Chapter II : Fresh from the Kitchen – Manang’s Chicken

I never heard of Manangs Chicken until a friend at my photography group, Helios Project International, mentioned it on our community page. Although it is really near my workplace, i never ventured to it alone. Until one day, Len David, a friend and fellow blogger, asked me to visit Manangs’ Chicken to try it out. right there and then, we agreed to have lunch there and experience the now talked about establishment.

Photo was taken during my fourth visit, with Helios Project

The first impression that i had of Manang’s Chicken Ortigas was the very modern and hip look and feel of the place. the colors are very friendly to the eyes, and the smell of the place was not a turn off. 80% of the places that i have dined at ortigas center always left a vile smell in my attire, making it really embarrassing to face the boss after lunch.

Before entering Manangs Chicken at Ortigas Center

The menu focused more on their chicken selection, a one piece chicken with rice and a two piece chicken with rice. Other meal options includes but not limited to are the Chicken Wings, Liempo, Fried Pancit , Spaghetti and Burgers.

Two Leg Piece Chicken – Extra Spicy Sauce , no drinks – 136 pesos

After selecting my Chicken meal, i was first asked for the part that i want – combine any leg, thigh or breast for the two piece chicken meal. I was then asked to choose the sauce for it (Original, Mild Spicy and Extra Spicy). After paying, Len and I looked for a place to sit in while waiting for our order. I thought that it would take a significant amount of time before our chickens actually find our table, but NO!, and to both our surprise, Len’s Chicken (since she ordered first) arrive just as we arrived at our table. it took less than 5 minutes to get our order! perfect for us corporate employees as our lunch is sometimes limited.

the Chicken looks ABSOLUTELY GREAT! the aroma that emanated from the stro container has already captivated my heart, and the first bite was actually HEAVEN! (the smell and the first bite are two very important factors for me to consider food as splendid!). the only downside with the meal is that it came in a styro container and not a plate, and at that time was accompanied with a plasticΒ spoon and fork.

Two piece chicken meal with regular iced tea – 154 pesos

the newly added coleslaw at 30 pesos

MANANGS CHICKEN lives up to the reviews and the buzz that has been created. in my opinion, this could actually overthrow some well established chicken joints like Bonchon and all those Chicken wing shops that has been sprouting here and there like wild mushrooms! I have been to manangs 4 times just this month alone (and its only the 12th of october), and i have to say that it keeps getting better and better everytime! as the saying goes, Love is sweeter the second time around! what more on the third or fourth try?

me and len, waiting for my order to arrive

Thank you Manangs Chicken. see you tomorrow! right Len?

— Behind Thick Framed Notes

1. All Photos courtesy of Bobbit Lim
2. Visit or Contact Manangs at:
Manangs Chicken
AIC Gold Tower, Garnet Road, Ortigas Center



Filed under Book 2 : The Quest, Food

27 responses to “Chapter II : Fresh from the Kitchen – Manang’s Chicken

  1. supermish

    Ma-try nga πŸ™‚ Ganda ng shots! hahaha!

  2. you should. ilang steps away from your office lang yan! ahha all shots, except the last two, were taken by Bobbit Lim :

  3. I had manang’s last Tuesday night, which was yesterday!!! hahaha!

  4. i wanted to eat there nga for lunch. maybe tomorrow πŸ™‚ hahahaha. or sa monday!

  5. Kinda expensive price =D But will try that soon.

  6. Aaaack why so far again T_T

  7. I had Manang’s for dinner… teka pangit pakinggan ulitin ko. I ate Manang’s Chicken for dinner, sagwa pa din. Ah basta kumain ako, masarap, subukan nyo.

  8. in all fairness, masarap nmn tlga si manangs! hahaha lasap n lasap ko ang succulence ng crispy on the outside, tender on the inside meat! πŸ™‚

  9. Zen

    This post made me really hungry. I haven’t seen a store like that near Laguna. May mga branches po ba yan?

  10. me tooooo! i was actually re-reading it! from what i know, and heard from the staff. only in ortigas and katipunan plang. they also have a stall dn during midnight mercato sa fort bonifacio. πŸ™‚

  11. I’m a big fan of Mang Inasal, but I would love to try Manang’s version of chicken πŸ™‚

  12. yes do try it! but the kind of chicken served in manangs is different from inasal! haha so this could be your favorite in the “double fried” category! trust me on this, but its better than bonchon! πŸ™‚

  13. ‘Nak I want to try this din! 😦 Bukang bibig niyo lagi ni Len eeeh. T_T

  14. try mo mameh! highly addicting, mana-ish scale! haha

  15. Hi Francis, Thanks for visiting us and for posting this blog. We hope to see you again soon. =)

  16. its my pleasure! see you really soon!

  17. WAH! They’re opening a branch in Alabang. I can’t wait! ❀

  18. Thanks a lot Francis now I’m craving! Hay nako.

  19. Mas masarap ba to kesa Jollibee? hehehe..

  20. Hi guys! Our SM Megamall branch is opening on Oct. 28. Our Taft and SM North branches will be opening in November (we’ll keep you posted).

    We will also be in Soderno Molito in Alabang, so for those of you who are in the South, this is something to look forward to.

    Thanks guys!!! πŸ™‚

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