Chickenvasion!

Cebu is under attack! But in a welcome way, actually. A number of restaurants have sprouted all over the metropolis, and many of these culinary invaders are roasted chicken outlets. Perhaps this has somethig to do with 2017 being the Year of the Fire Rooster, but more choices for Cebuanos and guests is always good news. Here are three must-try new roasted chicken places in Cebu:

Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken

The newly opened branch in Mandaue City is the homegrown brand’s 12th restaurant in the country. Its growing popularity has much to do with its juicy roasted chicken’s distinct Portuguese and African flavors paired with eight signature sauces. Named after the African Bird’s Eye Chili, Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken has an extensive menu, perfect for casual dining for family and friends.

Price range: P140 (for a quarter chicken) up

Must try: A serving of chicken and the sauces

Getting there: Located in Meerea High Street in Mandaue City, a new strip mall to your right when driving in the reclamation area along Ouano Ave. from SM City Cebu.

Rating: 4 skewers out of five

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Aida’s Chicken Inasal

If Cebuanos have perfected the lechon baboy, then the Bacolodnons have mastered the art of cooking chicken inasal. Good news for those who love their chicken: Aida’s of Bacolod’s Manokan Country fame has just opened an outlet in Banilad, Cebu City. Dripping with natural juices, Aida’s succulent chicken barbecue is to die for, but the rest in the menu are likely to induce cravings. And don’t forget to drizzle your plate with chicken oil.

Must-try: Paa, pecho, tina-e (intestine), atay (liver), bul-o (chicken skin), and baticolon (gizzard)

Getting there: Right across Bright Academy on Gov. M. Cuenco Ave. in Banilad, Cebu City

Price range: P65 to P80 for one serving of chicken inasal

Rating: 4.5 skewers out of five

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Manong’s Original Bacolod Chicken Inasal

If you happen to be near the reclamation area and you’re hankering for some good old-fashioned Bacolod chicken barbecue with all the chicken oil your heart desires, then Manong’s Original Bacolod Chicken Inasal is the right place to satiate your barbecue and chicken oil cravings.
Must-try: Pecho and paa

Price range: P75 to P85 for one serving of chicken inasal

Getting there: Located in GND Arcade, F. Cabahug St., Kasambagan, Cebu City, the strip mall right across the Sykes building in Panagdait.

Rating: 4 skewers out of five

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