This is a late post. Really late. But as they say, better late than never. I’m one of the bloggers who got invited to visit Manang’s Chicken last December, before the busy holidays that is, and got to experience their tasty offers. So yeah, here’s what I can say about Manang’s Chicken in SM City San Mateo.
1. Why “Manang”?
The exact same question I asked when we were there. Obviously, I’ve never tried this resto yet so I got so curious about the name. My question was answered. That chicken and other recipes we were enjoying have been a staple at the owner’s family dining table for the past 20 years (I’m so glad they shared it with us!). Their cook, whom they affectionately called “Manang,” whipped it up for all of their family occasions and nobody ever got enough of it.
Fast forward to 2011 and Manang’s soy garlic chicken evolved from the comfort food of their dining table to the local weekend market, and finally a growing chain of fast food restaurants! Manang unwittingly redefined fried chicken for the Pinoy market.
2. The Place
Manang’s Chicken in SM San Mateo has a place wide enough to accommodate around 30-40 pax inside and 10-15 pax outside. The place is clearly decorated with their products on the walls with obviously dominant red color from their chairs to their plates and wall prints.
At the entrance, you are greeted by friendly staff at the cashier who will take your orders and politely ask you to wait for your food to be served.
3. The food
Of course, for the most exciting part – the food we were able to try. Among all the food I’ve tasted, these are my favorites:
A. Glazed chicken.
Their glazed chicken has hot and spicy flavors, I opted for the regular one because I’m not into spicy foods. I tried, but just can’t. So…leave the spicy foods to the bikolanos and other folks who love spicy foods! :D Their glazed chicken is so tasty, I’m not even kidding! It’s a combination of sweet and juicy chicken. The breading mix coating is just enough you won’t have a hard time finding where the meat is, lol!
B. Creamy pesto malunggay
Aside from the fact that it has malunggay ingredient (which is uncommon for me), I love the chicken skin on top of it – it’s like the star of their creamy pesto. Creamy pesto malunggay is just one of their 3 different pasta offers, you’ll have other flavors to choose from.
C. Cupcake Sundae!
This is not just my fave but also Nate’s! He’s consumed his part and almost consumed mine too! Why? Because it’s two of our favourite desserts in one – cupcakes and sundaes! How might think, “how is that possible”? I thought it sounds out of the ordinary either but when I tasted it, it actually is yummy! Here’s a tip, since sundae is on the top, don’t just taste the sundae, sink your spoon and go reach the cupcake – eat them together. It’s a good combination of hot and cold, it’s wonderful!
Before we talk a bit about their promos, Manang’s Chicken has delivery hotline. You can call them at 661-1111, tell them what you want, they will look for a nearest Manang’s location to deliver for you. Now for Manang’s Chicken promos, they have:
-get a free sundae cone for every order of any set meal.
- all you can rice starting at Php 99.
-Party feast packages.
There should be other promos, check their website for more information.
Facebook: Manang's Chicken
Delivery hotline: 661 - 1111
Address: SM City San Mateo, Gen. Luna Ave, Ampid 1, San Mateo, 1850 Rizal
Phone (SM San Mateo branch) : (02) 955 2268
Hours (SM San Mateo branch): Mondays - Sundays, 10AM–10PM
If you have Manang’s Chicken near you, go check it out, you might like it as much as we did! :) Check their branches here.