Me, my Beloved and Second Brother went to EDSA – Starmall After watching the Pixar movie, Brave, at Shari La Mall. It was dinner time so we walked around Starmall to search for a good place to eat. We already shunned the usual fast food restaurants like Jollibee and McDonald’s because we want to try something new. We found, at the ground floor, the Starmall Branch of Tropical Hut.
Tropical Hut is the first fast food restaurant in my hometown. The restaurant is a part of my childhood memory because I always see the Tropical Hut mascot whenever we go to Mercury Drug. That Tropical Hut branch is now gone.
I haven’t eaten at Tropical Hut so I agreed to Second Brother’s proposal to eat at that fast food restaurant. I ordered their Tapa, which costs 85 Pesos:
While my brother ordered a Tropical Hut’s spaghetti, which costs 43 Pesos:
I forgot to take any photo of my fiancée’s dinner that’s why it is not shown here.
The tapa is OK and I found no problem with it. I think it is like the regular tapa meal that can be brought from any turo-turo and carinderia. My brother, on the other hand, didn’t like the spaghetti. The reason for this is that the sauce of the spaghetti is too watery. The sauce acted more like a “sabaw” than a normal spaghetti sauce.
My brother thinks that the Tropical Hut brand is beyond salvation. He said that the owners must reinvent the brand and improve their offerings so that Tropical Hut can compete against popular fast food brands. Tropical Hut is an old restaurant but it was already left behind by newly-established restaurants.