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The search for Chicken Kiev
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There were two places we used to enjoy Chicken Kiev: at Club Filipino in Greenhills and Café Adriatico in Malate.
When my dad gave up his membership at Club Filipino, I had to drag people to Café Adriatico on Remedios Circle just so I could satisfy a craving.
Chicken Kiev is a Russian dish made of breaded chicken breast stuffed with herbed butter. This was Café Adriatico’s.

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I never got to take a picture of it after cutting it in half, when the butter would ooze into a swimming pool on the plate because I would instantly dig in. I don’t want to know how many calories it had.
Sadly, on a recent trip to Café Adriatico, I found out Chicken Kiev was no longer on the menu and saw no point in going back to that place.
Last Christmas, my brother and his wife gifted us with a Philips Airfryer (and this is not a press release okay).
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I had seen this appliance before in Singapore and paid no attention. But my husband, being a chef, used it right away. At first he cooked bacon for the boys. It turned out nice and crispy, with all the bacon oil separated at the bottom of the pan.
Soon they were airfrying everything in the house—from schubligs to chicken nuggets.
I tried to airfry sapsap (fish) but it looked pretty disgusting. Some things still need to be fried in oil.
So last week I remembered having seen all kinds of frozen food at Marks & Spencer. I decided to give Chicken Kiev a try.

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Bought one and took it home to Chef Jeroen, who thawed it a little in the microwave before popping it inside the airfryer.

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No oil was ever added. He set the timer, and 8-10 minutes later, voila!

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Ate this with a side of Jeroen’s homemade Caesar salad (the best! sorry, it’s not for sale)

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Not bad at all. Not as deadly as Café Adriatico’s but not bad at all. You should try!

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My sister-in-law bought the Philips Airfryer in Singapore but says they have it in Rustan’s department store.
To know more about the product, click HERE.

P.S. If you know of a place that serves good Chicken Kiev, please leave a comment below.

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RT

Hi Chuvaness! Do they sell Chicken Kiev in all Marks & Spencer branches?

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CVS Reply:

yes they do! not all branches. Go to shangri-la or greenbelt

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Hi Chuvaness!
Chicken Kiev was introduced in the Philippines by The Plaza in the 60’s. We still offer it at The Plaza Catering, Go Gourmet by The Plaza at Rustan’s Makati and at Chick-a-go at MOA Arena. You can buy frozen at Go Gourmet at Petron Square Dasmarinas. For inquiries please call 0917-7912865 or email karlareyes @ the plazacatering.com

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CVS Reply:

thank you Millie!!

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Chocolate Kiss in UP Diliman has their Chicken Kiev on point.

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If you’re in the new manila area, drop by the grillery, in the new madison square complex on gilmore/granda street (near jt’s manukan), they serve chicken ala kiev. 🙂

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CVS Reply:

OK!

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N08

Doesn’t the air fryer work just the same as a turbo? If I’m not mistaken, both use convection (hot air). You can fry anything without oil in a turbo just as well. No need for the Philips machine. I’ve fried my buffalo wings in a turbo and they still crispy even after I coated them with the sauce.  [Reply]CVS Reply:January 17th, 2012 at 3:28 PMi don’t know because we don’t use turbo at home. It looks scary. Airfryer looks nice and high-tech and very easy to clean [Reply]omnesia Reply:January 18th, 2012 at 4:56 PMHmm you’re right! thanks for bringing up… Read more »

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omnesia

Hmm you’re right! thanks for bringing up the turbo broiler. We have indeed been cooking fried chicken, lechon kawali, crispy pata, baked shrimps, in the turbo broiler. The fat drips on the bowl. Di lang kasi sya minarket like the airfryer but I do think it’s the same principle… maka-try nga ng french fries and other more fried food!

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Nikki

Try Conti’s! My favoriteeee.

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mck

manila polo club chicken ala kiev is good

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Kat Reply:

I was also going to say Manila Polo Club too! Classic Chicken Ala Kiev… you had to be careful on first poke as the butter had a tendency to spurt out!  Yum!

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Kat

I was also going to say Manila Polo Club too! Classic Chicken Ala Kiev… you had to be careful on first poke as the butter had a tendency to spurt out!  Yum!

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Mari

ahh i remember and miss fullhouse. correct me if i’m wrong—i think it was cordon bleu (and not ala kiev) that they served. and the only condiment available on each table was a bottle of maggi seasoning. hehehe

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Mel

Another vote for Manila Polo Club’s chicken ala Kiev! The best I’ve tried so far

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Jon_gero

my auntie in Australia bought a Philips air fryer. Since then we ve been frying our food in that air fyer because it has no oil. Though the downside if it, it will take a little bit long to fry food.

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Desh

if ever you are in Tagaytay, you might want to try Chicken ala Kiev at Bag of Beans 🙂

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Rina

I love chicken Kiev too! Was about to tell you to try the one in Marks and Spenser, then I read your post. That’s what you tried pala 🙂 Yeah there was a good one along Katipunan during my college days. It was either in Little House or Pickadeli. The one in Chocolate Kiss is ok too, but I like the Marks and Spenser better. Contis has, but it has no butter, corny! Wow on the air fryer! So amazing! Tempted to get one. [Reply]CVS Reply:January 15th, 2012 at 4:38 PMit’s not cheap but so worth it to have oil-less… Read more »

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cecile, i’m including the air fryer in my wedding wish list hahaha! thanks for sharing this 🙂 

and i second the motion on the caesar salad dressing. rest assured it will be used far away from home!

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Okolryt

wow! the philips air fryer has been giving me sleepless nights…to purchase or not. but with this post…BUY! 🙂

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Mario Hernandez

wow! i want an Air Fryer! and Chicken ala Kiev as well! 😀 😀

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Anne

Wow! What a coincidence! I usually eat chicken ala kiev only once a year, usually on my birthday, if not the day after. I was just telling my son of my plan to have it for lunch tomorrow at Cafe Adriatico Gateway when I saw this post. I was able to try the one at Club Filipino too! A restaurant in Katipunan used to serve a good version of it back in the late ’80s, but that restaurant’s gone now. I’m not sure if Gourmet’s Cafe in Tagaytay still serves it. Conti’s has it but it’s not all butter inside.… Read more »

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Lesley

Try Chocolote Kiss Cafe’s Chicken Kiev. Branches are in A. Roces Avenue cor Sct. Tobias and in UP Bahay ng Alumni. They have very good mashed potatoes too. =)

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CVS Reply:

medyo malayo, but thanks 🙂

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kumagcow Reply:

But it’s quite near the house of ms Grace 🙂

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Guest

It looks delicious! I love dishes that are mainly chicken 🙂

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patricia Reply:

try the chicken ala kiev at Conti’s. its one of the best in town and its one of their best sellers.

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CVS Reply:

OK!

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patricia

try the chicken ala kiev at Conti’s. its one of the best in town and its one of their best sellers.

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