BUGONG: Asian-Inspired Comfort Food
We decided to have chicken for dinner and so we found ourselves in the ground floor of Dela Rosa Carpark to have a taste of Bugong Roast Chicken.
An unassuming casual dining place within the heart of Makati Business District.
We have a soft spot for Asian cuisine so it’s a bit exciting to try out their menu for the first time. They’ve been around since 1999 but Bugong was only a take-out shop of roasted chicken back then –their version is a cleaner, healthier and more delicious neighborhood lechon manok.
They marinate their chickens in 18 secret herbs and spices and they have omitted the use of MSG.
It was only in 2012 that they opened a casual-dining resto. Now, they’re offering much wider Asian-inspired dishes together with their signature lechon manok. So let’s start to the basic, shall we?
Not bad for an P80-meal. It comes with a gravy which is refillable. Their Single Roast Chicken is ‘okay’. It’s juicy and is entirely different from the taste of your usual lechon manok, thanks to those 18 herbs and spices which definitely worked their magic.
It can stand alone without any sauce with savory flavor, but as a Filipino, a fried or a roasted meal is never the same without a sawsawan, right?
Bugong Roast Chicken Platter comes with salsa and triangular Poori bread cutlets to balance out the savory flavor of the chicken. It can be shared to 2-3 person.
A Puri or Poori bread is a deep-fried Indian bread.
If you need a hearty meal, you can try their Roast Chicken with Thai Rice and Asian Noodles
Their Chicken BBQ is saucy and tender. The first thing that I noted in tasting this is there’s no struggle in biting these skewers out of their sticks. Another okay food, it’s not something that you’ll get crazy about though.
Their Thai Curry Meatballs are the bomb. The meatballs are juicy, packed and flavorful and it goes well with the curry sauce, the sauce is slightly spicy which is good and tolerable if you’re not into spicy food.
Their ambiance is alright for a small stall in carpark. Many people come and go, and they also offer cupcakes! And if you’re health-conscious, they also offer different Asian Salads and Lite Foods.
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