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In Which We Feature a Much-loved Chicken Meal…

Open the box...

At our office, Bugong is our go-to for boxed chicken lunches that are quite scrumptious and satisfying.  Located at the Valero Carpark, just a block or so away from the office, we get reasonably priced meals of a hefty cup of rice, a chicken quarter, and a cup of gravy to get us going.

Woohoo, here's dinner...

Bugong’s chickens are a bit on the manageable side: neither too large for picky eaters nor too small for hefty appetites.  These cluckers are marinated in a mix of salt, pepper, and a touch of garlic before roasting, so these are quite flavorful and absolutely tender.  (Yes, you can actually cut the meat with a plastic spoon!).  Plus, the aroma is absolutely irresistible.  Honestly, I can no longer imagine an office bash or a late night at work without a boxed meal!

The stall doesn’t have that much room for eating in, so people usually order whole chickens (P 229.00 for a whole bird; P 119.00 for half) and boxed lunches (meals featuring a quarter of roast chicken start at P 90.00) to take-away.  I should, however, warn to go early as the lines actually snake down Valero St. at noon.  Yes, the chicken is that good.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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