30 April 2013

Date Night at Zark's Burger, Taft Avenue

This happened last January, btw. Mr. M. and I were on our way to Cuneta Astrodome to catch the PBA Semi Finals game. It was our 1st solo date after I gave birth to Master E., #NotYourTypicalDateNight I know but we’re so romantic like that. Anyway, since were coming from the office we decided to finally try Zark’s Burger at Taft Avenue. Mr. M. who’s a big burger fanatic, had been dreaming to try this for centuries but because no branch was convenient to us, he settled on drooling with the thought of it. Until that day came.

Zark’s Burger is located at the 2nd floor of the Archer’s Nook, Taft Avenue, Manila. Just across La Salle and the same building where Army Navy is. Mr. M. was even teased by the charms of Army Navy but remembered he was committed to Zark’s already. See, he’s that faithful.lol There’s also a branch at BF Homes, Parañaque. 

Coincidentally, Zark’s had a sporty-casual dining vibe, which totally fits in our date night theme. Framed basketball jerseys and basketball related “actions” ornate the whole place. The television was playing NBA game when we arrived. Their main menu is even divided into a Major League and Minor League. The place was small and maybe easily jam-packed during school days.
Jawbreaker (Ultimate Burger at the back)
I had the Zark’s Ultimate Burger (1/4 pound burger with cheese sauce in a bed of fresh veggies and then topped with sautéed mushroom and bacon) for P130, it came with an iced tea and fries. Mr. M. was drooling for their Tombstone, but that humongous burger made him chicken-out upon their face-to-face encounter. He settled for the next BIG thing, the Jawbreaker (triple cheeseburger with spam, bacon and overflowing cheese sauce), P250, also came with iced tea and fries. There was an open challenge to finish the Jawbreaker in 5 minutes and it’s free. But how can you finish it if you don’t know how to start with it in the 1st place. 

The verdict: Zark’s burger patty was nothing special as compared to the likes of the Brothers Burger. It even falls apart easily but who cares? The ingredients compliments each other well that you would not even notice that their bun has nothing special too. All you care about is to finish this one greasy burger while saying ummm, in between bites. 
Tips: There’s a knife ready to use. There’s no way to finish this burger the traditional way, so use the knife in your advantage. Tummy-tacking is not applicable after finishing 1 burger. 
The verdict: Mr. M. and I was raving about Zark’s Burger the next office day that we convinced our officemates to have it delivered for lunch.

66 comments:

  1. that's a real biggie (and "tall" in ingredients haha)!

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    1. That's what I liked about it, hindi tinipid ang ingredients ng burger.

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  2. That is a HUGE burger..:) care to share some:) hehehe

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    1. I actually think it's good for two.hehe

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  3. wow, that's a super huge burger, di ko kaya ubusin yan hahaha
    btw, i'm intrigue with the cheese sauce, it will surely taste so good and i think i should make a cheese sauce natakam ako eh

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    1. Mine was smaller and I also thought the same. Pero kninaya ko.haha

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  4. It looks huge! I'd like to give that challenge a try but I won't eat for 3 days before the challenge :)

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    1. It is. Actually 2nd to the biggest palang yan, you should see the tombstone.

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  5. P130 for a burger with fries and drinks is super sulit! You should try Army Navy. The food they offer are all good :)

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    1. I know, it's in his "must-try asap" list. But since Army Navy branches are all over, Zark's muna.

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    2. I think I saw Zark offering they're burger in one of the online sites I frequent. But it's a good deal na for P130! :)

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    3. Parang sa Metrodeal yata once. Pero tapos na nung nabalitaan ko.

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  6. Oh! My husband loves burgers too! Sadly, this is very far from our house. Ang galing naman it's right adjacent to my Alma Mater=)

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    1. Kaya nga we grabbed the chance of dinning their kasi they only have 2 branches, both were far from our place.

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  7. Ang laki ng burger...great for burger lovers.

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    1. Heaven for burger lovers, indeed.

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  8. I have seen this ata in "Ang Pinaka" and I can't help but drool over it. Looks like I will have a hard time finishing one.

    Mommy Maye

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    1. Akala ko din hindi ko mauubos, pero sayang naman diba. Parang puputok tyan ko after. =)

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  9. Wow! That burger is indeed a jawbreaker! It looks so yummy!

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    1. Yes, it is so hard to eat by hand.

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  10. wow i love burgers and it looks yummy..hehehhe

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    1. You should try it, once in the area.

