The Ultimate Fried Chicken Guide: Makati Edition

Which one’s your favorite?

Fried chicken.

No two words put side by side can spark the same crazed effect within us than “fried chicken.”

No matter where we are, even when we’re surrounded by dozens of food options, we tend to naturally gravitate towards crispy, golden brown skin and juicy chicken meat. The comforting and familiar taste and scent of fried chicken just can’t compare.

If you find yourself in the busy streets of Makati, here’s where you can get your indulgent fried chicken fix!

Big Mama

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Azotea De Bel-Air Condominium Building, Polaris Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 504 28 33, (+632) 750 00 48 | Facebook
Open Monday to Saturday from 9 A.M. to 4:30 A.M., Sunday from 9 A.M. to 2 A.M.

People come here mainly for two things: chicken and beer.

This Korean restaurant is among the hidden treasures of Makati that serve quality food but at affordable prices. They offer different flavors of their savory chicken, the best among which is the Yang Nyum — that sweet and spicy flavor that Korean-style fried chicken lovers know and love. If you’re not a fan of spice, opt for the tangy Soy Sauce flavor that’s just as delicious and mouthwatering.

Bad Bird

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Hole in the Wall, 4F, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue Corner Salamanca Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+632) 887 20 76 | Facebook, Instagram
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 A.M. to 10 P.M., Friday to Saturday from 11 A.M. to 12 A.M.

There’s nothing else Bad Bird is known for other than its gigantic, crunchy and deliciously sinful umami chicken which you can have with your choice of spiciness level. Customers fall in love with how juicy, perfectly fried and well-seasoned the chicken is, and how it’s a perfect match with waffles.

Korean Traditional Chicken

5648 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
(+63) 917 476 6611, (+63) 929 477 9393
Open every day from 1 P.M. to 3 A.M.

Some are quick to say that KTC serves the best Korean-style fried chicken you could ever eat, and it’s left to you to discover whether or not it’s true. This small unassuming restaurant hidden in the quiet streets of Poblacion doesn’t offer much in its menu (no more than four items) so there’s no sound enough reason for you not to get the fried chicken. It comes to you fried and golden with a kick of spice and small plates of pickled radish and sesame salt on the side — enough to give Max’s a run for its money!