Monday, August 20, 2012

Busog Ang Bulsa at Tyan sa Chic-Boy

CHICBOY: is the common term used by many Filipinos to a guy who has many girlfriends derived from two words "chicks" meaning girls and "boy" which refers to the dude. 
This term is now often affiliated with the Pinoy Restaurant CHIC-BOY (chicken at baboy). Whoever gave that name to the restaurant is really smart because it is very Filipino and it clearly indicates what its specialties are. 
CHIC-BOY's closest competitor is Mang Inasal since they both offer almost the same menu having Chicken Inasal as one of their specialties. 

Me and my kid got stuck at Munoz when it rained one Saturday night so I decided to have dinner first while we wait for the rain to subside. The first restaurant that you will see when you enter Jackman Mall is Chic-Boy and beside that is Mang Inasal. I was torn where to eat, but I decided to go for Chic-Boy when I saw their ad on Spaghetti worth P44 only because my kid loves Spag. 
What I also like about Chic-Boy is that they have more choices in menu and I remember having a bad experience at Mang Inasal where the chicken was really tiny and the sinigang na boneless bangus only had 1/4 half-sliced piece in it. The restaurant was spacious and we sat in this long bench so that my kid have more room to play while eating. As you can see he had fun playing with the toothpick.

I ordered Spaghetti worth P44 for him and I got the Chibog Busog Meal Chicken Inasal (Petso part of the chicken) which is worth P99 and that included unlimited rice and soup. So total bill is less than P150. Perfect for Pinoys who have a huge appetite, but has a limited budget. 
The spaghetti has real cheese on top unlike Manang's Chicken and it tasted just okay for me (since I prefer Italian-style spaghetti) but my kid loved it so it must be good.

I did not drink the soup much, but it tasted like sinigang. The Pecho is slightly burnt, but it still tasted good and it is quite huge so I shared some of it with my kid. He actually ate a lot that night, finishing the spaghetti and even ate chicken inasal with rice. The rice is wrapped in pandan leaf to give it that aromatic flavor. It is best poured with chicken oil, but not too much or else you might end up feeling dizzy. 
I tried to limit myself into eating only 1 and a half rice even if I wanted to eat more. My overall dining experience at Chic-Boy was better than Mang Inasal so if I get to choose between those two restaurants, I would certainly go for Chic-Boy again...because there are more choices and the food tastes better.
Here is the Chic-Boy Menu happy eating!

UPDATE: I returned to Chic-Boy yesterday and decided to order for the Lechon Cebu which is worth P125 with unlimited rice and soup. Add P25 and you get unlimited iced tea. 
I was expecting the real Lechon Cebu (roasted pork), but it was grilled lechon kawali so I was a bit disappointed. If I was expecting lechon kawali, then I would really be delighted because the pork was tasty and cooked just right. I can even eat the pork fat and skin even if they were not that crunchy because it was not that oily. The suka (vinegar) was a perfect match for the grilled pork. I actually finished 1 and a half rice with this meal...SATISFIED! 

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  1. mas gusto ko talaga chic-boy kesa mang inasal..mas masarap na at madami pang pagpipilian

  2. you should try their lechon next time...really delicious!

  3. i love their liempo matched with talong or manggang hilaw...nakaka 3 rice ako lagi each time I order that..hahaha