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  11. i haven't tried it yet.. :( i heard the same thing about the patty of zark's, brother's burger still wins. i hope i have time to stop by and eat those enormous burger

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    1. We still have Army Navy to compare with. hehe You should try once you're in that area.

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  12. The Jawbreaker lives up to its name. Just looking at the picture makes me afraid that attempting to take a bite would get my jaws stuck wide open lol!. It does look like it can topple over easily.

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    1. Naku, hindi talaga 'to pwede to a health buff like you. It's so greasy and Zark's is proud of it.

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  13. OMG! Hindi ko ata kaya ang burger na yan! super tall hehe

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  14. Ang gusto kong ipa-try kay Edwin dyan yung Tombstone talaga. Tingnan ko lang kung hanggang saan sya tumagal. Haha. Sana makakain kami dyan soon! :)

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    1. Sus, 'sang tumbling nyo lang Taft na, subukan mo na tibay ni Edwin. hehe Si Mac nagpasindak sa Tombstone, Jawbreaker palang nga kala ko hindi na nya mauubos eh.

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  15. My school in college was in taft, but I didn't got the chance to try this. I might go here once I went back to the metro. :)

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    1. Parang last year nga lang yata 'to.

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  16. So tall burger! No wonder it's called Jawbreaker. =)

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    1. Haha. You'll thank the knife for not breaking your jaws.

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  17. We've had our eyes on Zark's Burger for awhile now but we haven't been in the area so there's been no chance to take on the challenge. Hehe. Now, I'm trying to lose weight after the operation so I'm not sure if I'll be eating humongous burgers anytime soon. But you really got me craving for one now. lol :)

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    1. That's the setback of Zark's not that accessible. You give it a try it, I'm sure a little wont hurt.

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  18. The burger really looks yummy. IT must have been a great meal for you.

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  19. Wow buuurger! I've been craving burger for the last few days now, Ella. Why do you have to do this to me? Hahaha! Now I'm wanting to try out Hollywood Burgers!

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    1. Sorry, not my fault, it Zark's.hehe Hollywood Burger? Now, it's your bad.hehe

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  20. Love that burger. I like the idea that there' s some bacons too. The first thing I remembered after seeing this post is my daughter who really really love to eat burgers. I bet she would enjoy that serving. hehe

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    1. And I bet she will not look for burgers for at least a week after a meal here.hehe

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  21. that is in deed a huge and tall burger, the first thing that cross my mind when i saw the picture is how can i bite this burger without breaking my jaw..

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    1. There's no way, it wouldn't be called jawbreaker for nothing.hehe

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  22. I'm hungry now and want to take a bite of that huge burger. :)

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    1. It will solve your hunger for days.hehe

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  23. Interesting! My hubby is also a burger fanatic and he could be enticed to eat here. Hehe!

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    1. No burger fan can resist Zark's charm.hehe

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  24. Ang laking burger. Parang uso na ngayon ung mga naglalaking burgers. Pero I really wonder paano kinakain ito pagganito na kalaki. Parang magkakalat kalat pagkinain ng the usual way. Buti sinabi mo na gamitan ng knife :D

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    1. Ang hirap nga magstart kasi hindi mo alam saan sisimulan. My husband tried to eat it by hand, pero hindi talaga kaya. Knife talaga.

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  25. I think If I will eat that ginormous burger, my tummy will be full for the whole morning or afternoon. Looks yummy!

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  26. Looks so delish nga! I bet super full ka after eating! I get upset tummies sometimes thinking pa lang of eating a burger such as that! :)

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    1. Naku, I felt my tummy will explode anytime. In fairness, naubos ko yung burger ko.hehe

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  27. I think if I'm going to have this for lunch I'll be really contented with it. It's big! Haven't tried it but will include it on my list of restos and foods to try.

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  28. Wahhh! Now I'm craving for a burger! Burger, spam, bacon and cheese all together is heaven!

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  29. How does one eat that? value for money at P130. I'd be tempted to order one, too!

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    1. The owner of Zark's never thought of that when they invented this. They do not care. hehe

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  30. Okay, I'd be wise not to wear lipstick when I eat that burger. Its gonna smear away anyways!

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    1. Lip gloss too, you'll get that free from the burger anyway.hehe

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  31. I think I saw this one featured in a show, i think that was Pop Talk or Ang Pinaka. I'm not so sure. but that burger sure looks really BIG! :-)

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    1. Really? We only saw a picture from a friend's FB account.

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  32. Wohooo... heard a lot about Zarks! Hahaha I don't think I could eat this whole!

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