6 fried chicken dishes to try in Manila


Posted at Jul 16 2014 03:28 PM | Updated as of Jul 20 2014 07:22 PM

MANILA – It’s easy to get hooked on fried chicken, a tasty dish can be eaten alone or paired with almost anything, from rice and fries to salad, biscuits and beans.

If you are looking for your fried chicken fix, try these six versions which are available in restaurants in Metro Manila.

Bulgogi Brothers’ Crisp Chicken Wings

Crisp Chicken Wings. Photo by Jeeves de Veyra for ABS-CBNnews.com

Crisp Chicken Wings is Bulgogi Brothers’ take on Korean fried chicken, which is quite popular among Filipinos. The dish is in true twice-cooked fried chicken fashion, with crispy breading and a sweet and spicy sauce.

Read our feature on Bulgogi Brothers here.

Holdak’s Padak Fried Chicken

Padak Fried Chicken. Photo by Vladimir Bunoan for ABS-CBNnews.com

The most popular dish among the customers at Holdak at Mezza Residences in Quezon City, the Padak Fried Chicken offers a light zesty Asian flavor, lifting the dish above the run-of-the-mill fast food fare.

Holdak also has chicken in original and spicy Yang-nyam and Jack Daniels variants.

Read our feature of Holdak here.

Kettle’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Photo by Vladimir Bunoan for ABS-CBNnews.com

This fried chicken dish at Kettle, which is located at Shangri-La’s East Wing, is marinated for 24 hours and spiced with paprika for a more complex flavor.

Cajun honey is smeared on the chicken before adding the country-style gravy. The interplay between the sweet and the deep, smoky flavor of the gravy and the mild heat from the chicken lifted the dish from its down-home Southern origins to something worth over P500.

Read our feature on Kettle here.

Munchtown’s French Fried Chicken

French Fried Chicken. Photo by Vladimir Bunoan for ABS-CBNnews.com

Created by Chef Robby Goco of Cyma and Green Pastures, the French Fried Chicken at Munchtown in the new Promenade mall in Greenhills is served with a biscuit, some coleslaw and Bearnaise mayonnaise. The chicken has a slight sweetness, thanks to the honey herbs, and the meat is very tender and juicy.

Read our feature on Munchtown here.

Wee Nam Kee’s Prawn Paste Chicken Wings

Prawn Paste Chicken Wings. Photo by Jeeves de Veyra for ABS-CBNnews.com

Go beyond the usual Hainanese chicken rice at Wee Nam Kee by ordering the Prawn Paste Chicken Wings, which has a delectable umami kick.

Wee Nam Kee also offers Wok-fried Chicken with Cashews and Sun-dried Chili, which is surprisingly a mix of sour, sweet and spicy.

Read our feature on Wee Nam Kee here.

Wingstop’s Atomic Wings

Atomic Wings. Photo by Karen Flores for ABS-CBNnews.com

The spiciest among flavors at Wingstop in Katipunan, Quezon City, the Atomic Wings have the strong taste of black pepper and are always moist and flavorful.

For those who do not like spicy food, Wingstop also has wings in Hickory Smoked BBQ and Garlic Parmesan, among others.

Read our review of Wingstop here.