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Preparation & marinating: 6 hours to overnight
Estimated cooking time: 40 minutes

Chicken Inasal Ingredients:

  • Pinoy Chicken InasalChickens (free range if available)
  • 3/4 cup Filipino vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Garlic finely minced
  • 2 stalks Lemon grass optional
  • Salt
  • Annatto oil (see notes below)
  • Wooden skewers
  • Spiced vinegar
  • Additional Ingredients Instructions:
  • 2 free-range chickens, approx. 3 pounds each, or if you can find smaller chickens, use 3 of them
  • 3/4 cup Filipino vinegar, palm if you can find it, or cane; or if you must, the equivalent in kalamansi juice (available in the frozen aisle of your Asian market if you don’t have access to fresh)
  • 1/4 cup garlic, minced very finely, or better yet, mashed into a paste with 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • achuete or annatto oil, made by steeping 1/4 cup annatto seeds in 1/2 cup hot oil for half an hour (If not available, you may mix a small amount of paprika and tumeric to achieve the same color.)
  • thick wooden skewers, soaked for 1 hour in water prior to cooking
  • Bottled spiced vinegar for serving, or make your own by mixing Filipino vinegar, lots of crushed garlic, a bit of salt, and a handful of Thai peppers or other tiny red hot peppers

Chicken Inasal Cooking Instructions:

  • Pinoy Chicken InasalQuarter the chickens, or if using the small ones, halve them. Marinate in the vinegar, garlic and salt, several hours or overnight, turning several times.
  • Preheat grill to 350 degrees. Make sure your grill is cleaned and oiled well. Cook over indirect heat for 20 minutes, basting with the achuete oil.
  • Turn and cook for 10-15 minutes more, or until thickest parts of chicken exude clear juices when pierced. Can also be made in a grill pan on the stove if no outside barbecue is available.
  • Serve immediately with the spiced vinegar. Other welcome additions to the vinegar: some soy sauce or fish sauce if you like, or even some minced ginger.


  • Another technique we’ve found to work well, is to heat the oil in which the annatto is to be steeped, and to steep the garlic (and lemon grass if using) together with the seeds. This ensures a more even distribution of flavors. Just remember to discard this mixture when you’re done with the cooking, as you risk botulism from the garlic. Or, if you want to make it ahead of time, be sure to refrigerate the oil to retard any toxins from developing.
  • If your chicken is particularly fatty, you could render the fat slowly in a skillet, and use that instead of cooking oil to steep the annatto seeds. In which case, you’ll want to have enough not only for basting but also for serving later, as there’s nothing more appetizing than chicken inasal drizzled with this orange concoction.


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you try a dining place which is the Mang Inasal to have a sizeable overview of the country’s culture and tradition especially when it comes to the foods the people here loves to eat. By the way the “Ilonggo” word “inasal” means barbecue Tracings its humble roots in the province of Iloilo, Philippines, the home of “Ilonggos”, the Mang Inasal have grown into a well-respected and well-visited dining place in the country. Mang Inasal offers Filipino cuisine whipped up with delectable and flavorful herbs, spices and ingredients that elevated the people’s dining experience to the new heights, that is, coming up with strings of foods that no one can resist.

