The club has not met in a while so everyone was excited to get together. We gave in to Between Bites long running craving for buffalo wings. Carlos suggested Flaming Wings in Katipunan, right across Ateneo since we would be bringing the rest of the club to Van Marley’s after.
I was really surprised when we got there that it was packed, and the only table left for the group was the one near the kitchen/counter. All of us were intently studying what dishes to order since we were all hungry already.
Flaming Wings boast five flavors of wings namely:
- Mild n’ Sweet
- Smokey BBQ
- Carribean Jerk
All available in 4 sizes –
- 3 wings for P143
- 5 wings for P235
- 15 wings for P690
- 24 wings for P1068
Since Irene and me don’t like the spicy stuff we ordered 5 pieces of wings in Mild n’ Sweet flavor (P235, pictured above). We were surprised when our 5 wing order came out they meant five whole wings including the small drumstick, so we got 10 pieces total. All orders also came with one complimentary dip. Our choice was blue cheese. The chicken was very crispy and flavorful but we still like the Honey Mustard Wings of Charlie’s as well as the complimentary vegetable sticks they serve there.
Good thing the others ordered different flavors, except for Wild, which I wouldn’t touch anyway. I tried all of them and really loved the Carribean Jerk and Smokey BBQ. The smokey BBQ is for those who do not want any spice from their wings, just the wonderfully deep smoked flavor. The Carribean jerk is a little spicy, tolerable for me though, highlighted by the lime taste. These are two flavors I would definitely order again on my next visit.
I also ordered a Pulled Pork BBQ Plate (P148, pictured above), slow-cooked pork doused with bbq sauce.I really loved the pulled pork although I felt the rice pilaf does not match it well. I think next time I should ask for plain rice instead to allow the the flavors of the pulled pork to rise.
Even though we were going for dessert after, Carlos said we should have a taste of Flaming Wings’ signature dessert, Wicked Oreos (P75, pictured above). 3 pieces of Oreos smothered in batter and then served with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. Notice the blue sprinkles on top of the dessert, green sprinkles are used in their branch across La Salle (a nice touch) The batter tasted somewhat like donut batter, a wonderful mixture of chewy goodness that is a great match to the vanilla ice cream.
Flaming Wings is definitely a bang for the buck restaurant evidenced by the unending customers leaving behind piles of bones. I see a lot more things in the menu I want to try next time.
Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights
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