Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dong Juan in One Mango Cebu

Prior to my culinary adventure in Dong Juan, I already kept hearing nice things about it from friends...and me and my wife had to try it for ourselves.

I know of the 2 previous branches of Dong Juan -- in Guadalupe and in Mabolo. Luckily, there is a branch nearby in Mango Avenue otherwise known as General Maxilom Avenue, specifically in One Mango Commercial Complex.



Looking at the menu, there is a wide array of choices and  we chose the basic ones -- the Dong Juan Cheeseburger at P119 each, Linguini Meatballs at P109 and onion rings.

To my surprise, the onion rings were quite big. The spicy vinegar-like hot sauce is a perfect dip for the onion rings.
The linguini is not your typical Filipino sweet style spaghetti but the mix of cheese, herbs, spice and meatballs is just right. One serving is good for 2 to 3 people depending on how big your companion's appetite is.

The burger serving is quite big and complete with lettuce, tomato, "pipino" or cucumber and cheese.
The burger patty is juicy, cooked enough (not raw) and appears to be beefy. It comes with potato chips making up for a filling meal. The dough resembles wheat bread although I do not know what bread it really is. 

"Dali ra makabusog" ang Dong Juan. 

For those who like burgers and pasta, Dong Juan is one of those establishments where you can enjoy a good bite of these. But I just wished the branch in Mango were bigger especially that the brand has gotten already some loyal following and curious customers filling the place that day.