I apologize for not being able to update SybDive as regularly as possible; I have been rather ill of late. (The flu is just nasty this time of year!) But, I’m back and have a fresh new set of culinary adventures to share.
This is often said about burgers: they tend to be flavorless provender, mass-produced meat by-products, and are generally uninteresting. This, of course, applies to burgers from most international franchises. (Ever had a Burger McDo? [shudders])
There are, of course, exceptions to this rule. Hotshots is one; Brothers Burger is another. One officemate of mine swears by Bite Club over in Blue Ridge, while another insists that homemade sliders are the way to go. Me, I have my own personal fave: Sango the Burger Master.
In a previous incarnation of this blog, I already reviewed this fine establishment’s kimpira gobo rice burger (sweetish burdock root and bacon sandwiched between two slabs of rice). As is obvious, this place is run by a cheerful Japanese chef who has given fast food faves a new look and a definite Asian twist.
Pictured at the top of this post is Sango’s signature sandwich: the Master Burger. Think of it as a Sloppy Joe sandwich gone over the top. A flavorful beef patty is topped with a mustard-mayo dressing spruced up with finely minced onions, a rich and meaty sauce that wouldn’t seem out of place on a plate of spaghetti, and a large slice of fresh tomato.
Oh, and be sure to order their fries. You’ll need these chunky-cut fried spuds to scoop up the sauce!
Beverages of choice here are the glorious matcha milkshake and the delightfully refreshing Calpis Soda which tastes like a fizzy vanilla yoghurt.
One note here: this isn’t your average, ordinary burger joint so the prices are a bit higher but still quite reasonable. Trust me: you’ll leave stuffed and absolutely satisfied.
Sango the Burger Master: Ground Floor – Creekside Mall, Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati