Hmmm…how to describe Jollibee?….
Good if you’re drunk? That should be an actual restaurant category, no?
Jollibee is the McDonalds of the Philippines. Except with more…unique menu items.
They’re known for a few things: Chickenjoy (fried chicken), Jollibee Spaghetti (in a sweeter tomato sauce with shredded cheese and cut up hot dogs) and their Spam Bites (like spam sliders).
I also tried the Aloha Burger, which is an odd but somewhat tasty Hawaiian style pineapple burger. The patty was a bit squishy and weirdly textured but the flavors were nice.
The Spam Bite was too salty, did not care for it.
The Spicy Chickenjoy was excellent, nicely spicy with a great crust. The gravy was not excellent. It was unpleasant. Tasted like bad breath.
The Jollibee Spaghetti was actually terrific. I would have liked more hot dog chunks (when has anyone utter those words, ever??), but I got over it. Nice portion, great flavors, perfectly cooked noodles, shockingly.
The Halo-Halo was nicely executed, but it was my first time eating it, so what the hell do I know?
Halo-Halo is an infamous Filipino dessert that shows what happens when you let a 4 year old create his own dessert. It’s an odd combo of ice cream, shaved ice, jello chunks, red beans and gummy worm type things. It becomes a disgusting mess if you don’t eat it quickly. Be forewarned.
The must get dessert is the Peach Mango pie. Similar to Micky D’s hot as hell apple pie, this version was much more rewarding.
I’m not gonna lie. One of these dishes gave me some bathroom issues. Not sure which one. Actually, I’m not entirely sure it was even this meal. But I like to think it was.
FYI, I came here two times for this blog post. Once at night, after a very expensive dinner because we were still hungry after the miniscule portions and disappointing food. The second, during the day, where I photographed and ate in my dirty car. In case you spot some difference in quality with some of the photos.
3821 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041