Jeepney’s Chori Burger (right) was hailed as the best burger in the Big Apple for 2014.

The Chori Burger of the trendy Filipino gastro pub “Jeepney” was adjudged the Best Burger in New York City at this year’s Battle of the Burger hosted last week at the South Street Seaport by Time Out New York magazine and presented by Amstel Light.

Created by chef Miguel Trinidad, the Chori Burger features familiar Filipino ingredients, layering beef with chorizo-like longganisa sausage and slathering the patty with banana ketchup and atchara, and served on a soft challah bun.

Chef Miguel personally accepted the golden burger trophy amid loud cheers by friends and supporters.

Interestingly, the runner-up was a burger from the restaurant Pork Slope, made by famous Filipino-American chef Dale Talde.

In third place was Astoria Sports Bar’s Twist & Smash’d Burger.

The Chori Burger at Jeepney had previously garnered raves, having been featured in a video on The New York Times.

Interest in Filipino food in the United States’ biggest city has been on a recent upswing.

Last month, a New York Times review called the sisig “arguably the greatest pork dish on earth.”


Chef Miguel Trinidad accepts the golden burger trophy.

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