Wednesday, July 18, 2012


     Being a man that would call Mercato Centrale his second home, I'm no stranger to Manang's Chicken. Not only am I a fan of their food, but I'm also an admirer of their success story. 

      In case you don't know what that story is, it's really quite amazing. From a small stall in Mercato Centrale, Manang's Chicken has quickly transformed itself into a legitimate fast food force to be reckoned with. 

      What makes their story even more amazing, is that the whole craze of Manang's Chicken began from a simple recipe that the Gerodias family matriarch created, and their beloved cooked that everyone loving called, "Manang" perfected. 

     The children of the Gerodias family grew up with the dish, as it instantly became popular among their friends. Whenever they had friends over, and asked what they wanted for dinner, the response became nearly automatic.. "Manang's Chicken". 

    And that, my friends, is how a legend is born. 

      If you look at some of the local fast food franchises around, there's not a lot of care taken into the interiors. You walk into a Mang Inasal, Chowking, or Tropical Hut, and you know you're in a fast food restaurant. 

      With Manang's Chicken, the interiors are clean and spacious, giving you the impression you're in a cafe, more than a fast food joint. There's a certain elegance to it that enhances your dining experience, all at budget costs.


       What else is there for me to say about Manang's Chicken that you don't already know? You'll be surprised.. Because there's plenty of things you may not know yet about Manang's Chicken. 

     But first let's start off with the obvious.. The wings alone could form their own food group. The chicken is deep fried not once, (not thrice) but two times, in order to ensure an amazing crispiness that makes other wings ponder their own existence. 

     The wings are then bathed in a lightly sweet sauce of your choice.. Original (my fave), Mild Spicy, and Extra Spicy. 

     The chicken is also available in selected parts. 

Apart from that, Manang's Chicken also has a few side dishes , which include Coleslaw and Macaroni Salad (Both cost P30 each)

And Manang's Chips and Dips (P39 for regular, P58 for Large), 
which are thinly sliced potatoes, deep fried to golden perfection!

You get a choice of Creamy cheese and Garlic Mayo.. 

I loved both but I was more fond of the creamy cheese!


Manang's chicken also has a fantastic Fried Pancit Meal for only P85 bucks!

And a Pinoy style Spaghetti meal (P69) that features a creamy cheese sauce.. 


         Believe it or not, the last two times I went to Manang's Chicken, I strayed away from the Poultry and instead set my sights on the Garlic Liempo Rice meal (P99). The dishes is composed of around two good sized pieces of pork belly, deep fried until the skin is crispy.

  But here's the thing.. I was a little bit taken aback when I saw them dump a whole batch of fried garlic chips on to the top of the meat, then hand it over to me. In my mind I was thinking, "Man, they put way too much garlic chips..".

   Then I took a bite. 

  I discovered that the garlic chips didn't have the pungent smell or taste associated with garlic. It was a bit sweet, almost like it was caramelized, and it just brought out the amazing flavor of the pork. 

  After the meat was gone, I was scooping up bits of garlic with rice, saying to myself, "Man, they didn't put enough garlic chips...". 

  Other rice dishes available are Sesame Beef Stew Meal, and Manang's Fish Fillet, also for P99. 

If you want something lighter, 
you can go for the Ultimate Crispy Chicken Sandwich..

Although I use the word "Lighter" very loosely hehe..


A few months back, Manang's Chicken unveiled their latest dessert,
The Velvet Sundae!

Why am I showing you all this? 

Because I'm announcing 
The Pickiest Eater In The World's Giveaway #5! 

I'm giving away P500 worth of Gift certificates to one lucky reader,
 courtesy of Jill Gerodias-Borja, President and CEO of Manang's Chicken!

So how do you join? It's quite easy, actually! But I've added a Rafflecopter Widget at the bottom of the page to make things even easier!

3) Like This Blog Post 

4) Share this post on Facebook, tagging The Pickiest Eater In The World, Manang's Chicken, and one friend, saying:

      "Pickiest Eater In The World is giving away P500 GC's for Manangs 
Chicken, Ang Bagong Fried Chicken ng Pinoy for his ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY 
#5 Kevin Bacon

       Critical Note: Shared posts that aren't set to "public" might not be visible to me, so please double check that setting

     Upon announcement of the winner, the link shall be verified once more, so please do not delete the shared post. 

     Don't forget to paste the link of your shared post to the Rafflecopter  

5) Add me, @TheRealRichieZ on Twitter!

6) Add @ManangsChicken on Twitter! 

7) Share the Tweet:

 @TheRealRichieZ is giving away GCs worth P500 from @ManangsChicken ! #PickiestEaterAnniversaryGiveaway No.5

 (Don't forget to paste the tweet link into the box so I can verify!)

8) Subscribe to my email updates! (It'll make it easier for you to follow upcoming giveaways!)

(I know it sounds like a lot of work, but RaffleCopter makes it so much easier, don't worry)

 This contest is open to all readers in The Philippines with Facebook and Twitter Accounts, but we will only ship the GC's to an address at Metro Manila.

    Please take note that as of this writing, Manang's Chicken has Nine branches scattered all over Metro Manila, and two more along the way!

The Locations are:

  1. Ortigas
  2. Katipunan 
  3. Taft Avenue 
  4. SM Megamall 
  5. SM North Edsa 
  6. Glorietta 4
  7. Tomas Morato 
  8. BF Homes 
  9. Wilcon City Center Visayas Avenue. 



  1. Steve del Castillo

  2. Thank you for this another giveaway.:)Joined! Hope I win this time.:).

    1. Thank you Nerissa! I've got at least two more confirmed after this :)

  3. I joined! I looove Manang's! :) Happy anniversary to your blog! :)

  4. I hope I'll win :)

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    1. Good Luck Aubrey! Stay tuned.. I've got another giveaway coming up in the next few days :)

  5. I wish this is my luck! I reaaally really want this!

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    I hope I win :)

  6. I love reading your blog! My first time to join giveaway contests like this. Fingers crossed! :))

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  7. Alvin Soyangco


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  10. :D

  11. HOMAYGAD! I forgot the links of my entries! Sorry.

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    Awesome! A yumyum giveaway! :)
    Thank you for giving us a chance. God bless and more power! :)
    Goodluck to us guys...

    This is the final comment! :)

  12. Shakirizza Cabrera

  13. Craving for the potato chips tuloy!! :>

  14. Thank you to everyone that joined! This Giveaway is now CLOSED :)



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