Friday, April 15, 2011

THE AFTERMATH: BonChon and Banapple (and Forever 21)

What better way to do after immersing yourself in the water than eat. We went to Ayala Triangle Gardens to try BonChon.

BonChon originated from South Korea and is voted as the Best Chicken in America. It is cooked the Korean way by frying the chicken twice. This makes the skin and fat to separate and makes the skin really crispy. Hence, they claim that they serve healthier chicken with zero trans fat. I'll tell you about my personal dining experience at Bonchon through pictures and the captions. :)
I actually prefer my friend's Chicken Chop Rice (P125)! The flavor we chose is both Soy Garlic. I wonder why his' is way way tastier. :( 
We ordered iced tea with our meals which reminded us of A La Creme's and Rumpa's.
 I ordered 3 pc. Soy Garlic flavored chicken wings with rice (P145). You have a choice of either wings or drumstick. Then, for flavor either Soy Garlic or Hot & Spicy.
Most of the reviews I read said that Hot & Spicy is really spicy which made me opt to order Soy Garlic. Having tasted Soy Garlic, I think, on the contrary, that it lacks kick and tasted a bit bland. Unlike other reviews also which said that the flavor of the chicken seeps through, I found mine otherwise. The flavor is only concentrated in the skin. I guess they have to make their chicken consistent. Quite disheartening but I would like to try it again.
 I wish that they allow customers to mix flavors even for short orders. 
 One of us ordered Bulgogi Rice (P125). Which reminds me, I want to try the Bulgogi Wrap!!
 The walls are nice and the hanged photos inside frames tell so much story about BonChon which is really nice and informative. Nothing special on the place and the ambiance much in general.

Bon Chon Chicken Philippines
Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City. They also have one outlet in Greenbelt 1.
Operating Hours: Everyday 11am to 10pm
Soon to open at Megamall

After having late lunch at BonChon, we had dessert at the over-rated-God-knows-why dining place that is Banapple. Few minutes after settling, Boo came and ordered pasta and two more cakes. Banapple never fails to give me the homey dining experience. Plus, their servings are good for sharing! :)
Four different slices of cakes ransacked! We ordered three different variants of cheesecake: Banana starry-berry custard cheesecake, Snicker Fudge Cheesecake, Oreo Brownie Fudge Cheesecake and one cake of different type! O.O 
Baked Creamy Cheesy Penne!! I love their pasta and the herbed bread that comes with it.... and SALAD too which we did not order, though. We didn't order their best-selling Banoffee Pie too since Ju objected. Hee.
Menu here.

Banapple is open everyday as early as 7:30AM to 11:30PM.
Banapple is located at the following areas: (1) 225 & 206 Katipunan Ave, Blue Ridge, QC; (2) Northeast Square at 47 Connecticut st., Northeast Greenhills, San Juan; (3) Ayala Triangle Gardens at Ayala Ave, Ayala Triangle Makati; and (4) 2/L Il Terrazzo at 35 Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

We visited Forever 21 in Makati on its first day too! It's quite bigger!!! The queues are long!!


  1. i'll wait for their opening in megamall nalang.. ayala triangle is too far away from where i live haha ;D

  2. Wow! What a fun day! All the food looks delicious, but I am a vegetarian so I couldn't eat the chicken! ^-^ I am following now!

  3. I'm in love with your dress! New follower here :-)


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