Famous star with cheese combo – Carl’s Jr.

Famous star with cheese combo - Carl's Jr.
Beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, special sauce, mayo. Comes with French fries and soda. $6.60
Carl’s Jr., San Francisco CA

Ugh, another gross burger from Carl’s Jr. The beef patty is SO small that you can’t even see it! Remind me never to come here again!

Diet Coke - Carl's Jr.
Diet Coke.

The Hotel Utah Saloon
Live band at The Hotel Utah Saloon.

Super cheeseburger – Super Duper Burgers

Super cheeseburger - Super Duper Burgers
Two 4 ounce patties, ground daily all natural Niman Ranch beef, with cheese. “Everything on it” with lettuce, tomato, red onions, Super sauce. Each $7.50
Super Duper Burgers, San Francisco CA

I really do love Super Duper Burgers. The smallish burgers are packed with flavor and the beef patties are always cooked to juicy perfection. Noms!

Homemade pickles - Super Duper Burgers
Homemade pickles. Complimentary

Super cheeseburger - Super Duper Burgers
March 5, 2015. $7.75

San Francisco Giants World Series trophies
San Francisco Giants World Series trophies.

Buffalo chicken burger – Holy Cow!

Buffalo chicken burger - Holy Cow!
Breaded chicken fillet with chili sauce and lettuce, served with barbecue flavored fries. 210 PHP
Holy Cow!, Manila PHILIPPINES

I don’t know where the béarnaise sauce fits in, but they gave me an entire gravy boat of it, lol! I’m not sure that béarnaise screams bbq to me, but whatever. I’m not gonna judge another country’s interpretation of foreign cuisine. This burger was decent but I wish it had more chili sauce and none of the béarnaise sauce. The bbq flavored fries didn’t taste very bbq-y either.

San Miguel light beer - Holy Cow!
San Miguel light beer. 70 PHP

Cory Aquino Memorial Shrine and Ninoy Aquino Monument
Cory Aquino Memorial Shrine and Ninoy Aquino Monument, Intramuros.

Champ burger meal – Jollibee

Champ burger - Jollibee
1/3 pound beef patty, lettuce, tomato, cheese, ketchup and mayo. Served with French fries and soft drink. 145 PHP
Jollibee, Manila PHILIPPINES

This burger tasted pretty similar to those in the States. I’ve found that sometimes hamburgers can taste drastically different depending on the country and the local ingredients used. This was one was decent and hearty enough. The French fries were pretty tasty too!

French fries - Jollibee
French fries.

Diet Coke - Jollibee
Diet Coke.

Malacanan Palace
Malacanan Palace.

Special burger – Dick’s Drive-In

Special burger - Dick's Drive-In
Single 1/8 pound grilled patty with lettuce, mayonnaise and pickle relish. $1.80
Dick’s Drive-In, Seattle WA

We might have been drunk on this night and I might have fallen on my butt in the Dick’s parking lot, but those are all just rumors, lol! Being from Seattle, I absolutely LOVE Dick’s burgers. I’ll even go as far to as to say that I prefer them over In-N-Out, GASP! But it’s true. They have such a distinctive taste and texture, and they go down WAY too easily. Another reason why I don’t think I was drink was that I ordered a Special instead of a Deluxe! I definitely was sober enough to foolishly care about caloric intake. I’m an idiot!

French fries- Dick's Drive-In
French fries. Soooo good!

Chocolate milkshake- Dick's Drive-In
Chocolate milkshake.

Cheeseburger deluxe value meal – McDonald’s

Cheeseburger deluxe - McDonald's
Beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, special mayo. Served with French fries and a drink. 149 PHP
McDonald’s, Boracay PHILIPPINES

OK, this is the last McDonald’s pic for a while, lol! Promise. This cheeseburger was pretty standard and very similar to those in the US. It did it’s job and kept us going between “real” meals. 🙂

French fries - McDonald's
French fries.

