12 Things Only Zark’s Burgers Lovers Will Understand

Source: Zark’s Burgers Facebook Page

If you’re a Zark’s Burgers addict like me, roll your eyes down!

1. You and your squad are always willing to brave the epic lines, because you know it’s worth the wait.

2. Some of the hardest decisions you’ve ever made is to choose between a Jawbreaker or a Tombstone.

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3. When you see your Luther Burger coming to your table

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4. Then they walk to a different table!

5. When your squad convinces you to try their Jawbreaker Challenge (Finish a Jawbreaker Burger under 5 minutes and it’s FREE)

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6. And actually tried it several times, but constantly failed! 

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7. When you see somebody buys a Tombstone burger and never finishes it.

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8. You order anything that has the word BACON in it: Deep Fried Bacon Burger!!!

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9. It kills you to know that it’s #JawbreakerDay (For a day, Jawbreaker Burger is sold at 150php only) and walang sahod!

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10. And you constantly see their drool-worthy posts on Facebook, but you still can’t go yet!

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11. When a new branch opens near you!

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12. When you get annoyed when other Burger joints claim they’re as good as Zark’s, but they’re not.

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Turning Japanese at Ramen Cool Kapitolyo

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Kapitolyo is known to be one of those havens for foodies, so it was natural for a Ramen place to pop up here. Ramen Cool looks like one of those ramen restaurants that have been trending in recent times, but it does have a few things that make it stand out. The place in Kapitolyo itself lends credence to the word “Cool” in its name.

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Ramenheads Paolo, Jim and I were craving for ramen last Thursday, so we drove to Ramen Cool Pasig Branch  to satisfy our tummies, just in time for lunch.

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The place itself had a nice contemporary interior and a warm ambiance that makes it both classy and inviting at the same time.

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It combines both the trappings of a western restaurant with a Japanese motif that’s tastefully done. Ramen Cool Kapitolyo can pass off as a Japanese restaurant in general, but it just happens to specialize in ramen.

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The selection of ramen is fairly extensive, going from the usual Shio, Shoyu, and Miso Ramen to others like Tempura Ramen, Mabo Ramen, Katsu Curry Ramen, and Hiyashi Chuka Ramen. The Beef Ramen is one of the more expensive ones, yet it costs PhP 245.

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Then there’s the signature RCool Ramen for PhP 295, which I had. It has a ton of toppings on it, including pork, corn, and hardboiled egg, and it was quite an experience. The ramen here is more affordable than that of many other ramen places out there, yet servings are substantial, so it’s great for ramen fans who want their fix but are also on a budget.

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There’s also dry ramen and yakisoba for those who want fried noodles. I tried the RCool Seafood Yakisoba for PhP 230, which was very tasty and had a lot of toppings on it as well. It was served in extremely generous servings, which is enough for 3 – 4 persons.

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You can get some Gyoza to go with everything else. I tried their Tamagoyaki (155php) and I thought it was flawlessly prepared and uber-delicious, making it my favorite dish from their menu.

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For those who want something with rice, there’s Gyudon and Katsudon, as well as Chicken Teriyakidon I had for PhP 185.

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For those who want something crunchy, the Karaage should go well with both ramen and rice.

A selection of maki is also available for those who want a sushi offering. Ramen Cool has California Love, with is their California maki, which costs PhP 195. There’s Tuna Spicy Mayo Maki for those who want something hot. I myself had the Osaka Salmon Roll, which is torched salmon, for PhP 325.

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It does cost quite a bit, but it was indeed delicious.

There are also other stuff that cost more than the ramen, like the Tempura Islander for PhP 365, and the Unagi Overload for PhP 465. But judging from the Osaka Salmon Roll I had, they could indeed be worth the price.

Ramen Cool Kapitolyo is a good place to eat in if you happen to be a ramen head, and I can definitely recommend this restaurant for all the foodies out there. While the name implies it being a just a ramen place, its other offerings are actually worth going for as well.

