Grilling Better: Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken

Peri-Peri is an old world spice also known as African Bird’s Eye Chili discovered by the Portugeuese. Fast forward to today, Peri-Peri is a Filipino restaurant known for its Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken made interesting with this spicy chill flavour.

Peri-Peri Capitol Commons
Peri-Peri Capitol Commons

Having made it’s mark since 2005 when they opened in Promenade Greenhills, Peri-Peri restaurant recently updated it’s interiors to reinvigorate its ambience for their loyal customers and attract new ones.

Upon their invitation, we recently had a sumptuous lunch at it’s new stand-alone, 2- level flagship branch at Peri-Peri Capitol Commons. It’s iconic red drums and coloured bottles adorn one whole side of the second floor which can accommodate up to 60 guests while a large bar and clear windows on the first floor allows natural light during daytime and enjoy the natural landscape of Capitol Commons at night. Add to that some wall graffiti for an added South African vibe.

They also introduced new items in the menu including an after-dinner menu and cocktails for those looking to linger a little longer in the evening.

Seat For Two
Seats For Two

Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar

And now for the filling lunch we had.

For starters, we had the Grilled Chicken Quesadillas (P195/P360 single/share) and a Chicken Soup (soup of the day) which is available as “soup all you can” for only P69 if enjoyed with a Peri-Peri meal with minimum purchase of P250.

Soup-All-You-Can for only P69
Grilled Chicken Quesadillas
Grilled Chicken Quesadillas (P195/P360 single/share)

As cheese lovers, we didn’t let pass the opportunity to try their creamy Mozzarella Sticks (P190) served with fries, marinara, and caesar dressing. We thought we were ordering  just ordinary cheese sticks but we were surprised how big it was after it was served. It was a pleasant surprise though. 🙂

For the main plates, we ordered the Peri-Peri BBQ Back Ribs (P730/P1200 half/whole) to share which looks really appetising in the photo.

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (P190)
Baby Back Ribs
Peri-Peri BBQ Back Ribs (P730/P1200 half/whole)

For the main plates, we had the Numero Uno Fried Chicken (1pc/P245) and ‘Palmas’.

The former was a crispy fired chicken fillet served with mashed potato and gravy – i love the bread crumbs they use. 🙂 The latter is composed of 1/4 Peri-Peri chicken plus 2 sides (P205).

The Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken was grilled just right and you can taste the hint of marinade blend of various herbs and spices they use. Add to that their Peri-Peri signature sauces.

Fried Chicken
Numero Uno Fried Chicken (1pc/P245)
Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken
Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken (PALMAS @ P205)

Peri-Peri Signature Sauces

We never know Peri-Peri had so much signature sauces – as much as 8! It was only then we knew about them.
Here is a quick rundown of the 8 variants:

  • Apache’kn MESQUITE BBQ – smoky, sweet, tangy
  • Tokyo Tori’s SWEET SOY – sweet, teriyaki style
  • Count Cluckula’s GARLIC BREW – garlikcy spicy
  • Fowl-Mouthed CHILI PEPPA’ – fiery & hot
  • Hen Dynasty’s HOISIN SESAME – sweet, tangy, w/ a hint of spice
  • Ka Tuka’s HONEY PINAKURAT – Filipino spiced vinegar
  • Sheik Chic’s HARISSA EXOTICA – exotic blend of spices
  • Poulet Vous CAJUN REMOULADE – spiced mayonnaise

Among the eight, Seats For Two‘s favorite is the GARLIC BREW since it’s garlicky and only mildly spicy.

Peri-Peri Bar Sauce
We asked if we can try all 8 Peri-Peri Bar Sauces and it was granted, you can too! 🙂

Peri-Peri Beverages & Desserts

We also saw a photo of the Beergarita (P200) on the menu which got us curious; but we opted to pass then since it was still lunch time. Maybe we can try it again in our next visit during night time. 🙂

Instead, we tried one of their fruit-shakes – the watermelon – which was surprisingly affordable at only P65 compared to other restaurants in the same level of Peri-Peri.

P99 Soup & Beverage All-You-Can!

For dessert, we almost ordered the tempting Torta Gorilla but we were already full so we exercised self-control. 🙂 Specially this year, as we’re starting to get fat already. 🙂

But I think the highlight of our lunch was the special privilege to try their newest and upcoming “PeriChon” wrap which we will feature in another article soon.

Peri=Peri Colored Bottles
Peri=Peri’s Red Drums & Colored Bottles

Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken restaurant also has branches in SM City North Annex, Robinson’s Bacolod, and its very first international franchise store in Yangon Myanmar which opened September 2015. They will open soon as well at SM Megamall, Nuvali Solenad, and Eastwood City. More are to be expected in the next 3 years, both in the Philippines and SouthEast Asia.

Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken Bar
Telephone Numbers –
Parties & Bulk Order: 0917-3298757
Catering: 0917-8681746
Franchise: 0917-5617052

Peri-Peri Chicken
Peri-Peri Chicken!

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Have you dined at Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken lately? Which branch was it? What are your thoughts on their new and improved look and new menu?

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