So, Yes I got INKED. Okay make that (chilli and) inked. 🙂 (For those who know me, that isn’t my personality.) However when we talk about food, well…that’s a different story. 🙂
Here in Magiting St., Teachers Village is a really interesting and relatively new restaurant, Chilli and Ink. This just opened last August 2012 by MMA classmates and their instructor who decided to go for a tat and wings hub.
I was wittily welcomed by its unli rice promo sign and warmly received by one of the owners of the restaurant, Avie. Though the place had a quite limited seating capacity, it spelled comfy and intimate for me.
The interiors really had the “artsy” feel with concept shirts from Art Initiative, bags from The Bag Room (which are for sale) and also paintings that would catch your attention.
I also found this wormified bag by Clint Worm displayed, which I took as amusing and a real looker 🙂
So if you’re up for the not so mainstream designs for bags and shirts, you now know where to find them.
And now the tattoo area. It’s actually my first time to enter a tat place *sheepish grin* so I really can’t say what it’s like. But Avie helped fill in its difference from the others by mentioning that other tat place would usually be dark. But here it was given a different feel, it was lit and light.
After appreciating all this art around me, it was time to get down to chilli. There were 3 levels of hot chicken wings with 5-6pcs serving. I’m proud to be Bicolana (known as eaters of spicy food), so I kind of felt that level 1 would be so chicken to me! (notice the pun. ?? 🙂 ehehehe. okay im the only laughing. I then ordered level 2.
Wow. There were real chilli seeds. This isn’t a joke for beginners I’m not kidding. I’m fond of spicy food but this my friend, you would be needing some training! I found it deliciously spicy, it isn’t just on the outside, but the spiciness even crept into the meat inside. As soon as I took a bite, it instantly hit the back of my throat. It was spicy alright, but the spiciness that is addicting. Like you would want to test yourself and go have another bite to see if you’ll survive.
I wasn’t daring enough like the Hall of Flamers. Now to them, I salute. Chilli and Ink has a contest for their customers on who can chow down 12 pcs of chilli wings the fastest. Not only do they get bragging rights, but they get those awesome shirts above for FREE!
I liked the chilli wings, but let me go to my top 1 later.
I also had their Spicy Mango.
Compared to Hot ng Ina Mo Rin, Spicy Mango’s chilli were babies. It had a unique flavor to it and it was pretty sweet. Jason liked it most, but for me, i’d rave about my top 1 more.
THIS ONE was the BEST! As soon as I sliced into it, it was probably butter that oozed out of the meat.
This photo didn’t do it justice! I need a macro lens! It was so girly and giggly of me that I couldn’t help but shriek in delight at the sight of oozing butter. It was really fresh and the aroma of garlic and cheese was heavenly! Now I know why this was a tad pricier than the others. When I bit down into it, I know I’m coming back for this! It was the best flavored chicken wings I’ve tasted, other wings restaurant for me doesn’t measure to this flavor.
The other best part was, all these are at a student-friendly rate at Php 150-220 only. They also have budget meals for only 99 pesos complete with iced tea and a cupcake. The wings are great, the price is affordable, you have an iced tea and a cupcake, what more could you ask for?
I was so full after, and when I thought it was over, they gave this stamp tattoo as souvenirs for their customer
Try their fluffy cupcakes too, it was like dulce de leche.
From just 5 on their menu when they were beginning, and now they’re offering more and ramen too. Watch out for the newest offering, Cream Dory to launch soon.
I’m just glad I survived the Hot ng Ina Mo Rin wings, and I lived to tell about how delicious it is 🙂
Chilli and Ink
51b Magiting St. Teacher’s Village, Quezon City