There’s also a Ramen Cool branch in SM Manila for those who live at that area, so you can give it a try without having to go all the way to Kapitolyo.

Ramen Cool
25 East Capitol Drive,
Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City

My ratings:

Place ★★★★☆
Taste ★★★★★
Service ★★★★★
Value for Money ★★★★☆

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ramencoolph/

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You Know What’s Cool? SeoulBingo Magic Freezer Finally Arrives in Manila!

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Is it actually possible to be excited about a refrigerator? They’re usually taken for granted, but a party can’t be without cold drinks.

I know it’s a bit odd to get excited and all, but for slush lovers like me, it’s a totally different story.

Last September 17, Seoul Bingo was officially introduced by MNL Mig during The PCKING Night event held at the Ruins in Makati. It was launched alongside #thePCK, which is an awesome community of artisinal brewers that boast locally crafted beverages.

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SeoulBingo Magic Freezer can help businesses sell more cold beverages through the power of supercooling—cooling them down below zero without freezing!

I (unfortunately) don’t drink alcohol (boohoo!), so I wasn’t unable to try these supercooled local brews prepared by MNL Mig during the event! In the future, I hope! Possibly a slushee coke or slushee rootbeer, yes?

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SeoulBingo Magic Freezer

So…Here’s How it works: 

Supercooling gives off extraordinary aesthetic quality to drinks while maintaining their flavor and quality, thus attracting more customers to get more drinks. This works especially well for alcoholic beverages since they are most conducive for supercooling.

It’s not just some cheap trick, but a great way to make a drink better by turning it into a slush with a tap!

Check out this demo video I took during the event:

 

Based on reviews I’ve read, SeoulBingo is better than anything else on the market at doing this.

Unlike other fridge, You can store your drinks in SeoulBingo, then take them out and give them a shake or tap to watch the magic happen right before your eyes. The majority of freezers just turn drinks into ice and have them break out of their containers, so they’re not really ideal for storing beverages.

The refrigerator is alright for the most part, but it takes too long to cool drinks, which may not be good for businesses that are expected to have them cold right then and there… but with SeoulBingo Magic Freezer, that’s no problem as it delivers the happy medium of cooling drinks fast while not turning them into messy frozen blocks.

They’re cooled to the ideal temperature within 20-30 minutes every single time. The SeoulBingo Magic Freezer’s ingenious design enables it to do this without you having to keep an eye on it, thus making it ideal for busy establishments. It has been available in Australia and New Zealand for quite a while now, and they’ve finally arrived in Manila.

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Just some of the beers during #thePCKing Night!

I had the chance to talk to the owners and partners of MNL MIG (official distributor of Seoul Bingo here in the Philippines) and based on their numbers, the SeoulBingo Magic Freezer has proven to improve beer sales by up to 300%. That’s friggin H-U-G-E!

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Kit Cuenta & Paolo Cortez w/ MNL Mig’s Managing Partners, David Park & Jonvic Mangibin

It also yields savings since ice wouldn’t be needed to cool the drinks down as they are cooled quickly and stay cool for much longer due to the supercooling effect. It’s something that can help establishments set themselves apart from the rest in a small but significant way.

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Bar set up at The Ruins during The PCKing Night

Small world it is; we bumped into one of our friends from the Sneaker world, Din Tillah. To our surprise, we learned that he’s also one of the brains behind MNL Mig. He let us bring home MNL MIG local beers to have our friends try it.

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Kit Cuenta w/ one of MNL MIG partners, Din Tillah

Anyhoo, meeting Seoul Bingo & MNL MIG team in person wouldn’t be possible without these lovely ladies from Lion vs Sheep Marketing Events! Hi Lace and Rizz <3

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Kit Cuenta w/ Lace Taburcio and Rizza Villaflor of Lion vs Sheep Marketing Events

So guyssssss! If you’re a food business who’s ready to try this new tech in town and revolutionize the way people drink, you can get in touch with MNL MIG using the contact details below:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mnlmigph/
Email: mhdpark@gmail.com (David Park, Managing Partner)

 

 

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