Johnny Steams: Manila's First Steamed Burgers

We, Tsinoy Foodies, have tried many types of burgers.  But, we've never encountered steamed burgers such as those offered by Johnny Steams that we spotted at Midnight Mercato (see previous entry).  

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The staff at Johnny Steams was very patient in waiting for me to decide what to order.  I watched them as they heated the burger buns and brought out the steamed burger pattie and covered it.  Since it was my first time to order, I didn't know that they had to wait around 10 minutes for the covered patty to absorb its natural oils back.  Although I don't mind waiting eagerly in front of their stall and the staff was really nice and apologetic as she asked me to wait further, it would have been better if I was informed of the waiting time so I could just wander off and return when the food is ready.  

When the patty was ready, I watched as the burgers were prepared.  I saw the staff take out a plastic cup out of the hot steam oven to spoon out the melted mozzarella cheese and place it on top of the burger patty.  Do you think it is safe to place a plastic cup inside a steam oven?

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The burgers were prepared in a nice and presentable manner.  I ordered the Yankee Burger for fellow Tsinoy Foodie Kurt and Ninja Burger for me.

Steamed Burgers
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 Ninja Burger (130 php)
I've tried burgers with wasabi mayonnaise before.  But, they always left me yearning for a stronger wasabi flavor.  Johnny Steam's Ninja Burger had it just at the right degree!  The oozing mozzarella was a great complement too.  The burger patty was tender and succulent that its juices were unleashed in every bite. 

yankee burger
Yankee Burger (140 php)
The Yankee Burger is a burger with peanut butter, crispy bacon and melted mozzarella cheese.   Kurt loved enjoyed the Yankee Burger.  He kept on raving about it in every bite.  He also loved the juiciness of the burger patty.  Even though eating the Yankee Burger could get a bit sloppy, it didn't bother him.  However, I did not like it because the peanut butter was a bit sweet.  According to Kurt, it tasted like Lily's Peanut Butter.  Unfortunately for me, we only eat Jif and Skippy at home which has an unsweetened flavor so the sweetness was something my taste buds were not accustomed to.  

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
mozzarella cheese sticks
 Mushroom Chicken Pesto (35 php)
The Mushroom Chicken Pesto Mozzarella Cheese Sticks were served hot.  It was soft and chewy exploding with a dominant zesty cheese flavor and a hint of pesto.  With or without the dip,
it was good!

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Johnny Steams steamed burgers are a must try!  Aside from being more succulent, its healthier too.  We, Tsinoy Foodies, are very satisfied with the pricing of all the burgers.  The size of the burger and the ingredients therein are satisfying.  The mozzarella cheese sticks are also good.  However, the price is a bit on the high side.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Johnny Steams
Ambiance Burger Menu | Mozzarella Cheese Stick Menu 
=Favorites or Recommended 
Johnny Steams
Business Address Midnight Mercato
Corner of 9th Avenue and 30th Street 
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Metro Manila
Business Hours
Fri: 10:00 pm-3:00 am
Sat: 10:00 pm-3:00 am
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge

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