Saturday, July 21, 2012

BC Burgers and Chix in Kapitolyo, Pasig

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Mr. John Chung, inviting us to try their new resto, BC Burgers and Chix. Before going, I had to confirm that they were open to constructive criticisms (if any). Truth be told, he had me at hello "our wings flavor are different, we have 11 flavors to choose from".

BC Burgers and Chix menu mascots
the ridiculously cute mascots - I hope to see more of these guys!

BC is located in Kapitolyo in Pasig, inside the Pioneer Centre compound. Upon getting off at Boni MRT station, one can take a tricycle ride to reach the place. BC shares the parking space with the other establishments in the compound but finding a slot is not a problem, even on a Saturday night. Hailing a cab afterwards is easy and there are also several tricycles parked near the entrance.


Taste


We got to try BC Burgers and Chix's Mojo Fries, Gambas al Ajillo, Blue Lemonade, Pink Raspberry Juice, and a buffalo wings sampler consisting of three flavors: Fiery Korean, Classic Buffalo, and Italian Pesto.

The potato wedges are just okay, but we really fell in love with their gambas! The shrimps are plump, fresh, and flavorful, with just the right amount of spiciness. I can spend a night munching order after order of  gambas.

BC Burgers and Chix potato wedges mojo fries
mojo fries - P60
BC Burgers and Chix Gambas al Ajillo
gambas al ajillo - P200
BC Burgers and Chix blue lemonade and pink raspberry juice
blue lemonade (L) | pink raspberry juice (R) - P60/glass

The buffalo wings sampler BC served us consisted of 4 pieces of chicken per flavor. The sampler is not in the menu (I'm not sure if you can request for it). According to our server, a regular order of the buffalo wings consists of six pieces of chicken, so yeah, if you order buffalo wings, you'll get more chicken than the ones in the pictures below.

BC Burgers and Chix Italian pesto buffalo wings
Italian pesto buffalo wings
BC Burgers and Chix Fiery Korean buffalo wings
Fiery Korean buffalo wings
The Fiery Korean is the owner's personal favorite. It has a distinct Asian taste and a slightly-alcoholic flavor due to fermented Korean beans used to prepare it.

BC Burgers and Chix Classic buffalo wings
Classic buffalo wings
The Classic buffalo wings has medium heat -- hot enough to give you that spicy kick but mild enough for those who are not much into spicy food or have low tolerance for hot stuff.

Instead of offering buffalo wings with several levels of hotness, BC Burgers and Chix offers more variety. Buffalo wing lovers like me don't have to settle for the "usual", as BC offers 11 flavors. You can have more common flavors like the Classic Buffalo or Italian Pesto, or go more adventurous with flavors like Mexican Tequila or Binagoongan.

In BC Burgers and Chix, it's all about choices. It's not just the buffalo wings that come in a wide variety, there are also a lot of choices when it comes to burgers and imported beer.

BC Burgers and Chix buffalo wings and burgers menu
BC Burgers and Chix imported beer

Another thing I like about the food in BC is the presentation. Although it's casual dining here, the food is presented better than in other buffalo wings and burger joints. Similar restos usually use disposable or easily reused, plain-looking food containers, but BC uses festive, visually attractive dishes and there's a bit of food art going on, even with the dip and the humble plain rice.

BC Burgers and Chix dip and plain rice
dip (L) | plain rice (R)


Affordability

The food is pocket-friendly and prices are easy to remember -- all kinds of buffalo wings and burgers cost P160. The Blue Lemonade and Pink Raspberry Juice (as well as the Iced Tea) are all bottomless, priced P60 each. I don't drink alcoholic beverages so I don't pay attention to beer prices in general, but according to John, their imported beers are cheaper than ones sold in other restaurants.


Interiors

BC Burgers and Chix has a police theme. The tables and chairs are simple and practical. The restaurant is still in the soft opening stage so the walls are still pretty much bare, but John showed us a couple of pictures they were planning to hang on the walls to give the place a bit more character. A TV plays action movies either with audio or captions. I like the fact that BC uses captions so customers can follow the story of the movies. I see a lot of other restos having muted TVs and frankly I wonder why those restos even bother -- how will a customer be entertained while eating if he can't even understand what the heck is happening to the show?

BC Burgers and Chix
BC Burgers and Chix
BC Burgers and Chix
BC Burgers and Chix
BC Burgers and Chix

For a bit of police fun, there is a dining area outside where diners can pose in a police lineup (ala The Usual Suspects) or use photo stand-ins to pretend that they are a prisoner or a sexy cop.

BC Burgers and Chix lineup

Just some small criticisms: I hope BC can repaint the scratched part of the wall in the dining area outside as well as fix their signage (the upper part of the letter C is not lighting properly). Both look off for a resto that has just opened.

