Today on Pepper Eats: Cronuts, Waffles, and Lots of Fast Food

March 20, 2019

Lechon from CnT Lechon (PHP 420/kilo, good for 4-5)

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Location: V. Rama Ave., Guadalupe, Cebu City, Cebu

Addi says: “So this is authentic Cebu lechon: perfectly crispy skin, tender meat with the promised fall-off-the-bone goodness, and extremely salty flavor all throughout. It was really tasty, it didn’t need to be dipped into anything.”

Rating: 9/10

Kalbi Gui from Kogi Bulgogi (PHP 385)

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Location: Gateway Mall, Cubao

Adee says: “I’m not a big fan of Korean food, but this was certainly good enough for me. The meat was tender and packed with that Korean barbecue flavor that’s on the sweet side. It could be bigger for the price, though.”

Rating: 7.7/10

The Duke from Brickfire Oven-Roasted Steaks and Chops (PHP 335)


Location: E. Abada St. QC

Diana says: “The cook on the beef tenderloin was a perfect medium and the seasoning just right that it highlights the meat. It is on the expensive end of the “budget steaks” but it does not disappoint. On the other hand, the vegetables comprised only two sticks of carrots and a tiny portion of corn on the cob. I’d give the dish a higher score if it weren’t for the under seasoned and measly veggie portion.”

Rating: 6/10

Jumbo Barbecue Fries with extra chili powder from Potato Corner (PHP 79)

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Location: Pacific Star Plaza, Makati

Kat says: “If this is wrong, I don’t want to be right. EVER.”

Rating: 8/10

Gaufre Chocolat from Paul (PHP 170)


Location: SM Aura, Fort Bonifacio

Lars says: “It was pretty good, but I really feel that Paul’s waffle tastes more like a churro in grid form than an actual waffle waffle. I’m not yet sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.”

Rating: 7/10

Junior Double Down from KFC (PHP 80)


Location: Makati

Mikka says: “Yep, it’s back! The junior was as big as my fist (which is tiny, by the way), but I only ordered it because the regular size was out of stock. It’s still over-seasoned and the mayonnaise doesn’t do anything much to temper down the flavor. I ate it with rice and a good dose of Kewpie, making it my early dinner at 4pm.”

Rating: 6/10

Garlic Pepper Beef from Jollibee (PHP 49)


Location: really? Ok, this one was in Taguig.

Nico says: “I enjoyed this more than the previous garlic mushroom version. The beef is very tender, in fact it is too tender for its price. I’ll hold any suspicions of what type of animal they actually use once I get tired of its roast beef like flavor (which is to say, probably never).”

Diner’s rating: 7.5 / 10

Vanilla Custard Cronuts from Hyatt Hotel’s Market Cafe Buffet (PHP 2,100/head for the buffet)


Location: Market Cafe: 3/F, Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila, 1588 Pedro Gil St., Malate, Manila

Serna says: “These pastries were a bit on the greasy side (perhaps because they were laid out for quite a while), but the texture was nice and flaky, with the vanilla custard filling having just the right amount of sweetness. And hey, where else can you eat as many of these cronuts as you want without having to line up? (That’s if you aren’t sick of them yet, though..)”

Rating: 7/10

What’s your favorite go-to fast food? Any thoughts/feelings on the Cronut’s demise? Sound off in the comments section below!

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9 responses to “Today on Pepper Eats: Cronuts, Waffles, and Lots of Fast Food”

  1. Cris Francisco says:

    Sour Cream Potato Corner for the win!

  2. Sergia Susana says:

    I want to try that Jollibee Garlic Beef and the Junior Double Down. @.@

    • Adrian De Leon says:

      The junior is a bit bitin. But that’s probably good since the regular sized one makes be feel bad after eating it.

  3. hylander says:

    cronuts are so kakasawa.

  4. Katrina says:

    When I saw the ad for the Garlic Beef, I was shocked at the price. How could it still be beef at that price? That’s really scary. But now I want to try it na. Grrrr.

    • hehehe says:

      It’s really soft since they use baking soda as the meat tenderizer. It somehow affects the texture and taste, though.

  5. Volts Sanchez says:

    Makes me wonder if the fact that Dominique Ansel recently patented the Cronut name has anything to do with it.

    On that note, I really want to try the DKA (Dominique’s Kouign Amann). Want. Want.

  6. Jamie says:

    Part of my CnT lechon was so salty I almost gagged. It was like a clamp of salt was dumped on that particular part. Ruined the whole experience for me. Liked Zubochon more.

  7. Momonomnomnom says:

    hooray for chili barbecue potatoes 🙂

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