Young entrepreneur Ifore Yu launched Chicken Charlie after falling in love with the taste of Bonchon in New York (now he says the local Bonchon franchise is nowhere near as delicious!) So he concocted his own recipe of what a great-tasting, twice-fried Korean fried chicken would be like, and came up with his own brand.
Chicken Charlie’s first branch in the heart of Manila is now occupying the former spot of Kopi Roti in Adriatico St. Malate. It should be my new hangout soon, as it is near the office. I can’t help myself from eating one chicken wing after another. Warning: it’s addictive!
Four pieces of chicken wings cost P99. But I tell you it’s not enough! There’s 8 pieces at P195 and 10 pieces at P229, with a choice of soy garlic or hot chili sauce.
Charlie’s Bowl at only P59 should be a hit among office workers. It consists of extra-crunchy chicken strips slathered with soy garlic sauce over a bowl of rice.
The Cheestick Dynamite is my favorite. Imagine one whole green chili stuffed with creamy cheese and coated in batter. I winced when I first tasted it, but this one really gets into you and it’s good. Try it! 😀
Charlie Chicken wings & drumsticks go well with Bundaberg Sarsaparilla and ginger beer at only P90 a bottle. Am glad there’s now a mainstream fastfood chain selling these. We used to get Bundaberg only at S & R and one Irish pub.
Charlie Chicken Malate is near Rothman Inn Hotel & Ritz Spa on Adriatico St. It also has branches in Banawe and Little Baguio, San Juan City. For info and franchise inquiries, check out their official website