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Manang's Chicken: Not so sossy name but the chicken is saucy so good!

People sometimes judge a restaurant based on their name...hearing Manang's Chicken would give that impression that it is a low-class, karendirya-type eatery but it has its own small air-conditioned restaurant in Ortigas. 
I saw a voucher somewhere giving discounts in Manang's Chicken but I did not buy it because it isn't that famous yet which I later on regret. I was curious about it and read reviews...almost everyone who have been there said it was so even said that Bon Chon Chicken should move I decided to drag my colleague to eat with me there during our lunch break.
I was glad that we got there early because the place can get packed during lunch time.We were the first waiting customer but we didn't really wait that long...

The food is very affordable! We ordered the 6-piece chicken wings worth P144 and 2 servings of rice worth P15 each. For the side dish, we ordered the macaroni salad which is worth P29. 
The first bite of that chicken wings with soy garlic sauce (that is both sweet and spicy) sprinkled with sesame seeds made me smile and say the magic word..mmmm...sarap! My friend agreed with me and continued to munch on the chicken wings. The skin of the chicken wings are really crunchy and cooked just the way I like it.

The macaroni salad is a good break from the rich taste of the chicken but I think they should add chicken, carrots and celery just what my mom does..but hey, this is fast food so the price is just right to get that kind of macaroni salad.

Manang's Chicken also delivers, but then again it won't taste that great once they get to you because the chicken skin would end up being soggy just like ordering fries from McDonalds. 
They don't have a wide list of menu, but I would definitely like to try the bagnet next time because I am partly Ilocano and that's our specialty. But then again...once I get to see that chicken right in front of me...I might not be able to resist myself from ordering it...LOL.

Here is the list of menu for those who want to try out Manang's Chicken:

P.S. Don't judge a restaurant by its name. Manang's Chicken is more sossy to me when it comes to the taste than other leading chicken restaurants.

Guess what? I saw my blog posted on Manang's Chicken Wall
It made me feel like I won an award! hahaha

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  1. Thank you so much for this blog post. And yes you shoukd try our garlic crispy bagnet. :) You can also see our full menu on our facebook page as our website is coming up very soon. :)

  2. I also work in ortigas and I see manang's chicken each time I go to 7-11 but never tried it. Now this made me want to taste their chicken wings.

  3. Gosh, it's been a while. I just saw my blog posted there just this lunch. :D

    1. hooray for us who gets appreciated for writing what we love to eat!

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