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Northern Living - - NORTHERN EATS - BY MARAH S.D. RUIZ

CHUBBY CHICKEN

The tit­u­lar "chubby chicken" refers to the puffed-up fried chicken re­sult­ing from the spe­cial bat­ter de­vel­oped by Chubby Chicken's head chef. Avail­able in soyglazed or spicy ver­sions, it is served with rice and gar­lic mayo dip. Per­fect for dads who can­not eat with­out their rice, th­ese are avail­able in 1-piece (P78) or 2-piece (P118) serv­ings.

For dads who are more ad­ven­tur­ous, a must-try is the Chicken Tacos. You get strips of bat­tered chicken, diced toma­toes, shred­ded cab­bage, and gar­lic mayo en­veloped in a soft taco shell. Like the sig­na­ture chicken, it is avail­able in 1-piece (P75) and 2-piece (P115) serv­ings. Chubby Chicken has given the breaded chicken an Ital­ian twist with the Chicken Parmi­giana (P165). Dads who love cheese are sure to like this dish with strips of shal­low-fried breaded chicken baked with cheese and served with rice.

Chubby Chicken's menu is not limited to chicken. If dad is feel­ing peck­ish for beef, the Chubby Sloppy Joe (P150) is a step in the right di­rec­tion. Sa­vory minced beef, burger patty, and a fried egg with a runny yolk all come to­gether be­tween a toasted bun, and served with a side of fries.

For dessert, the Chubby Twinkie (P115) will hit the right spot with its deep-fried shell and warm gooey cen­ter, com­ple­mented by some top qual­ity ice cream. This spe­cial dessert has de­vel­oped its own fol­low­ing as it is only avail­able on oc­ca­sion.

Don't for­get to try Chubby Chicken's wide as­sort­ment of im­ported so­das which they ro­tate pe­ri­od­i­cally.

Chubby Chicken might be a haven for stu­dents, but its friendly at­mos­phere, un­pre­ten­tious com­fort food, and huge serv­ings are sure to leave dads and their fam­i­lies sat­is­fied.

Chubby Chicken, Unit 1B Xavier Res­i­dences, #41 Este­ban Abada Cr Alvero Sts., Loy­ola Heights, Que­zon City. chub­by­chick­enph@gmail.com. +632-433-1833. face­book.com/chub­by­chick­enph. @chub­by­chick­enph.

SIZE MAT­TERS

Have you ever been to a place where you'd vir­tu­ally have to un­hinge your jaw like a python just to take a bite out of your food?

Size Mat­ters is one such place. The grub here is not for the weak or the veg­e­tar­ian. The place un­apolo­get­i­cally serves huge por­tions of mouth-wa­ter­ing sausage burg­ers. If your dad has an ap­petite for meat, then this is the place for him.

Go for The Works Burger (P299), a 1/3-pound sausage patty stuffed with Mon­terey Jack cheese on an oat bun with gen­er­ous trim­mings of ba­con, ched­dar cheese, caramelized onions, gar­lic mush­rooms, and bleu cheese or gar­lic cream cheese. Dad is sure to love the cheese ooz­ing out of the burger at ev­ery bite.

In Size Mat­ters, you can have Break­fast in Bed all day, any day! Avail­able in 1/4-pound (P189) and 1/2-pound (P249) serv­ings, the Break­fast in Bed boasts of a break­fast sausage patty, a sunny-side up egg, Amer­i­can ched­dar, let­tuce, onion, and toma­toes served in a nice English muf­fin.

Have th­ese gourmet burg­ers with a side of jalapeño cheese fries (P79) for that heav­enly com­bi­na­tion of melted cheese and just the right amount of kick from the jalapeño.

If you don't feel like burg­ers, Size Mat­ters also has Sausage Lasagna (P145), which is lay­ered with in­cred­i­bly stringy cheese and ground sausage.

To wash the chow down, pair them with any of the im­ported beers from Size Mat­ters' siz­able beer list.

With its gen­er­ous help­ings and in­sis­tence on only the best in­gre­di­ents, Size Mat­ters is one of the best places to go for Amer­i­can-style com­fort food.

Size Mat­ters G/F 500 Shaw Zen­trum, 500 Shaw Boule­vard, Man­daluy­ong City. +632-625-2030. size­mat­terssausages@ya­hoo.com.

Chicken Bar­be­cue

Chubby Chicken Parmi­giana

The Works Burger

Pork Bar­be­cue

Chubby Sloppy Joe

Sausage Lasagna

Chubby Twinkies

The Break­fast in Bed

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