Mang Inasal in Iloilo - Philippines
The country does not lag behind the western world when it comes to fondness for poultry recipes. In fact, food establishments abound offering their own grilled chicken recipe packaged under many different names. In the Visayas and Mindanao, it is called chicken inasal or sinugbang manok while in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, it was introduced as lechon manok, chicken barbeque or roast chicken. This tasty viand may dipped in an assortment of sauces, gravy or just plain ketchup and goes well with buns, rice or pickled vegetables.
A newcomer in the grilled chicken business, Mang Inasal stands out because of innovations that caught the fancy and taste buds of its loyal patrons. Unlike other food establishments that offer to go, or as Filipinos call ittake out grilled chicken, Mang Inasal adopted the fast food concept of a sit down meal. Its ten Iloilo restaurants are located in popular malls, arcades and shopping centers look no different from the swanky burger joints of multi-national food giants. When you enter its doors and approach the counter, a beaming sales crew dressed in brightly colored uniform courteously takes your order, gives your order number and asks you to wait at your table for 15 minutes, after which your chicken inasal skewered on a bamboo stick will be brought to you hot off the grill together with fragrant, steaming rice wrapped in banana leaf. At Mang Inasal, you can order a package that would suit your budget. From as low as P39.00 to P68.00 for half the size of a regular fare, you can satisfy your craving for a chicken inasal meal.
You dont have to be shy when you eat your chicken roaster with your bare hands because fried or grilled chicken is typically a finger food. And, this is exactly how patrons at Mang Inasal are encouraged to eat its popular charcoal-grilled chicken inasal marinated in a special concoction of spices and herbs. Spoon and fork is available, but why use eating utensils if you dine in a place with a cozy friendly ambiance that beckons you to join other patrons in enjoying mouth watering inasal the kinamot way, which means eating with the hands in Ilonggo. The best way to enjoy your meal when youre at Mang Inasal is to dig in while it is still piping hot. First, remove the banana leaf and put some chicken oil on your rice to liven up its flavor. Then, using your fingers, take a few shreds of chicken meat from the bamboo skewer and dip in soy sauce with vinegar or calamansi. Take a mouthful of rice together with the meat. Savor the mixture of flavors and texture. Enjoy the convincing taste or as Mang Inasal ads put it in corrupted English, Kumbinseng!
If the tasty chicken inasal encourages you to eat more rice, dont worry because at Mang Inasal, you can have unlimited steaming hot rice to go with your order for free. If you dont feel like having chicken inasal, there is a variety of Ilonggo specialities on its menu like grilled pork or fish, sizzling sisig, batchoy, pancit molo and panamis.
For inquiries, you can call up its Iloilo City corporate office along Fuentes Street with Tel. Nos. (03) 508-9000; and, 508-7555 or email your query at firstname.lastname@example.org. Better yet, why not visit its website at http://www.manginasal.com/.