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Jollibee’s Pancake Sandwich is the Game Changer of Local Fast Food Breakfasts

October 9, 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Have you tried Jollibee’s Breakfast Pancake? How did you like it? What’s your favorite local fast food breakfast? Tell us with a comment below!

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Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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23 responses to “Jollibee’s Pancake Sandwich is the Game Changer of Local Fast Food Breakfasts”

  1. Sam says:

    I’ve tried it and this is actually good! It’s a combination of that sweet and salty taste we love! for less than 50 a piece, this is already value-for-money. On the side, I ordered for an extra patty to put more meat to the thing but the crew said it’s not possible T-T I think it would be better tasting with their classic patty! 🙂

  2. Volts Sanchez says:

    Ooh.

  3. rftreyes says:

    Ooooo! Gotta try that.
    Wish they toasted the pancakes a bit to have a waffle-ish crunch.

  4. Jeff says:

    Sounds like a McGriddle? which unfortunately isn’t available locally

  5. Sagacity Girl says:

    Wow. The bacon and egg had me.

  6. Katrina Marie Cunanan says:

    A few years back, they had this already but instead of bacon, it had sausage. It was super yummy which made me wonder why they pulled it out. I’m excited to try this new offering!

    • fudash says:

      I loved the pancake sandwich before with the sausage patty! I tried their new pancake sandwich this morning and it was not good, you can hardly eat any bacon, the egg was runny and the cheese was non-existent. Don’t expect too much with this one.

  7. cj says:

    looks like a McGriddle. sweet and oily. hehe
    but I guess the egg was not freshly prepared. probably it’s frozen and re-heated.

  8. amirite says:

    Did you mean ”Adding maple syrup might even be a gravy mistake”?

  9. Stephen Chan says:

    That burger (sandwich? whatever) frightens me >.>

  10. ishneak says:

    wow jollibee, first the ultimate burger steak with mashed potatoes now this pancake sandwich thing. can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

  11. Jerome Jimeno says:

    How about KFCs Street Wise Cheese top burger? It was featured in lots of talkshows in US lol

  12. Hanzel Conchas says:

    Had this earlier. It was suprisingly good, but the pancakes could be better (too soft). the Eggs has that soft boiled feel, cheese was nicely melted, and the bacon was nicely crisped. And it goes well with Mcdonald’s Twister Fries 😛

  13. Ricah Diana says:

    They’ve served this before. Jollibee has a bad habit of taking the food I like off the menu. Glad they’re turning around. Can they please bring back the coffee jelly ice craze next?

  14. Neil Ayran says:

    xcxxxvcbdc

  15. I loved it! I would amp up the bacon a bit, but otherwise it is a winner. 🙂

  16. Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales says:

    After Hearing Mass yesterday, we had this for breakfast. Actually we kinda have the same question thrown to the jollibee crew.. we asked what sauce do we need for it , is it maple syrup or a catsup? It also kept him thinking, but he answered any will do… But since it’s our first time, we grabbed it as it is, no maple syrup or catsup, and indeed it was a very good one. We will try it next time with maple syrup

  17. Candy Bolos says:

    In the US, they have what they call a McGriddle. I love that sandwhich to the heavens. It’s pretty much like what Jollibee made here. 🙂 and im excited to get my hands on one. 🙂

  18. Maureen Antoinette says:

    I had this today and I am not a breakfast person — but I loved it! Mine had syrup, a little 🙂

  19. F.L. says:

    Looks like Jollibee just mimicked McDonald’s McGriddle –which had been available for more than 10 years in North America. “Ingenuity” might be a bit too much but I admit, Jollibee’s Burger Steak is something I haven’t seen in any other fast food restos.

  20. Calee says:

    Totally worth waking up early for! I might be exaggerating but the Pancake Sandwich has got to be one of the best things Jollibee has ever done. I wouldn’t mind eating this every single day for breakfast.

  21. R.I says:

    Compared to the McGriddle I had abroad, Pancake sandwich is really gross. 🙁

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