Filipino Burger


Chori Burger or Filipino Burger is quite special to me. It reminds me of of my first trip to Boracay, a gift from my late dad for my graduation. I thought back then it was simple yet so addicting, something that you could easily make at home because the ingredients are staples in every Filipino home. Longganisa, monay or pan de sal and banana catsup.

Years ago, Filipino “chori ” burger got a lot of recognition through Jeepney Restaurant in NYC for having the “Best Burger” in New York. The elevated version of it off course and just recently Gordon Ramsey thought Filipino’s version of burger is amazing in Good morning America which is kind of big deal coz we all know he is very stingy with his food praises.

So I thought maybe I should make some for today since it feels like burger season more & more each day here in Seattle.

I used cucumber salad, pan de sal bun and banana catsup coleslaw for this recipe, but feel free to make it as your own and use a different bun. Put some egg on it and cheese. The flavor of the patty is sweet, garlicky and peppery. By the way, chori is short for chorizo. Longganisa is a Filipino chorizo/sausage.


Longganisa Patty

15 slider patties or 6 big patties

1lbp Ground Pork

1lbp Ground Beef

1tbsp + 2tsp Garlic, finely chopped

3tbsp Soy Sauce

1tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

2tbsp White Vinegar

4tbsp Sugar

2tsp Salt

1tsp Pepper

Cucumber Salad

1 cup Cucumber, peeled and sliced

1tbsp White Vinegar

1/4 tsp Pepper

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Garlic, finely chopped

Banana Catsup Coleslaw

3 Cups Shredded Cabbage

1/4 cup Banana Catsup

3tbsp Mayonnaise

Pandesal Bun or slider bun


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the longganisa patty and mix well. Marinate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Form 15 small patties or 6 big patties. Pan fry or grill on medium heat for about about 11-12 minutes until well done.
  3. While the burger is cooking, combine all the ingredients for cucumber salad. Also combine all the ingredients for the coleslaw.
  4. To assemble: Bun, coleslaw, the burger patty, & cucumber salad. But feel free to do whatever order you want and what other condiments to put.
  5. Enjoy!



2 thoughts on “Filipino Burger

  1. This brings me back wonderful memories of that Hamburger kiosk in Greenbelt 1 called Bun On The Run. I would always get their famous Choriburger. Too bad it didn’t become a big chain. I truly miss it, i can still remember exactly how it tasted!

    Will definitely try your recipe!


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