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3. MYRADEL RESTAURANT
1401 Paz Street corner San Gregorio Paco, Manila
Tel. no. 561-3485 and 563-7232
Open 8:30 a.m. to 12 midnight daily
Don't be fooled by the looks of its Fried Chicken (P150 for half). While the house specialty may appear plain--devoid of any coloring or extender--it nevertheless is cooked only upon order and served fresh off the pan, accompanied by a sweet, thick, brown sauce in a large bowl. It reportedly has become so popular among patrons that management claims to be the Master of Fried Chicken. Perhaps, that's why Myradel has been endorsed by a beauty titlist: Binibining Pilipinas 2004 Jonah Cabrera. In fact, her photo is featured on a promotional tarp that hangs inside the restaurant's modest digs.
4. THE ARISTOCRAT RESTAURANT
146 Jupiter cor.Saturn Sts., Bel-Air Village, Makati City. Tel. No. 895-0101
Though the restaurant is more famous for its Chicken Barbecue, its fried version, the Chicken Honey (P212 for half), should not be underestimated. Aristocrat's fried chicken has a hint of lemongrass to complement the almost-buttery taste of the chicken skin. The chicken meat is, as expected, nicely tender and moist. You can skip the Java sauce that's served on the side. The fowl is tasty enough.