“We love chicken” is an understatement.
We especially like to nom on our chickens during extra difficult days, with work weighing us down, or on days when we deserve to reward ourselves with the delightful dish that is chicken. There was even one shitty day when we downed one whole chicken… by ourselves… with a bottle of Mang Tomas… at a food court.
Such is the case of this chicken-lovin pair, that during the last working day for the second week of January, we decided to treat ourselves to Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken, an all-time fave.
We each ordered one 1/4 Bahia Chicken with two sides and a serving of gravy. On top of that, we opted for the unlimited soup and drinks for Php 50 on top of the meal’s price. For us, the optional unli soup + drinks is non-negotiable. It’s so sulit, you just can’t ignore it (and the rest of the people going back and forth to the soup and drinks bar throughout the duration of your visit).
The classic Peri-Peri chicken combo meals does not yet have a serving of rice included. However, you can choose from Steamed Rice or Java rice for your choice of sides, if you’re looking to pair your chicken with a heaping serving of rice. Other choices of sides include two pieces of Fresh Tortilla, Corn & Carrots, Famous Coleslaw, Mixed Vegetables, French Fries, Garlic Bread Sticks (two pieces), Leche Flan, Mashed Potato, Macaroni Salad, and Fruit Salad. Since we like to pretend that we’re on a diet from time to time, we opted for other choices of sides, specifically Corn & carrots + Macaroni Salad for me, and Mashed Potato + Macaroni Salad for the boyfriend.
If you find two sides excessive, you can opt for the 1/4 Bahia Chicken with one choice of side dish for Php 180.
Aside from my issue with the size of the chicken (since other places offer bigger pieces for less), every meal ends with us rubbing our tummies with satisfaction. The unlimited soup and drinks is one of the reasons we end up extremely full every time we come to eat, but the flavorful chicken needs its fair share of recognition. I cannot compare the flavor to any chicken recipes I’ve tried in the past, but the closest I can come up with is the Inasal chicken. I’m reminded of the Inasal chicken by the quality of the chicken skin, but the Peri-Peri chicken is juicy, less salty, and less reliant on the fish sauce for its flavor.
Peri-Peri also has twelve sauces available for mixing and matching with your chicken meal. For a safe choice, you can stick to your serving of gravy, or try out these tried and tested Peri-Peri signature sauces:
- Cajun Remoulade – Spiced Mayonnaise
- Garlic Brew – Garlicky, Spicy
- Thrilla O’ da Grilla – It’s basically catsup with a hint of kick
Feel free to experiment with the twelve sauces to find the best mix for you!
As an exciting treat to fans (and soon-to-be fans!), Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken is having an exciting promo from January 16-31, 2015! Get three chicken combo plates for the price of two. Find out more about their promo from the Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken Facebook page.
I’ll be sure to take advantage of the long weekend promo from Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken. It’s too good to be true, but we’re happy that it is! If three’s a crowd, then grab a partner and down a chicken plate and a half each. Regardless of your battle plan for the Peri-Peri promo, we’ll be sure to meet you there!-HANA