Sunrise Buckets

When this blog was first starting out, I made a promise to do a review on Sunrise Buckets, the little chicken wing restaurant located in The Grove. And now, after two years(!) I finally got the chance to visit the place again – And this time, instead of ordering takeout like we usually do, we decided to dine in so we can try their other dishes.

Sunrise Buckets was started out by two sister chefs who loved to travel, learn various cultures, and of course, try out different types of food. They get their inspiration from loyal customers as well – In fact, it’s what gives them the drive to continue running the restaurant. The ingredients used in Sunrise Buckets’ wings are all natural, and 100% authentic.

Their interior has a nice, wonderful beach/surfing theme, with TV screens playing surfing videos.

Menu: Starters, samplers, 25 mouthwatering sauces, Wings and boneless, Classic SB burgers, Special burgers, By the bay, Entrees, Set meals, Special dogs, and Fries.

Some of the 25 flavors used for their wings include: Smokin’ bbq, Juan’s buffalo, Hot ‘n spicy smokin’ bbq, Sunrise original, Hot hickory, Real American buffalo mild/hot/extra hot, Jim beam jalapeno, Black peppered, Jack daniels, Spicy jack, Honey jalapeno, Piping hot bourbon, Ultimate crazy hot, Honey mustard, Spicy Dijon, and Hot and sticky maple.

Okay, so at first we ended up ordering this whole set meal that consisted of chicken wings, pork chops, coleslaw, and rice. But then to our disappointment, the server told us that we can’t order the whole set. And the reason? They were out of coleslaw. That‘s it. Everything else on the set was on hand – Except for the coleslaw. I don’t want to go too much into detail, but it was truly a WTF-worthy moment. They could’ve just replaced the coleslaw with corn and carrots, or something -_-

*heavy sigh* So we ended up ordering these instead…

Jack Daniels Chops and Salpicao Chops. The main difference between these two is that the salpicao chops are dry and come with vinegar dip, while the Jack Daniels chops are slathered with this sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. The similarity, however, was that both of these chops were tough and hard to cut into. -_-

Garlic Parmesan Wings. Chicken wings covered in special butter-garlic sauce, then sprinkled with herbs and parmesan cheese. Pretty much the only saving grace of our meal.

Our experience here was a disappointment. Which is a shame, really, since I really wanted to like this restaurant too. I feel like we could’ve had a better time and meal here if it wasn’t for that little flub with our order. We could’ve tried more chicken wing flavors too. I would still recommend Sunrise Buckets though, especially if you’re only planning to go there for the chicken wings.

Ambiance/Interior: 5/5
Staff/Service: 2.5/5
Food: 3/5 (taste), 3/5 (presentation)

Sunrise Buckets is located Retail 2A The Pavilion, C-5 Ugong, Pasig. Tel no: (02) 234-1382. You can also find them at Madison Square in Greenhills. Links: Facebook || Twitter

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