Chorizo de Bilbao
Alternative namesChorizo Bilbao, Choriso Bilbao
Place of originPhilippines
Main ingredientspork, beef, paprika

Chorizo de Bilbao, also known as Chorizo Bilbao, is a type of Philippine pork and beef dry sausage. It was originally produced by Spanish Filipino Vicente Genato of the Genato Commercial Corporation in Manila and the name is a genericized trademark originating from the branding coined by Genato from his family's original home city of Bilbao, Spain.[1][2]

Today, most of the production has shifted to the American company Marca El Rey, who copied the branding. The sausages are popular in the Philippines and among Philippine American communities in the United States. The ingredients of Chorizo de Bilbao is mostly identical to other unsweet Filipino longganisas, except for the addition of paprika and the dry and fine texture similar to pepperoni.[3][4][5]

See also


  1. ^ "Chorizo de Bilbao". Cook's Info. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Chorizo de Bilbao". About Filipino Food. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Still in Search of Chorizo de Bilbao". Mag Luto Tayo. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "chorizo macau and chorizo de bilbao is not interchangeable + paella craving". pinkbombils. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  5. ^ ""Chorizo de Bilbao" at iba pa." FilipinosAround. Retrieved March 25, 2019.