JT’s Manukan (4 Granada St. corner Valencia St., Ortigas Avenue Extension, Quezon City)

JT's ManukanDate visited: February 2013

What we ordered:

Paa and Pecho with Garlic rice

Taste = 5/5

–          Arguably one of the best, if not, the best-tasting chicken barbeque in Metro Manila. I haven’t been to Bacolod so I don’t know what a real ‘inasal’ tastes like but JT’s makes very tasty chicken barbeques. The chicken meat was very tender and the distinctive taste reached the innermost parts right down to the bone! When paired with their garlic rice with chicken oil, forget about it! We also liked being able to mix our own dipping sauces because I wanted a little more vinegar to my soy-sauce-and-kalamasi mix than Lyn.

Service = 4/5

–          Service here is pretty variable depending on the amount of customers. But you would usually get good service with a little bit of badgering.

Ambience = 4/5

–          The place is pretty basic: the seats are wooden with no cushions; there is no air conditioning; the table arrangement is crowded; the wall has old movie posters that were not properly maintained and the place looks and feels old. But I still like eating there anytime.

Value for money = 5/5

–          The prices are very reasonable considering the delightfulness and quality of the food. Yes, some items are a bit pricey considering the small portions but the chicken is really, really worth the price.