6.150 Roasted Chicken Marinated in Garlic


4 (Thu) June 2015

Roasted Chicken Marinated in Garlic


at Li Li (New World Manila Bay Hotel)

-Malate, Manila-

with the wife & kids

3rd Family Visit to Manila, Day 1.

The family is in town. Arrived last night.  Leaving Sunday afternoon.  Good times in between.

Sweet Corn Soup, Crab Meat, Asparagus (4.0) — best soup in town, confirmed.
Fried Rice Noodles, Beef Tenderloin Fillet, Dark Soya Sauce (3.0) — respectable if unremarkable.
Steamed Cod Fish, Black Bean Sauce (2.0) — not traditional blackbean sauce, more of a chili sauce; intended to be the highlight of the meal, but disappointingly blah.

The chicken was perfection.  Perfectly crispy skin, perfectly seasoned meat, perfectly juicy.  Far and away the best chicken that I’ve had in the Philippines (see for comparison 5.222 Steamed Garlic Fish Fillet), among the best anywhere.

As of tonight, Li Li has served up 2 (3, including the soup) of only 7 perfect 4.0 ratings on the blog this year thus far (see most recently 6.046 Pan-Fried Egg Bean Curd…).

TEILL is tempting, but I resist.

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