Taken at: Gozum Residence in Marikina City, Philippines
I have satisfied my cravings! I bought Frankie’s from Mega Fashion Hall and brought it home. My sister asked me to buy 1/2 a dozen of Garlic Parmesan and then I bought myself a dozen of the Salted Egg ones!
Taken at: UnionBank Plaza in Pasig City, Philippines
Yesterday, my colleagues told me that we’ll be ordering Frankie’s today. I immediately decided on getting the salted egg variant. Ever since this salted egg craze hit the Metro and after Frankie’s included it in their menu, I wanted to try it so bad.
To be honest, it did not disappoint. It was on point. The salted egg sauce wasn’t icky and too overpowering. It was the perfect definition of salted egg glazed fried chicken.
Friday. Pay day. We deserved to treat ourselves for a job well done throughout the week. We made our way to SM Food Hall.
I was enticed by the Southern cuisine and decided to give it a go.
I have always heard of Southern-style fried chicken. I’ve seen people cook it over and over on cooking shows like Master Chef and Top Chef. As soon as I saw it on the menu, I did not hesitate.
Was it what I thought it would be? To be honest, I’ve no idea.
What I liked about it is the heat. It was subtle. It was in the Honky Tonk rice and in the chicken. The rice was awesome and there’s a Mexican feel to eat because of the beans. The chicken was moist on the inside and crispy on the outside.
I didn’t eat the coleslaw because it has mayonnaise in it.
The charred corn was cold. Or was it supposed to be cold?
Over-all, the meal was great. The components came together to form a cohesive unit. I have one issue, though – the gravy. It tastes more like a pasta sauce than gravy by itself. But, eating it together with the rest of the dish works for me.
My friend says that the ribs and pulled pork are delicious, too. I think I’ll give those a try.
Lilac Street in Concepcion Dos, Marikina City is slowly becoming a food strip. There are now about two blocks worth of food establishments along the road.
A long and tiring day required something good for dinner. So, Manila Wings was chosen as the savior.
Actually, there are other items on the menu that captured my interest but since it’s Manila Wings, I ordered wings. And fries. I ordered the titular item on the list and a plate of Chili Cheese Fries.
Service is fast. However, I could not figure out what the wings should taste like. It’s a bit of sour and spicy at the same time. And it’s not barbecue. The chicken is moist. I would have wanted the sauce to be absorbed because it’s just overpowering the chicken instead of a good synergy between the two.
The fries were real potatoes with real cheese and real chili con carne. Although, I would have wanted that the dish had more of the chili con carne. Plus, the little that I tasted didn’t have the kick of spiciness that I expected.
I think that the next time I’m here, I’ll order the other Mexican items on their menu like the burrito, quesadilla, or one of the burgers. Overall, good not exceptionally good, though.
This place is found in the City Golf Plaza complex and was highly recommended. After work, we decided to eat here because it’s on the way to my friend’s place.
There are a lot of flavors to choose from. Then, I decided to go with my gut and taste Kevin Bacon’s Wings. Yes, pun totally intended. These are chicken wings wrapped in bacon, dipped in breading, then deep fried.
Service was fast. It didn’t take long for them to bring out our food. And it is nice to eat chicken when it’s just came out of the pan. Chicken is moist. Bacon is tasty. Fried chicken isn’t greasy. And rice is cooked just the way I wanted it. They also give you gloves for a chance to eat the chicken and rice with your hands.
You get half a dozen wings for PHP 188. I know most of us think that wings are the smallest parts; but, these wings are big. Really big. So, props to them for that.
Next time, I’ll try ordering the other flavors. Garlic Parmesan sounds real tasty. Or maybe, I’ll go basic with Salt and Pepper.