I had spent three days with food poisoning in Boracay in the Philippines. On my first day of feeling slightly better we decided to head to Epic where we had had drinks a few days before. Epic Restaurant located in the DMall area of Boracay is a nice restaurant for those who like swankier more modern looking places.
Just like the rest of Boracay, expect the service to be a little slower (or maybe that is just the Ny Tri-state area part of me speaking). We sat down were given our menus and waited quite a while to place our order. Not a problem, we were glad to be there. This restaurant has figured out the airflow, so if you sit inside, it is quite cool and breezy. I figured I should stick with something safe, so I went for the grilled chicken “Inasal” ($240 Philippino Pesos).
The food took a while to arrive. When it finally did I was glad for the wait. I proceeded to destroy my chicken dish. It was delicious. I may say the best thing I had eaten in Boracay up to that point. The chicken was juicy and flavorful with a very slight sweetness. It came with garlic rice that must have been cooked with annato as it had a gorgeous orange flavor. The garlic taste was gentle, not the stuff that makes your mouth stink. All of the sudden, eek! The chicken was a little bloody inside. So disheartening to be eating something so utterly delicious and then find blood in it. Blood is OK in my steak, not my chicken.
The second dish that we ordered was the club sandwich (no mayo, 290 pesos). It came out along with the chicken, but alas…there was mayo all over it. Poor Antonio had to watch me eat while he waited for a replacement. Actually, I let him eat some of my chicken. He agreed with me on the flavor of that dish. The sandwich, he was not so thrilled with.
Even with the bloody chicken, we decided to return. This time I decided to try the chicken Adobo and Antonio chose the cheese steak sandwich. No complaints today. The fries were addictive, I had to fight myself not to steal them off his plate. My chicken was tasty (although I liked the Inasal better) and there were no problems with the sandwich. I would recommend this place for those who are visiting Boracay. Just emphasize those things that are important to you and pray for a fully cooked chicken Inasal. I tell you, I am craving it now. Epic and Sands at Discovery shores were places I found myself returning to often on the trip.