5.061 TERRP 28(1.25) Pizza Hut: Sausage & Mushroom Pizza

-Cycle 5, Item 61-
7 (Fri) March 2014

Sausage & Mushroom Pizza


from Pizza Hut (Robinsons Place) [takeout]

in my apartment

-Ermita, Manila-


Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (TERRP). In Manila through mid-April, living above Robinsons Place, I'm going to attempt eating my way through the mall.  As far as I know, nobody has ever done anything like this, so this could be my unique contribution to the food/blog scene of Manila. Given time constraints, I'll aim for the 39 establishments (currently) on the first floor, working my way up.  

This is the 28th restaurant in the series, the 25th from the 1st floor.  Padre Faure Wing.  The 1st takeout.

Previously covered restaurants (for installments 01-10, see post 11(1.11) below; for installments 11-20, see post 21(1.18) below):

- 11(1.11) Feb 5 / Wendy's (American) (see 5.031 Baconator Mushroom Melt) / 1.0 / $

- 21(1.18) Feb 24 / Ya Kun Kaya Toast (Singaporean) (see 5.050 Chicken Sa Po Fan...) / 2.0 / $
- 22(1.19) Feb 25 / Mangan (Filipino) (see 5.051 Inihaw na Bangus) / 1.0 / $$
- 23(1.20) Feb 26 / Pepper Lunch (Japanese) (see 5.052 Chicken Pepper Rice) / 2.5 / $$
- 24(1.21) Mar 1 / Burger King (American) (see 5.055 3-Meat Whopper) / 1.5 / $
- 25(1.22) Mar 3 / CafeFrance (Western) (see 5.057 Hefty Fish & Potato Wedges) (English) / 0.5 / $$
- 26(1.23) Mar 4 / Goldilocks (Filipino) (see 5.058 Bopis) / 1.0 / $
- 27(1.24) Mar 6 / Robinsons Supermarket - Asian Bites (Japanese) (see 5.060 Mison Ramen) / 3.0 / $

Yum! Brands is an international fast food empire.  The world's biggest in terms of restaurant units, currently with 39,000+ stores in 125 countries.  Global sales of USD 14 billion (2011).  (By contrast, McDonald's has 34,000+ stores in 119 countries, yet more global sales of USD 27.56 billion (2012).)  Originally part of PepsiCo but spun-off in 1997.  Family includes KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.    

Surprisingly cheap, individual items between 100 to 200 pesos.

By the slice, precluding the need to pay for an entire pie, thankfully.

Pizza Hut is an American pizza chain.  Founded in 1958.  Currently 6,000+ locations in the United States and 5,100+ locations in 94 countries worldwide, including exactly 150 in the Philippines and 334 in Korea.  Famous for American-style pan pizza, though different types of crust are also on the menu.  

Hawaiian also available.

Apparently, not good enough to warrant a box for takeout; come to think of it, why waste the paper?

I've always hated Pizza Hut.  When I moved back to Korea in the mid-80s, during middle school, it was the only pizza chain that had yet to set up shop.  But even as a teenager starved for American culture/cuisine, I avoided Pizza Hut.  I didn't like the crust: not only unpleasantly greasy but also with a distinctive nutty flavor.  Ugh.  As far as I can recall, I haven't had it since then.

30 years later, exactly as bad as I remembered--how about that for sense memory?

Even the hot sauce was crappy, strangely pink.

The infamous crust. 

 My personal trainer has me on a diet that allows me to eat anything, but reduced to 75% in volume.


  1. i don't mind pizza hut about once every two years or so. but that hot sauce looks weird too.

  2. I'm never EVER eating Pizza Hut again, at least not of my own volition.