The thirsty come for affordable drinks and the happy hour cocktails, while the hungry chow on comfort food in this bar and bistro. But it's these mouthwatering chicken fillets that ultimately win the hearts of both parched and starving since the birth of this restaurant.
Named after the infamous American mobster Bugsy Siegel, Bugsy’s is a bar and bistro that's stood the test of time -- that friendly neighborhood bar serving comfort food and a slew of drinks in Ortigas, which has then expanded to more branches. As Bugsy's opens in different cities, it brings along with it its signature dish that has also stood the test of time -- a best-selling boneless buffalo chicken.
Order one of Bugsy's biggest pulls, Buffalo Tenders, and you get crispy fillets of boneless chicken stacked on a white platter. Its signature orange tinge gives away how it is cooked -- deep fried just like buffalo wings, hot and tangy, without the hassles of your teeth making way for the bones in every bite. It is served with a blue cheese dressing, as this is the perfect dipping condiment, its flavors slighty taming the heat and lending coolness, and giving a creamy finish. If you've visited the restaurant but have never even tried sinking your teeth into this house specialty, you've never really experienced Bugsy's.
The Dish: Buffalo Tenders (P245) Where to Find it: Bugsy's Bar and Bistro, with branches at Citigolf Ortigas, Burgos Circle Taguig, Salcedo Village Makati, and Westgate Alabang.
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