Category Archives: Food

Burger King, Jollibee Battle It Out For The ‘Fry Sandwich’

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – Burger King has recently announced its newest menu item — the french fry sandwich.  It is the company’s  latest attempt to remain competitive in the ever-expanding fast food business.

Not to be Jollibee will unveil next month its answer to Burger King: the fried sweet kamote sandwich.

Let the competition begin!

Fish Ball Vendors Protest Against EDSA ‘People Power’ Rallies

QUEZON CITY, Philippines  (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – It was supposed to be three consecutive days of “Oust Duterte” rallies, held in conjunction with the commemoration of the People Power Revolution that forced then President Ferdinand E. Marcos into exile in Hawaii.

It would have been a gold mine for fish ball vendors who could have sold thousands of sticks of the favorite street food.

But alas, the rallies attracted only a few hundreds which meant huge losses for the vendors on their investment.

Frustrated and angered by the false promise of brisk business, the fish ball vendors staged their own protest at the EDSA Shrine, condemning the ‘Oust Duterte’ organizers for their incompetence, lack of organization and non-existent support and following.

The vendors told The Adobo Chronicles that from now on, they will boycott all rallies and marches organized by the anti-Duterte groups.


Philippines To Begin Exporting Designer Balut

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – While some countries like France, Italy and Spain are known for their gourmet cuisine, the Philippines is leading the way in exporting its indigenous cuisine, the designer way — starting with balut.

Balut are boiled, fertilized duck eggs that contain not only a yolk but also a semi- developed duck embryo. 

While many enjoy this delicacy, others cringe even with just the idea of consuming balut.

Well, that’s about to change.

Jollibee, the country’s leading fast-food chain which has established franchises the world over, has announced that starting in February, it will start exporting designer versions of this lowly Filipino street food.  It will also serve  it as part of their late afternoona and evening menu.

A spokesperson for Jollibee told The Adobo Chronicles that the company hopes that by adding a designer feel to balut, more people will be enticed to try and continue to enjoy this unique Filipino delicacy.