Award-winning actor, model, and recording artist, Dennis Trillo, is popularly known for the various romantic roles he has given life to as GMA-7’s “Drama King.”
Dennis has channelled love, passion, courage, and a whole range of emotions through notable characters in television shows like “Etheria,” “Darna,” “Majika,” “Gagambino,” “Temptation of Wife,” “My Husband’s Lover,” “My Faithful Husband,” “Juan Happy Love Story,” and “Mulawin vs Ravena”. Then, on screen, he has made his mark for notable performances in films like Aishite Imasu 1941, Blue Moon, My Neighbor’s Wife, You’re Still The One, Felix Manalo and Bakit Lahat Ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?
But beyond the limelight, Dennis has discovered a new “love.” Lured by the aroma wafting from the grill, he followed his appetite to the place where his heart gains true satisfaction. From legs, thighs, breasts, and wings, Dennis has embraced Chicken Deli.
This is actually not the first time that Dennis was exposed to the Bacolod style of chicken inasal. He explains that his Dad, Abelardo Leslie Ho, is from Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. Dad would often go to Bacolod, and he would mention Chicken Deli when talking about his trips.
Dennis remembered those stories when he had the opportunity to travel to Bacolod. While in the City of Smiles, he got his fill of inasal. His taste buds memorized every flavor and tasty nuance, hoping that such delicious servings would be available in Metro Manila.
His wish was granted when Chicken Deli established its first Metro Manila branch in 2011. And by a stroke of serendipity, he would be tapped to become its current endorser.
At first bite of Chicken Deli, all memories of that delicious inasal came flooding in. “Naisip ko talaga yung original recipe ng inasal,” Dennis reveals. “Kasi marami nang iba’t ibang klaseng lumabas na inasal; meron yung parang barbecue lang, tapos meron naman yung parang sweet. Pero nung natikman ko ito, sabi ko ito yung authentic na Bacolod recipe. Dito nagsimula talaga yung inasal kaya parang pag unang bite mo pa lang, alam mo nang authentic ang recipe.”
As far as chicken parts are concerned, Dennis confesses to being a breast man himself. But his preference for chicken breast, he clarifies, is when he is on a strict diet and has to watch his calorie intake. Otherwise, he likes to sink his teeth into dark meat, especially when covered with chicken skin. He grins as he admits: “Masarap din yung may malutong na balat, eh. Nandun yung flavor. Gusto ko talaga may balat kasi nandun yung lasa.”
Apart from chicken inasal, Chicken Deli serves other Pinoy favorites like Lechon Kawali, Beef Kare Kare, Sinigang na Bangus, Pork Sinigang, Pork Sisig, Chicken Sisig and Pork Liempo. There are Chicken Deli-cious Meals: individual servings of grilled chicken, pork, beef, and fish, all accompanied by free soup and kanin-all-you-can. End the meals with Panghimagas like the original Halo Deli and its new version of Pinoy Halo-halo, Turon Sticks, Sago’t Gulaman, Leche Flan, and piping hot Piyaya baked especially on site.
Dennis has already scanned the menu and vows to try the Chicken Sisig next.
To truly enjoy the inasal experience, it is recommended that diners eat the chicken with their hands. No problem for this timeless leading man, who says “Mas masarap kumain ng inasal pag kinakamay.” Even on a romantic date? “Sure!” he exclaims.
Light moment aside, Dennis is thrilled about being an ambassador for Chicken Deli: “Excited ako na maging part ng Chicken Deli family. Kasi marami pa ang hindi nakakakilala sa Chicken Deli and gusto ko, kahit papaano makatulong ako bilang instrument para ma-share ko sa iba at matikman nila yung original at makapagbigay ng saya sa kanila habang kumakain.”
Chicken Deli branches now with over 50 branches nationwide.
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