It was kind of a busy day today. We’re in the middle of house repairs, we had to work (yes we have work even on Saturdays), then we had to drop off and pick up our daughter at Sofitel because her classmate had a birthday swimming party there. We left her and yaya at the hotel around 12nn as per the invitation. After that hubby and I decided to try Hot Star Large Fried Chicken at Blue Bay Walk along Macapagal Avenue.
We rarely go to this area and so it was our chance to finally try the Taiwanese chicken place a lot of people have been raving about. It was established in Taiwan back in 1992. I’m just glad it’s now in the Philippines!
This is where you place your order and pay. I waited until no one was in line to take a photo. People keep coming in so the place is never empty.
Everything is affordable. In fact, the most expensive things on the menu are the fountain drinks.
After you order and pay, you wait for your order number to flash on the black LED screen then you pick up your food and drink from this area here.
So anyway, for lunch hubby opted for Crispy Large Fried Chicken (P110) with rice and drink (+P35). It’s battered crunchy fried chicken.
I decided to try BBQ Large Fried Chicken (P125, pictured above). It’s basically Original Large Fried Chicken (original is breaded instead of battered) and then sprinkled with lots of pepper and spices, drizzled with BBQ sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds. The large fried chicken looks boneless but it’s not. The bones are just cleverly hidden — covered with either breading or batter depending on what kind of chicken you ordered.
It’s really delicious — crunchy and tasty outside then really tender, juicy, and thoroughly cooked inside. Yum! The chicken is indeed large, the problem is there’s not enough rice to accompany it so most people end up ordering extra rice.
Crunchy Fruit Salad is actually just fiesta fruit cocktail in a mixture of cream and condensed milk then topped with itty bitty pieces of battered chicken skin. It was nothing special. I don’t recommend it.
Anyhow, several hours after lunch, we were back at Hot Star Chicken for dinner, lol! After fetching our daughter at Sofitel, she said she was very hungry because she spent the afternoon swimming and racing with her friends in the water. This time, hubby and I tried Hot Star’s unique drinks — Ice Crush (P45 each). He opted for Black Gulaman flavor while I got Almond flavor. OMG. The Almond Ice Crush is like a dream… super cold almond milk slush with creamy almond pudding/jelly mixed in. It’s sooooo good. Hubby’s really did taste like Black Gulaman, something I’m not too fond of lol!
Since I already tried the Large Fried Chicken for lunch, I decided to get the Chicken Popcorn (P95, pictured above) with rice and drink (+P35). Lean, boneless chicken pieces are either battered (Crispy) or breaded (Original). I don’t like having to contend with bones so I liked this. You can get unlimited gravy for all the dishes at the area where they have the utensils and straws.
Our daughter tried the Original Large Fried Chicken (P110, pictured above) with rice and drink (+P35). Look at how big an order is! She liked it a lot and said it’s the yummiest chicken ever.
I couldn’t resist ordering dessert, a soft-serve ice cream cone (P15, pictured above). It’s available in 2 flavors: Black Gulaman and Almond. You can mix them both like I did above. Good, but melts rather quickly. At least it’s cheap, hehe!
Whoa, we really made the most of our chance to try Hot Star Chicken at Blue Bay Walk by eating there twice in one day! It’s always full and people never seem to stop coming in. Turnover time is pretty quick though so seats aren’t that hard to come by. We love that the food here is affordable, delicious, and filling. After lunch, we didn’t feel hungry until it was time for dinner! Next time we go back we’ll bring our son along as I’m sure he’ll enjoy it as much as we did.
Hot Star Large Fried Chicken
Blue Bay Walk,
Macapagal Ave. cor. EDSA, Pasay City
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