Sinful and unhealthy as they may be (though people will argue otherwise!), we just can’t get enough of chicken wings, especially when they come coated in yummy, lip-smacking sauces and rubs.
While the buffalo and garlic parmesan flavors will always be classic favorites, there are some places here in the metro that put their own spin on these chicken wings. Ever heard of sinigang-flavored chicken wings? Or how about caramelized patis? Moroccan chermoula perhaps? No?
Well, you’re about to learn about all of them plus four more unique chicken wing flavors you can find in Metro Manila! So keep reading!
1. Manam’s Caramelized Patis Wings
Manam is one of the places in the metro you can head to if you’re looking for a twist on traditional Filipino dishes. While fried chicken wings isn’t exactly local, Manam still found a way to make it more Filipino-tasting by using an ingredient we all know very well: fish sauce!
The idea of putting fish sauce on chicken wings might put you off, but wait until you try Manam’s Caramelized Patis Wings. The sauce that goes on the wings has the right blend of sweetness, saltiness, and even a little heat as well and it’s just so good, you can’t help but go for seconds! Make sure to order some rice to go with your wings because it’ll be too easy to give in to temptation and slather all that yumminess onto your rice!
Manam can be found at these locations.
2. Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings’ Kevin’s Bacon
If you think classic fried chicken wings are already a guilty indulgence, wait ‘til you see one of the flavors available on Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings’ menu. It’s called Kevin’s Bacon and it’s basically chicken wings wrapped in bacon. Yes, you read that right!
Definitely not for the faint-hearted (or those on their way to cholesterol city!), these wings are first wrapped in hickory smoked bacon and then coated in batter. Once all that’s done, they’re deep fried until they reach crispy, golden perfection!
Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings can be found at these locations.
3. Wingman’s Moroccan Chermoula
Morocco seems so far away and so exotic and many of us probably have this African country on our bucket list. Lucky for us, we don’t need a plane ticket to get a taste of Moroccan flavors thanks to Wingman!
If you’re up for trying something different when you’re in Wingman, go for the Moroccan Chermoula for your chicken wings! Made up of cumin, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, and other delicious secret ingredients, expect a strong, spice-filled (but not spicy!) flavor when you order the Moroccan Chermoula.
Wingman can be found at these locations.
4-7. Griddle: Steak x Wings’ Kare Kare Wings, Cheesy Nacho, Honey Bagoong, and Sinigang Wings
It’s probably a no-brainer to refer to Griddle: Steak x Wings as the king of unique chicken wing flavors because it has not one, not two, but four on the menu! Those looking for wings inspired by Filipino dishes should order the Kare Kare Wings or the Sinigang Wings!
If those don’t tickle your fancy, Griddle also has these two unique flavors: Cheesy Nacho and the best-selling Honey Bagoong, which is a favorite among looloo app users!
“It sounded so offbeat at first,” Nievs G. says of the Honey Bagoong Wings in her looloo review. “But once you take your first bite, time will stand still, the world will stop revolving, and you will hear the angel choirs singing. This turned out to be one of the best chicken wings dishes I’ve ever tasted!”
Griddle: Steak x Wings can be found at 106-B Maginhawa St., Quezon City.