Happiness delivered by Chicken Charlie

Chicken Charlie indeed delivers happiness to customers with their chicken that needs no gravy.  I joined a few other bloggers for a food tasting event that included the introduction of the Charlie Burger.  I am someone who loves going to Chicken Charlie because I love their chicken.  I would always crave for their chicken over their competitors like Bon Chon and Four Fingers.

Chicken Charlie's chicken is fried twice so it is crispy when you eat it.  My tip is to eat the chicken without any rice so you can eat a lot.  It is a good thing they don't have a bottomless rice promotion.  It is never healthy to eat more than one cup of rice especially if it is already dinner.

I gulped down this Chicken Charlie in 5 minutes.  I thought the sesame bun went well with the chicken steak.  I thought it needed more toppings but the chicken breast should be the star so the less toppings, the better. The burger is priced at P135 which means it is very affordable.

This one is another one of their new dishes.  It actually tasted like chicken and chips but it is actually fish and chips.

I have to admit the wall was well designed.  It provides a different feeling for people who dine here.  They also have high speed Internet so you can spend hours here enjoying their chicken while surfing the web.  The cozy ambiance would even make you mistake it for a coffee shop.

Nothing like Lipton Iced Tea to top off the meal.  

The owner of Chicken Charlie got featured in a recent issue of Entrepreneur magazine.  He certainly deserves it because he started with one branch and it rapidly expanded across the Metro.  I am sure they are going to have a bright future.  Try one of their branches and find out why a lot of people love their chicken.

Rating: 4/5

Au Revoir La Petite Camille!!!

Trivia of the Week: La Petite Camille is a sister restaurant of established names Super Bowl of China, Chili's and McDonald's.

How did this happen?  Mama Flor joined forces with Richmond Yang (Super Bowl of China, Chili's) to put up La Petite Camille.  Richmond Yang is the son of George Yang, the man behind fast food giant McDonald's.

I joined other bloggers in tasting the creations from the brain child of Mama Fong.  She started La Petite Camille in California 21 years ago  in the United States and decided to bring it here in the Philippines last month.  The marketing manager told me they are already attracting a lot of customers despite not having a marketing strategy as of now.

It is no secret she tickled the taste buds of Filipinos because the place is always packed even during office hours. 

La Petite Camille is French for "Little Girl Camille".  The Vietnamese Restaurant used French because Vietnam was under the French people before they eventually became independent.

All the members of the kitchen staff were personally trained by Mama Fong so you can be sure you will still get Mama Fong's unique quality creations.

For now, there is no private function room to accommodate special functions so they are on a first come, first serve basis.  You must come there early if you want to celebrate an occasion there since the restaurant can only seat 74 people.

                                                          Beef Look Luck (350)

                                                         Beef Stew Noodle Soup (245)

Out of all the dishes that were served to us, I have to say I enjoyed the Beef Stew Noodle Soup the most.  I almost finished I entire bowl even though it was supposed to be shared with other bloggers.

                                                         Combination Appetizer (385)

                                                             Fried Ice Cream (90)

Out of all the dessert they servied, this one was the best.  It reminded me a lot of mochi because it is basically coated ice cream. 

                                                Green Papaya Salad with Prawns (195)

                                                           Chicken Fried Rice (225)

                                                       Iced Vietnamese Coffee (120)

I understand why this is their specialty drink.  They allow you to be the one to mix the ingredients so you know what makes up this magnificent drink.  I give it 5 stars and I certainly recommend others to give it a try.

                                                  Pan Fried Noodles with Prawns (325)

                                                 Pandan and Yellow Mung Bean (50)

                                                             Pomelo Salad (245)

                                                            Vegetarian Roll (190)

Since I was a little late, I missed out on the appetizers.  That is alright since I rarely order appetizers anyway.  I asked the other bloggers what they thought of the appetizers and they told me they loved the dishes especially the Vegetarian Roll.

                                                           Prawn Fried Rice (255)

                                         Vermicelli Salad with Grilled Pork & Rolls (275)

                                                      Vietnamese BBQ Pork (285)

                                                       Vietnamese Jell-O

I love the fact that this dessert dish has coffee jelly underneath it which is something most people don't know.

Overall, this restaurant is not unlike any Vietnamese Restaurant you have ever tasted because the Mama Fong is very good.  I certainly recommend paying this place a visit when you are near the area.

Rating : 4.5/5

La Petite Camille

Twitter: @PetiteCamillePH
2nd Level Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center Makati City
Operating Hours
11 AM to 10 PM Sunday to Thursday
11 AM to 11 PM Friday to Saturday
For inquires call 728-4695 

Pigging out at Mezza Norte part 2

I highly recommend the original version of the tapsilog of the angus beef tapa lady.  They cook the meat right in front of you so you will definitely be satisfied.

The crunchy pork belly from Carlo's kitchen is unlike anything you have ever tasted.  It tastes real good and it goes well with rice.

I tried Reese's flavor from Mio Gelati.  It tasted a lot like chocolate.  I don't understand that at all because I thought it would taste like peanut butter but that was not the case.  One scoop cost 100 pesos for those wondering.

I had chicken pesto at only 100 pesos.  You have to check out the other choices of wrap battle because it is definitely something new and innovative.  I would not be surprised if it becomes the latest food trend in the coming months.

The Big Brother's Burger will destroy the appetite of any innocent citizen.  You just got to love charcoal grilled burgers.  However, the waiting time for this one is 8 minutes but don't worry.  It is worth the wait.

5 Star Coffee Shop

Wow, dolce latte has got to have the best interiors I have ever seen in terms of a coffee shop.  They have everything you can ask for including nice ambiance, good food and friendly staff.  They even have an automatic sliding door for their entrance door.  It is like the coffee shop is for a five star hotel.  

I ordered this chicken with pasta type of dish.  I forgot the name though but that hardly matters because the important thing is it satisfied me in every way it can.  Believe it or not, I ate a sandwich before eating this and I was still hungry enough to finish it.  That is how delicious it was.

 They sure made a nice twist to the Spaghetti Bolognese dish. 

This tiramisu is not that good.  I have to be honest when rating my favorite cake and I have to say homemade tiramisu is better than it.

I actually put this bread to the sauce of my chicken pasta.  It actually tasted great since I did not see them serve any butter.

Overall, it is a very nice place to hang out.  They are even beside a bookstore so you can buy something there and read it at the coffee shop for a few hours.  I actually thought that place was a library before.

Rating: 3.5/5