BC Burgers and Chix line-up
BC Burgers and Chix signage


Cleanliness

The place is clean and orderly. The wash area is inside the comfort room and the comfort room is also clean and properly stocked. Unlike Buffalo Wild Wings and Buffalo's Wings N' Things where I found the liquid soaps good enough to wash away the grease and the smell of the food from my hands but too watery that I had thoughts about the establishment scrimping, BC uses foam soap that feels more luxurious. There's a paper towel dispenser at the sink and another tissue dispenser near the toilet bowl and an exhaust fan aids in keeping the air fresh. There is also a bidet attached near the bowl, very convenient and something which I don't see in most restaurant toilets.

BC Burgers and Chix wash area


Service

Service is good. The food arrives quickly and the servers are attentive. We didn't even have to wave to them to get our glasses refilled, they took the initiative to do so.



BC Burgers and Chix
Pioneer Centre
8006 Pioneer St. cor. United St.
Brgy Kapitolyo
Pasig City, Metro Manila
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40 comments:

  1. I'll check this place out. It's a stone's throw away from where I live :)

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  2. 11 different flavors are too much,i am more than happy to taste 5 of them. The blue lemonade is new too me,i am only familiar with pink lemonade.Lol,on the police line up.

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  3. I'll be checking BC Burgers and Chix by the end of the month. Hope we'll have a blast trying their wings and burgers too.. :)

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  4. I would want to try their various chix and wings especially their buffalo wings.

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  5. nice. i love how the chicken looks like... soon :)

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  6. The mojos look a bit dry, but I think your gambas is yumy! I wanna try the spicy wings.

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  7. Wish I am near the place to check it out. lol But it looks like yummy though.

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  8. omg sarap ng Gambas tsaka tsiken wings! may malapit ba nyan sa alabang?

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    1. Unfortunately, no. I hope they'll have more branches soon :)

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  9. The food looks so delicious and the place is elegant. People can easily get there since it's just near Boni. Wings and burger are a few of my favorites. ^^

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  10. Mouth watering post and pics! Would love to try this soon!

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  11. comprehensive review! I would love to try their buffalo wings and burger! I love how you noticed even the luxuriousness of the hand soap!:)

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  12. I like the platting, except for how the mojo fries look like. Also, I hope they do something about the silver tables and the monoblocks, for me it doesn't match their theme.

    But I'll pay this one a visit. :-)

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  13. I'd love to try their mojo fries! :)

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  14. 160 is pretty affordable for wings, will check this out. very curious about the binagoongan wings :P

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  15. kapitolyo pasig seems to be home to many good resto! been hearing good news about this place lately! will check this out! thanks for the heads up :)

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  16. that's a lot of choices to taste... just hope they'll have a branch here in our place and invite me to make a review of their food... haha... it'll be an honor... Yahweh bless.

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  17. the resto looks very modern. good thing that the service is good.

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  18. This looks like another place to hangout in that area. Will try that Chiken while getting my dose on one of those beers.

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  19. What are the other flavors available? Anyway, hope they'll open a branch here in QC so that I'll be able to try them out.

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    1. You can see the list of flavors for the wings and the burgers in one of the picture above (the picture of the menu).

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  20. That gambas caught my eyes. Haha!! Seems a nice place but a little far from where I am staying. I will let my friends in that area about this so they can also check it out. :-)

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  21. the buffalo wings look tasty. will definitely try this place out. thanks for the tip.

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  22. gonna drop by bc burgers and chix soon too :) hope we'll like their wings! :)

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  23. The presentation of food was simple but quite attention-grabbing. I'll probably try this with my family one of these days.

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  24. Oo nga, I think that the gambas is quite good to eat. LOL. I like shrimps. Haha.. I would also like to try the Fiery Korean. Haha.

    The joint is just starting, eh? Good start.

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  25. The service is remarkable. The servers are quick and have the presence of mind. They have the initiative on what to do to serve their customers. And this is what I always am looking for a food outlets or burgers like BC.

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  26. Those gambas look so enticing...a bit pricey though. The mark of a good establishment is their restrooms. This looks very clean and well maintained.

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  27. I love Mojo fries. Oh I was looking for burgers in the photo :) .. I think the rates are not too pricey.

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  28. that burger looks enticing.. will check out this soon.. ang mahal ng beers hahaha I will stick with Super Dry hahaha.. thanks for the share

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  29. The bottomless drinks are reasonably-priced. And I'm amazed at the 11 flavors that they're offering. Parang mapapabalik ka talaga to taste them all =)

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  30. Does the place have high-chairs for toddlers?

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  31. Another burger store to try and explore.

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  32. Could give this a shot as FM's son loves buffalo wings.

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  33. The Binagoongan sounds interesting. Sayang lang it's too far.

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  34. looks like a cool place for gimiks with friends!

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  35. Is this new? We used to live in Kapitolyo and frequent that area but I don't think I've seen this place before. The food looks good, made me hungry. :((

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    1. Yup the place is new, still at the soft opening stage :)

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  36. Are they open early mornings?
    like 7 or 8 AM?
    With my office mates,
    we are always on the look out for nice restos..
    its for team breakfast, since we work night shifts.
    This is nice!

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    1. Sorry they're not open that early. They open at 11am.

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