KFC Tower Burger

If you think 3.5 inches is small, think again. KFC recently introduced their famed Tower Burger here in the Philippines and it is turning heads.

Cramming their Original Recipe fillet, cheese, lettuce, mayo, and one extremely crispy hash brown between two buns, KFC created one of the heftiest-looking fast food sandwiches your money can buy.

“Is it any good?” you ask. Well, it is. The crisped hash brown brings that extra crispiness and texture that you can’t possibly achieve by merely frying chicken. The hash brown doesn’t really add much to the flavor nor does it detract any. It’s really just there to make things crunchy. Flavor-wise, it’s your regular, run-of-the-mill chicken fillet sandwich… only a whole lot crispier.

Overall, I’m glad that KFC brought the Tower Burger here to the Philippines. It’s tasty, it’s hefty, and it’s pretty affordable at P110 ala carte/P140 with drinks and fries. Fast food meals don’t get any better than that.

Jollibee’s Chicken Nugget Crunchers

Envy took hold of me when I read about these sauce-injected McNuggets because, hey, chicken nuggets! And also because, damn, McDonald’s in the U.S. has eight kinds of dips for their chicken nuggets?

So the next day, I decided to try Jollibee’s latest offering: Chicken Nugget Crunchers, which promised “crunchy goodness in every bite” as well as a good dose of vitamin A. I ended up ordering the five-nugget meal that comes with rice (no surprise there) and a drink, which cost P99.

Jollibee Chicken Nugget Crunchers

I assume the vitamin A comes from the carrot bits included inside each chicken nugget. Sadly, this was all the carrot I was able to locate in my first piece, as well as in the succeeding pieces.

Jollibee Chicken Nugget Crunchers

Jollibee Chicken Nugget Crunchers

Check out this cunning little piece shaped just like a drumstick.

The verdict? It tasted like a less flavorful version of the Chicken Joy, and Tj goes as far to say that they’re somewhat similar to Purefoods’ frozen chicken nuggets. I kind of feel cheated as well, since the posters proudly seem to display a barbecue dip with the nuggets. Instead, I got Jollibee’s usual gravy. Overall, there’s nothing wildly exceptional about the Chicken Nugget Crunchers. Call it a simple meal that can fill you up for the day.

Budget Meals: KFC Supreme Bowl

Here at TWAGM, we love great meals from anywhere and at any price, and we know that you can even get them from fast food places. Budget Meals is our brand-new section where we’ll be putting the spotlight on yummy meals from fast food places.

Let’s begin with KFC!

When KFC stopped serving their Italian Roma and Chinese Imperial rice bowl meals, a slight but lingering feeling of sadness gripped me. I’m not kidding. So, when I learned that KFC brought their Supreme Bowl meals back on their menu a couple of weeks ago, I was stoked.

They are currently offering Kung Pao Chicken and Chicken a la King and they are both priced at P90 a la carte and P100 with a regular drink.

The Kung Pao Chicken is the spiritual equivalent of the Chinese Imperial bowl that came before it. It’s the bowl that tastes “oriental” and spicy. It’s surprisingly flavorful and the spiciness is pleasant – this is really as oriental as you can get in KFC.

KFC Supreme Bowl Kung Pao Chicken

The Chicken a la King is the more “western” tasting bowl. The chicken fillets are covered with mushroom sauce with some diced carrots thrown in for effect. If they put some mushroom pieces, it could have passed as an authentic chicken a la king dish. Kidding!

KFC Supreme Bowl Chicken a la King

Both meals taste excellent. If you enjoy KFC or chicken meals in general, you’ll be delighted with them. To top it off, they are extremely filling. Some fastfood meals leave you wanting, but these rice meals are really worth the P100 you spend on them.