“Bun on the Run!” H exclaimed as we were walking around Metrowalk. “Do you remember that?”
“Oh yeah!” I replied. “My Dad would take home brownies from that shop before. Ang sarap sarap.” I remembered the chocolatey goodies I enjoyed very much as a kid.
“Have you tried their Chori Burger?” H asked as we started walking the kiosk.
“Huh? No,” I said. And that was all the encouragement H needed to walk faster towards the store.
Apparently, the Chori Burger is a classic BotR sandwich. Have you
tried this yet? I really don’t remember eating this from way back. But I have a bigger question. Did Bun on the Run disappear and is this a comeback? Or am I just misinformed and it’s been there all along? I wonder. Anyway, H and I ordered a Chori Burger each and french fries. It seemed like a promising afternoon snack. I settled comfortably in my chair and waited for our orders to arrive.
Presenting the Chori Burger. It looked interesting. I love chorizo so I was excited to try it out.
One bite and… “Ang alat!!!” I groaned. It was so salty! But what would I have expected anyway? It’s a Chori Burger. Chorizos are salty. But don’t they have a crumbly, meaty taste? This was Salty Burger, not Chori Burger. I was really disappointed. Buti nalang may fries. H enjoyed his though. But honestly, I think he was enjoying his own trip down memory lane more than the actual taste of the burger. I asked him how he found the sandwich. He shrugged and said, “Chorizo.” Fair enough.
But c’mon. Let’s go over chorizos for a bit. Philippine chorizos, a.k.a. Longganisa, are quite tasty. The taste varies from region to region; some are sweeter, some are more garlicky, some are spicier than the other. They probably all have salt in it too. But their signature tastes and flavors are always balanced. I’m suddenly craving for Longganisang Lucban. And Purefoods’ Chorizo de Bilbao. If chorizos from other countries were the peg for this burger, I’m certain those chorizos wouldn’t have been this salty either.
Sayang, it looked good pa naman. I would’ve loved a meatier, smokier chorizo taste. I washed away all the saltiness with bottles of mineral water. Kakainis! Na-bitin ako. I’m not going back there. But if they bring back those gooey chocolate brownies from my childhood, well, I might change my mind.