Thai, Wings & Things: 5 Places for Kickass Wings
In the past few years, Filipinos' obsession with chicken wings has become evident in the numerous bars and restaurants popping up that serve the tasty chicken treat. Recently, Chef James Worrasaran and his partner, James Bon, invited the Juice.ph Team
to partake in a light meal of – yes – Thai wings and ice cream at Thai Dara
. The dish will be launched in October following his return from Thailand.
He served us a scrumptious three-course meal starting with his very own version of the sweet and sour Thom Yam soup and lemongrass iced tea. The tea was the perfect drink to offset the humidity outside. The wings he served us were crispy, seasoned and marinated just right: not too sweet or salty, and just spicy enough to leave a tingling sensation on your lips.
Lemongrass Iced Tea
Thom Yam Goon soup
To cap off the evening, Chef James brought out his homemade Thai tea ice cream
. It was a mute light orange hue topped off with crushed peanuts to add some texture. It tasted like a quaint summer afternoon, with hints of tea
and peanuts. Its texture – thin and toasty – was a perfect ending to a wonderful dinner.
Thai Tea Ice Cream
For more Asian flavors, check out our directory of Japanese and Chinese restaurants around the metro!
But Thai Dara
isn't the only place to get crispy, well marinated, mouthwatering wings that leave a slight tingling, lip-smacking sensations on your lips. You’d be pleasantly surprised but Hooters
at the SM Mall of Asia
serves fantastic buffalo chicken wings with a side of bleu cheese dressing. Not only are the women servers quite an eyeful (and handful), but the orders are "ginormous," good enough to feed two to three thirsty sports fanatics.
If you’re in the Fort area, you’d be happy to know that there is an affordable and very satisfying chicken and beer place near Burgos Circle, named, you guessed it, Chicken & Beer
. The wings there come in a variety of “hotness,” original, sweet, spicy, and extra hot. It’s got a Korean spiciness to it, which makes it something new and interesting. The prices are affordable and the serving sizes also cater to big, thirsty, and even rowdy parties that intend to eat and drink while bantering happily away.
Up north in the Katipunan area there is Flaming Wings
, which for an affordable price serves great buffalo wings as well. Majority of patrons include, but aren’t limited to, students shuffling back and forth from school
. It isn’t much of a watering hole but it’s definitely a go-to place to fill up on wings “finger-licking good.”
For those out late at night and have the sudden urge to eat what’s most comforting (deep fried food) during those ungodly hours, there is Wingman
at The Collective
on Malugay St. Their wings are also delicious and affordable. You can either enjoy it alone or with a couple friends. It’s the perfect night cap to a liquor
-fueled, music frenzied night out.