Filipino chefs serving up delicious savour treats in Fried Chicken Fest Winnipeg

The fourth annual Fried Chicken Fest in Winnipeg runs January 16-23. Foodies particulary fried chicken lovers can try the exciting fried chicken dishes showcased by over 20 restaurant across the city. Try these entries by kababayan chefs. Not only that you will support them but also the #saveMBresraurant campaign. You can also vote for your favourite entry through


806 Sargent Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0B8

Juicy Side Chic’ N: Deep fried boneless chicken thigh marinated in buttermilk and spices, smeared with a creamy egg salad spread, banana-mayo-ketchup sauce, thin sliced cucumbers and tomatoes in a warm baguette bun.

Presented by Chef Rommel Regadio
Cheat Day Sandwich: Double deep-fried boneless marinated chicken thigh, tossed in a Nashville-inspired mild hot sauce, cool coleslaw, cheddar cheese, in-house sauce, sliced pickles, sandwiched between two pressed grilled cheese buns.

Joining for the first time, CRSPYBNCH presented two exciting entries.The team has worked for weeks to experiment and come up with the best fried chicken dishes that are festival-worthy and deserving of their supporters’ diverse palates.

Khao House

625 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2G4

Presented by Chefs Aiden & Eejay
Fried chicken and ube waffles, pickled cucumbers and onions, chili-berry compote, honey rum glaze, coconut crumble, and whipped chicken liver mousse.


Uptown Alley

1301 St. Matthew’s Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3G 1E3

Presented by Chef Ben Fernandez
The Dude Abides Chicken Burger: House ground chicken patty, topped with bacon, apple slaw, sweet chili mayo, and mac and cheese.

Charlee’s Restaurant & Lounge

Units 4-6, 185 Stadacona Street
Winnipeg, MB R2L1R2

Presented by Chef Charlie Villapando
Fried Chicken Fried Rice: Deboned and marinated leg meat, dredged and deep fried until crispy golden brown atop a Chinese-inspired chicken and salted fish Filipino-style sinangag (garlic fried rice). This creation is consist of coarse chopped garlic sautéed & fried with rice, eggs, green peas, shredded lettuce, a little bit of diced chicken breast, salted fish and fish sauce. Everything is then finished with a fresh garlic emulsified butter sauce & served with a thick cut lemon wedge!

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