Chicken Deli Experience: Review

published by MsPatriciaDV on Sep 22, 2012

Chicken Deli, a restaurant which has Chicken Inasal or flame-grilled chicken as a specialty, originated from Bacolod. Well, aside from their Chicken Inasal, their menu also offers other Filipino dishes. Like its counterpart, Mang Inasal, Chicken Deli also offers unlimited servings of rice and soup (you can also buy unlimited servings of Iced Tea), something that attracts Filipinos and foodies who want to have more out of their money.

Chicken Deli, a restaurant which has Chicken Inasal or flame-grilled chicken as a specialty, originated from Bacolod. Well, aside from their Chicken Inasal, their menu also offers other Filipino dishes. Like its counterpart, Mang Inasal, Chicken Deli also offers unlimited servings of rice and soup (you can also buy unlimited servings of Iced Tea), something that attracts Filipinos and foodies who want to have more out of their money.

Last September 19, 2012, my husband and I visited Chicken Deli at SM North Edsa Annex. It’s not actually the restaurant of our first choice to eat —- we wanted to dine at Bon Chon Chicken but got lazy to find it because we’re too tired of all the walking we did earlier. Anyway, upon entering the place, we find the ambience cozy. The chairs and tables were all made up of wood. The theme of the whole place is orange and yellow, and the music that plays on the background is their Chicken Deli jingle which can give you a Last Song Syndrome (LSS). 

We ordered their Fiesta 3: Lechon Kawali plus rice (with unlimited rice and soup) which costs Php 159.00 / USD 3.81, two sticks of Chicken Skin Inasal for Php29.00 per stick (USD 0.69), and two bottomless iced tea (Php 35.00 each / USD 0.84). By the way, their Fiesta meals are good for two.

The first brought to our table were the glasses of iced tea. Next were the soup, which is sinigang broth or tamarind-flavored soup. A few minutes later the Lechon Kawali and rice were served, and lastly the Chicken Skin Inasal.

The sinigang broth is nothing spectacular. Maybe because it’s bottomless. It has the same taste as the ones they serve in Mang Inasal and the once served in carinderias

The Lechon Kawali is indeed good for two. It has two slices, and the gravy is also good for two (though you can’t find the other one in the picture below.)

The taste is typical. Not salty, not glamorous, and nothing is special. It tastes like something I just cook at home —- boil the pork in water with salt, drain, then fry. If only I knew that this would taste like ordinary, I should have just told my husband to head home and I’ll just cook.

The Chicken Skin Inasal is photogenic. Maybe because of the Chicken Oil poured all over the skin.

I find this hard to eat. Aside from all the fear of fat and cholesterol, this is too salty for me. I also got a bit confused —- is this thing really flame-grilled as the moniker claim, or just fried and then poured on top with chicken inasal oil?  

The dishes served were disappointing. Out of five stars, I’m giving it a 1.5. Though, I have to commend Chicken Deli’s service. The crew were all cheerful, attentive, and alert. You don’t have to call their attention for another serving of rice or iced tea or soup — they would quickly notice your empty bowl or glass or plate and would be very quick to offer you another serving. I’m giving them a 4.0 for service.


One Response so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by Martin Kloess
    September 22nd, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Thank you for this.

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