Fried chicken never fails to make our mouths water! Growing up, it’s been such a staple with Filipino kids that it’s practically served everywhere—from fancy food joints to your favorite fast food chains.
If you’re looking for the best fried chicken in Manila though, here’s where you should go:
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The Pullet’s fried chicken is so meticulously cooked and is generously coated with a flavorful powder that reminds you of the chips that you use to munch on when you were little.
It’s best to pair their chicken with Soft Waffles (PHP198) or with the buttery Corn on the Cob (PHP218).
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One look at Señor Pollo’s fried treats and you know you’re in for a delightful gastronomic experience.
Available in original and spicy variants, Señor Pollo’s Fried Chicken (PHP95 – one piece, PHP165 – two pieces, PHP229 – three pieces) is brined overnight to keep the richness of the meat’s flavor. Pair it with coleslaw or spicy rice and you’re good to go.
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If you’re looking for Chinese-style fried chicken in Manila, head over to Sincerity. The restaurant is known for its buttery and peppery fried chicken that’s been tickling taste buds since 1956.
Other crowd-pleasing dishes include Honey Fried Chicken (PHP380 – whole) and Curry Chicken (PHP200 – half, PHP380 – whole).
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Located in Kapitolyo, Main Street offers customers a cool place to stay at while eating their famous Buttermilk Fried Chicken (PHP230 – two pieces, PHP290 – three pieces).
The chicken can be paired with either a hefty serving of potato fries or a cup of fragrant rice sprinkled with various herbs.
Don’t forget to dip the chicken in the buttery garlic sauce that perfectly complements that sweet coating of the meat.
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If heading north, visit the Catabolic Cafe. The cafeteria is not only known for its thirst-quenching line of beverages, but for its Fried Chicken and Waffles (PHP231) as well.
The meat is tender and salty but in a good way. The mildly spicy sauce that comes with the dish complements the chicken’s saltiness.
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Planning to have dinner at Bad Bird? We suggest you come early. The restaurant’s Fried Chicken Platters (PHP695 – four pieces, PHP990 – six pieces) are so delicious customers keep coming back for them.
They consider seasoning powder as their ultimate ingredient. If you’re into really hot and spicy meat, choose the Chemical heat level.
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210° Kitchen + Drinkery is under the helm of Chef William Mahi, a chef who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants. Their Parmesan-crusted Chicken (PHP640) comes with artichokes, basil, and lemon butter for an additional flavor.
The restaurant only serves boneless fried chicken for a more pleasant dining experience. While you’re there, try their wines and spirits, too.
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An under-the-radar joint in Tomas Morato, Palm Grill excites customers with their chicken stewed in coconut milk, roasted until its natural juices come out, or fried until the skin gets golden and crisp.
Carefully coated in herb breading, the restaurant’s Oswalda’s Fried Chicken (PHP229 – quarter-, PHP339 – half, PHP649 – whole) is served in a savory sauce.
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The Original Fried Chicken (PHP110) is one of the main stars of Lucky Chick’s menu. It has a thick and tasty breading with a bold flavor, making it a heavy favorite among regular customers.
Recently added three new chicken flavors include spicy hot, sriracha butter, and tangy lemon.
Image Credit: Nono’s by Classic Confections Facebook page
If you’re a true-blue fried chicken fan, you should taste Nono’s offerings. Their Homestyle Fried Chicken (PHP325) is served on a pretty wooden platter and comes with thick-cut fries, country-style gravy, and honey.
Visit the restaurant and enjoy their lip-smacking solution to your fried chicken hankerings.
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