I am very lucky to be blessed with really supportive high school friends. As we were planning for our dinner out, they allowed me to choose where I want to eat as they are very much aware of my long running list. We all agreed to dine at Kettle and to ensure that we have a table ready for us as we're dining on a busy Friday night, a reservation has been made.
We were a loooong table of 12 so it can be quite chaotic to order family-style. Paul and I were seated opposite my two best friends T and E so we agreed to order 3 dishes for the four of us to share. Yay!
Over at the other end of the table, our friends C and J ordered a huge plate of Pork and Potato Strips (Php. 339). I love how they called me to try this as well. See how supportive my friends are? :) This is a good appetizer choice especially when you're dining with a group. As we catched up with one another, we happily munched into the thin potato strips that reminds me of Pik-Nik. A bit oily though but I have to admit, it can be darn addicting.
The verdict? It was crunchy, yes. Well coated and flavored, definitely. I love that it was served deboned and the meat stayed really juicy. Will I order this again? Maybe not. This is the case of the "it's not you, it's me" love affair where I find this to be interesting after hearing all the good things said about it but after enjoying a quarter of the huge fried chicken, I realized that it was just what it really was... a fried chicken. Sadly, it's not the kind of dish that has caused numerous daydreams or even a return visit right after. Add to the fact that I don't like chicken skin and wasn't able to enjoy the corn bread too but even Paul commented that it was quite dry. So there, once was enough for me and should I visit Kettle again, I will definitely try the other dishes on the menu.
It was nice to finally try Kettle and while the dishes were pretty good, I just find it to be a bit over-rated to be enjoyed over and over again.
Kettle is located at Level 5 East Wing, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Shaw Boulevard cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong City. Call them at 654-7077.