Chicken and Waffles, New York City, Manhattan, Filipino

Maharlika

I was pretty excited to try this. I love when chefs adapt non-Asian dishes into their Asian menu. At Maharlika, they serve batterless fried chicken, purple yam waffle, compound anchovy-bagoong butter, and caramelized macapuno syrup. While the chicken was pretty good, I found the waffle to be a little dry. The syrup and anchovy butter...OMG the anchovy butter was so good, did help the waffle a bit.

$17 (2 pieces of chicken and waffle)

  • 111 First Ave, East Village