Cycle 5 – Item 236
29 (Fri) August 2014
Chinese-Style Fried Chicken 1-Piece Meal
-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (78) (see also TERRP)
Living above Robinsons Place, I’ve been eating my way through the mall. As far as I know, nobody has ever done anything like this, my unique contribution to the city’s food/blog scene.
Chowking is a Chinese restaurant chain. Founded 1985 in the Philippines. Over 400 locations throughout the Philippines, as well as 19 in the US, 2 in Indonesia, 20 in UAE (really?), and 2 in Oman (really?). Limited menu, just a couple rice dishes, noodle dishes, dumplings, and “Chinese-Style” fried chicken. Usually packed with customers, another place that amazes me to see what Filipinos are willing to wait in line for.
The fried chicken was surprisingly good. While I was waiting in line, the fried chicken going out to other customers didn’t look that great, all dried out like it’d been sitting around for hours, but it still looked better than the other crap going out, so I ordered it anyway. Fortunately, I got a piece from a fresh batch, glistening on the outside, juicy inside. In terms of taste, however, nothing about it seemed Chinese, typical American-style breading/seasoning, served with gravy in the typical Filipino style, but okay whatever. Could’ve been worse.
(See also FAST FOOD)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)