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Celebrity Grub Fast Food Video

Matt Stonie Tries Jollibee For The First Time, Downs 5 Buckets In Half An Hour

It’s no secret that the Foodbeast squad is a huge fan of Jollibee. If you haven’t gotten in on their crispy Chickenjoy with their ethereal gravy, you’re missing out on some of the best fast food fried chicken out there. Renowned competitive eater Matt Stonie just learned that lesson as he took on the Filipino fast food icon in his latest eating challenge.

Stonie had never tried Jollibee prior to his latest video, but used the recent social media hype around it as an excuse to finally sample it. And by “sample,” I mean take on five buckets of fried chicken in as little time as possible.

From the first bite, Stonie was in love, his face in utter disbelief at the flavor and juiciness that Jollibee’s gold standard provided. He tried adding on the gravy about three pieces in, but found the poultry so succulent that he deemed it unnecessary to add on.

Sad to see so much gravy go to waste, but hey, at least Stonie loved the chicken. So much so, in fact, that he kept a pace of under a minute per piece and crushed all five buckets in just 27 minutes. And that was while he was savoring the chicken and taking it slow on the first bucket.

The only person in the building that wasn’t impressed by Stonie’s latest feat was Foodbeast managing editor and fried chicken sherpa Reach Guinto.” I could do that faster, WITH the gravy,” he proclaimed after learning about it.

The man loves Jollibee fried chicken more than Homer loves donuts, so I wouldn’t put it past “Tito Reach” to pull that off. Sounds like we need him to face off against Stonie, though, just to be sure.

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Culture Fast Food Video

YouTubers Successfully Recreate Jollibee At Home [WATCH]

Ah, Jollibee. Looking back, I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad memory at the popular Filipino fast food chain. The problem is my cravings will never outweigh the rising costs of gas. Can’t keep driving out for miles every time the Jollibee hunger strikes. If only I knew how to make it at home.

Popular YouTube cooking channel HellthyJunkFood channeled the essence of Jollibee and recreated three of the chain’s most popular items: Jolly Spaghetti, Jolly Hotdog, and the Chickenjoy.

Because most fast food chains keep their recipes pretty close to the vest, hosts JP and Julia try their best to get as close as they can to the actual dishes based on their experience recreating popular fast food items and the descriptions provided by the Filipino chain.

If you’re itching to try this at home, you can find the recipes here.

Just watching this makes me yearn for a trip to Jollibee, as a statue of the pleasant, comely bumblebee waves me inside the doors, the smell of fried chicken and burgers welcoming me, luring me to the register.

Visually, I think they nailed the execution. The sound of that first crunch is also music to our ears.

Our only disappointment was that they don’t show you how to make Jollibee’s incredibly addicting gravy.  Though that’s fair, because if I knew how to make that liquid gold at home, I’d never leave the house.

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Features

What Fast Food Burgers Look Like Around The World

Most of us love a good burger. Nothing can compare to that first bite when one gets a piece of bread, meat and cheese all together. While we spend countless hours arguing with complete strangers over what coast makes the better sandwich, there’s a whole world of burgers out there waiting to be tasted.

We dug around an found some of the most popular fast food burgers from all over the globe. Whether it’s with different proteins, buns, cheeses, or sauces, anything can make a burger great as long as folks take the time to enjoy it.

Here’s what burgers look like all over the world.

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United States

GR-Burger

In-N-Out

Japan

BW-Japan

MOS Burger//Ben’s Burger Blog

Israel

BW-Israel

Adagir Burger

Phillipines

BW-Phillipines

Jollibee

Indonesia

BW-Indonesia

Klenger Burger

Ireland

BW-Ireland

Eddie Rocket’s

Germany

BW-Germany

Kochlöffel

Lebanon

BW-Lebanon

Hawa Chicken

Guyana

BW-Guyana

Royal Castle

Greece

BW-Greece

Goody’s Burgerhouse

Finland

BW-Finland

Hesburger

India

BW-India

Burgs

United Kingdom

BW-UK

Fine Burgers Co.

Canada

BW-Canada

Harvey’s

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Adventures

Here is Everything You Need to Know About Jollibee, a Little-Known Filipino Fast Food Chain

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While Jollibee has continuously out-shined fast food giants back home in the Philippines, it’s a little-known secret here in the States. Despite its expansion to US cities like Los Angeles and Cerritos, the chain remains relatively unknown outside of the Filipino community. Yet within this community it has become a beloved staple of Filipino-American childhoods, with a curious menu featuring pancit noodles next to fried chicken and burgers.

For those of you unfamiliar with the chain, here are the three things you need to know about Jollibee:

1. It’s the Filipino McDonald’s meets KFC, but better. Disagree at your own risk.

2. Do not leave any Jollibee without getting the spaghetti and fried chicken combo. Your face will melt off.

3. The mascot is a huge red and yellow bumblebee with a dainty chef hat, also known as Juicy J (unrelated to the rapper).

We ventured to a location in Eagle Rock, LA to peek the offerings and asked the cashier to hit us with the most popular dishes. This is what we got:

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Halo-Halo

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This ladies and gents, is fast food halo halo. A deliciously blasphemous take on a traditional Filipino dessert. Comes loaded with ube ice cream, a chunk of leche flan, sweetened condensed milk and a mix of sugar-infused crack fruit and jellies under a bed of shaved iced.

Halo-Halo

Also peek the Ube Pearl Cooler with boba (purple) and Buko Pandan Pearl Cooler with boba (green).

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Fiesta Noodles

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Dubbed “Fiesta Noodles” for American palates, the chain does a pretty decent job of recreating pancit palabok — a Filipino favorite of rice noodles doused in garlic sauce, chopped pork, shrimp, slices of hard-boiled eggs and parsley flakes.

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Amazing Aloha

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A burger with a beef patty topped with a thick pineapple ring and an inglorious amount of bacon. Basically Jollibee’s interpretation of the whopper but better. Oh so much better.

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Chicken Joy and Spaghetti Combo

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It’s important to note that Filipino spaghetti is loaded with banana ketchup, which gives it a distinct extra sweet taste. Jollibee’s version of this features their own sweet spaghetti sauce packed with chopped up ham, sausage, ground beef and melted cheese. Then there’s the fact that they serve fried chicken. Seriously. Heaven has landed.

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Peach Mango Pie and Banana Langka Pie

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Taking a cue from McDonald’s classic apple pies, Jollibee tweaks the recipe to include flavors that cater to Filipino cuisine. Think flaky, sweet crust filled with slices of peach and mango or banana and langka (jackfruit).

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If you’ve been to Jollibee and see one of your favorite dishes missing, let us know in the comments! We have a feeling this is going to be one of many Foodbeast adventures.