Jollibee Poutine: Everything Jollibee in One Dish

By Mikka Wee/July 25, 2013

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Not to be confused with Animal Fries, Poutine is a Canadian dish that’s oozing with lovely lardy goodness. And by that, I mean perfectly fried French Fries laden with brown gravy and topped with cheese curds. It’s enough to make you want to book a flight to Canada right now.

If you can’t fly out to another country  just to satisfy your cravings, relax. We were able to recreate a similar version using local ingredients. And by local ingredients, I mean stuff you can buy from everyone’s favorite Filipino fast food chain: Jollibee.

Other international fast food joints (such as McDonald’s, KFC, and Burger King) have tried to recreate this Canadian comfort dish. If you’re thinking, “Damn son, that looks good.” Wait until you hear (and taste!) our version. And nope, it does not include bacon.

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The French Fries were the easy part. With the cheese curds, we had to be a little more creative so we took a regular Yum with Cheese, tore it up, tossed it into the fries instead. Lastly, we drizzled some glorious Chickenjoy Gravy over the whole thing.

Oh, and the best part? We didn’t waste the chicken that came with the gravy at all. We added some of that sinful Chickenjoy SKIN to our poutine because, why the hell not? Do you see how magical our creation is now? Can you think of any other localized version of poutine that’s possibly better than this? We didn’t think so.

Jollibee Poutine

Total Time: 5 minutes / Yield: 2 servings


  • 2-pc. Chicken Joy
  • Large Fries
  • Regular Yum with Cheese
  • Extra Large Gravy


  1. Peel the skin off the Chickenjoy, and chop. Set aside.
  2. Take the burger patty of the Yum with Cheese, and delicately remove the cheese from the bun (it usually tends to stick). Chop and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, spread the fries at the bottom.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped-up burger and cheese.
  5. Drizzle with gravy.
  6. Top with Chickenjoy skin.
  7. Enjoy!


  1. When ordering the Chickenjoy, ask for the thigh parts because they have the most skin.

Mikka Wee

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Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero. See More.

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  • Adrian De Leon

    HOLY F!!!

  • gedejesus


  • Archer

    Have some KroNut

  • Nik

    Jolibee? 🙂

  • Benjamin Canapi

    I love you guys. I want to bear your children.

    • Mikka Wee

      😐 no.

      • Benjamin Canapi

        But then again, where would it go out?

        • Adrian De Leon

          Where else? 😀

  • Sam Chan


  • Pau

    Damn son!

  • Abbu Cabrera

    Robert Charlebois’s “Je reviendrai à Montréal” just played in my head right now. Mikka, you are torturing me.

  • Addi dela Cruz


    • Lars Roxas


  • Jezreel Joy Nicolas

    I will try this =)

  • Jezreel Joy Nicolas

    I will try this =)

  • Jezreel Joy Nicolas

    I will try this =)

  • Jezreel Joy Nicolas

    I will try this =)

  • mojackomojacko

    thank you for this.

  • kayenne

    needs more gravy! Gravy refill, please! hehehe i have the same reaction to the new champ burger rice with the fries under the patty…. sounds disgustingly good.

  • Ramon Rocha IV

    This reminds me a little bit of Epic Meal Time. 😀

  • Pol the Destroyer

    You two are geniuses. I’m heading over to Queens, which unfortunately is the only place in NYC you can get Jollibee, right now to try this.

  • Rob Cheung

    There’s a Jolibee in Queens!? Nice!

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  • Midge K. Manlapig

    (incoherent screeching born of being totally impressed by culinary bad-a$$ery)

  • jA

    Oh my! Never thought about this.. Genius!

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  • Ida Metiam

    For a Filipina living in the French- Canadian part of Canada (or as the locals call it Acadian region), Jollibee poutine is match made in heaven. It’s like being in two places at once!

    • csjag19

      Which Acadian region are you referring to?? Correct me if i’m wrong, The Acadians has been gone from New Brunswick for more than 3 centuries. And the only French-Canadian here in canada is Quebec.=S

  • Nice!!! Great Idea!!!

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  • csjag19

    Well it’s not really an idea if it was already invented years ago by French-Canadians, but it still looks pretty damn good!!

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  • Edward Encarnacion

    How can something be so wrong and be so right at the same time.

  • MJ Polley

    Great Recipe. If you would like to try truly Authentic Canadian Poutine. Please join us at Canadian Snack Shack 150 Maghinawa