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Sango (Again): Lunch with a Japanese Accent

Lunch at Sango

It’s the standard-issue offering at most burger joints: a beef burger, fries, and a shake or a soda.  It’s cheap, it’s filling, but, boy, does it get tedious at times!

In the event that you find yourself on the verge of palate fatigue at your local burger joint, I suggest that you go over to any of the branches of Sango: The Burger Master.  (There’s one in Makati, another in Alabang, and another in Ortigas.  I just don’t know about the QC zone, though…)  Do that and order a meal consisting of the following:

  • Menchi katsu burger – this is an unusual take on the usual beef burger.  It’s actually a large croquette compounded with ground beef, mashed potatoes, seasonings, and panko.  Throw it some shredded cabbage and it’ll beat any patty-flogger’s beef burgers hollow.
  • Super-chunky fries – ketchup is a must, but if you’re feeling extravagant, throw in a few bucks more for a small dish of Sango’s signature “Sloppy Joe”-style sauce for dipping.
  • Calpis Soda in peach – they have a number of other flavors of this tangy, yogurt-based fizzy and they’re all good.  Peach, however, is tops in my book and is utterly non-negotiable on any trip to the shop.


Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

3 thoughts on “Sango (Again): Lunch with a Japanese Accent

  1. Sango!! LOVE it to bits! 🙂 their fries are sooo yummy.. love it sprinkled w/ chili powder then dipped in catsup! *craving*

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