Bar-B-King: The Ultimate Grilled Angus Beef Belly

Although I like dining at fancy restaurants, I love eating at fast food houses that can give me the most bang for my buck. And recently, I've discovered one in SM Megamall which goes by the name of Bar-B-King, a quick service dining hub offering charcoal-grilled barbecued pork, liempo, chicken, seafood and more.

Bar-B-King Bloggers Event

I won't be taking credit from discovering this humble fast food barbecue house, 'cause clearly, I only found out about it through its first bloggers event held last Thursday. And despite having a facade and color scheme common to most local fast food chains -- striking reds and bright yellows, Bar-B-King deviates itself from the rest through offering a family-oriented barbecue house serving quality well-portioned food at unbelievably dirt-cheap prices.

Among Bar-B-King's decent selection of meals, noodles and side order items, we were served with the latest food offering from the barbecue house -- The Ultimate Grilled Angus Beef Belly (P150) which is a charcoal-grilled USDA-certified Angus beef belly served with unlimited Bar-B-Rice, Au Jus Gravy and a siding of corn and carrots.

Grilled Angus Beef Belly P150

Though I don't know how Bar-B-King managed to offer a large chunk of USDA-certified Angus beef belly for so cheap, I know for a fact that this piece of grilled beef is tender, savory and oh-so-succulent. It juices with every bite, and I can't help but fall in love with its charcoal-grilled smoky flavor. Paired with the smoky barbecue-flavored (and did I already say unlimited) Bar-B-Rice, this meal is definitely my kind of cheap eat.

Free Unlimited Tinola Soup Free 12oz Soda

If you think you've already had the most out of your P150, think again. The Ultimate Grilled Angus Beef Belly, as well as all the other Bar-B-Meals also come with unlimited Tinola Soup and your choice of 12oz soda. Of course, you can't expect much from free complimentary soup. But compared to other local fast food chains, Bar-B-King offers a well-seasoned, not-your-ordinary Knorr-based soup.

Bar-B-King is owned by the Food Asia Corporation who's behind the success of the biggest and leading bibingka chain in the country. And with a new item on Bar-B-King's menu board, Bibingkinitan also brings us something new this summer -- Iced Barako (P45).

Bibingkinitan Bibingkinitan Iced Barako P45
Bibingkinitan Mini Bibingka

Aside from the Mini-Bibingka Box of 6 (P120), Bibingkinitan is also known for its strong and hot barako coffee. But with summer this scorching, I say it's just timely that they offer a refreshing version of their best-selling drink. However, I have to note though that the Iced Barako is surprisingly sweet.

THE VERDICT

After a tasty and filling meal at Bar-B-King, followed by a sweet ending with Bibingkinitan's Iced Barako, I'd say that this trip to Food Asia's ventures had successfully converted me to a cheap eats finder. Though I feed on a budget when funds are low, I had never gone out scouting for restaurants that offer a good bang for dirt-cheap prices. I honestly equate price tags to taste and quality, but Bar-B-King had proven this formula wrong.

Taste - 3.5/5
Ambiance - 3/5
Service - 3/5
Price - 5/5
Overall Value - 4/5


Bar-B-King, SM Megamall
LG/F SM Megamall, Julia Vargas Ave.,
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila
Philippines
Bar-B-King Facebook Page
Bibingkinitan Official Website
Bibingkinitan acebook Page

27 comments:

  1. Is that malunggay in the Tinola Soup? Yummy!

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  2. I'll try this one when I go to Megamall. =)

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  3. Haven't tried this. Sayang wasn't able to attend. :(

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  4. Wow, ang mura nga talaga! Perfect for young people.:)

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  5. I want the mini bibingka soooo badly.

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  6. P150 for an Angus Beef Belly? Oh wow, that's quite a steal indeed. I'd definitely try that one out if we had a branch near our area. Grilled foods are <3 for me. Hehe!

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  7. Yummy Bibingka, I am craving right now in time for snacks, hehhehe

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  8. i am very much impressed with the cut of the angus beef, it was really a huge chunk, usually it is priced at per gram in most expensive restos :) that was a good find

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  9. looks so yummy waaahh! i want! I want one!

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  10. yes we love eating at bar-b-king too! vry affordable! :)

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  11. I've eaten here a couple of times and I must say masarap talaga siya. And mura pa.

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  12. The beef belly looks good! This I got to try!:)

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  13. That looks yummy! And with the iced barako = perfection! :)

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  14. The tinola soup and the angus beef, oh my gosh!! I hope we can also meet in one of the food events out there. :-)

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  15. unli bar-b-rice?? I'm sold!!! I want to try this out hahaha :D

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  16. well, i love bar-b-king, naiiba siya sa mang-inasal, and may uniqueness yung lasa ng rice nila
    :))

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  17. I've often passed by Bar-B-King in Megamall and I've always wanted to try their grilled Angus belly, except I didn't know if it was worth it. Good thing you posted this - now I have no excuse not to try it out! ^_^

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  18. Tinola soup is different from the usual sinigang. And awesome that it's in Megamall. It means I can definitely give it a try! haha PHP150 is not bad at all! Awesome!

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  19. wow mura nga... I like bibingka... its good to know you can buy it na anytime and dont have to wait for christmas

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  20. I just tried this one last week and I'm so disappointed. the serving is too little, the angus beef is so tiny and so full of fats.. ;( will not try it again.

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  21. @violy vallester: Aww.. Sorry you had an unpleasant experience sis.. :( Maybe they're not consistent with the serving size of the grilled Angus beef belly. The next time I'll try this though I'll ask if maybe I can request a leaner cut since I'm not a fan of fats myself.

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  22. I've tasted Bibingkinitan but I don't think I've ever seen Bar B King around. Curious about the Angus Beef Belly...

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  23. Looking at the pictures makes me drool. The angus beef look so yummy! I hope we have it here in my location.

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  24. Hooray for unlimited rice, haha! :)
    I wish they'd open an outlet here in SM San Pablo, too. Their Angus Beef Belly sounds and looks interesting. :)

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  25. I'm very skeptical about the angus beef part. That cheap? I agree with you. Might not be real angus beef. =)

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  26. It looks delicious and very affordable. :D

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  27. I guess I found out another great destination to satisfy my cravings for grill. I believe your beef belly would be a great experience.

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