Reyes Barbecue: A Classic Taste Goes to the Mall

Chicken barbecue with Java rice


Practically every balikbayan I’ve ever known in my life has hankered for the sweet-but-savory taste of the barbecued chicken at The Aristocrat, that bastion of Pinoy cuisine that has satisfied the voracious appetites of several generations. It’s practically the first thing – well, save for sinigang na baboy, I guess – they demand to eat almost as soon as they get off the plane. Fortunately, one need not trek off all the way to Malate to get a taste of this divine bit of roasted fowl.

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