Tasty Tucker is the place to go if you feel like some Australian fare at affordable prices. Nestled along the busy a Mandaluyong district (there are four other branches), people living and working there gets treated to such food. In addition, it is adjacent to an HMR Surplus Store where you can find useful items at very affordable prices. Incidentally, both establishments are owned by the same person.
From what the writer has learned, “Tucker” is an Australian slang for meal. The establishment’s name clues you in on the taste of its specialties which is obviously Australian though they also serve Filipino fare out of respect to the country they are based.
The interior of the restaurant is very spartan. Plain wooden benches and tables. The manager said this is no different from typical diners in Australia frequented by working class folks. Over at the counter, the specialties are written on a blackboard though there are also menus available. There is also a section where baked goods are made. Customers can see their orders baked right before their eyes.
As mentioned before, the specialties are a mix of Australian and Filipino. There are Filipino dishes such as Pancit and Kare-Kare. For the latter, they use Bagnet which is very tasty though the peanut sauce could use more zest.
Tasty Tucker’s main specialty is the meat pie. This is to Australians what hamburgers are to Americans. As the name suggests, meat packed in a crusty pie. They come in various flavors – minced meat, steak and mushroom and even curry beef. Each one of them is very tasty but most especially filling that you would not have to order anything else.
Another specialty is the Cheat Day Burger (enough said). Like the meat pies, this is also very filling, and that is an understatement. You would not have anything else after you wolf this down.
They also offer various baked goods such as bread of different shapes and sizes and cakes which are up to par with those sold in other bakeries and coffee shops. They too also taste really good considering they are freshly baked and well-prepared.
Tasty Tucker should be another “must go” or “must try” on your list. They offer Australian fare at affordable prices, most especially their meat pies. You can never go wrong with them.
There are five branches of Tasty Tucker to choose from:
Pioneer corner Reliance Sts., Mandaluyong City
Km. 21 West Service Road, South Superhighway, Sucat, Paranaque City
SM Hypermarket, National Highway corner San Jose Ibaan Road, Batangas
Daystar Industrial Park, Pulong Sta. Cruz, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
HMR Trading Haus, 1109 Palm St., Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales