Listen to that crisp.
Name one dish that reminds you of your childhood: we’ll bet our last peso that most of you answered fried chicken. In this post we listed the best places to score mouthwatering, crispy buttermilk chicken that’s sure to take you back to your carefree days.
Don’t forget to order extra gravy!
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Prima Facie – Tomas Morato
Prima Facie is a speakeasy hidden inside Vitto’s Wine Bar & Restaurant in Tomas Morato. They mainly serve bar chow to go with their hefty drinks list. Try their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Parmigiana – buttermilk fried chicken poppers, marinara sauce, mozarella, cheddar.
Early Bird Breakfast Club – Century City Mall
The Early Bird Breakfast Club is a whole-day breakfast cafe that has redefined and redesigned our breakfast favorites. They aim to serve ‘beautiful breakfast morning, noon and night’. It has one of the most bright and beautiful interiors and plated dishes in the metro today.
Milky & Sunny – Legazpi Village
Milky & Sunny offers all-day breakfast meals and comfort food ranging from soup to pasta. They also offer beer of almost all kind – local, foreign and craft.
The Bowery – Forbeswood Heights
The Bowery is a 24-hour hot spot for some of the best musical talents in Manila. It’s by the same group behind Borough, so you know its NYC-inspired food is on point too. Try their buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, which comes with sage white gravy and maple syrup.
B and P – Ortigas
B and P stands for Bea and Pia, the owners of this cafe. It’s a quaint all-day breakfast spot known for their modern twists on some of our beloved breakfast specialties. They have pancakes, eggs, rice meals, and of course, good coffee. Try their beer-battered buttermilk fried chicken!
Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse – UP Town Center
Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse is a Southern USA-inspired smokehouse and barbecue restaurant made to perfectly satisfy your comfort food cravings. It is the passion project of four siblings who share a love for all things smoked and grilled. Aside from their buttermilk chicken, they also serve buttermilk fried livers if you’re up for a unique experience.
Kettle – various branches
Perhaps this list was born out of admiration for this signature bestseller. Kettle is a homegrown American-style restaurant that’s part of the same group behind Tender Bob’s and Fireside by Kettle. Their famous buttermilk fried chicken is served with a side of cornbread, country gravy, and cajun honey.
Insider tip: Their servings are usually good for two or three people. Come hungry!
The home of your favorite comfort food, Relik offers classic lunch specials such as Chicken BBQ Leg Quarter, Lapu-Lapu Parmigiana, and Pork Belly with Herbed Butter, and Buttermilk Fried Chicken
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Cops & Robbers – Xavier St.
Cops & Robbers is a modern jail-themed cafeteria located right in front of Xavier School’s Sports Complex. It offers modern cafeteria comfort food–such as pizza, sandwiches, pasta and rice bowls–that are priced affordably for students served by staff in police uniform. Aside from a cafeteria, it is also a small grocery selling snacks, candies, and even toys!
Main Street – Kapitolyo
Main Street, named after one of Vancouver’s districts, is a casual Canadian diner that serves poutine, pulled pork rice bowl, shepherd’s pie, and more. Their bestseller here is the 3 pcs. buttermilk fried chicken that can also come in solo meal or platter.
Fireside by Kettle – various branches
Fireside is Kettle’s sister restaurant that offers comfort food in a casual, homey ambiance. Their menu includes Buttermilk Chicken Fingers, Salmon Gravlax Tartar and a selection of desserts like their Fireside homemade doughnuts and homemade s’mores.
Fun fact: What sets their buttermilk chicken apart from its counterpart at Kettle is its batter so it's a totally different experience!
Beeffalo by Hot Rocks – multiple branches
Beeffalo by Hotrocks offers affordable flame-grilled steaks, ribs, and other grill favorites as well as biscuit pizza, pasta and salad. They also take pride in their tried and tested fried chicken recipe which is best enjoyed with spiced honey dip.
Flossom Kitchen + Cafe – Sta. Lucia
They may have just opened, but Flossom Kitchen + Cafe is already becoming a favorite in the San Juan area. They mainly offer all-day breakfast (as well as salads, pastries, and coffee) but they’ll soon be adding charcuterie boards and wines to their menu. Flossom’s Buttermilk Chicken consists of two herb-crusted chicken thighs, Cajun rice, coleslaw, and bacon gravy. It’s also served with maple syrup on the side for those who look for the balance of that sweet and salty combination.
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