If you have been reading our Where to EAT contents you would somehow understand the Fat Girls Day Out crew’s fondness of the Classic & Staple. Heck! we actually created a monthly series of five (5) food establishments that are worth highlighting over and over again. Bianca and I grew up the late 80’s and the glorious 90’s- The era when all these crazy fusion-centric food ethos is non-existent. The good old days when the primary goal is to make good tasting food over aesthetics. We want to give homage to the OG- of the Pinoy fast food playground. The almighty Tropical Hut Hamburger.
Although, their facilities are really outdated with sloppy old ceramic chairs, white fluorescent lights giving that hospital canteen vibe, and an old-school order processing system. We would always go back for their food. Although Tropical Hut is categorized as a fast food joint, the quality and taste of their food items resemble the type of snacks or quick meals that are being served from our own homes.
Tropical Hut is one, if not the oldest, fast food joint in the Philippines. It started in 1962 when the Que family had this idea of putting up a coffee shop within the confines of their supermarket. Now, it has more than 50 branches nationwide.
Our Tropical Hut Staples
The Classic Supreme Burger (Montage)
Juicy beef patties, crisp lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sesame buns, and the thing that makes it very Pinoy- is the addition of cucumber slices. Caressed in familiar hints of sweet mayonnaise and pair with their house fries.
the Classic Macaroni Salad
Filipino Style Macaroni Salad is typically served during special occasions like birthday parties, weddings, Fiestas and most especially Christmas! It is pretty safe to say regardless of how simple it is actually we consider this as a celebratory dish. This little tubs of salad have its right balance of creaminess, saltiness, and sweetness. This is the perfect side dish with their burgers and the next item which is the…
Spring cut chicken with soy garlic flavor served with rice and banana catsup. Marinates cornish hens in a mixture of soy and fish sauce. Deep fried to perfection.
OVERALL FOOD TASTE AND EXPERIENCE
The food preparation and taste is pretty basic. Nothing too grand just the usual comfort and familiar taste that we all grew up with If we are to rank the overall dining experience using the Fat Girls Day Out CX Rating (you may read more on our FAQ)
- Ambiance: 2/5
- Customer Service: 4/5
- Food Quality (sourced ingredients): 4/5
- Food Flavor: 4/5
- Variety of available in the menu: 4/5
- Facilities, Ergonomics: 2/5
- Price; Does it give value to your money? Whether expensive or cheap: 4/5
Why we still go
Capturing every Filipinos taste buds for decades, Tropical Hut offers affordable and delicious grubs. If for anything else, do not let the dilapidated fixtures veer you away from an awesome affordable meal. As we always advocate, TASTE is KING over “IG-worthiness“.
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