With 11 branches all over the Philippines (Promenade Greenhills, SM Annex, SM Megamall, Robinsons Bacolod, Capitol Commons, McKinley Hill, UP Town Center, Gateway Mall, Nuvali, Eastwood Mall, and Greenbelt 3), Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar has finally made its way to Cebu!
The restaurant is named after the African Bird’s Eye Chili discovered many centuries ago by Portuguese explorers in search of the famed spice route. With the owners’ passion to bring the distinct Portuguese and African flavors to Filipinos, it opened its first branch in Greenhills, San Juan in Metro Manila in 2016. Since then, the homegrown brand expanded their reach by opening more branches in different parts of the country.
With the growing number of restaurants and food establishments offering grilled chicken, Peri-Peri provides a new way to enjoy the classic grilled chicken dish, and The Lifeaholics has listed reasons why its worth checking out.
1. Fast + Casual + New Dining Concept
“What we bring to the table is a fast casual concept dining—affordable dishes served within five to ten minutes but in a full restaurant setting in terms of ambiance, quality and service,” shared Mr. Bryan Tiu, the President of iFoods Corporation and visionary behind Peri–Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar.
In Cebu, the restaurant is franchised by Vivo Sugbu Inc. headed by Chairman and CEO Mr. Eric Ng Mendoza.
“We saw the need to have more new concepts in Cebu that offer the winning formula of good food and value for money and we knew Peri–Peri would be a welcome addition in the city.” Mr Mendoza said.
2. Spit-fire Grilled Chicken
Peri–Peri’s perfectly spitfire-grilled chicken is a tantalizing treat in itself. It’s marinated in a unique blend of various herbs and spices brought in all the way from Africa.
3. Eight Signature Sauces
What makes eating chicken more fun at Peri-Peri is that every order of chicken comes with their eight signature sauces, each representing a certain personality which creates a multitude of flavor combinations.
Here are the 8 spiced playful flavors you can enjoy with each chicken order :
- Ka Tuka’s Honey Pinakurat – Filipino spiced vinegar
- Hen Dynasty’s Hoisin Sesame – Sweet and tangy
- Poulet Vous Cajun Remoulade – Spiced mayonnaise dip
- Apachee’kn Mesquite BBQ – Smoky, sweet and tasty
- Tokyo Tori’s Sweet Soy – Teriyaki style
- Sheik Chic’s Harissa Exotica – An exotic blend of spices
- Count Cluckula’s Garlic Brew – Garlicky and creamy
- Fowl-Mouthed Chili Peppa – Fiery and savory
The wide ranges of sauces that Peri-Peri offers complements the texture of the chicken which makes it even more flavorful. There are no rules on how to eat the chicken so you don’t have to worry about double dipping! You can even mix different sauces to come up with your own signature sauce that’s appealing to your palate.
4. Varied Menu
When one opens Peri-Peri’s menu, you’ll truly feel that you’re spoilt for choice. Chicken is cooked and served in different ways from salads, sandwiches, and appetisers to the main plates, healthy meals with wraps to afternoon delights. In 2015, the restaurant expanded the menu to include an after-dinner selection that goes well with their cocktails for those who want to linger a little longer.
Other items on the menu include their fall-off-the-bone tender BBQ Back Ribs, braised until tender Plata Porco, Fajitas, truffle-based Pasta Tartufo, pizzas, milkshakes and desserts.
Here are our favorites from the dishes we tried :
If you’re craving for pasta, you can choose from their best selling Shrimp Agio Olio, al dente pasta tossed in garlic infused olive oil and topped with plump shrimps and parmesan cheese, or Pasta Tartufo, perfectly cooked pasta in truffle infused cream sauce.
For pizza, their Ala Per-Peri (Grilled Peri-Peri chicken strips, onions and tomatoes with rich and flavorful sauce) and Todo Carne (Sauteed ground beef, Italian sausage, slices of ham, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and mozarella cheese) are must tries.
For dessert, we tried their new Torta Gorilla. It’s basically crushed graham topped with creamy homemade lemon custard, dulce de leche, whipped cream and banan brulee.
Here’s the complete menu of Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar :
5. Location + Instagram-worthy Interiors
Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar is located at Mandaue City’s newest lifestyle hub, Meerea High Street along Ouano Avenue, North Reclamation Area.
The 210 sq. meter fast casual concept restaurant can seat up to 150 people and features vibrant interiors with two private function rooms. A mix of rustic and industrial design, the restaurant exudes a homey ambiance.
It is open daily from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
To get the latest updates on promos and offerings, follow the Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/peripericharcoalchickencebu.