Words by Patricia Yap
Photos by Marvin Medios
Located at Level 2, One Mall Valenzuela, Kaboom Diner has been known as “the home of mini holidays” since 2013 because of their promise to make your everyday meals something worth celebrating.
Kaboom Diner’s wide selection
Originally, Kaboom Diner was a military themed food joint known as “Kaboom Wings and Burgers” because of their specialty wings and burgers. However, they soon felt that wings and burgers just weren’t enough, and that the military theme was too restricting to the fun and casual branding they wanted to go for.
So, Kaboom decided to go big or go home.
Kaboom Diner’s new store front
Now re-branded as “Kaboom Diner”, the joint boasts of an expanded menu that’s not just limited to their signature wings and burgers. Anyone can feast on big servings of comfort food that ranges from breakfast meals to seafood selections, all in affordable prices.
Kaboom Diner can be your wallet and stomach’s saving grace on days you have a big appetite but a not-so-big budget! With portions this big, there’s no reason for you to still feel hungry after one serving. Kaboom even promises that up to three people can share one meal.
Two of their appetizer options that we loved was the Nachos Overload and the Grilled Chicken Salad. Both doesn’t skimp on any of the toppings at all; proving that even just through their starters, you’re already getting your money’s worth.
Crunchy Nacho Overload (Php 159)
Grilled Chicken Salad (Php 115)
Together with their motto of “Blasting flavors and stories”, Kaboom kept their classic K-Chops and Sunrise Breakfast Mango Burger; two fan favorites that blast unique and nostalgic flavors for both old and new customers.
Pounded K-Chops (Php 254 for 8 pcs and Php 354 for 12 pcs)
Mango puree sauce that perfectly matches with the bacon, eggs, and beef patty in the Sunrise Burger
The skin on the K-Chops is light and crisp and you can coat it in either soy garlic, tangy barbecue, butter honey garlic, or their slightly spiked drunken buffalo made with Jack Daniel’s. The meat is also tender and hot because all their dishes are made to order.
Their fresh-off-the-kitchen K-chops, still oozing with oil and flavor
Their Sunrise Breakfast Mango Burger, on the other hand, is a must-try! Kaboom shares they only use quality meat products, promising customers that there are no meat extenders on any of their patties. Taking up the flavor profile up a notch, the Sunrise burger comes with a mango puree sauce. Pour it over your burger for a different kind of tropical kick!
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Sunrise Breakfast Mango Burger (Php 159)
If you’re opting for a lighter snack (although it’s still pretty big), try either their Grilled Cheese made with mozzarella and cheddar or their Clubhouse that includes egg, cheese, ham and fresh vegetables. Both of these are served with fries, and what gives them an edge is that they’re both double decked with filling! Also, if you’re worried about the calories, you can still say you ate “healthy” because of the wheat bread it’s made of.
Double Decker Grilled Cheese (Php 138)
The Classic Clubhouse (Php 154)
However, this diner is all about filling you up, and filling you up good! So we suggest you don’t count the calories and try their two pasta dishes: Smokey Spaghetti and Creamy Carbonara.
Since most fast food serve red sauce, Kaboom wanted to be different and included a white sauce pasta in their roster of choices. It’s creamy and perfectly balanced with mushroom and bacon. As for their red sauce option, they didn’t want to stick to just any red sauce. Their smokey spaghetti is called smokey for a reason, and you’ll be surprised.
Kaboom’s unique Smokey Spaghetti (Solo w/ toast Php 84/ Solo w/ balls Php 104/ Sharing w/ balls Php 194)
Creamy Carbonara (Solo Php 96 and Sharing Php 204)
A lot of dishes have been shared here, but one thing’s missing—rice! Don’t worry, just like any food joint catered to the Filipino palette, rice will never go missing. Kaboom prides them self in their Original Choice Cuts.
These pieces of lightly toasted fried chicken tenders are crisp on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. To pair with this, the dish comes with a special original tomato based sauce that is different from the usual gravy.
Original Choice Cuts (Solo Php 119 and Grande Php 169)
Finally, we come to the drinks. Together with Kaboom’s re-branding, they’ve also included a Red Bar. The Red Bar houses all of their specialty drinks that they say best complements your meals.
We’ve had the delight of trying out their best selling Oreo Milkshake, Mocha Frappe, and Cafe Latte. All of which deserve a spot next to your big meals; and of course they’re all filling as well.
Oreo Milkshake (Regular 115 and Large 130)
Cafe Latte (Php 80)
Mocha Frappe (Regular 110 and Large Php 125)
So, what’re you waiting for? Go ahead and grab yourself a big meal with your family and friends, without worrying about the cost! Kaboom believes that all meals should be a celebration, and we do too!
Kaboom also has two other upcoming specials, the Matcha Milkshake and Teriyaki Glazed Chicken, and we can’t wait to try them as well!
Level 2, One Mall Valenzuela Brgy, Gen. T. de Leon, Street, Valenzuela City