Longaniza or longganisa are Philippine chorizos flavored with local spices. Each region in the Philippines produces its own longaniza, each with distinct characteristics. Some town and cities produce popular varieties.
I've always wondered why native sausages made all over the Philippines are all called longaniza or longganisa when in most countries, sausages are given various names depending on place of origin and variety. While longaniza is the name for native sausages in the Philippines, in some parts of the Visayas and Mindanao, choriso is a more common term. This blog hopes to document the different varieties of longaniza.