CHECK IT OUT: Wing Hub at Metrowalk in Ortigas
For every kind of chicken wing craving-whether you’re jonesing for garlicky, Korean-inspired, or Pinoy barbecue-flavored.
Metrowalk, Meralco Avenue,
ortigas, Pasig City
Tel. No. 661-5307
Open 11 a.m. - 2: a.m. daily
Take your pick from eight kinds of flavored wings. Click for more.
(SPOT.ph) Crazy about chicken wings? Make a pitstop at Wing Hub, a new Metrowalk joint that serves eight kinds of flavored wings-Buffalo, Garlic Parmesan, Korean, Thai, Taiwanese, Hawaiian, Pinoy Barbecue, and Peri-Peri-each spiced with a 12-ingredient marinade specially made for each flavor.
"We don't take shortcuts and the wings are not flavored with pre-mixed sauces," shares Wing Hub partner Andrew Wijangco. He is, after all, working with seasoned chefs Humphrey Navarro, the chef who helmed the famed Mandaluyong resto Parallel 45, and Manoj de Silva, an instructor at the International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management (ISCAHM) at the Wing Hub.
Wing Hub’s take on the classic Buffalo wings recipe does away with the tangy flavor that you’d expect- instead it flaunts a robust, smoky and slightly-sweet flavor, seasoned with a bit of heat. Those who favor lighter, garlic and butter flavors may opt to go for the Garlic Parmesan wings, which Wijangco says is a Pinoy-palate pleaser and has been a big crowd favorite since they opened. Those who like more spice will like the chili pepper-seasoned Peri-Peri wings, which marries garlic, mayo and pepper flavors perfectly. "We don’t let spice overpower the flavor," adds Wijangco. The chicken wings don’t need dips, but if you like dunking them in garlic mayo or Bleu cheese, these may be ordered separately (P65 each).
While chicken wings take centerstage at this Metrowalk spot, the Black Box Trio Burger (P275)-with beef, chicken and lamb patties in three different kinds of buns-and the Fish & Chips (P195) are also on the menu. Pastry chef Ernie Babaran’s choco chip pudding, blueberry and strawberry cheesecake provide the sweet notes for Wing Hub’s must-have-dessert eaters.
Photos by Trixie Zabal