Jollibee’s Pancake Sandwich is the Game Changer of Local Fast Food BreakfastsOctober 9, 2014
- Mikka WeeWords
I’m really glad that even our fast food establishments have been taking ballsy and adventurous leaps in improving their menu items. KFC, for example, has churned out the Double Down and the Crispy Cheese Chicken made with Clover Chips. Though I’d still order the Original Recipe chicken any day, I’d like to give them recognition for their creativity.
Now Jollibee’s latest breakfast offering looks like something you’d find on BuzzFeed or Lifehacker, but it is, really, a noteworthy and ridiculously indulgent contribution to the fast food breakfast world. Here we have the ubiquitous fast food joint, known to serve a similar slew of items in the same breakfast vein as its rival, McDonald’s. But whatever—I couldn’t care less. Sausages in Jollibee are tastier for me, while I have a preference for McDonald’s garlic rice (which I like to drown in vinegar). But Jollibee’s Pancake Sandwich is a game changer, earning merits for its boldness and ingenuity.
Inside is a sunny-side up egg, cooked with a texture that mimics a flattened hard-boiled one. It is one of the crappier ways to cook an egg, but forgiven (and forgotten!) soon as you bite into the copious amount of the once-melted coagulated cheese and crisped-up bacon. Two slabs of pancakes hold the mess together. They are spongy, sweet, and have more-or-less soaked up the tasty, oily bits of its sandwiched companions. For PHP 50, I’d like to think it’s a filling breakfast that has the power to upset if you find out they’ve run out. It cleaves out a whole bunch of emotions that only a good breakfast can bring about.
Before taking my first bite, I asked for some maple syrup, but apparently, they charge an additional PHP 13 for it. So I had it to-go, ready to drench in a bottle of maple syrup from our pantry. On the way back, I couldn’t help but take a greedy bite. And damn, was it so delicious on its own. Adding maple syrup might even be a grave mistake.