Badet had been raving about Wingman for the longest time, so when Ensogo offered a P500-for-P1000-worth-of-food voucher, I bought two.
We've been to Wingman twice. The first time was in September, right before attending Ambeth Ocampo's Queridas ni Rizal Lecture at the Ayala Musem. We ordered a dozen buffalo wings (lemon pepper and garlic parmesan), curly twist fries, and Wingman Salad. This is the only evidence of our first visit, since the chicken wings and fries were safely tucked away inside our stomach cavities by the time we remembered to take pictures:
|Wingman Salad - P250|
I'm a big big fan of McDonald's twister fries, so I really enjoyed Wingman's curly twist fries (P130). When it comes to chicken wings, I'm partial towards non-saucy variants. Both the lemon pepper and garlic parmesan variants satisfied my taste buds. The Wingman Salad (lettuce with bleu cheese dressing and topped with buffalo chicken breast slices) was a meal by itself. I rarely order salad when dining out since I usually find green salads too bland for my taste, with not enough dressing/seasoning/cheese/meat, that I end up just munching plain lettuce halfway through the salad. I liked the Wingman salad, though. It was seasoned well and there was a generous amount of chicken included.
On our second visit, we ordered a dozen wings again. This time, we wanted to try their burger, but we couldn't decide which one to get so we got Home Run Sliders (choice of 3 mini-burgers), in order to sample the different kinds.
|Home Run Sliders - P250|
We're Coke fanatics so for dessert, we ordered Deep Fried Coca-Cola (P120). It was a combination of funnel cake, whipped cream, and coca-cola syrup. Big mistake! We left it half-eaten. I don't know if it's an acquired taste but we hated it. Our reaction to it:
Aside from the deep fried coke, Wingman only had one other dessert: Deep-Fried Snickers bar (P220). I wish they would add 'safer' dessert choices like milkshakes or ice cream.
Wingman's food were tasty and filling. Portions were big, more than enough for two to share. You can order a half dozen buffalo wings for P180 if you're just craving for wings but not really hungry. A dozen ones (P300) can be a mix of two flavors. Burgers are P230-250 each, including the home run sliders. Money well spent (just skip the deep fried coke)!
Our second visit was around Halloween (hence the webs in the pictures below).
Wingman was more of a hole-in-the-wall kind of resto rather than a fancy one. There was an exterior dining area but the interior one was a bit small and the exposed stack of chairs, wires, dishes, etc in the middle of the area made the place look a bit messy at times. I think it would have been better if they had put the counter area at the end of the room, where it wouldn't attract much attention, instead of in the middle. Or at least put a partition that would cover the clutter. It's just a suggestion. As it is, it's no big deal.
The designs on the wall and on the board played on another concept of wingman -- one who flies and maneuvers airplanes, the old-world kind. I hope Wingman will fix the typos on their chalk board soon, tho.
The place looked a little cluttered at times but I didn't find any reason to worry about the cleanliness.
Reservation for our first visit was a little problematic since Wingman changed their landline number and I had a hard time finding the new number (Really, merchants and group buying sites should both exert effort in contacting voucher holders if they're changing contact info or address. They had our email addresses, you know...) Anyway, making a reservation for the second visit was smooth and speedy. Servers here weren't as peppy as in other similar joints but they got our orders correct and food was quick to arrive, so I can't really complain. I just wish they'd smile more.
7274 Malugay St.
Makati City, Metro Manila
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