Took’s Grill Hauz didn’t invent chicken barbecue, they perfected it.
Or at least that’s what they claim.
When my family and I were going to Panglao Island last Thursday we asked our driver, Arvin, where’s a good place to have our dinner. Arvin suggested that since food at the beach would be pricey we may want to try a budget barbecue place called Took’s Grill Hauz which serves Chicken Ati-Atihan.
We asked him what Chicken Ati-Atihan means and he quipped, “manok na ma mapapasayaw ka sa sarap.” Curiosity piqued, we excitedly decided to have our dinner there.
So about a few hundred meters after traversing Panglao Island Circumferential Road in Libaong, Panglao, we saw the road sign of Took’s Grill Hauz.
While they were talking to a server, deciding our order, I took the time to go to their grilling area and see how they prepare their chicken barbecue. From what I can see and smell, they’re juicy and I can smell the chicken’s barbecue aroma.
We ordered chicken ati-atihan pecho with unlimited rice and then pochero for our soup. Arvin was right, it’s a recommended place to eat. Their chicken are juicy and flavorful. You may even eat it without dipping it in a sauce. That’s how good it is!
The following day, Friday, we got up early for the dolphin watching and island hopping tour but there were no dolphins that morning. Too sad, I felt our money was wasted. I should have played poker with that money instead.
We came back noon time and then we took a tricycle from Dumaluan Beach Resort to Took’s Grill Hauz to have our lunch there. Took’s got us dancing and we’re on a budget that’s why we went there again.
This time though, we ordered chicken ati-atihan paa with unlimited rice and then fish sinigang for our soup and regular halo-halo for our desert. Now I’m decided, this is one of the best chicken barbecue I’ve tasted.
Table Surfer’s take
Took’s Grill Hauz has a nice ambiance, offers good food at a budget price, and it is reasonably accessible from the beach. I highly recommend it when you’re in Bohol, especially if you’re on a budget.
Took’s Grill Hauz
Libaong, Panglao, Bohol