I remember back in the 90’s when one wanted to eat hamburgers in Bacolod, one’s choices were limited to Bob’s or Popeye’s. (Anyone still remember Popeye’s and their Wimpy burger?)
Those burgers came with a toothpick inserted on the top bun skewering a pickle slice. It seemed that that was the standard recipe in the Philippines back then. Good Hamburgers had to come with a skewered pickle slice. It was a sign that your establishment was high class. 🙂
An epidemic plaguing Philippine Hamburgers is the atrocious sauce that consists of ketchup and mayonnaise but I’ll not discuss it further since a certain popular burger chain whose name starts with the letter “J” absolutely drenches its burgers with them. Take a bit of their burgers and out oozes the ketchup mayo sauce. I usually scrape it off the burger with a spoon. Have you tried their
Champ big burger? Scrape off the mayo and you could almost fill a small white condiment bowl with that abominable sauce.
Anyway, we’re here to present one of the more popular homegrown hamburger joints in Bacolod, Dalum Balay Burger!
Dalum Balay burger is immensely popular with the locals. They have a wide variety of burgers too. They seem to use only one sort of beef patty so the taste is a bit identical. Their burgers are way better than that of that psychotic bee.
DBB has also huge hamburgers that are the size of dinner plates. These are the most popular items on their menu. They come served sliced into four quarters.
Dalum Balay Burger also has the infamous DBB challenge where you try to eat one of their huge burgers with fries and a drink in 5 minutes. I have never tried to attempt this challenge but Mike’s brother was able to finish his challenge in a minute and so got his picture on the cork board of DBB winners. He suggest that would be challengers act like a pig by stuffing their burger with the fries and douse the whole thing with a bit of iced tea to cool it down enough to eat as it is served piping hot.
Err.. Thanks for the tip.
Dalum Balay is great place to stop and have a nice merienda. Their burgers are real beef and with their wide array of choices you won’t get tired of their burgers anytime soon.
They seem to be focusing more on burgers and less on their sausages seen in the menu as it has now been months since they’ve restocked sausages.
Advice to all burger lovers
Just to be on the safe side always request your burgers from whatever restaurant you order them from to be well cooked.
Ground beef in the Philippines tend to harbor harmful bacteria that grow quickly in the tropical heat. If you bite into a burger and see pinkish meat, spit it out and report it to the management.
Steaks can be medium rare
Burgers should NEVER be cooked and served medium rare. Don’t make this
misteak mistake. 🙂