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Spice Bird’s Piri-Piri is Worth Going to Boracay For

October 6, 2015

If you have time for one sober choice in Boracay—make it Spice Bird. Though their grub makes for perfect hangover food, I really recommend you fully engage your awareness and taste buds here. Located at Boracay’s D’Mall, Spice Bird serves some of—do I dare say—some of the best piri piri I’ve had in the Philippines.


The fact that it’s in Boracay places me in a heightened state of constant yearning; the feeling of a long distance relationship that gnaws and haunts your memories and shatters your heart as you reminisce those good times—how each crackle of their piri-piri dressed chicken skin sent shivers up and down my spine, or how each kick from their cheeky homemade sauces just escalated the entire eating experience. Not to mention, their sandwiches and piri-piri boards also made an indelible impression.

Piri-Piri Chicken Board (Quarter Chicken, PHP 295 ; Half Chicken, PHP 495)

Piri-Piri Chicken Skin, PHP 95

Piri-Piri Wings, PHP 230

Piri-Piri Pulled Pork Sandwich, PHP 295

Choose from their piri-piri chicken, pork, or shrimp boards (or get all three!) that come with succulent meat, spice rice, a side salad, an addictive milky roll (that I dipped in piri-piri sauce), and veggie chips. They also have piri-piri cubanos, a piri-piri albondigas sandwich, as well as a delectable pulled pork.

Piri-Piri Pork Board (Pork Chop, PHP 275 ; Pork Belly, PHP 320)

Piri Piri Shrimp Board

Piri-Piri Shrimp Board, PHP 320

And don’t forget to make room for dessert that can easily sweep you off your feet—a homemade calamansi cheesecake is light and tangy in all the right places, while a “Double Happiness” sundae comes packed with two scoops of dark chocolate ice cream, Malagos chocolate shards, sea salt, and some bergamot-infused olive oil.


L-R: Calamansi & Rose Syrup Shake (PHP 120), Mango & Mint Shake (PHP 120), Double Happiness Sundae (PHP 245)

This, ladies and gentlemen, is piri-piri chicken at its golden age. Spice Bird, you freaking nailed it. Please set up shop in Metro Manila soon.

Spice Bird

Address: Unit 108 D’Mall Plaza, Boracay (Behind the Ferris Wheel)

All photos courtesy of Spice Bird

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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One response to “Spice Bird’s Piri-Piri is Worth Going to Boracay For”

  1. Nico Namuco says:

    Yummy 🙂 spice bird location in boracay ,all food is good,and good service

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