Chic-boy – Chicken Baboy Experience
When I first saw a branch of Chic-boy at Jupiter street, I was amazed by the creativity of the name, chicken + baboy (pork) but I never got to eat there. Fast forward to a few months when Chic-Boy opened a branch near our office and this became our go to dinner place. Chic-boy started to expand rapidly where several branches of Chic-boy would start opening here and there; there’s even 1 just at the edge of the street to where I live.
So what exactly does Chic-boy serve that it became so successful? Their flagship (lol thinking about cellphones) dishes would be their Cebu Lechon Manok and Cebu Lechon Liempo. Similar to Mang Inasal, an order would come with unlimited rice and free soup. They would also serve their vinegar sauce and garlic (depends on the branch). Aside from these they also offer the common pork bbq, chicken inasal, sisig, breakfast dishes and vegie dishes which gives customers a lot of variety.
But for now, let me show you their flagship dishes.
Chic-Boy Cebu Lechon Manok – PHP 99
I’m not that excited about their roasted (lechon) chicken due to the fact I can’t distinguish between the different roasted chicken dishes I have tried. For me, they do have this similar and yummy taste but what makes chic-boy’s version unique would be their vinegar sauce. However, their chicken serving is tiny!
Chic-Boy Cebu Lechon Liempo – PHP 125
What’s the difference between their normal liempo and their own lechon liempo? First would the size and presentation. Their normal liempo is slab sliced thinly. While their lechon liempo is chopped into little cubes. The big difference would be in the flavor. Aside from being more juicy since the slice is thicker, the skin was also crunchy and it goes really well with their vinegar sauce.
They can proudly say that this made them famous yet sadly, the price of this might start going up more too.
Another favorite on mine that I’d like to mention would be their salmon teriyaki. You might be wondering why do they have Japanese Cuisine on their menu? I did wonder about that too and until now I don’t know the answer.
Chic-Boy Salmon Teriyaki
Sliced Fried salmon with a sweet teriyaki sauce on top of rice. Nothing too fancy but I like it!
What made Chic-boy so successful? Well, it managed to deliver something new and unusual to the people and the results were phenomenal. They also didn’t limit themselves to what they currently offer and they continue to add more to their menu.
Till next time,
PS: Whatever happened to the chicboy bulate scandal? This happened last 2011 where a customer claimed that her order of kangkong (water spinach) had an uninvited customer, a worm. The last thing I heard was Chic-boy also provided their own press release.