Eat: Lucky's Burger and Bar, Tuscany

Lucky's Burger & Bar
Tuscany, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio Taguig City

Ever since the restaurants opened in Tuscany, McKinley Hill, I've only been up to a handful of restaurants like Banapple, SF Bistro, Bag-O-Shrimps and my recent addition to this seemingly growing list, Lucky's Burger & Bar.

The place was actually just near the office. As it turned out, I was just over thinking. Tuscany in McKinley Hill is quite a street with all the good restaurants in it and I thought it was farther, but I was wrong. From Venice Piazza, it's just past Black Canyon Coffee--probably the second restaurant you'll see from that side.

I'm not really into pork and sometimes beef, so yeah, I don't enjoy lechon, crispy pata, pork chop, liempo, bagnet, and yes, even bacon. But I have to admit, I salivated when I saw When In Manila's post about Lucky's Burger and Bar's bestseller--their Crispy Bacon with poached egg and garlic and chives rice. Actually, just typing that made me hungry again!

Lucky's Burger & Bar's Crispy Bacon with poached egg  and garlic and chives rice

Lucky's Burger & Bar's Crispy Bacon with poached egg 
and garlic and chives rice for Php 170.

For this impromptu payday Friday brunch date, the boyfriend and I decided to try the best sellers at Lucky's. I suddenly felt my craving for that crispy bacon... We both agreed and went there. It was about past 1 pm already when we had our first meal of the day and surprisingly, the place isn't that crowded considering it's payday and it's Friday.

Apparently, aside from the Crispy Bacon meal, Lucky's Burger & Bar's best sellers include Buttermilk Fried Chicken Chops with coleslaw and pesto rice for Php 175, 2 pc. Peri-Peri Chicken for Php 215 and BBQ Beef Brisket.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Chops with coleslaw and pesto rice
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Chops with coleslaw and pesto rice for Php 175

I ordered the Crispy Bacon while the boyfriend got himself the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Chops. What's funny is that whenever we eat, I usually am the one to order chicken or fish/seafood and he'd go for something with bacon or beef--but not this time. This was actually the first time that I ate bacon. Ever. And know what? I loved it!

I loved how the saltiness (not too much) in the breaded and deep fried bacon (talk about the calories!) and the garlic and chives rice complimented the sweet and sour sauce. Super loved it, especially when I first had a bite. However, after quite a while, I feel like I already got used to the taste of the bacon that it started to taste like chicharon (deep-fried pork skin) already...

The Buttermilk Fried Chicken on the other hand tasted really good especially with the pesto rice and the gravy! You can really taste the herbs and the buttermilk on the chicken fillet, although I think there's too much breading on the chicken chop which makes it look bigger than the fillet's actual size... Don't get me wrong, I love it! I even went back to Lucky's for dinner to have the buttermilk fried chicken naman for my dinner. Tee hee. 

          We were actually planning to have a lunch date at Kettle in Shangri-La to try their infamous buttermilk fried chicken, so imagine my joy when I found out that Lucky's have it!!! Plus, a friend mentioned that Kettle serves their buttermilk fried chicken salty so..... I don't know what to think of that because my tolerance for saltiness is high...

          Anyway, I got curious with the peri-peri chicken at Lucky's--because I love peri-peri chicken so much from Tornado Peri Peri Chicken in Maginhawa and Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken in Megamall!!! But Lucky's is quite pricey as they're selling it for Php 215, when in fact in Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken it's like 180, and in Tornado Peri Peri, more or less Php 150... But we'll see... I have to taste it for myself first... One of these days, I'll come back for the peri-peri chicken! :)

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