Station 2 beach
Beach time, Station 2.

McSpicy sandwich – McDonald’s

McSpicy sandwich - McDonald's
Spiced whole chicken meat topped with lettuce and special mayo. 99 PHP
McDonald’s, Boracay PHILIPPINES

We caved in and got McDonald’s because it was close to our section of the beach and we needed an afternoon snack. I think this McSpicy sandwich is much better than the McChicken sandwiches back in the States. Hmm, screwed once again.

McFloat - McDonald's
McFloat. 22 PHP

Boracay Regency beach section
Boracay Regency beach section of Station 2.

U.S. Angus beef burger – Christina’s

U.S. Angus beef burger - Christina's
Grilled spiced minced beef tenderloin, cheese, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, mayo and mustard. Served with French fries. 380 PHP
Christina’s, Boracay PHILIPPINES

Mmm, I love getting served poolside. You don’t have to get up or expend and energy, AHHHH! The East Wing pool had menus from Chistina’s that you could order from so we got an afternoon snack to tide us over before dinner. This is why I have to work out every day, lol! (When I’m not on vacation.)

San Miguel light beer - Christina's
San Miguel light. 90 PHP

Kiddie pool, Boracay Regency
Kiddie pool, Boracay Regency.

Cheeseburger – Sisters Cafe

Cheeseburger - Sisters Cafe
Minced beef burger with shredded cheese, onion, lettuce, and tomato. Served with French fries. 99,000 VND
Sisters Cafe, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM

We were very good, and this was the only hamburger we had during our entire Ho Chi Minh trip and we even waited til the final day. Yay! It was decent, but they could’ve melted the cheese a bit. The fries were pretty good though.

Saigon Green beer - Sisters Cafe
Saigon Green beer. Bottle 19,000 VND

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica.

Assorted salad with garlic and vinegar – Nha Hang Ngon

Assorted salad with garlic and vinegar - Nha Hang Ngon
Xa lach tron dau dam. With cucumber, tomato, onion, cilantro, and mayonnaise. 50,000 VND
Nha Hang Ngon, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM

Ugh, what is up with all that mayo on this salad – I don’t get it! You find loads of mayonnaise in Japanese salads but I didn’t know they put it on Vietnamese salads too. It was SO gross! I’m not a big fan of globs and globs of unincorporated mayonnaise so I didn’t like this salad very much. I tried eating around it, but it kept getting everywhere.

Military tank and helicopter
Military tank and helicopter, War Remnants Museum.

Farmers ham sandwich – Cafe France

Farmers ham sandwich - Cafe France
With brie cheese, lettuce, tomato, and raspberry jam on wheat bread. 250 PHP
Cafe France, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)

This sandwich was a bit different. I had mixed feelings about the raspberry jam. One the one hand, I liked the fruity component, but I also thought that it was maybe too sweet for the sandwich. The balance was off.

San Miguel Light beer - MNL
San Miguel Light beer. Ahh, it’s always a good idea to drink at airports, lol!

Rizal Park
Rizal Park, Manila.

Imperial rolls – PPQ Beef Noodle House

Imperial rolls - PPQ Beef Noodle House
Cha gio. Crispy fried rolls with ground pork, taro, carrots, and silver noodles. Served with lettuce, mint leaves and cucumber with nuoc mam. $6.75
PPQ Beef Noodle House, San Francisco CA

We don’t order the fried Imperial rolls very often because they’re less healthy than the fresh spring rolls. They’re so much tastier and fun to eat (since you get to wrap them in all the greens) though! I’ve always like how the wrapper gets super crispy and hard and blistered. Noms!

Tea - PPQ Beef Noodle House
Tea. Complimenatry

Rattlesnake grass
Quaking grass/rattlesnake grass (Briza sp., Poaceae), Bon Tempe Lake. I was surprised that I was able to get a clear shot of this tiny subject with my iPhone especially in the wind!