5.237 TERRP 79(4.05) Taters: Quarter Pound Churkey Burger Meal

-Cycle 5, Item 237-
30 (Sat) August 2014

Quarter Pound Churkey Burger Meal


from Taters (Robinsons Place) [takeout]

in Robinsons Movieworld

-Ermita, Manila-

solo (with EK)

TERRP (Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place), Phase 4.

In Manila since January, here through October under the current contract, living above Robinsons Place, I've been eating my way through the mall.  As far as I know, nobody has ever done anything like this, my unique contribution to the city's food/blog scene.  I've tried all the restaurants on the 1st floor (currently 36, down from the initial 40), the 2nd floor (currently 8, down from the initial 14), and the 3rd floor (currently 30).  And finally, to finish out this godforsaken project, I'm now on the 4th floor (currently 11).  After tonight, 6 more to go--the home stretch--I can taste the end.

This is the 79th in the series, the 5th on the 4th floor.  Adriatico Wing.

All restaurants on the 1st floor:

- 39(1.36) Apr 2 / Cabalen (Filipino) (see 5.087 Buffet Scraps) / 1.5 / $$

All restaurants on the 2nd floor:

- 74(2.08) Aug 19 / Jack's Loft (Western) (see 5.226 Calamares Caesar) (Italian) / 0.5 / $$

All restaurants on the 3rd floor:

- 73(3.30) Aug 18 / Gerry's Grill (Filipino) (see 5.225 Pinakbet) / 2.0 / $$

Previously covered restaurants on the 4th floor:

- 75(4.01) Aug 26 / Pancake House (American/Filipino) (see 5.233 Best Taco in Town x 2) (Mexican)  / 2.5 / $$
- 76(4.02) Aug 27 / Karate Kid (Japanese/American) (see 5.234 Beef Teriyaki Bento) (Japanese) / 2.25 / $
- 77(4.03) Aug 28 / Max's Restaurant (Filipino) (see 5.235 Fried Chicken) / 2.75 / $$
- 78(4.04) Aug 29 / Chowking (Chinese) (see 5.236 Chinese-Style Fried Chicken...) / 2.5 / $

At Movieworld in Robinsons Place, the multiplex doesn't itself have a concession stand...

... requiring customers to bring in their own goodies from outside vendors.

But they're wearing hats.

Taters is an American-style snack shop chain.  Founded in the Philippines.  Over 20 branches throughout Metro Manila, most located in malls next to cinemas.  Offers varieties of popcorn, beverages, hotdogs, burgers, all cooked/re-heated on the premises.  

A quiet Saturday night, I felt like watching a movie.  I watched The Purge: Anarchy.

The meal was miss and hit.  The Churkey Burger was crap.  The patty seemed to be comprised predominantly of extender, mushy, barely any discernible trace of either chicken or turkey--I'm assuming, on the basis of absolutely nothing, that "churkey" is a portmanteau of "chicken" + "turkey."  The bun was too big.  I ordered the quarter pound version not because I wanted big but rather because it would come with "fresh vegetables," which turned out to be a sliver of tomato and single leaf of lettuce. The burger came laced with a human hair (despite the hats).  However, the fries were quite good, thick and crispy.  Nevertheless, I'll stick with the popcorn for future shows.

So long as I'm on the 4th floor, which includes a tattoo parlor, I may as well get inked up--these are the first strokes on what I look forward to turning into a full canvas.