Eduardo’s Peri-Peri Chicken in Green Mall, Taft

Eduardo’s Peri-Peri Chicken in Green Mall, Taft

At long last, I was able to visit the place where my blogging mostly originated and perhaps even flourished-- my alma matter, De La Salle University.

I can still remember the days when I would borrow someone else's iPhone, so that I could just blog about the place. At that time, it was the best option. I didn't have a mobile phone with a good camera. I would then ask my friend to sent the photos via email. Fast forward a bit, and a lot of things have changed, but even if so much have progressed,  it's always good to be reminded of my roots.

Eduardo's Peri-Peri Flame-grilled Chicken in DLSU

Redefined food scene in DLSU
Lasallians today are privileged to have so many options. I remember back in 2009, when we only had Pasta Plate as our option (and a few others in EGI), but today there are over 20 establishments to choose from near the campus. There are new restaurants in Archer’s Place, Sherwood and now in Green Mall. Competition in the food business may have gotten tougher but that spelled out “options” for students.

Eduardo's in Green Mall near DLSU

An opportunity to reminisce
My younger brother and I had the opportunity to drop by the DLSU area, so we decided to refresh our college days. We initially wanted to try Everything But Cheese (“EBC”), but upon seeing the fastfood-like interior, I backed out. After several minutes of exploring, we finally settled down in Eduardo’s in the recently opened Green Mall.

Interior of Eduardo's Peri-Peri Chicken in DLSU

The interior was much better than EBC and perhaps even with half of the food establishments in the area. I chose this place because we needed to stay for while to wait for our mom. I wanted a place where it would be comfortable to burn time. This being said, Eduardo’s had this kind of ambiance — laidback and perfect for just chilling a little.

Note: We went here on a Saturday. I'm not sure how different the environment gets on a school day.

French fries in Eduardo's Peri Peri part of Quarter Chicken Meals

Budget-friendly prices, but high-quality meals
The menu here in Eduardo's is student-friendly. You won't end up sweating over the price as you queue up to make your order. In fact, you’ll definitely get enough from your money’s worth here. They serve here Peri-Peri chicken (of course given the name of the place), but you can also enjoy some ribs and burgers here.

Quarter Chicken Meal of Eduardo's Peri-Peri

For the night, Jeff had a Quarter Chicken Meal (P169). It came with the quarter chicken, rice, a slice of brownie, iced tea and French fries. For the price, it's what I can call “sulit”.

The chicken had a controlled and balanced level of spices, which made it familiar yet with a hint of something new. The flavors seeped beyond the skin and the meat was juicy. It was incredible. I asked for a piece, and I found myself impressed by the dish. I added the sauce including the Kick-Ass sauce, and I got completely blown away.

Baby Back Ribs Half Slab of Eduardo's Peri Peri Chicken

So we could try another dish aside from the chicken, I went for the Baby Back Ribs Half Slab (P179), which was another winner due to its exquisite quality despite its affordability. The ribs also had a generous portion of meat attached to the bone. Hindi siya tinipid. The flavor was on point with the right sweetness and smokiness combined. I added Kick Ass sauce and it got even more momentous!

Eduardo's Peri-Peri - Kick Ass Sauce

What I liked about the Kick Ass sauce was how bellpeppery the taste was. There was less of the pain but more of the flavor. Surprisingly, there were no bell pepper in the ingredients. It had ginger among other ingredients. Anyway, for me it was the star of the night!

Anyway, that's about it. We just chilled for the rest of the evening and followed our mom in McDonald's near LS Building, where we had McFlurry.

Eduardo's Peri-Peri Chicken - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings reflect my personal experiences on the times I dine here.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★
Service  ★★
Value for Money ★★
Budget: at least P170-P200 each for a personal meal of either chicken or ribs
No. of visits for this particular restaurant/branch - 1 || Date of last visit - September 8, 2018

Eduardo's didn't disappoint. The quality of dishes we had were great despite the relative affordability. It was my younger brother who recommended this, and I was thankful he did. I highly suggest that you try the Peri-Peri chicken and douse it with the Kick Ass Sauce + the special BBQ sauce. Oh, you may also want to try the Baby Back Ribs!

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Eduardo's Peri-Peri Chicken
Location: Ground Floor, SMDC Green Residences, Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila
Service Charge: NONE

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