Lucky Chick Review | UP Town Center

Comfort food from New York has inspired the owners to open up another restaurant that treats us to a favorite household dish which adults and children alike enjoy – FRIED CHICKEN.


Lucky Chick is located at the 2nd floor of UP Town Center where Skull and Bones used to be, but this time we’re getting lucky because they’re offering us the crispiest chick in town! In addition to that, we have a choice of either of the 3 Gravies – Original, Honey, and Apple Cider.




Original Chicken

Original Chicken

Who doesn’t love the good ‘ol Fried Chicken? Just looking at the photos and writing about it is already making my mouth water. Above is their Original Chicken but personally I prefer the Hot Chick as it offered a more distinct taste more than the usual original chicken. It only had a hint of spiciness to it so I presume it’s tolerable even for those who dislike spicy food. 🙂


There are different packaged meals in ordering here.


Should you opt for the Luckier Meal, we have a choice of the following sides.


At that time they offered Garlic / Plain Rice, Coleslaw, Biscuit, Donut, Mashed Potato, Corn and Carrots, Mac and Cheese, and Corn Muffins.

But in their revamped menu, they now have Fries, Waffle, Hashbrown Caserole, Corn on the Cob, and Green Peas.

I liked their Mac and Cheese and Mashed Potato – Carbs galore. You can never go wrong with that as well as their corn and carrots and rice especially if you only have 1 provision for a side dish. Their biscuit had some time getting used to as well as their donut which is made in their kitchen.


I also got to try their Spaghetti and Meatballs (Php 180) which is more Italian than Filipino as it was more sour than sweet. It was a good alternative to the chicken dishes.


But of course, when there are times that we feel like eating a sandwich, their Pulled Pork (Php 200) is worth a try. It had a generous amount of pulled pork and it was filling too.


They also had Fish Fillet (Php 160) as an option from the chicken dishes, served with rice and fries. yum!

But the truth is that even with all the yummy alternatives, I’d still go for their Chicken Meal when I return 🙂

For the best part of the meal, (next to chicken of course), we had a slice of Pecan Pie (Php 200) which I think my husband would enjoy more as I would say it had a more “mature” taste and it is something a specific market would enjoy.


And as for me I’d go for the ultimate comfort dessert, Ice Cream Sandwich (Php 150)


Imagine cold creamy vanilla ice cream sandwiched in freshly baked Choco Chip Cookies. My dentist would surely disapprove with the hot and cold combination. But in any case, it is the best food solution to the blues. The instant mood booster.

Overall Lucky Chick is a place with a relatively new take to chicken with their different gravies and sides. Their menu had so much variety of comfort food which is the trademark of the owners as they also own a string of restaurants; my favorite Borough, Nolita, The Bowery, and L.E.S. Bagels. Truly they have mastered the art of offering comfort food in Manila.

For those who can’t have enough of Chicken, On May 28, Lucky Chick is offering UNLIMITED Chicken and Rice for Php 298 only! Be there during LUNCH and DINNER time from 11AM-1PM and 5-7PM. 



Lucky Chick

Second Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City


Lessons from a 3 Year Old

Last week, Jason and I had the opportunity to take care of our 2 nephews who slept over for 2 nights. For almost 3 years, we have been looking out for just ourselves here at home and suddenly we are a (temporary) family of 4! 🙂 I have just been cooking in a small pot for the two of us, and all of a sudden I had to use the biggest pot we have last week. From 1 cup of rice to 4 cups of rice. How fast our family has grown. ;p

On the boys’ last day, we watched a dinosaur movie on Youtube. And you know how sometimes there are ads in between the movie? This movie had lots of it. The first time I saw an ad during the dinosaur movie, all kids decided to skip it. I didn’t know how to operate the multiple remotes of the TV (in the other house), so we asked TopTop’s (our nephew) nanny to skip it for us.

So we watched again.

After a few minutes, the ad went on. again. I was feeling that the kids were going to get impatient and I was also a little annoyed at the “pause” due to ads in the movie and wanted to get it going. So I said to Top, let’s skip the ad, and call your nanny again. Then his answer caught me by surprise. He said “Be patient” I said, “What did you say, Top?” He told me again, “Be patient”. Then he got a pillow, put it on my lap and laid down.

What just happened? I was really surprised. Here was a 3 year old telling a 28 year old to be patient. How ironic could that be? I pondered this in my heart and it was impressed on me to evaluate this aspect of my life. To be honest I was really rebuked. He was like an adult giving me wise advice.

When I think about it, I realized, how many times have I been impatient? Wanting to press on to the next chapter of our lives because I thought of how people will think? How many times have I wanted to try to control things at my own terms for the convenience of it?

But God is so good that He’s stopping me from being controlling.

It was impressed on me that sometimes God brings a pause on our lives or a pause in the fulfillment of the desires of our hearts to teach us patience – to trust in Him COMPLETELY and His perfect time, in His own terms. Not mine.

Through Top, it was impressed on me the image of what patience and waiting on God is – to choose to rest on Him, to watch and wait (expectantly) on Him knowing that He WILL come. How beautiful this image was! Is this what God wants of us?

Most of us are waiting – to get married, to find our purpose in life, to get work that will be fulfilling and meet our needs, to have a child, to finalize a deal or transaction, to get a spiritual breakthrough, or even to get our break in our careers. The transitions in our lives or the “pauses” are inconvenient but I have the assurance of His truth that He loves me and He loves each and everyone of you too, and He wants what is best for us.

In one of the devotions I read from Oswald Chambers, I would like to paraphrase that the life of faith is indeed uncertain, and the only certainty is God.  I can trust Him, cast our anxieties on Him because He loves and cares for me. 1 Peter 5:7

When pauses come, thank God! Because there is a lesson to be learned about Him. Maybe it could be for our protection or for us to realize that He is sovereign. Whichever it may be, we have the assurance of His word that He will sustain us throughout this season and that He has made everything beautiful in His time. Ecclesiastes 3:11

Psalm 27:14 Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.

Isaiah 40:31 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.