I’ve been hearing a lot about Sunrise Buckets but I didn’t have a chance to try it out. I heard they started out selling their products in bazaars. Since they were successful, they ended up expanding and opened up their first branch in Greenhills.
I keep seeing their big signage in Ortigas avenue as I always pass by that area whenever I drive home from work. I was curious but didn’t have that much urge to try out. However, when I saw their promo at one of the budget sites, I knew then that I wouldn’t pass up the opportunity.
As I entered the place, I was in total awe. They have a beach theme. There were surfboards all around and some other beach stuff in Sunrise Buckets. The place was lively! Servers were very friendly & accomodating too!
See? Even their menu were written in surfboards! Total coolness!
One more unique feature in Sunrise Buckets was their gloves! We get to grab those gloves so we can use while we eat Sunrise Buckets chicken! There’s no other way to enjoy chicken but with our hands right?
We ordered too much as I bought Php 1,000 worth of food vouchers! I should have used only Php500 hahaha! Oh well, at least I get to share a lot with you in this post 🙂
- 1/2 Pound Sunrise Original (Php 155)
I liked this flavor among all the ones that we ordered. Sunrise Original is the restaurant’s Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings with Sunrise Original sauce. I was also about to order their ‘Real American Buffalo Wings’ but the server told me that it has the same sauce as Sunrise Original, it was just a spicy version of Sunrise Original. This was the only 1/2 pound chicken wings dish we finished.
- 1/2 Pound Smokin’ BBQ Chicken (Php 145)
A bestseller in Sunrise Buckets but unfortunately, I didn’t like the taste of it. The chicken wings were tossed with their homemade barbeque sauce. I’m not sure if I just ate too much chicken that I didn’t appreciate this anymore but I think the flavors really didn’t fit my taste buds.
BTW, Sunrise Buckets also offer boneless chicken wings. You might wanna try it out if you dislike deboning your chicken.
- Cloud 9 Garlic Parmesan Poppers (Php 165)
I can now say that parmesan cheese & chicken doesn’t blend well. As much as I appreciate the way poppers are prepared with chicken meat lightly breaded cooked and tossed with the sauce. I would advise to order a different flavor over garlic parmesan.
Here’s the list of flavors available: smokin’ bbq, Juan’s buffalo, crispy, garlic peppered, sunrise original, hickory, pepper steak, teriyaki, real American buffalo, honey jalapeno, honey mustard, Jack Daniel’s, garlic parmesan (yeew), ultimate crazy hot.
- Jack Daniel’s Porkchop (Php 275)
I didn’t like this dish and we ended up just trying it out. We just ate the fries 🙁 The meat was too tough and it wasn’t tasty at all. We didn’t intend to order this but their fish & chips was out of stock. Tough luck.
- Wild Rice (Php 60)
Tasted like a Java rice. This was good. You’ll like it. Order with your favorite flavor of chicken wings if you’re used to eating with rice.
- Solo Poutine Fries (Php 115)
Very unique recipe as they put melted cheese & gravy into the fries. I didn’t find any special with it though.
- Rootbeer Float (Php 115)
I was amazed when the rootbeer float was served to us. The rootbeer was literally put in a bottle. The glass was filled with ice and topped with a huge serving of vanilla ice cream. This was the drink ordered by my friend but boy, it did look yummy!
- Sunrise Iced Tea (Php 55)
As with most restaurants, Sunrise Buckets also have their own homemade brewed iced tea. Yummy! I wish though that they make it bottomless in the future.
While I may not have given Sunrise Buckets’ food products a perfect approval score, I have to give them a perfect score with presentation.
Their chicken wings are served in buckets with a mini chalkboard in front wherein they put the name of their customers. Perfect visual presentation, I really loved it!
Sunrise Buckets’ poppers & fries, on the other hand, are served in mugs! You can buy those mugs too! Sunrise Buckets have their own merchandise to sell inside the restaurant.
Overall, it was a pleasant experience though I wouldn’t rate their chicken wings as top-notch. Looking at how successful they are, there were able to capture the taste buds of their target market. Kudos to them for being a successful chicken franchise. I wouldn’t be surprised if we get to see more branches of Sunrise Buckets in the Metro.
Unit 1, Madison Square, Ortigas corner Madison St., Greenhills, San Juan City, Philippines