BonChon Chicken Mural
1st Pit Stop: BonChon Chicken.
I've learned that Korean-style chicken is characterized by "a delicate crust, addictive seasoning and moist meat Koreans are devoted to," according to this New York Times article.
I can't help but hide my delight though when I saw that their prices are within the same range with that of KFC's and Kenny Rogers Roasters'.
Choice of Beverage: BonChon Iced Tea
BonChon Thigh/ Drumstick Ricebox: Soy Garlic Glaze Flavor (PHP145)
BonChon 4-Piece Wing Ricebox: Soy Garlic Glaze Flavor (PHP145)
To put this to the test, I bought two orders of their original soy garlic glaze-one for Bala & Tutapel and one for me. What can I say? As soon as I tasted the chicken's sweet, thin, ultra-crisp crust that never seemed to get soft after every passing minute, I knew that it was love at first bite! The flavors were so rich and distinct from the other fried chickens I've tried before which was I think why I loved it so. It's just delightfully different--the seasoning, moist meat and the crust resonated with me long after we left the place. To be honest, I haven't stopped craving for BonChon ever since. Now, I understand why the place is a hit!
BonChon Featured In The New York Times
2nd Pit Stop: Happy Lemon
As you can see, the line can be a problem when you go to Happy Lemon. But I decided to go ahead and take my place so that I can at least try out one of their more popular concoctions.
Happy Lemon Philippines' Diverse Drinks
Happy Lemon Rock Salt and Cheese Cocoa (Large: PHP 100).
Happy Lemon Philippines
Happy Lemon Rock Salt and Cheese Cocoa: See the very thick cheese topping?
I finally settled for their bestseller: Happy Lemon Rock Salt and Cheese Cocoa. After the mandatory stirring to let the flavors meld together in perfect harmony, I sipped a little, then some more and before I knew it I've finished the cup in half! Oh! It was sooooo good!!! I loved how the salt revealed the creaminess of the cheese and the sweetness of the cocoa. The cheese topping even cut through the cocoa in such a delicate way making it really one amazing drink. And the best part was, Bala absolutely loved it! What more can I say?
How about you what are your favorites at BonChon and Happy Lemon?
Ground Floor Trinoma
Beside Medical City
Cinema Level, Trinoma