger with fries and soda or a premium burger without anything else

Do you recommend 8 Cuts Burger Blends?

Although I am not much of a burger person, I was able to appreciate the quality and taste of the burgers here in 8 Cuts. However, what took away some of the points was the lack of creativity in the presentation of each burger. Also, the price may sometimes seem a little high, but again, this may have something to do with how they present the dishes.

Taking that aside, I believe 8 Cuts is a good place for some great conversations with awesome people!


8 Cuts Burger Blends
Location: Third Floor, SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

Reservation No.: (02) 631-4388
Service Charge: 10% before VAT


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