How I Discovered Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar
Way back in the Christmas season, I was finding ways to avoid the Christmas Rush traffic and I ended up in Ouano Avenue. I passed by the Meerea Hight Street Complex and I got pretty curious with Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar. I was pretty excited because I really liked Portuguese-style Chicken. My wife and I have been craving for that kind of flavor ever since we tasted Oporto's Chicken in Sydney. It has been 7 years since we last visited Australia and the chicken at Oporto is still on top our favorite grilled chicken list.
It was not so crowded then that I even made the Peri Peri Chicken Cebu crew do a #mannequinchallenge with us. We enjoyed our lunch and our meal looked wonderful on Instagram. My favorite sauce then was the Sheik Chic's Harissa Exotica because I liked it spiciness. My companions liked the Tokyo Tori's Sweet and the Apachee'kn Mesquite Barbecue. Ka Tuka's Honey Pinakurat also made an impression because of the fact that the Peri-Peri Chicken included a Pinoy-inspired sauce in their line-up.
We had a great time and we wanted to do more collaborations in the future. The dishes that stood out during that dinner were the appetizers. The place is not all about chicken and ribs, they also have yummy appetizers that Cebuanos should try.
During the grand launch, I was able to try more dishes like their tortilla wrap, pasta, and pizza. I got to appreciate the chicken more since I ate it hot. I did not waste time taking food photos since I have too many Peri-Peri Chicken pictures already. The organizers also put a display of the food so that photographers can take pictures. I realized that the chicken is best eaten right after it was served.
#PeriPeriChicken Cebu Eating Tip: Do not take too much time taking pictures so that you can taste the spit-fire chicken at its best.
Here are some of the photos I took during the launch:
I made her try the meal with Chicken and ribs while I had the one with battered shrimps. My wife loved the chicken so much that she practically gave away the ribs to me. In turn, I gave her some shrimps and some of my chicken. She loved the sauces. Her favorites were the Poulet Vous Cajun Remoulade, and the Foul-Mouthed Chili Peppa. The other sauces are Count Cluckula's Garlic Brew and Hen Dynasty's Hoisin Sesame. You can actually buy their 8 signature sauces by the bottle.
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I am quite happy that there is another unique dining place in Cebu. This is not your same old chicken restaurant. The menu here is pretty unique and there is no grilled meat place in the island that offers 8 signature sauces. Meerea High Street might be out of the way for most of the Cebuanos but this place will be very busy this year as the management team is bent on opening more unique dining concepts. Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar is just a start and as a foodie, I am very excited to check out the upcoming restaurants here.
Better check this restaurant out and try their chicken and their other awesome dishes. If you have dined here, my only question is "What is your favorite sauce?". Hit us up with a comment and let the #SauceWar begin. ;)