Mate Burger in New South Wales in Australia is infusing Filipino flavors into the most American food staple out there: burgers. As if a bun stuffed with beef patties, pickles, cheese, maybe a strip or two of bacon isn’t enough, the Filipino-Australian-run business takes it to the next level.
Founded in 2016 by Filipino-Australian former finance guy Henry Paraan, Mate Burgers has done a handful of burger creations: ensaymada burger with cheese on top, ube bun burger, and even a burger with okoy (shrimp and sweet potato fritters) as buns. But perhaps the most indulgent of them all is its lechon burger.
Imagine half a kilo of roasted pork belly as a bun, sandwiching two beef patties, double cheese, pickles, onions, and in other iterations, apples, truffle mayo, and even rice! The lechon burger (16 AUD or approximately P600) was introduced in 2019 and has been on Mate Burger’s menu on and off since.
Mate Burger is available for online orders through delivery apps servicing Australia. Visit their website for more details.