Jollibee bags 11th Franchise Excellence top plum

By Admin | October 6th, 2011 | Posted in Buzz Room

Jollibee Global President Ernesto Tanmantiong receives the highly coveted President’s Award during the 11th Franchise Excellence Awards held recently at the SMX Convention Center. He is flanked by award presentors (from left ) Bing Sibal-Limjoco, CFE (Francorp), Chair-Franchise Asia 2011; Estelle Logan, Past Chairman and International-Franchise Association of New Zealand; Jack Earle, Chairman-International Franchise Association (USA); Yvette Pardo-Orbeta, CFE (Wendy’s), President-PFA; Robert Trota, CFE (Max’s Restaurant), Chairman-PFA; and Samie Lim, CFE (Canadian Tourism and Hospitality Institute), Chairman-World Franchise Council.
Jollibee affirmed its standing as the leading fast food chain in the country following its conferment of The President’s Award, the highest recognition given during the   11th Franchise Excellence Awards (FEA). Organized by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the FEA is the most coveted industry award in the Philippine franchising sector aimed at recognizing companies which have exhibited excellence in business growth and ethical practices.  The President’s Award is given to Philippine franchise companies which have become benchmarks in market penetration and overseas expansion, thus proudly raising the country’s flag in foreign shores.  Acknowledged as one of the most admired companies in Asia and a Filipino brand icon, Jollibee was cited on the strength of its successful local and international expansion, resulting in a double digit business growth for the fastfood chain in 2010.
I came here during the late afternoon/early evening time with just 2 of my crew friends Josh and Ariel.  Everyone else from the crew went home or did some other stuff.  After parking my car, makai (ocean) side of the ground level at the mall, I noticed a guy holding a Jollibee plastic bag full of food.  Next, I saw a couple staring a the Jollibee menu posted on the window outside of Jollibee.  After that I saw a line for Jollibee.  It was a medium sized line.  Since I already ate a meal at Waipahu, I figure I try their Banana Jackfruit (Banana Langka) which appears on their menu next to the Peach Mango Pie.  The sectional beezyness was about 70 percent.  It was quite busy for them by the time I came over.  By the time I ordered, they mentioned that they do not have the banana jackfruit pie yet.  I was bummed so I just ordered a peach mango pie.  Josh also took some coupons.  He will start to frequent Jollibee Ala Moana since he works there too.  A hui hou, until next time.

Mc Donald's franchise

Mc Donald’s Franchise Philippines

Everyone knows Mc Donald’s. It is also one of the top fast food here. The numbers of Mc Donald’s franchised stores in the Philippines is still growing. I’ll never get sick of their mc flurry and fries, just the best. If you’ve got enough capital investment, you’re financially secured and has a good leadership skills, you can be qualified to franchise Mc Donald’s store in the Philippines. How much will it cost to franchise Mc Donald’s in the Philippines? The franchise cost of investment ranges from 25 to 35 million pesos depending on the size of the site, building, location and land cost. The complete requirements to franchise Mc Donald’s in the Philippines is in their official website.
Suggestion:First when mopping make sure there are wet floor signs in view from every direction near the wet areaa.Second, make sure the electrical outlets are covered so children can not stick something in them.Third, make it mandatory that the crew wears all nonslick shoes.Fourth, if they have a playland, make sure all the bars are covered with padding. Double check the safety harnesses for the tubing.Fifth, make sure the back door has an alarm that is properly working. make sure every manager that runs a shift has a key to this alarm.Sixth, check all locks and ensure all managers have keys that work properlySeventh, make sure all lights are working in the parking lot and are turning on at the correct time.There are more I could go on but, you get the point. There should be a checklist everyday they go through and varify all things are in order. Also a Safety Commitee is a good idea. Everyone could be assigned certain tasks that need to be completed and checked up on.There are also standard procedures when opening or closing a Mcds store. Make sure all the crew and management knows these procedures and adheres to them.Perhaps you could call the local authorities and have them escort you to the bank for depositing money. Or they could be there when you open or close the store.

KFC bucket meal

KFC Franchise Philippines

Everyone knows Kentucky's fried chicken (KFC) and everyone just loves their finger lickin’ good chicken. Franchising KFC in the Philippines is becoming more phenomenal, too. There are over 13,000 KFC outlets in more than 80 countries and territories around the world. KFC has strict franchise requirements. For international interested franchisees, the franchise fees aren’t disclosed in their website. And they require someone who has professional managerial experience - preferably in the service industry (whether in the distribution, commercial or financial area), with the necessary skills to successfully operate, manage and grow a restaurant business. The minimum financial requirement to open a KFC in the US is $ 1.5 million net worth and$750,000 in liquid assets. If you live outside the US and wants to franchise for KFC, go to their website.
suggestion:Teach the food handlers how to use sanitary gloves to protect the health of customers.Do not leave the floor wet after mopping when customers are still in the store.Hire Americans who know how to speak English.Train new employees how to use the cash register.Quit adding too much sodium to the food, especially, the french fries. Make the employees eat the food every day to see how much weight they gain. Make new employees watch the video: "Supersize Me"

