November 11, 2019

Monga in SM Megamall: Taiwan’s Most Popular Thick-Cut Chicken Fillet

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  • Love fried chicken? Here’s another reason to cheat on your diet as Taiwan’s most popular chicken cutlet chain, Monga, is now in the Philippines!

    Monga, together with The Vikings Group, proudly opened its first-ever branch in the Philippines at SM Megamall.

    (L-R) SM Supermalls Senior Leasing Manager Madeleine Del Rosario, Vikings Group Marketing Driector Charles Lee, Taiwanese A-list celebrity super star and Monga founder Nono, Managing Director of The Vikings Group Jackson Go, Monga Fried Chicken President Liu Ming-Tao, and renowned Taiwanese singer Tang Li

    Founded by Nono, a renowned celebrity in Taiwan, its origin came from the oldest and one of the most prosperous cities in Taiwan also known as the Wanhua District. 

    Since it opened its first branch in Shinkuchan, Taiwan in 2008, Monga’s signature fried chicken has become a part of the Taiwanese culture being the most discussed snack in the country’s bustling street food and night markets.

    IMAGE Monga

    Tucked along SM Megamall’s long strip of food stores, Monga will surely bring you a piece of Taiwan with its unique interior patterned after Taiwan’s night markets, which is designed by Nono himself.

    Taiwan’s famous fried chicken fillet, Monga, is now open in SM Megamall

    The infamous fried chicken is not your typical fried chicken—what makes Monga different is its signature 2-inch thick fried chicken fillets

    Look at that crispy and juicy thick-cut fried chicken! / IMAGE Monga

    Each fillet is marinated with honey giving it a subtly sweet flavor and dipped in the batter for a crispy coat. It is then fried to perfection to form a thick, juicy, and tender piece of chicken with every bite. 

    There are three signature flavors: The King, which is seasoned with salt and pepper; Hot Chick, which is covered in homemade chili powder; and Taiker, which is flavored with Japanese sauce and Seaweed powder. Each costs Php 189 for a la carte and Php 199 with rice.

    (Clockwise) Monga’s Signature Fried Chicken: The King, Hot Chick, and Taiker (Php 189, a la carte; Php 199, with rice); Chee-Z Signature

    If you are looking for a cheesy fare, you can try the Chee-Z Signature (Php 209, a la carte; Php 229, with rice), a fried chicken fillet topped with oozing mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce. 

    Chee-Z Signature (Php 209, a la carte; Php 229, with rice)

    The catch is that these mouthwatering fried chicken fillets are bigger than the size of your hands!

    Aside from the fried chicken, Monga also offers sumptuous sides to munch on, such as the Fried Chicken Skin (Php 89) and Taiwanese Style Popcorn Chicken (Php 169).

    (L-R) Fried Chicken Skin (Php 89) and Taiwanese Style Popcorn Chicken (Php 169)

    A recommended pair to your fried chicken is Monga’s milk tea series—Black Dragon Oolong Latte (Php 110) and Green Dragon Matcha Latte (Php 110)

    Black Dragon Oolong Latte (Php 110) and Green Dragon Matcha Latte (Php 110)

    However, if you are not a fan of milk tea, you may opt for the Grapefruit Green Tea (Php 100) or the Orange Green Tea (Php 100).

    Grapefruit Green Tea (Php 100)

    With more than 70 stores in Taiwan, Monga continuous to grow worldwide with branches in Canada, the USA, UK, and South East Asia.

    Whether you are in for a quick fried chicken or milk tea fix, Monga is definitely worth your money as it satisfies your craving for Taiwanese street food!

    How to get here

    • Monga is located at the Lower Ground Level Mega A in SM Megamall. By car, you can reach SM Megamall via EDSA.
    • Parking slots are available at Mega Fashion Hall car park, Mega B car park, and Mega Tower at a flat rate of Php 50.

    Written by Deneca Ordinanza

                 
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