Saturday, March 12, 2011

Food Tripping: Peri-Peri and Icebergs at SM MegaMall

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so apart from tokyo cafe finally having a branch in megamall there's this place, Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken.  They claim Portuguese style charcoal / roasted chicken.  The staff even yells hola seniora/senior at you as you enter.
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yep, they have the refilling station behind our table, kinda reminds me how burger king was when they had refillable drinks.
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Chicken quesadillas, PhP140, four big pieces with a lot of big chunks of chicken and cheese.  I just didn't get the cabbage and the mayonnaise but over all i liked it.
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ahhmm the combo e. PhP170 phffft.  a rather small piece of 'quarter' chicken, the 2nd side dish, the fries came later.  but just like kenny roger's you have options of side dishes.
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my order:  platter 1 [PhP165] 1/4 peri chicken mild [you're given 3 options of levels of spicy] so yeah, they have different definitions of quarter chicken, cuz mine was twice the size of what was on the combo e [the Benj's order].  and the pasta, wow, the pasta is a serving and a half.  yeh, marami sya.
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the pasta bolognese is not for kids, it's meaty and not sweet at all.  in fact it was bordering on being too salty. [you're also given 2 options for your pasta, either this bolognese sauce or alfredo].
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the refill station:
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the area:
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the a/c wasn't working too well, so it was quite warm in the place [tas may grill pa somewhere right?].  i kinda like the shade they used on their lamps.  it's cute ^_^
so that's the ambiance, it's not as loud as super bowl and the staff is very attentive and quick to get to you when you raise your hand.  so just for the quiet, i'd rather eat here again than at super bowl, forever.  as well,  here at peri-peri, they mean it when they say serving time is 15minutes.  just didn't appreciate the music that night.  bunch of 1-2 year old american pop music that was kinda loud and not too relaxing.  but it's still way better than my most recent experience at super bowl where i couldn't even hear myself think.  so yeah, ok na dito sa peri-peri.
The Food:
the food was hmmm chicken inasal!  only spicier.  which i liked, i won't order the mild next time.  i didn't taste any smoky-ness from the charcoal chicken which was a shame but i did see the same yellowy oil like chicken inasal.  LOL.  it was well cooked right through so i didn't see any blood near the bones or joints.  i liked my spaghetti.  the serving was about a serving and a half so it was pretty substantial.  plus my chicken was huge for something that's supposedly 1/4 chicken.  so the Benj and i switched chickens.
oh something notable, imho, the fries. they're thicker than your usual mcdonald's fries.  but they're not wedges either.  they're just cut thicker.  they're also super soft, crunchy on the outside but really soft on the inside.  twas super hot when it arrived.  yummmm! i think it's peppered since it's kinda spiced up ^_^.
the price:
well my platter seemed well priced at PhP165 but the chicken that came with the combo E seemed like a cruel joke as the combo e is priced at PhP170!  but the chicken quesadilla seemed reasonably priced at PhP140 considering the size and the chicken chunks in it.  so 2 for 3.  over all for 3 orders at less than PhP500 on the total bill, it was not so bad at all.
oh, dessert naman!
weeeee
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yeah baby! one of the most decadent banana split variants i've ever tried.  
my dad first brought me to icebergs a long long time ago when it first started and now...i guess it's the Benj's turn to spoil me with good comfort desserts such as this deeeeelight!
yep it's the oreo combo split.  and on the tv screen there was even a snicker, ferrero, kisses, ice cream combo.  hahaha i think i love the person who comes up with these new products for icebergs.  and oh, it was such a nice ending too.  the music was light and Astrud Gilberto was on, sigh ^_^  it was what the Benj and I needed after each of our long days at work and after hearing what had happened in Japan.  our way, that's all. 
Oh, something i learned last night, icebergs is owned by a guy from Claret, awww that's kewl imho.  
coming up, something the Benj bought for me at the Etude House.  for now it's farewell.

so whatchathink of this Portuguese inasal? LOL.



3 comments:

sugar sugar said...

yummy! i love food posts! haven't tried peri peri yet but i will when i go to a mall with one of its branches. =)

Marge said...

hehehe awww thanks, yeh, peri peri isn't orgasmic but at least it wasn't bad either, and not too expensive <3

Marge said...

yummy! i love food posts! haven't tried peri peri yet but i will when i go to a mall with one of its branches. =)

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