Brunching @ Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky

I volunteered to host brunch and a white elephant gift exchange last Sunday with a close group of friends from high school.  A week before the event I realized I might be in over my head due to lack of planning and time.  I threw out some ideas of brunch places we could go to instead, but as usual everyone had the “I’m fine going wherever” attitude.  Well, then!  That made my job much easier.  The first time I ever ate at Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky I went for their famed fried chicken.  It was hard to spend almost $40 on a whole fried chicken, but it was totally worth it for some good fried chicken (once in awhile).  It was the best I’ve ever had… seriously.  The batter was seasoned and flavorful and the chicken itself juicy (I only eat dark meat chicken though).  Anyway, aside from the friend chicken, the brunch menu is supposedly really good as well.  Since we’re scattered from Federal Way to Everett, Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky felt like a good middle ground in West Seattle.

So brunch…. it was oohhh so good!  Can I pat myself on the back for a great pick?

The Bloody Mary.  I should mention they offer bottomless mimosa during brunch.

A darn good cup of coffee.

So our friends wanted to try the famed fried chicken.  They normally don’t serve this during brunch, but the kitchen went ahead and brought it out for us.  Unfortunately, all the hype around it ended up disappointing our friends.  I have to admit I didn’t think they were as good as the first time I had it, but I think that may be because of the negativity surrounding me and I got swayed.  I wouldn’t say this would be the last time I would be ordering it though.  I’d go back for it again.

The fried chicken came with a side of kimchee (nice touch) and two different dipping sauces.

Spam Musubi.. taste like they should.

This is the reason why I picked this place.. the French Toast!  I chose the fried chicken nugget with sausage gravy topping.  I LOVED IT!

The french toast was so moist and creamy inside.  It would’ve been perfect if the outside/edges were as crunchy as Geraldine’s. Note: this entree also comes with maple syrup.  I had the toast with the syrup and not the gravy.

Wood Grilled Kalbi Short-Ribs

Portuguese Sausages

Saimin Noodles – looks amazing and savory but was a bit on the salty side.

Loco Moco – I didn’t get to try this, but it got positive feedback from my friend.

Our brunch spread.  Can you say stuffed?!

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December 22, 2012

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