Chowking's famous halo-halo

Chowking Franchise Philippines

I just love my Chinese foods.Chowking has it all – noodles, dumplings, rice toppings, siomai, siopao, and even the famous Pinoyhalo-halo. Chowking gathered the rewards from the ground-breaking product and marketing expertise ofJollibee when it became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jollibee Foods Corporation in 2000. Chowking has won the Outstanding Filipino Franchise of the Year for several years like Jollibee. To franchise Chowking, one must has a good moral character and posses a enthusiastic entrepreneurial business skills, financially stable and capable. Franchise investment requirement costs from P9M to P12M, depending on the size of the store.
suggestions:Even if I love the foods here, I really don’t like their customer service because every time we order for take out, it really takes 15 to 20 minutes for it to be served to us! It happened to me couple of times especially in Anonas branch! Yesterday, I was really hungry and I want to eat their beef siomai with their famous Yang-chow rice (it is fried rice). There were not lots of customers at that time since it is already past lunch. Before it was my turn to give my orders, a lady interrupted us looking for their manager complaining that she has been waiting for almost 20 minutes but her order wasn’t even taken place yet. I was thinking that maybe she ordered a lot but I heard that she just ordered for their Nai-cha (it was a Milk-tea). Wow! That was really long for just a drink like that.I was so hungry so I never thought that it would happen to me, I just told them that I want a Nai-cha drink, Yang-chow fried rice and a beef siomai. I clearly told the lady that my order was “take-out” twice just to make sure. So there I waited for 10 minutes but still nothing. I followed up my order then after another 5 minutes, they served my food. I was really angry because they thought that I was going to eat it there!Much to my surprise their manager who is a big, tall man made a face to me! He said that I need to wait for another 10 minutes because they need to pack my orders. I told him that I will report them to their main office and he immediately went to the kitchen then after few minutes, he was able to pack all my orders! I just don’t know what is wrong with the people working in that branch.That is the only branch that really offers bad service to their customers! I go inside happy but when I go out, I am mad Not a good customer service!

Goldilocks Franchise

They say you’re not a Filipino until you’ve tasted mamonpalabok,dinuguan and puto. Goldilocks is the leading brand in the Philippine bakeshop industry and caters Filipino famous dishes like the ones mentioned a while ago. With over 40 years of experience, it also was in the Hall of Fame in the Outstanding Filipino Franchise of the Year last 2005. To franchise Goldilocks fast food resto, the initial franchise fee costs 1.2 million pesos exclusive of VAT while the franchise investment cost ranges from 10 – 13 million pesos depending on the site and location. The complete franchise requirements are listed in their website.
suggestion:I like this hub for two reasons. First reason being that I like food, in fact I love food. And the second reason I like this hub is that it tells me about food in philipines in particular it tells me about fast food in Philpns. ( I can't spell philipines at times.) I don't often get the chance to travel the world but I really like to know what is going on in other parts of the world. Jollibee is a franchise I had never heard of. I really like the idea of fast food from far east asia. I also have an interest in franchising. I use to run a franchised (TEXACO) Caltex petrol station. Thank your for your article. A good hub is one that tells me things that I didn't know. xx safiq.

