Affordable Eats in BGC: Super Bagnet (Venice Grand Canal Mall)
CRISSSPY… JUIIICY… TASSSTY… A slogan so simple yet so ‘dangerously’ enticing. I mean, what kind of foodie can say no to that? And so armed with a hungry appetite, I headed south to the picturesque Venice Grand Canal Mall for some major putok-batok foodtrip. Say hello to Super Bagnet McKinley!
The Super Bagnet Story
Super Bagnet, as a brand, was established in 2017 under the Uncle Cheffy Group. And the brains behind it? Who else but Managing Partner Hilario “Larry” Cortez and Executive Chef Mauro Arjona Jr. The concept was a fast-moving kiosk that offers an affordable menu; from ready to eat rice meals to vacuum packed bagnet items for take out and pasalubongs. What started as a mere food concept of spreading the gastronomic heritage of Sir Larry now grew into a very profitable food chain.
As of late, Super Bagnet already has over 60+ locations nationwide, company-owned and franchise combined. Now, we can satisfy our hunger with something crispy, juicy, tasty, and a whole lot of porky with Super Bagnet! A well-kept family secret shared to all hungry Juans! And from meals that cost from Php 89-135 ONLY, surely, mapaparami ka talaga!
Super Bagnet Bestsellers
WINNERS: Bagnet Lechon, Bagnet Pares, Crispy Fried Chicken
Honestly, I am creature of habit. So automatically, the classic Super Bagnet Lechon is my top favorite.
Crunchy and well-seasoned, their version is dehydrated just right and was totally craveworthy. You can have this bestseller with either vinegar or sarsa as dipping sauce.
Next on the honor list is Super Bagnet Pares: crunchy slices of bagnet drenched in a generous serving of sweet, savory pares sauce/soup. Last but not the least, the Crispy Fried Chicken. Unlike the typical Fried Chicken from foodchains, this one’s fried without. BUT surprisingly, was super crispy outside and flavorful, juicy inside. EXTRA RICE PLEASE!!!
RUNNERS-UP: Bagnet Kare-Kare, Bagnet Sinigang, Bagnet Dinuguan, Roast Beef
Craving for more versions of this staple Ilocano delicacy? They have you covered. On top of my list is the Bagnet Kare-Kare which has a smooth, peanuty sauce. (Although I would have preferred that the bagnet slices be immersed more to let the flavor sip in).
Then comes the asim-worthy Bagnet Sinigang and the thick-sauced Bagnet Dinuguan. I also liked the sweet and tender Roast Beef they had in their menu.
Also available for merienda is the Pansit Bagnet and Bagnet Goto. Other Rice Meals include Bagnet Sisig, Bagnet Laing, Monggo soup Bagnet, and Bagnet Caldereta.
OR… If you’re matakaw like me, there’s also #Bagnet per kilo! Ranging from Php 495.00 to Php 595.00 per kilo, depending on the outlet. SO ANO, GO KA NA?
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