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The popular restaurant chain started out by serving food to American occupation troops just after World War II. Signature dish: fried chicken, not battered but well seasoned and typically more dry than its North American counterpart. Other traditional favourites include bistek (soy-and-citrus-marinated beef strips fried with onion) and fresh lumpiang ubod (julienned heart of palm, pork, shrimp, and crab meat wrapped in an egg crepe, served with sweet garlic sauce). Garlic rice is a must, as is a massive bowl of halo halo (shaved ice topped with a mountain of Filipino fruit, sweet beans, ube ice cream, and rice crisps) to share for dessert.

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