|Spicy Combo. Small (4 wings + 2 drums, P249)|
|Soy Garlic Chicken Tenders (Breast Strips) with mustard dip. Small (P119 for 3 pcs).|
|Fish fillet with aioli dip. Small (P119 for 3 pcs).
Cheesy Omelettes (P85)
We were served two variants: corn and mushroom, and kimchi. I know. Kimchi omelette?!
I was very skeptical about the kimchi. Very. Yet it turned out to be my favorite dish of the night, next to the soy drums and fish fillet. The eggs aren’t overcooked. Under the flap, it’s a bit runny and smooth, just the way I like it. Their kimchi isn’t odiferous and offensive to the taste buds yet it leaves that tickling sprite on the tongue.
Hate to state the obvious, but I LOVE that omelette.
|Both omelettes are glazed with Clucky’s home made mayo and catsup, which you can request to be served separately.|
Bulgogi Rice (P139)
Sweet and generously embellished with strips of tender beef loins, carrots, onions, leeks and sesame seeds in light bulgogi marinade.
Much like Clucky’s cheesy kimchi omelette, their Kimchi rice is a subtle dish that marries their home made kimchi and soft Asian rice. This is probably what I like most about Clucky’s. There’s that distinct kick of Korean but the food’s so light it lifts off the plate onto your lips.
Chicken Burger (P75) and Parmesan Fries (P49/ P85)/
Chicken Burger Meal with Drinks and Fries (P135)
The fries, sprinkled with fine parmesan and dried herbs, is crisp and thick but to me it was a wee bit salty, maybe because they peppered it with salt on top of the parmesan. Others argued that that saltiness was the parmesan talking, but I couldn’t help comparing it with salt-free parmesan fries I’ve tried in the past (most notably Tam-Awan Cafe’s). They do away with the salt and I’m all sold.
Hurray! My favorite part of every meal: dessert! As soon as we finished the mains, we were handed five small cups of Janneleyn’s home-churned gelato (P69 per cup). While a bit icier and airier than most gelatos, Clucky’s gelatos are nonetheless smooth and rolls nicely in your mouth. I just wish they didn’t melt as easily, ’cause, well, they’re gelatos.
These cold treats, made from fresh, locally grown products, are excellent for capping off a hearty meal, especially if you’re averted to sugar. They’re not sweet at all. In fact, they’re so light I could finish two in one sitting.
Currently they have five flavors available (L to R) : Coffee Choco Crunch, Oreo Cheesecake, Banoffee, Dark Chocolate and Mango. Usually they also serve Salted Caramel.
The Oreo Cheesecake, with its patchy swashes of Oreo cookie, is creamier than usual, though the cream cheese is one that’s missing a bit. The Banoffee, a mix of banana and toffee; and mango, are both delightfully fruity. Also impressive is the dark chocolate gelato. It is rich, dark and supremely bitter. If you’ve tasted Hill Station’s Dark Chocolate with Cayenne in their Ice Cream Palette Sampler, Clucky’s closely resembles that – minus the cayenne.
My favorite though is the Coffee Choco Crunch. I like the light, premium coffee flavor and the delicious flecks of chocolate chips that I spoon with much glee.
At the end of the night, I am grateful. I entered Clucky’s murmuring “Oh crap. It’s Korean.” in secret, and exited, rather excitedly like a kid, certain that I’ll be back for more Korean this time. Sometimes, you just gotta take chances to find a gem.
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