After being engaged to O, my thoughts have started to circle around preparations for our wedding and the aftermath. One main concern we both have is being consistent to eat healthy. Having a lifestyle of eating too much in restaurants, it’s quite impossible to bring in the topic of reducing unhealthy food. I don’t always have an idea how dishes are prepared in the kitchen or how healthy they cook the meals. And admittedly, there’s a huge effort for me to eat healthy at home, and even outside of home.
Pleasant to my ears when I heard of Poulet Manille (french term of Chicken Manila), a new free-range french rotisserie in SM Aura. O and I were invited with fellow KTG friends (our foodie group).
Anything good for our health, we take down notes. O and I were more engaged to hear the story behind the chickens roasted in the traditional French rotisserie oven when we found out how healthy they are. According to owner Dixie Mariñas, chickens served in Poulet Manille are grown naturally in Pamora Farms for 70+ days, for the chickens to reach a certain number of kilos. In other words, these are not your ordinary chickens. Chickens in Poulet Manille are organically fed and free-range. Comparing to traditional farms, chicken are grown for about 35 days only. You could now wonder how can traditional farms do that. And, what “vitamins” they feed their chickens. :p
French rotisserie oven in Poulet Manille is engineered specifically for the chicken – temperature and distance to the heat are set for assured high quality and freshness.
Poulet Manille advocates a lifestyle with holistic and sustainable farm approach. Exactly how O and I imagine our lifestyle, healthier food without the sacrifice.

The Food:

Seared Tuna Nicoise (Php 350)
Rate: 4/5
 The healthy journey starts with a bowl of Seared Tuna Nicoise. Mesclun with lime-caught tuna and bound roots citrus vinaigrette.
Free-Range French Chicken 
Whole (Php 998)
Half (Php 620)
Quarter (Php 398)
French County Classic Chicken
Rate: 4/5
The big difference can be tasted right away. French County Classic Chicken showcased how premium, juicy and tender free-range chickens are. I’m not 100% sure your tastebuds will welcome this kind of chicken. In spite of its herbs, the chicken is more bland than how Filipinos are used to. But if you are eating for health and appreciate what fresh and free-range chicken is, you won’t have any complaints. Not to mention, there’s a big difference in price too. Hehe.
Poulet’s Truffle Chicken
Rate: 4/5
Poulet’s Truffle Chicken conquers the attention of truffle lovers. Calling my sister Reine! Same as the classic chicken, only with stronger truffle essence. Irresistible fragrant smell makes the chicken more appetizing.
Rate: 5/5
Peri-Peri Chicken is worth the penny. Glazed with tangy peri-peri sauce, the result is a healthy and spicy free-range chicken you’ll adore. This flavor’s our number one choice among all flavors. I thought the truffle flavor was already the best, it was beaten hands down by the rich sauce of Peri-Peri.
There are different sides to choose from. Broccoli & Toasted Almonds, Pommes Frites, Creamy Mashed Potato, Cream of Wild Spinach and Mixed Blodydynamic Vegetables are some of the options. Take note that even vegetables in the restaurant are organic.
Pineapple Mint Cucumber and Watermelon Ginger (Php 125 each)
French Apple Pie (Php 198)
Rate: 4/5
 You have a license to indulge in sweets after soaking in organic dishes. Start with French Apple Pie if you miss your grandma’s version of this popular pie.
Classic French Lemon Tart (Php 198)
Rate: 5/5
We were eyeing on a slice of not-too-sour and not-too-sweet Classic French Lemon Tart to cleanse off our palate filled with savory and meaty flavors.
Double Chocolate Gateau (Php 298)
Rate: 4/5
For the love of chocolate, you cannot risk missing a slice of Double Chocolate Gateau. I’m trying to control my aggressive sweet tooth but one slice is not really enough. Especially the sticky gooey chocolate edges, truly heavenly!

The Ambiance:

The time of day doesn’t matter when you’re inside Poulet Manille. Every hour feels like evening in a relaxing French barn with its dim lights. After eating, we felt drowsy from the heavy yet healthy chicken plates and the yellow mood lights contributing to that evening feeling. I forgot I was inside a busy mall.
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Location: Lower G/F, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 10:00AM-10:00PM
Contact: (+63 917) 469-7895
Budget: PHP400++

Food 9/10
Ambiance 7/10
Service 8/10
Cost 8/10
Overall 8/10