If you have been playing badminton in the Zone area, then you would have noticed the newly opened Makati outlet of JT’s Manukan. After eating inasal, you can hop on to Rocci’s coffee and chocolate cafe beside it. Bacolod Chicken Inasal Express is still the best versus the commercialized version of JT Manukan. Since JT Manukan has an open kitchen, just notice that all the chicken are half-cooked already. This makes the chicken dry versus grilling the chicken raw. It is still a good alternative specially if you want to taste other Bacolod treats like Kansi and Batchoy.

Pecho (Chicken Breast with Wings) P88 or Paa (Chicken Legs with Thigh) P85 + Rice (P20)

Kansi (ilonggo Version of Bulalo) – P110. A bit more oily than your usual bulalo.

JT Manukan’s Main Dishes and Side Orders | Beverages and Pasalubong Items

JT Manukan Grille
The Zone, 7224 Malugay Street Corner Gil Puyat Avenue Bel-Air, Makati
Telephone +632 8130106

For dessert, the rich chocolate cookies and drinks of Rocci are recommended. The place is cute but it could only accommodate four small tables.

Dark Hot Chocolate and Cookies (P128). An intense hot chocolate drink made of pure belgian chocolate and paired with 2 pcs. of Belgian Chocolate Bliss Cookies. Aidan loves it but he was wide awake until 12 midnight because of the richness of the chocolate.

Rocci Coffee Company
Specialty Coffee & Chocolate
Email: [email protected]
The Zone, 7224 Malugay corner Buendia St., Makati City
Telephone: +632 474 8084
Mobile Numbers: +63 922 824-7236, +63 917 526 8689


Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.