Food & Dining My Kids


I’ve been seeing this photo of Buttermilk Chicken from Kettle all over Instagram. There’s also this one small cafe in BF we’ve been to that tried copying the concept of buttermilk chicken -at the same steep price, but was only available on weekends so we didn’t get to try it to compare. Anyway, upon reading posts after posts on this chicken wonder, I was really really curious as to WHY people would pay 600 php (including all the ++) for a 2-pc. chicken! I mean it’s already the cost of 2 whole chicken combined!

KETTLE is a brainchild of the people from Tender Bobs. So their specialty is really chicken. Their featured food is the buttermilk chicken -boneless chicken thighs marinated for 24 hours with their secret buttermilk recipe fried to a perfect golden brown color and delicate crisp, partnered with honey and gravy, with three pieces of freshly baked cornbread on the side (which I loved by the way).

Last Christmas vacation, we had a chance to go to the new East Wing of Shangrila Plaza Mall since my girls wanted some PANDORA charms for their bracelets, a gift from their very generous aunt.

KETTLE, located on the 5th floor and specializes in sandwiches, was full of diners at off hours -we got there at 4PM, but not too full that day that we couldn’t get a table inside..



5/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, East Wing, Shaw Blvd. Wack Wack, Mandaluyong(02) 654-7077

With my darling Ate who takes care of all our needs & has taken over my mommy duties so I can sit back, relax, and simply enjoy. <3

Pork and Potato Strips
Crunchy pork belly and fresh potato strips, fried herbs, red pepper aioli 339 php

Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwich which was also one of their best sellers, 439 php

You have a choice of a side dish of regular fries or sweet potato fries. This is the sweet potato version.

Reuben Sandwich 509 php. I was glad to see it had sufficient meat in it.


THE Buttermilk Chicken, 2 pcs. at 519 php (comes out 600 something with the ++)
Honestly. This was really good. Moist & plump.
You can see on the picture it’s deeply fried, just like any other “fried” chicken.
So if you are health conscious & the type who removes/don’t eat the skin, it kind of defeats the purpose of ordering the buttermilk chicken.
I loved the cornbread that came with it. Honey Glazed Cornbread 29 php/piece if you order it separately.

Mac & Four Cheese 269 php
This was my Lovey’s order & she loved it.

Upside Down Pineapple Cake 189 php
Personally, I liked this over the other cake we ordered which was the house specialty.

Checkered Cake 209 php
The house specialty whose recipe was handed down from the mother of the owner.


With all the new restos cropping up left & right, it’s good to try all for a variety. Some, you want to visit again & again. Some, you just want to say “been there, done that”. I think this one will fall under the former category in my book. ;)

Readers have suggested I start rating our dining experience according to a number of stars (or in my case, pigs). But I really can’t do that. Because what’s good for me may not be good for you. We have different tastes when it comes to food, among other things. So I’ll just keep calling it as I see it. Then we can all agree to disagree. :)

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