The small red, yellow and black restaurant added color to my appetite as soon I took a bite of their Buffalo New York-style chicken. Choices of 2, 5, 10, 15, and 24 wings were available and priced at 73, 182, 358, 536 and 845 pesos, respectively. The chicken wings were cut in half and served on a simple plastic tray. The serving was just right; we didn't expect it to be as big as the ones served in Don Henrico’s.
Flaming Wings in Original Sauce
Swimming in my choice of Original, Mild and Sweet and Smokey BBQ sauces, my bucket of wings were good, but tasted even better with the dips (blue cheese, ranch, aioli, wasabi mayo, balsamic mayo and honey mustard). My favorite combination was Mild and Sweet wings with aioli. The pickled dip complemented the hot chicken. Cooked in utmost tenderness, it was indeed lip-smacking glorious and should be better enjoyed when eaten with bare hands.
Flaming Wings in Smokey BBQ Sauce
The chicken wings go well with sidings such as creamy and freshly made mashed potato (P40) or steamed rice (P10). Pasta is also paired well with chicken wings. Flaming Wings' Penne with Mushroom Cream (P95) was very tasty as hints of garlic and thyme were melting profusely in my mouth.
My friends had the Linguine with Blue Cheese (P95), which had fresh tomatoes, pesto, walnuts and blue cheese cream. I'm not a big fan of blue cheese, but I found this one hewing to my tastes. Also, Angel Hair Pomodoro, Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti with Pesto and Creamy Seafood Linguine heat up the pasta section of the menu.
Flaming Wings also serves chicken and pasta combos. The Chicken Piccata (P120)--boneless chicken cutlets, capers, lemon juice and parsley served over aldente spaghetti--was indeed very good. Chicken Parmigiana (P130) had mozzarella and parmesan cheese melting over the chicken, and tasted piping hot with the marinara sauce.
You don't go to Flaming Wings for the ambiance. The place is not big--it actually looks a little old--but the chicken treats that're worth every penny never get old. The informal dining experience can complete a weekend, if you're looking to fill your stomach with the best chicken (which are not from the fast food chains) this side of town.
Photos by Bea Acosta.