Since the news of Dwight Howard’s addition to Strong Group’s 2024 Dubai International Basketball Championship roster, he continues to scour the Philippines in search of the best-tasting chicken. While Jollibee holds a competitive edge in Howard’s book, the eight-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star may have found a suitable rival with sister-company Mang Inasal’s menu staples.
Howard took his newfound discovery to his Instagram last January 14, 2024, publishing a collaborative reel with the local fast-food restaurant chain. The 38-year-old cager provided a rundown of his Mang Inasal favorites, featuring its Extra Creamy Halo-Halo, Palabok, Pork BBQ, and brand staple, Chicken Inasal.
“I got some good Filipino food from @iammanginasal and the food was a A+ from the Chicken Inasal to the Palabok, the pork barbecue, Halo Halo 👀🍨 and everything else on the menu. I would order it from anywhere in the world if I could! 😫,” his post reads.
Howard’s commitment to basketball in the Philippines embraces several side quests in pursuit of Strong Group’s invitational tourney. From meeting the former eight-division boxing champion to several public appearances, food-crawling may be the highlight of his awaited decade-long return to the country.