Borough’s concept is based around the New York boroughs. No surprise that American fare is served. Great way to start is the Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup. I love this dish! Hearty, tummy filler, cheesy, gooey goodness! This just proves that the simple stuff works! The bread is home-made brioche served with mozzarella and tomato soup. Dip the bread in the tomato sauce and it’s just like your favorite Margherita pizza! They have a pretty good Home Made Iced Tea, too!
Not exactly a New York staple, but the NY-Philly Cheesesteak was pretty good. Not the classic Cheezewiz sauce, they serve it with American cheese beneath layers of thinly sliced beef, caramelized onions, and bell peppers. Great dish because of good quality beef! None of those tough-to-chew bits, but really tender and flavorful. Comes with fries by the way and they have a chicken variation of the cheesesteak.
The New York Dog is an all-beef dog served with chips, where you have the option to top it with sauerkraut, pickled relish, spicy brown mustard, and raw onions1. It seems that people like to order this plain, but I say get the dog with everything on it. You’d think that it would be overwhelming, but it’s actually not. The hotdog is really really good and despite that mountain of toppings, it’s still distinctly the star of the show2.
The Chili Chicken Burger is one of their best-sellers. The patty is a home-made chicken burger topped with Monterey Jack, Corn Salsa, Avocado, Herbal Mayo topped with a home-made Brioche bun. Sounds like a burrito, but it really worked. Loved the sauces and the avocado. Didn’t get the spicy kick I had been looking for though. And can’t tell you enough how awesome the buns are3.
You can’t go wrong with the BBQ Pulled Pork4 , either. I have to say the BBQ sauce is really good. There’s the hint of the vinegar flavor that’s a staple of the Memphis-style BBQ sauce5. It can get a bit salty and sour as you eat up the sandwich, but that’s where the coleslaw comes in to balance out the flavor.
But if you like classic American, you can always go with the All-Beef Cheeseburger. Pretty good and properly cooked beef. Still pink inside, beef was tender and flavorful. There were portions that were a bit salty and for 360 bucks, it’s a pretty expensive burger. They top it with a few slices of Spanish onion, lettuce, and tomato6.
And since it was Mother’s Day, they gave us a Chocolate Cake for free. Probably worth around the P150.00 mark. I tried one bite, but found it too sweet. Looks nice though.
Borough’s Molten Chocolate Cake isn’t bad, as well. It’s a souffle-type of dish where there’s a rush of chocolate inside a chocolate cake. It’s filled with peanut butter caramel, and topped with creme fraiche. Takes a while to make this dish, so you have to order this at the start of your meal. I actually went around the mall waiting for the dish to arrive and when I came back, my sister practically finished off the dish. No worries. I was able to take a few bites, and it actually wasn’t bad. I probably won’t order it on my own, but I wouldn’t turn it down either.
Open for 24 hours, Borough is located inside the Podium Mall7. They have this side door right beside the open parking where you can go in if you’re coming in late and the mall is closed. Semi-good idea because it was an open spot for flies to go in. But great comfort, stoner food if you’re up late and looking for a semi-healthy snack.