Merce’s Chow – Taft’s Favorite Fried Chicken is BACK!


This is probably the best news of 2020 for people who were in Taft, Manila almost 20 years ago. Merce’s Chow – Taft’s Favorite Fried Chicken is BACK! Yes, that’s right! Merce’s Chow, after being away for 12 years, is now back and yes, their signature Butter Chicken with Lemon Sauce, too! Awesome, right?! To those of you who are not familiar with them, Merce’s Chow was a small family-run eatery that operated from 2003 to 2008, located then in Leon Guinto, Taft Avenue, Manila. They were well known to serve quality Chinese food at an affordable price. Their restaurant was popular with residents nearby and students from De La Salle, St. Benilde, and St. Scholastica’s. Keep on reading to find out more about Merce’s Chow and their famous Butter Chicken!

Merce’s Chow – Taft’s Favorite Fried Chicken is BACK!


The pride and glory of Merce’s Chow… The ‘Butter Chicken’ with special homemade sauces – lemon, chili garlic, and BBQ. This was my go-to meal back in college. My happy food after a long day. The best fried chicken in Taft back then and I am so glad that it is finally back after years of dreaming about its return.


The Butter Chicken of Merce’s Chow now comes in boxes. Boxes of 6, 8, 10 pieces at Php 450, 500, and 650 respectively. All Butter Chicken orders come with the iconic Lemon Sauce, Chili Garlic, and BBQ Sauce. PRO TIP: Make sure to get an extra order of the lemon sauce. It’s amazing!!!


A closer look at the Butter Chicken of Merce’s Chow! Look at how crispy the outside is, just so yum! And yes, the inside is as juicy as they come. The perfect bite of crispy and juicy fried chicken. Getting hungry again while writing this article, waaah!!!


The perfect combination… Butter Chicken and Lemon Sauce! Once you try this, you will never look back. Believe me, it’s that good! Right now, Merce’s Chow has expanded its menu to around 10 dishes and it’s all available for pick-up orders from their new home in Pasig City. Make sure to check out their social media pages to know more about them and their other dishes! That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations, until next time!

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