Frangos: Chicken Done the Portuguese Way

I'm very much pleased with our recent foodventure because the dishes turned out to be truly delicious! You know how it is when trying out a new place. It's a hit-and-miss, a forever in my heart and a never again, a don't ever leave us and you are so overrated. Frangos in Makati is definitely a hit!

Well, to be honest, my observation is not that conclusive since I've only been there twice. That place warrants a few more visits, which I'd be more than willing to do. Both visits were extremely pleasant, though.

Frangos Portugues Style Chicken Roasted Pumpkin Hummus
Roasted Pumpkin Hummus  PhP 95

Okay, this stuff is a blockbuster! Deliciously smoky, silky dip with pumpkin highlights. That welcoming addition made the rich paste faintly sweet. It comes with soft bread sticks.

Frangos Makati Beef Trinchado
Beef Trinchado  PhP 250

Swimming in a golden pool of glorious flavors are chunks of tender beef, halved baby potatoes, and lots of garlic cloves! This is more than just mere sustenance. It's really good! I'd take it with some bread, maybe scoop a little bit of that sauce for extra punch. This with rice is good, too!

Frangos Makati Chouriço Queijo Quesadillas
Chouriço Queijo Quesadillas  PhP 215

I underestimated these crispy triangles with charred edges. They're amazing! Each is loaded with chouriço {chorizo}, queijo {cheese}, slivers of green capsicum, and onions. You can pile up the salsa and sour cream on top or venture into the weird side by dipping it in one {or all} of Frangos' house-made sauces. I liked it with the green harissa and tomato piri-piri.

Frangos Makati
Frangos Wings  PhP 195

These things are worth a moment's loss of dignity and etiquette. If you're not licking your sticky fingers with gusto, and if your mouth is not messy enough by the time you finish your wings, we can't be friends. We just can't.

The wings are drenched with a combo of sweet and salty plus a characteristically pleasant slap of heat. It's one of Frangos' most recommended, and that comes with really good reasons.

Two things I learned when visited Frangos: One, frango is the Portuguese term for chicken; and two, that is one helluva chicken! The butterflied chicken is marinated with the owner's special concoction, and for additional gratifying factor, the skin is basted with another special sauce for that perfect scorch. I mean, hell! I love this bird!

Frangos Chicken
1/4  Chicken  PhP 145  /  1/2 Chicken  PhP 260  /  1 Whole Chicken  PhP 480

The aroma that was wafting through the air while we waited made my stomach clench in anticipation. The leeway period is 20-30 minutes, by the way. It's okay; your patience will be rewarded with tasteful meat that's not heavily dependent on the sauces. They really nailed a good balance of flavors. Oh, and 'dry' and 'hard' are both forbidden from this place.

Speaking of sauces, Frangos has three to make your experience extra enjoyable: Tomato Piri-Piri, Green Harissa, and the Chili Garlic. You can make your own unique concoction with every mouthful of the pheasant meat by combining the sauces however you like. The chili garlic alone is enough for me. 

By the way, you have the option to have it chopped before it is served. That chicken is great with Frangos rice...lots of it!

I like this place not only because of the food, but because of the price points and the service, too. You may need to call on Mother Cabrini when scoring a parking spot, though. But whatever, that's just a trifle. They're doing a good job with the very purpose of their existence, and that's more than enough.

9595 Kamagong, Brgy. San Antonio,
Makati City
Contact No.: (63917) 800.77.77
Operating Hours: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm / 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Monday-Sunday
Twitter: @frangos_ph
Instagram: @frangos_ph

Onward and Upward!


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