Before the lechon manok phenomenon happening all around the country, POP-EYE was already making the rounds particularly among the Filipino-Chinese community. It was later renamed Mutsarap, a contraction of the words mura and tsarap, meaning inexpensive and delicious.
The roast chicken was sent from Manila, but was in perfect condition even after it was reheated. I was tempted to eat the forbidden! There’s something about the Mutsarap sauce. It’s thick and rich, more on the sweet side, with a tangy, smoky hint. One whole chicken is not enough for a big family like mine.
I’m not sure of the prevalent price of lechon manok, so I can’t comment on its price.
Fried chicken is Mutsarap’s banner product. Along with roast chicken, there’s also Kung Pao chicken. The menu has been expanded to cover rice meals and classic Tsinoy dishes. Because it is located in Manila’s busy business district, food delivery thrives.
Besides the original outlet in Binondo, they have two more in key locations
Mutsarap Fried Chicken Store Hours: Monday-Sunday 8am-8pm 1245 Benavidez St., Sta. Cruz Manila (in front of Hope Christian High School) Contact numbers: (02) 425-48-81 and +639334435682 • 364 T.Pinpin St. Cor. San Vicente Street Dasmarinas Binondo, Manila Contact numbers: (02) 241-36-79 and (02) 243-29-90 • 15-A G. Araneta Avenue Brgy. Santol, Quezon City Contact numbers: 713-18-56 and 448-55-13
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