Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mother's Knows Best

When it comes to fried chicken, nothing beats Mother's Fried Chicken for me. Introduced by a colleague of Chinese descent, I was dubious of his testimony as it was not likely that  he would be the suitable endorser of fried chicken normally associated with western cooking. Nonetheless, I and a couple of other office mates headed out for what was more of a "to taste is to believe" undertaking.

Mother's Fried Chicken is currently located at the third floor of Ayala Mall, Cebu. It is a shop of 10 to 15 tables setup at close distance from each other. Space is definitely a minus but it didn't really matter as we were all set for one thing during that visit: the food. It wasn't my spot so I decided to go with what the referrer suggested - Saver's Meal 1. There were only about a total of 3 crews who were visible for waiting so we mustered patience. Surprisingly, however, the meal came in just a little over 5 minutes.

Saver 1 Meal

Not wasting any time, I started the scrutiny. It wasn't grand at presentation but I'd merit it for for clean service. The meal consisted of sauteed canton noodles, rice serving, fried chicken and a glass of iced tea. The chicken part is a choice of breast, wing, or leg while the drink can either be a lemonade or iced tea. Customers can go for bam-i or palabok or sphagetti for the noodles. There was so much simplicity to it all that I thought I would likely confirm my doubts about my colleague's words for it. I just had to dig it for affirmation.

When I stuck the fork in the chicken, it slid the meat part from the bones. When I picked it into my mouth, the flavor was surprisingly delightful. The meat was apparently marinated with soy sauce, garlic, and probably pepper. The taste was so simple yet delicious. The crunch was so natural since it had no breading nor batter. It tasted like Maxx's, and in my opinion, even a little better. Their bam-i was just as good. It was complete with vegetable, fish balls, meat, and spice. It was not oily nor too dry. The pepper powder punctuates the taste.

Mother's Fried Chicken remains a personal favorite for a quick, affordable, and tasty food escapade.


3/F, Ayala Center Cebu (Cebu Business Park),  
Cebu City, Cebu 6000, Philippines
Phone Number
(032) 232-1099

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St. Patricks Square (R. Aboitiz St), 
Cebu City, Cebu 6000, Philippines

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  1. I grew up eating Mother's Fried Chicken almost every Sunday :-) And I still love it to this day. Yumyumyum :-)

    1. Hahaha.. your family must be the owner. Your mom must be "Mother", the cook. You must be her child. Are you? hehe.. tnx Mustachio.. I'm glad I ain't the only fan. :)


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