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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Manang's Chicken: New Garlic Pork Rice Meal and More

We Filipinos love fried chicken. But although Manang's Chicken dubbed as the bagong fried chicken ng Pinoy specializes in what else but double-fried and glazed poultry, the beau and I discovered a new treat worth going back for again and again in this home-grown food chain. And take note, as good as their chicken is, this one's different.
Manang's Chicken SM North Annex

Last month, we visited the Manang's Chicken branch in SM North EDSA The Annex. Although I've already been to Manang's Chicken before, this was my first time to visit this particular branch. The Annex store is definitely smaller than their Wilcon City Center branch, but it has the same warm and comfy vibe for a fast food restaurant.

Garlic Pork Rice Meal Bigger Rice at Manang's Chicken
Garlic Pork Rice Meal P109

This is the new offering at Manang's Chicken I was most excited to try. Being a garlic, a pork and a rice lover, this serving of their Garlic Pork Rice Meal (P109) had me at hello. Not only did the breaded pork came in topped with generous amounts of garlic bits combined with bread crumbs, but it was also served with a really big cup of rice as well as some vinegar dipping sauce and a glass of either lemonade or iced tea. Since the beau and I weren't really starving at that time, this serving left us fuller than usual.

Spicy Ketchup Dip Chips and Dips Large P58
Chips and Dips Spicy Ketchup Dip P12

Of course, since we're already at Manang's Chicken, I didn't forget to order my favorite Manang's Chips and Dips (Regular P39; Large P58). I can still remember how I fell in love with these gorgeous potato chips which are so crispy and so addicting, and after reuniting with them again, I fell in love with them all over again. Call me cheesy but they're really that good! We had the usual garlic mayo and creamy cheese dips, but we also decided to try the new spicy ketchup dip which was also a hit to both the beau and I.

Manang's Chicken Fresh Sides Macaroni Salad Reg P29 Large P45

The chips were enjoyable enough to eat along with our meaty entrée. However, we decided to have additional sides -- Macaroni Salad (Regular P29; Large P45). Being a big fan of macaroni salads, I can't say that I was entirely pleased with Manang's Chicken's version. It was okay, but I wish I just ordered their buttered corn instead.

Red Velvet Sundae P49 Red Velvet Sundae

I can't stress enough how full we already were at this point. However, since this new treat, the Red Velvet Sundae (P49) is being offered for a limited time only (extended until March 31), I didn't dare miss the chance to try it out. True to its promise, the layer of red velvet cake at the bottom was warm, luscious and just comforting. When eaten with the creamy and smooth vanilla ice cream, a spoonful can simply brighten your day despite how bad your mood was, or even when you're PMS-ing. I guess the only thing I didn't like about this dessert was the candy sprinkles on top since I'm not really a big fan.

THE VERDICT

Our trip to Manang's Chicken in SM North EDSA The Annex really left me a good impression. While I'm not so crazy about double-fried chicken anymore, I'm sure to have the Garlic Pork Rice Meal again since it's definitely a good bang for the buck. Of course, I won't miss the chips and dip, as well as the Red Velvet Sundae while I'm at it. Service-wise, I can't complain about anything since the crew that day were really friendly and accommodating. Unlike in some fast food restaurants where the staff can bring your mood down, we felt the opposite. We went to Manang's feeling a little stressed, but we dined and left the store feeling better than ever. So to Manang's Chicken, thank you!

Taste - 4/5
Ambiance - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 5/5
Overall Value - 4/5


Manang's Chicken, SM City North EDSA The Annex
G/F SM City North EDSA Annex, North Ave.,
Sto. Cristo, Quezon City
Metro Manila, Philippines
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39 comments :

  1. I would love to try the Garlic Pork Rice Meal too looks delicious. It is great as they have a branch near our place.

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  3. My all time favorite chicken is at manang's . They also have pictures their on how they are different from other chickens in other restaurants :) Sobrang moist and ang sarap ng sauce nila ♥

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  4. I really love the Red velvet sundae! :)

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  5. I love Manang's chicken. love their chicken and chips with creamy cheesy dip

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  6. I love anything with garlic bits! I want to give this a try.

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  7. OMG! I want the chips and dips and the red velvet sundae..is it really good?

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    1. Their red velvet sundae is actually good, but I'd still go for their regular velvet sundae (the chocolate variant) ;) Give it a try!

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    1. True.. I doubt their garlic pork is double-fried though ^^

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  9. Yay! another chicken meal that every pinoy can afford.. need to try the Red Velvet sundae looks yummy talaga..

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  10. Yes their chicken is good and tender. I haven't tried their chips but next time i will try this, hope i can taste the red velvet sundae too, sana maextend pa promo since busy this March.

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    1. The meal I featured here is actually pork, not chicken. It's tender and garlicky which is good for me ;)

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  11. I love their chicken! Especially the spicy one!

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  12. i wnat to try their red velvet sundae

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  13. wooow! That red velvet sundae looks soooo delicious! :)

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  14. Oh i'm a fan of Garlice Rice! Super love the taste and even the manang's chicken velvet!

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  15. I love their chips and dips! Now I'm craving. Sana maabutan ko their red velvet sundae. I'm not sure I'd want to try their garlic chicken (you have to have loads of mint with you or mouthwash) but trying it once won't hurt. It just looks dry. I'd still go for their original Manang's chicken with extra sauce.

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    1. For chicken it may look dry, but it's actually pork and not chicken :)

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  16. I've heard good things about Manang's but your vivid descriptions made the chicken and chips even more mouth watering. I guess it's about time to taste it myself. Thanks for your review. I'll definitely check this out.

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  17. The Garlic Pork Rice Meal ended up as one of my faves. Also loved the red velvet sundae so much, but I haven't tried the regular velvet version yet. :)

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  18. wow another food!! will try there new one!!

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  19. I also love breaded chicken and anything garlicky....

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  20. I love to try this out,,,

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  21. Sarap talaga ng manangs!

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  22. Manangs velvet makes me wanna try it!

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  23. Too sinful..pero talagang masarap! Tried their chicken yum yum yum!

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  24. I'm a fan of Manang's too! My officemates even told me that I act as if i'm one of the endorsers haha!

    I'll try this garlic pork rice meal next time :)

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  25. I have tried the Garlic Pork Rice and it was great. Pork was tender and have the fried garlic sprinkled on top. Will be ordering this again!

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  26. Love their chicken and their variety of dips and sauces.

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  27. Wow! Delicious and affordable! Ayos!

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  28. really love food can wait to try this one!!

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  29. Would love to try this one, and check if it's as good as the chicken: )

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