Named after the five boroughs of New York, Borough serves NY comfort food from their kitchen at the Podium in Ortigas. Here's our willing taste tester for the day. Say hi.
First off, our drinks of choice. Cranberry juice for me and iced tea for Pao -
And then we had The Elvis: fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, served with caramel and sour cream (P170) -
I shouldn't complain that they're making me eat sweets for my appetizer. After all, I was the one who picked it out of the menu. But a slice of this sandwich ruined my appetite a little, just as mom had always predicted.
Cheeseburger (P400) -
Good well-seasoned all-meat patty, served with properly seasoned french fries. But can you see all that grease?
And can you also see the price? Huwat.
NY Strip Steak (P680) -
The meat was tender all right, but this isn't as good as the Cheeseburger. Plus, you may call me cheap, but it'll take a lot of convincing for me to like a sandwich that costs almost double the minimum wage.
Overall, Borough does serve comfort food, if by comfort food we mean, greasy, salty and sweet stuff. It is not a place for those watching their health, since healthy often means bland and bland is the antithesis of comfort.
Secondly, Borough is probably targetting the AB crowd that is outside of my social range (I like to think of myself as middle class). This is probably why I was not happy with their price. Between Pao and myself, a good P1,200 was spent, which is waaaaay more than I would consider spending for an a la carte lunch. (By the way, you know me, we went with coupons so the meal only costs us P600. Do not panic, mom.)
Borough is at the ground floor of The Podium mall, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig. Follow the arrow -
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