When Pound by Todd English opened in BGC, they went all out with their opening promo and people went crazy lining up for hours! #PayWhatYouWant on their burgers was the name of the game! As they opened their second branch in Mega Mall on March 13th (Monday), they rolled out the same promo all week long!!! Buy a burger and #PayWhatYouWant on your 2nd burger!!! They're not strict about the rules - you can buy 1 for yourself and get another for your friend. Great deal yuh? The Foie Gras Burger though is not included in this promo!
Went to their VIP night last week through a sponsored invite - thanks to my friend Abe! Pound by Todd English x foodfanaticph = YAY!
Located in Mega Fashion Hall, 2/F, they have a 16 seater area where the kitchen is housed plus an open area right smack the middle of the mall. The smaller space was reminiscent of the BGC branch - dim lights, very private ambiance.
The bigger area had a semi-open space that's hard to miss since it's aesthetically pleasing! Industrial and very modern in design, it totally changed the dull landscape of that section of Mega Fashion Hall.
|Pound is NOW OPEN in Mega Fashion Hall!!!|
|Just look at all the details of the bigger dining area of Pound in Mega Mall!|
Eric Dee, CEO of FooDee Global Concepts, had us order anything we wanted from their menu!!!
|Crispy Goat Cheese Salad for 150Php|
This was simple but definitely good! Crisp and fresh greens, onions, heirloom tomatoes, raspberry vinaigrette and about three packets of deep fried goat cheese ravioli! Loved the sweet and tangy vinaigrette and the goat cheese ravioli with that strong goat cheese flavor that I fancy!
|Bacon Poutine for 210Php|
Fresh cut fries x home made gravy x lots of cheese x lots of bacon chunks! The gravy was good and went well with the gooey cheese! Can't go wrong with bacon and fries!
Sides: Truffle French Beans and Truffle Risotto Tater Tots
This was one of my favorite sides! Crisp French Beans deep fried with this salty and truffle infused batter, served with a mayo based dipping sauce - loved the strong truffle kick!
|Truffle Risotto Tater Tots for 75Php|
Believe me when I say that one serving is not enough for 1 person! My foodsocietyph homies agree that this was THE BEST appetizer for the night! Creamy risotto bites that have been deep fried with a truffle infused batter giving off a nice truffle kick and a lovely crunch! Topped with lots of grated cheese and a side serving of dipping sauce, you must order this!
Since we were allowed to order our choice of burger, we got one of each to try ---
THE ULTIMATE BURGER!!! For 700Php, you'll get two relatively big cuts of Foie Gras (50g total) on top of some Foie Gras Mousse, a thick and juicy all beef burger patty with lettuce, tomatoes, fresh onions, caramelized onions all in a toasted bun. Loved the creamy, luscious and very tasty Foie Gras that was perfectly seared! Went well with the medium rare burger patty.
|TE Crispy Chicken Burger for 225Php|
A generous portion of tender and tasty chicken meat with a crunchy coating, TE Sweet Spice, pickled slaw, cilantro aioli all in a toasted Brioche Bun! Delicious Chicken Burger!
|TE Burger for 195Php|
This is signature burger, with a thick and juicy House Ground Beef Patty, tomatoes, lettuce, crispy onions, TE Sauce, Mustard Relish, toasted Brioche Bun.
|Bacon & Eggs Sliders for 200Php|
Two pieces mini burgers each with thick house-cured bacon, quail egg, apple aioli in a Brioche Bun. The contrast of the salty bacon and sweet aioli was good!
|Amsterdam Burger for 280Php|
I wasn't able to try this burger since I was too full! But this one had a thick house ground beef patty, pastrami, fried onion, Gruyere, Sauerkraut, mustard relish, TE sauce in a toasted homemade Brioche Bun.
|Dessert: TE Sundae|
Their only dessert with a hefty serving of chocolate and caramel sauces at the bottom x vanilla ice cream x Betty White Brownie Cubes x OMG Brownie Cubes x rock salt. This was just okay. The brownie cubes were a little hard and the ice cream was Selecta 😂😂😂
Definitely loved their burgers! Based on the quality and serving size, I can say that they were reasonably priced. Same goes with their starters!
Don't forget to drop by their Mega Mall branch from March 13 to 19 to take advantage of the their OPENING PROMO!!! Again, it's #PayWhatYouWant on your SECOND BURGER (except Foie Gras Burger)!!!!
4 out of 5 Stars for Pound by Todd English!
--- Pound by Todd English: Second Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
***you can also find them here: B3, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City