60+ countries and Trini KFC is still the best … I can’t understand what is up with Jollibee’s

Ok! I said it … at the risk of alienating every Filipino on the planet – I think Jollibee’s SUCKS! Then again I think McDonalds is the worst food product ever invented by man – since it isn’t even food – and once again Filipinos love McDonalds. I even tried the KFC in Manila  and that too sucked! Like seriously SUCKED – KFC gravy must be the greatest thing known to man, since Insulin (you’ll need lots of it, with the type 2 diabetes it causes, but who cares … it is crack goodness!!)

There were many things I love about being in the Philippines –

  • Friendliness of the people – Filipinos have huge hearts – they’re awesome – nuff said
  • Work Ethic – they work like hell. They don’t complain, they’re happy all the time – who wouldn’t want to work with Filipinos
  • Beauty of the country – I have to say that I didn’t research everything until I got to the Philippines and there is some gorgeous countryside and beaches there. Straight up – the beaches in the Philippines would beat everything in Trinidad – hands down. In fact, it would beat most of the Caribbean beaches hands down.
  • Relative price – if you have US dollars and want to feel like a millionaire, even you work at an average job in the US or Canada – you can be a baller in the Philippines.

In fact, I think the only thing I didn’t like about the Philippines was the food. However as a Trini – we like our food hot, and sufficed to say – nothing in the Philippines will even come close to satiating the savory taste buds of a Trini – except Thai food. Everything they make over there is sweet or sweet-ish. I even tried the famous Jollibee Spaghetti, just for kicks – again two bites before upchuck fever took me over. I, obviously am not a fan of sweet tasting Pinoy spaghetti and Jollibee spaghetti definitely is a perfect example. With the choice of ingredients like hotdog, ham and ground meat in a sweet sauce. However, I can see kids loving this tripe, since it is completely suited to a child’s tastes.

Even the mascot is super creepy – those blinking expressions make want to find the closest Pennywise and hug him.

However, you can find amazing buffets and awesome food there .. just in a hotel – like Spiral at the Sofitel or Circles in the Shangri La Makati or HEAT at the Shangri La EDSA.

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at [email protected]