Sunday, October 20, 2013

Comfort Food Pairings at D'Mall Boracay: Bite Club Grilled Burgers and Sharetea ♪♪♪♪

Although I was craving for Starbucks'signature Matcha frappe, I quickly abandoned the idea when my legs and feet began cramping up from all the walking. Good thing, I found a worthy replacement in Sharetea, which turned out to be a popular joint at D'Mall Boracay.


Sharetea Boracay @ D'Mall

Th quaint shop proved to be an oasis after a full day at the beach. The lady staff that night was extra nice and even encouraged us to take pictures at their special photo-op set.

 Inside Sharetea Boracay

 Photo-op @ Sharetea Boracay

 Tutapel Chillaxin' @ Sharetea Boracay

Just like the other tea bars we've tried before, Sharetea also offered a whole series of Classic Milk Teas, Rock Salt Cheese Creams, Ice Blended, Yakult and Fresh Milk Drinks, Natural Fruit Teas, Smoothies plus Freshly Brewed Teas in varying sugar levels and choice of toppings.

 Sharetea Boracay's Diverse Drinks

When I saw the info card placed near the counter, I can't help but recall a similar one found at Gong Cha. Sharetea's however didn't delve on the appreciation of milk teas in general, but provided a small campaign on how to fully enjoy their Rock-Salt Cheese Drinks in particular.

Here's how:

Step 1:    Using the provided small plastic knife, cut the sealing plastic about 3 cm in length on the border of the cup.

Step 2:   Cut another small hole on the other side of the sealing plastic for better air flow.

Step 3:   Sip the drink to taste both the rock-salt cheese cream on top and  the tea at the bottom.

 Sharetea Boracay

Since all the tea variants sounded so good, Bala and I always had a tough time choosing which ones to get. Somehow we managed to score some of their bestsellers during our three consecutive visits.

Ice Blended Taro with Pudding. 
Oozes with just the right amount of creaminess and sweetness. The addition of pudding provides the drink with a lot more texture making it a notch more enjoyable. What sets it apart from the other taro drinks I had before, is its more elegant taste, which stems I think, from the quality of the ingredients used. A definite must-try! 

Rock Salt Cheese with Cocoa.
A wonderful interplay of saltiness, sweetness and creaminess. Sharetea's version is definitely a lot sweeter and milder than Happy Lemon's which makes it a better alternative to those with a sweet tooth.

 Sharetea Boracay
Left: Ice Blended Taro with Pudding (One Size Only: Php 100)
Right: Rock Salt Cheese with Cocoa (reg: Php 90  Large: Php 100)

No.1 Taiwan Classic Pearl Milk Tea.
The mixture provides just the right amount of milk and brewed tea mixture which makes it an ideal choice for those who want a somewhat stronger kick. 

Ice Blended Strawberry with Lychee de Coco.
A very refreshing sweet tart drink mixed with some lychee coco bits. By far, this is my favorite from the four variants. A definite thumbs up!

 Sharetea Boracay
Left: No.1 Taiwan Classic Pearl Milk Tea (Reg: Php 85  Large 95)
Right: Ice Blended Strawberry with Lychee de Coco (One Size: Php 100)

 Tutapel and Moi repeating our orders on our second visit
@ Sharetea Boracay

Sharetea on-the-go

Sharetea Boracay
My Rating:
♪♪♪♪ Fantastic! It's on my list of favorites.

Sharetea Boracay
Location: Unit 116, Phase 4, D’Mall, Balabag Malay Aklan, Visayas, Philippines
Delivery Number: (036) 260-2397

Other Branches:

Sharetea Wilson
197-A Wilson corner P. Guevera Streets, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Delivery Number: (02) 727-8888

Sharetea Pioneer
Store No. 4, D’Ace Plaza Building, Brixton corner United Streets, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Delivery Number: (02) 654-5555
Sharetea SM Megamall
Location: Cyberzone, 4th Floor, Mega B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Sharetea Ilocos Norte
Brgy 1, San Francisco, San Nicholas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Delivery Number:  (0917) 547-1460

Sharetea Iloilo
The Vertex, Smallville Complex, San Jose corner San Pedro, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, Visayas, Philippines
Delivery Number: (033) 320-0517

Sharetea  SM Clark
M.A. Roxas Highway, Brgy. Malabanias, Angeles City

Sharetea  Bacolod    
Ground Floor, Capitol Building Lacson St. corner !5th Street, Bacolod City Negros Occidental, Western Visayas


Bite Club Grilled Burgers Boracay

Situated just beside Sharetea, is the popular burger joint called Bite Club Grilled Burgers. Based on all the reviews in the netI had high hopes that this particular joint will indeed blow me away. When I stood right there looking at their menu, I knew exactly what to order based on blogger recommendations.

Menu of Bite Club Grilled Burgers Boracay

Potato Wedges.

For some reason, Bite Club's wedges taste almost the same as KFC's signature fries. Not that it's a bad thing, for I like both selections in equal degrees. Bite Club's potato wedges bear that adorable crispness and saltiness inherent in properly cooked fries. The additional use of herbs and spices gives out a smoky flavor that is both interesting and fulfilling. It is indeed a great partner to Bite Club's Grilled Burgers.

Potato Wedges (Php 75) @ Bite Club Grilled Burgers Boracay

Club Burger with Blue Cheese Cream.

Although tasty and flavorful in its own way, this particular burger didn't quite reach my expectations. For some reason, I thought that it was going to be as fulfilling as Blues Brothers from Brothers Burger, considering that both burgers have similar blue cheese toppings. But unfortunately, it wasn't love at first bite. 

Club Burger (Php 165) @ Bite Club Grilled Burgers Boracay

Burgerella with Blue Cheese Cream.

This particular mozzarella-stuffed burger is more to my liking. The burger's smoky flavor combined with the varying textures of the mozzarella and blue cheese cream bring new meaning to the word comfort food.   

Burgerella (Php 185) @ Bite Club Grilled Burgers Boracay

And for us, the perfect pairing to Bite Club Grilled Burgers is Sharetea. Aside from the fact, that each joint is conveniently situated within a few meters from each other, their products when combined well, will make just about everyone jump for joy. :)  

Burgerella (Php 185) @ Bite Club Grilled Burgers Boracay

Bite Burger Grilled Burgers Boracay
My Rating:
♪♪♪♪ Good. It's really worth a try. 
Bite Club Grilled Burgers
D'Mall Plaza
Station 2, Boracay
Phone: (+63 36) 288-5947
Operating Hours:
11 AM to 11 PM (Sunday to Monday)
11 AM to 12 MN (Tuesday to Thursday)
11 AM to 12:30 AM (Friday to Saturday)


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