Philippine cuisine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Philippine cuisine consists of the food, preparation methods and eating customs found in the Philippines. The style of cooking and the food associated with it have evolved over several centuries from itsAustronesian origins to a mixed cuisine with many Hispanic, Chinese, American, and other Asian influences adapted to indigenous ingredients and the local palate.[1][2][3][4]
Dishes range from the very simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to the elaborate paellas and cocidos created for fiestas. Popular dishes include: lechón (whole roasted pig), longganisa (Philippine sausage), tapa (cured beef), torta (omelette), adobo (chicken and/or pork braised in garlic, vinegar, oil and soy sauce, or cooked until dry),kaldereta (meat in tomato sauce stew), mechado (larded beef in soy and tomato sauce), puchero (beef in bananas and tomato sauce), afritada (chicken and/or pork simmered in a tomato sauce with vegetables),kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce), crispy pata (deep-fried pig's leg), hamonado (pork sweetened in pineapple sauce),sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth), pancit (noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls).

sugggestion:This is nice one! Since you do this very well, I'd like to bring to your attention other restaurants of superb services and offers. I know, they are my favorite hangouts! Dad's Saisaki, YakiMix, Tong Yang are just few among my favorites. I travel that far just to have my fill- occasion or no occasion. Try them, for additional subject to write about here.

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suggestion:Interesting twentyfive to learn about new food haunts in foreign countries to me. I would love to try the phillipine style barbecue at Mang Inasol. Interesting to note about Mcdonalds,in many countries they fail miserably profit wise due to them forcing all franchisees to purchase their food only from the American food distibutors they operate. This practice has in some places made the price of a Big Mac and other sandwiches go through the roof

Iya Villania and Erich Gonzales Are Silka Ambassadress

With people becoming more and more conscious about aesthetics, it is currently difficult to find products that are effective but at a reasonable price. Iya strongly disagrees. ” Trusted beauty products need not to be expensive; they can be easy on the pocket yet of good quality. Silka products are just like that,” she 

Iya is Silka’s ambassador of the beauty, and she has grown to be a confident, dynamic woman since it began in 2004.
Erich Gonzales have joined Iya as Silka’s new ambassadress of beauty. She also believes that because of Silka can take care of her skin. “As an actress, I need a beauty soap that consistently works for me and Silka papaya soaps are just what I needed. It protects the scorching heat of the sun,” Erich says.
Interestingly, Erich has been using Silka during her younger years in Davao.
The product line started from the orange and green papaya whitening soap but now has dared to other lines of beauty including SPF lotion, facial cleansers, facial creams and deodorant. All these products have enzymes of papaya and vitamin E that kept skin smooth and soft.
Now in its ninth year, Cosmetique Asia manufactures these products. This Pilipino own company creates jobs, thus contributing to the economy. Its mission is to provide a product suitable for the needs of Filipinos.
Cosmitique Asia has other products like Define styling Gel, Cologne juicy, juicy Deo, Juicy scented lotions, these products aimed to capture the youth market.
suggestion:I heard from C that there was Likas actually available in Sydney, and I received a bar of it from her. I later then went on my little field trip (it was actually quite ghetto and frightening in retrospect) and bought some more soap. When I was there in the little Filipino supermarket, I noticed that they sold Silka as well, and it was 20c cheaper at $3.30. (I think this was the price – I don’t have Silka anymore

I heard from C that there was Likas actually available in Sydney, and I received a bar of it from her. I later then went on my little field trip (it was actually quite ghetto and frightening in retrospect) and bought some more soap. When I was there in the little Filipino supermarket, I noticed that they sold Silka as well, and it was 20c cheaper at $3.30. (I think this was the price – I don’t have Silka anymore
nivea_for_men_small-teasersuggestion: I’m generally fair in my own way. I don’t like to tan. I don’t wear sunscreen except for the SPF on my face from bbcream and lotion (I know this is bad, but meh). Occassionally I used the Silka whitening lotion Ramille got me if I know I’m going to be out for a sunny day (eg. photoshooting). Having said that, the lotion is only SPF6, but I haven’t gotten any darker at all.