Thursday, July 4, 2019

Jollibee

Patience wanted a way to pay homage to Anthony Bourdain since a year has gone by since his death.  We just happened to be stopping in Chicago on our way back from Milwaukee, and she suggested (demanded?) we stop by Jollibee on our way through town.

I have no doubt that Patience saw herself walking in the footsteps as the great "food adventurer" Anthony that day...

We made it to Jollibee!
There are two Jolliebee restaurants in the Chicago area and this one was smartly attached to a Seafood City, frequented by many Asians.

Inside the Seafood City
Patience couldn't wait to try the Halo-Halo (HOLLA!), which was a frozen milkshake-like drink, but with this colored yam ice cream on top. There were also jello-like pieces in it, which were tasty, but the cannellini beans were just too weird for me. (You can see them at the bottom of the cup below.)

Patience is stoked to drink her Halo-Halo!
Jolliebee is known for their fried chicken (definitely could take on KFC), but there was also has a strange mix of other fast food and random sides thrown in.

I chose the one piece "Chickenjoy" with the "Jolly Spaghetti". I didn't think you could make spaghetti taste weird, but it did...

Chickenjoy with spaghetti
Patience chose the Palabok Fiesta noodles for her side, which tasted similar to Pad Thai, but with glass noodles. This was definitely the best side. Of course each piece of chicken came with a small container of gravy.

Chickenjoy with Palabok Fiesta
I am thinking the chicken sandwich or a burger may have been far safer choices, but the Peach Mango pie was just as tasty as McDonald's.

If you're up for a food adventure unlike most others I post about here, put this on your list for the next time you visit Chicago. At least know that I warned you...

Resources:

Jollibee = https://jollibeeusa.com

Photos by Patience Scanlon

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