I haven’t been to ChopStop since I moved workplaces from Makati to the BGC. There is a branch closer to where I live, of course, but I haven’t been inclined to go there for some reason. So, when I finally decided to head there for a meal, I was pleasantly surprised to see new additions to its menu: bacon cracklings, nachos with all the trimmings, a burger slathered with a sweetly savoury bacon jam, pulled pork, Salisbury steaks, and pork or chicken chops slathered with a Jack Daniels-laced barbecue sauce. After seeing that, I knew I just had to try it out.
You are given the option of getting a single chop plate (PhP 119.00) or a two-chop (PhP 169.00), a choice between nachos and buttered veg, and the option to grab an iced tea for an additional ten bucks. I went with the single pork chop option as shown here with nachos.
While ChopStop’s chops are consistently good with properly seasoned, properly cooked, and tender meat, my sole issue has always been the thickness of the breading that coats it. Not this time, though: here the coating was thin and crispy, enveloping a tender, nicely seasoned pork chop. The Jack Daniels sauce was a good balance of sweet and fiery which complemented the peppery pork quite well without getting too sticky or overwhelming. The nachos were pretty average, but they were hot and crunchy and the salsa added a sharp, piquant contrast.
I daresay I’m hankering for this as I write this particular entry; next time, I think I’d better get two chops and a frozen margarita for good measure. 😉
ChopStop McKinley Exchange: Ground Floor – McKinley Exchange, corner of EDSA and McKinley Road, Makati