Did you know that Peri-peri is a type of chili from Africa that's related to the malagueta pepper? Also called Piri-Piri or Pili-Pili, these flavor bombs were originally produced by Portuguese explorers in Portugal's former Southern African territories and then spread to other Portuguese domains, making this prized ingredient a star when it comes to grilled meats such as chicken which dates back to the 16th century.
Like in most countries, The Philippines love their chicken regardless of preparation /cooking technique. At home, what's usually whipped up are family-style dishes like Chicken Adobo, Afritada, or Chicken Pastel. On more extravagant days, there's Fried Chicken or Inihaw na Manok with all the healthy sides like grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and onions.
But let's face it, there are times when we just get tired of all the cooking and the massive cleanups right after. Days when we just want to lay back and chill. Moments when all we gotta do is to pick up our smartphones and head over to our favorite food delivery apps to order something quick and convenient.
Fried chicken will ALWAYS be on our list, yes, but maybe you'd prefer something grilled. Inasal may be the first thing to come to your mind, but wait. Maybe you'd opt for something more exotic, flavorful, and new instead? Enter Peri-peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar.
Peri-Peri Chicken is a Portuguese dish that's made with young chicken that's cut into a butterfly and marinated in, you guessed it: Peri-peri chili, herbs, and other aromatics are combined to give the meat a lip-smacking burst of flavor before it gets cooked using charcoal to give it that intense smoky flavor.
Visit Portugal and you'll mostly encounter shops dedicated to serving only this usiny their own version of the dish, which may be served with lots of rice and an array of sauces or simply chicken oil, just like how we serve Inasal, which come to think of it, may actually be influenced by the Portuguese since Bacolod is where a lot of Spanish families have settled during the early colonial era.
In the Philippines, Peri-peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar continue to stick on a few important principles of making the iconic Portuguese dish but has been adjusted perfectly for the Filipino palate. With so many sauces to choose from, you'll surely have a different experience every time you bite on their tender, juicy spiced grilled chicken.
They also offer really good deals for families when it comes to lunch, dinner, and snack options. The Peri Grupo Feast, for instance, includes the following for Php999. A mighty good deal with savings as much as Php600++. It comes with
1 Whole Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken in Classic or Picante variants
1 Chicken Tenders Salad
1 pasta of your choice (Carbonara or Chorizo Bolognese)
4 Regular Sides (choice of baby potatoes, carrot and corn and Coleslaw),
4 Java Rice, and
1 liter of either Lime-ade or House Blend Iced Tea
And, you can also get 4 pieces of Cinnamon Sugar Peri Natas for FREE if you use your Shakey's Supercard. That's right! All these are good for 4 persons and available until June 30, 2021 only.
You can also try Peri-Peri’s All Day Snack Madness promo for just P199. Change your tv snack game with Beef Tacos or Cheese Quesadilla with some drinks -- available for dine-in or takeaway and delivery via food apps such as GrabFood and Foodpanda, and ideally via their (PERI-PERI) Hotline -- 7374-7374.