Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things (213 Banawe St, Quezon City, Metro Manila)

PhotoGrid_1402128067685Date visited: November 2013

What we ate:

Champion Buffalo Wings in Garlic Parmesan and The Rookie sauces (~PhP280/pound) and Nachos N’ Salsa (~PhP100)

 

Taste = 4.5/5

–          When we were travelling for the nth time along Banawe St., we wanted to try a restaurant on the far side of the street. We saw that there was a wings place in the area so we tried their chicken wings. The wings were juicy and the coating of the flavour on the wings was even. The taste of the wings was good and the Rookie sauce had the right amount of spiciness for us. The Garlic Parmesan flavour was also a delight to eat. The amount of flavour was just right – not too little that you can just barely detect it but not too much that it would make you not want to eat any more. The nachos were crisp and very crunchy though we would have wanted it to be warm when served. The salsa was the usual one but it was still good and tasted fresh and not from the can.

 

Service = 5/5

–          They had attentive servers and they gave good service to their customers. It didn’t take much effort in getting their attention to get service and they moved fast enough.

 

Ambience = 4/5

–          There was an indoor and an outdoor dining area and both felt comfortable. This particular branch was relatively new when we ate there, everything was neat and clean. The atmosphere was friendly as well.

 

Value for money = 5/5

–          The serving sizes, quality of the food and the service were really above average. Good thing their prices were very reasonable and we hope they continue to do well.

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Sunrise Buckets (Unit 1 Madison Square, Madison St, Greenhills, San Juan)

PhotoGrid_1373818729493Date visited: July 2013

What we ordered:

Black Peppered Chicken Wings (Wipeout)

 

Taste = 5/5

–          This place serves our favourite chicken wings! Who wouldn’t love those very deliciously-spiced, very tender, and juicy chicken wings served with a sour-cream-based dip? We’ve tried several of their flavours already but the taste of liquid butter combined with the salty, sweet and very peppery coating on the crispy chicken skin always discourages us to try other flavours. Combined with rice on every bite … heaven!

 

Service = 4.5/5

–          It was a semi self-service restaurant but when asked, the waitresses granted our requests. Most of the time, they were friendly and attentive.

 

Ambience = 4.5/5

–          We have been to this particular branch several times already and they continuously improve their dining area. Large surfboards, various pictures, a message board and a relaxed vibe are probably what give this place its unique appeal.

 

Value for money = 4.5/5

–          Their prices are probably the highest for chicken wings but we think that the high quality and taste of their wings makes them worth every peso.

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Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings (Ground Floor, City Golf Plaza, Dona Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City)

Frankie's New York Buffalo WingsDate visited: May 2013

What we ate:

Wings World (Chicken wings in three flavours: Garlic Parmesan, Nagoya Tebasaki and Smokey BBQ), Frankie’s Hamburger, Buffalo Chicken Burger, Spaghetti Bolognese and Nachos

Taste = 4/5

–          The chicken wings tasted good. Both Lyn and I liked the Nagoya Tebasaki flavour the most. It was on the sweet side with a nice taste of sesame seeds. I think the rest liked the Smokey BBQ more because it was the flavour that was finished first. It was tangy but was also sweet – perfect for the Pinoy taste. The Garlic Parmesan was a little off. I couldn’t figure out if there was too much garlic or parmesan or something else. The Buffalo Chicken Burger was very spicy but was good. The spaghetti didn’t taste nice to me. Maybe other people would like it but I was looking for a beefy tomato taste but couldn’t find it even if there was a lot of meat in it. The nachos were ok.

Service =3.5/5

–          The servers were not very attentive and some of the food took too long to serve.

Ambience = 3.5/5

–          The place was good for friends who wanted to eat reasonably-priced chicken wings. The dining area looked clean and well-maintained. Unfortunately, there were some teens making too much noise while playing foosball at the time we were there.

Value for money = 4/5

–          The price of the chicken wings was very reasonable. It’s one of the few places that gives you good value for good wings.

Click here for their Facebook page.