Johnny Steams: Manila’s First Steamed Cheeseburgers


June 1, 2012 by jotan23

Johnny Steams: Manila’s Manila’s First Steamed Cheeseburgers!

When I first heard about steamed burgers, I thought to myself, I  had to try one to know if these are really good or is it just a hype? 

It was a Saturday evening when we decided to go to Midnight Mercato Centrale and grab some Johnny Steams burger. 

Since slow-cooking makes the beef dry, the 100% pure Batangas beef patties are cooked in a custom-made high-voltage steamer in order to retain its juiciness and keep the flavors intact.

Yankee Burger (Php 140)

There are foie gras burgers, sloppy joes, chorizo burgers, etc. But for me, peanut butter burger is still the best burger invention. I guess a lot seems to agree because I’ve learned that Johnny Steams’s best-selling item is the Yankee burger – ridiculously delicious 100% premium beef patty oozing with creamy peanut butter goodness, topped with crispy bacon strips and melted mozzarella cheese. A MUST TRY!

The BMM (Bacon Mushroom Melt – Php 150) – a classic!!!

Chili Cheese Burger (Php 130)

Johnny Steams knows best how to spice up a meal – homemade chili sauce mixed with my favorite jalapeño peppers! Yum!

The Breakfast Club (Php 170)

If you are looking for a hearty meal, Johnny Steams’s TBC would make you wish you wore maternity pants. This is HUGE – premium beef patty with egg, ham, crispy bacon strips and mozzarella cheese.

I don’t know how to finish this in one sitting.

Aside from huge, juicy and flavorful burgers, Johnny Steams also offers mozzarella cheesesticks and fries.

White Truffle Cheese Fries (Php 130) | Chili Cheese Fries (Php 80)

For truffle lovers like me, I’m happy to share with you that Johnny Steams serves the yummiest truffle cheese wedge fries ever. You-Must-try-This!

Lemon Mint Iced Tea (Php 35) | Lemonade (Php 35)

We also tried Johnny Steams’s thrist-quenchers. These were very refreshing, especially good when you’re dining at Mercato Centrale. (FYI, the air-conditioning units are still in the covered tent, but these are no longer working for quite some time now. I wonder why?!)

Anyway, here’s the Johnny Steams menu – all burgers are very affordable 🙂


Mercato Centrale / Midnight Mercato
10pm – 3am on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays

Facebook: Johnny Steams

Twitter: Johnny Steams

Johnny Steams: Manila’s Manila’s First Steamed Cheeseburgers!

6 thoughts on “Johnny Steams: Manila’s First Steamed Cheeseburgers

  1. tried the JM burger & it's good! too bad they don't have a stall in morning mercato na.

  2. titus says:

    Kakagutom… mukhang kailangang orderin lahat ng burgers kasi lahat mukhang masarap!

  3. jotan23 says:

    Super init kasi in the morning sa mercato 🙂

  4. jotan23 says:

    Yep! true that! lahat tlga masarap :>

  5. Sweethestia says:

    Naku di na ako nakakapunta ng Mercato. Steamed siya so it means medyo less fats? Lol… This is very interesting and we will surely going to try these.. Thanks for the review.

  6. rairaiken says:

    Something to look forward to in Mercato! Its been awhile.. c”,)

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