Here’s an addition to my ‘double fried chicken hype’ experience. Jr, Cy, Van, and I had a late dinner at Chicken Charlie- Katipunan branch. It’s another attempt to find the best tasting double fried chicken in town.
On the table:
We started off with the Potato Wedges (Php 49). What I liked about it was the crispy skin. It gives an extra crunch in every bite.
Their version of Cheesestick Dynamite (8pcs -Php 99) is deep fried, wanton wrapped chili with cream cheese. It was a bit disappointing because the menu said 8pcs so we thought we’d be getting 8 whole pieces of chili (as mentioned also on their website Chicken Charlie – MENU), but we only got 4 chilis cut in halves.
For the taste, It’s a s0-s0… I’d munch on the potato wedges instead.
My nephew Vandyke had Charlie’s Bowl (Php 59). You can upgrade this to a meal by adding Php15 for a glass of iced tea. Charlie’s Bowl is bowl of steamed rice topped with crunchy chicken strips in soy-garlic sauce. He like it so much his bowl was wiped out in an instant.
And now, for the main star of the evening… Chicken Charlie’s double-fried chicken. Inspired by Korean style cooking, chicken is lightly battered and double fried to take out the fat, resulting to a super crispy chicken wing/drumstick. It is then glazed with soy garlic sauce or hot sweet sauce.
We had Combo 2: 3 drumsticks + 6 chicken wings (Php 315). This came with a serving of pickled radish. Extra serving costs (Php 20).
The serving wasn’t enough for the group because “wings” in Chicken Charlie means splitting an actual wing in half. They separated the drumstick like part and the wing. 6 wings = 3 wings cut in half.
We like the crunchiness and the flavor so much we didn’t mind how small the serving was. We ordered another basket of chicken wings.
The pickled radish is a perfect partner when chowing down korean style fried chicken. The combination gives an addicting taste, a mix of salty and spicy, briny and sweet. Hot and crunchy chicken plus the cold and tender radish bring fireworks in my mouth. Irresistible!
I give Chicken Charlie clap, clap, clap for good tasting double fried chicken I couldn’t get over with. In fact, I want to go to Katipunan now for some chicken charlie fix. Price is still lower compared to other double fried chicken stores in the metro. I just wish the serving would be bigger. uh-huh… i wish…
Address: 317 Katipunan Avenue, Loyala Heights QC
Contact Number: 921-6162/ 0923-1656170
Operating Hours: 11am to 10pm