In a city where fried chicken, pizza, and pasta dominate the food scene, it’s still important not to overlook the meaty virtues of a great burger. Chili’s Philippines recently launched the ‘Art of The Burger’ featuring four new distinct creations that boast the use of fresh ingredients to create new flavour combinations.
As would be expected from a meat-obsessed concept, Chili’s puts a heavy emphasis on the patty. The new Magnificent Burger uses a hamburger beef patty and shrimp patty with queso fundido and it comes on a buttered toasted potato bun with pickled onion coleslaw, pico de gallo, avocado slices, and chipotle aioli sauce. The shrimp patty adds a subtle sweetness, while the pico de gallo brings it all alive.
The Sunrise Burger is your typical all-American-style patty, but with a little more heft. A fried egg on top adds extra flavor, as well as the crispy bacon adding just the right amount of saltiness. Some may find it exceedingly rich, especially with the egg, bacon, and queso fundido but the grilled red onions are there to cut through things.
The Shrimp Masterpieces and Bacon Perfection Bites are indulgent, addictive addition to the ‘Art of The Burger’ menu. These little fellas are not just for people with small hands who can’t commit to a full burger; Even people with huge hands and sausage fingers happily devour these. And to complete the meal, the new burger creations are charmingly served with a side of Garlic-Parmesan Fries.
And speaking of fries, Chili’s also created the Crispy Corn Masa Fries, an excellent starter and a nice deviation from the usual french fries. For the full experience, get the Chicken Loaded Crispy Corn Masa Fries that comes with three sauces–Ketchup, Chipotle Aioli, and Jalapeno Aioli.
After you’re finished with the burgers and fries, peruse the menu once more and do try the new Salted Caramel Molten and the Milkshakes. (Pro Tip: Get the Coffee Toffee Shake). There is usually a wait but please, just wait it out. Your body and soul will thank you.
It’s hard to expect anything less from Chili’s, honestly. The new Art of the Burger menu is proof that the Almighty above loves us and wants us to be full at all times. Seriously though, I’m not going to go too deep on this other than to say that the Magnificent Burger is one of the best burgers I’ve had in Manila.
The experience of eating these new flavour creations for the first time is hard to put into words, but it’s essentially a party in my mouth. They complement each other in making Chili’s an excellent place for unapologetic-ally delicious comfort dishes. I recommend you try them soon before they’re gone!