Where do you go to eat after you’ve worked up a sweat?
It was a Saturday night when I met with Ren and RG, who were spending quality time with the Just Dance machine. No videos of them from me this time. Though I was just sitting and watching them, their song choices were more than enough to preoccupy me. Revelation: even they do not know some of the songs they chose. They just picked what sounded or looked okay.
After Arby arrived, we left the dance floor to have dinner.
Unless you’ve never asked a Filipino where to eat, you will never know what a joy and a pain it is for them – or rather us – to decide. Here’s a likely situation:
A: Saan tayo kakain? (Where will we eat?)
B: Kayo. (You guys [decide].)
C: ‘Yung sa masarap! (Where it’s delicious!)
D: Ikaw bahala. (You [one person] decide.)
E: Kahit saan. (Anywhere.)
F: Kung ano sa ‘yo. (Whatever is yours.)
G: Basta malapit. (Where it’s close.)
Because I was asked, I pointed them to one of my favorites: Teddy’s Bigger Burgers. They looked at the offerings first. The guys do love burgers and shakes. So, in we went for a treat.
Ren asked for the Beer Battered Fish & Chips, RG the Mahalo Roast Chicken, and Arby the Waikiki Tuna Salad. I did not hear any complaints from them about their orders so I guess every dish was good. As for me, I went with my usual: Hawaiian Style Burger plus a slice of Swiss Cheese, side of Cajun Fries, and a glass of Strawberry Milkshake. They did not hear from me for a while, as I was relishing every bite that dripped with juices and sauces, which alternated with a fiery fry dipped into cold fruity goodness.
No doubt, the guys loved the place and the food but what kept us there were two of the wait staff that had the attention of two of my friends. I won’t say who, though. Teddy’s people were engaging, fun, and attentive.
Definitely, that was one of our better dinners yet.
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
Level 3, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City