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What makes KFC sogood?
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Before KFC hit Philippine shores, there was Max’s Fried Chicken— piping hot, wrapped in aluminum foil, and served with banana ketchup.
We used to eat that in my (grandmother) Mama’s house in Quezon City.
This is where the kids used to eat. You can see the dining room in the back, that’s where I ate Max’s on a tin foil.

Papa's house

Years later, when Kentucky Fried Chicken was introduced in the Philippines, we all had to try. We ordered a bucket, which we shared at Mama’s house. My favorite part are the wings. Just give me two wings, rice, Coke and I’m a happy camper.
Would you believe I ate KFC everyday for four years? They used to offer a “brown bagger” for Php 35 back the ’80s, which was one thigh (original recipe) with mash and gravy inside a brown paper bag.
I used to buy that everyday after school. If I had saved all the money I spend on takeout food instead of eating at home, I could probably buy a log cabin by now…

I had to try Vietnamese KFC

Sometime in the ’90s, they found out fried wasn’t sogood. They dropped the name “Kentucky Fried Chicken” and called it KFC.
With so many food choices, I no longer eat KFC everyday, but there are days I really crave for chicken coated in 11 herbs and spices. Just give me two or three wings, rice, Coke and I’m good to go. Don’t forget the gravy.
Every time I have to attend a long, fancy dinner or a wedding that takes up your entire day only to eat tedious food, I always say, “I’d rather have KFC.” Because it’s fast, simple and oh sogood.

KFC chicken was originally developed by Colonel Sanders in 1940 in Kentucky.
I’ve tried KFC in other cities like Hong Kong, New York, Tokyo, Ho Chi Min and Houston to name a few.
It doesn’t taste exactly the same in each country, but I’m happy to report that the Philippines’ KFC is really tasty.
What’s more gravy is refillable for free when you dine in-store, compared with Hong Kong where gravy isn’t free.

KFC wings

Everyone has their favorites. My kids love their Funshots, my husband prefers hot and spicy chicken breast.
If you prefer bread, there are Twisters wraps and spicy Zinger sandwiches.

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Wash down with KFC Krushers or finish with a brownie.
Let’s not forget KFC’s most sinful offering, the Double Down, which has two chicken patties, bacon, cheese and special sauce.

KFC Double Down "Sandwich"

Now KFC embarks on a globally aligned 360-degree campaign—a first in the company’s history—which aims to spread KFC love and that sogood feeling throughout the world.
As part of this, KFC Philippines is giving its customers the chance to share sogood moments through its website and official Facebook page, where KFC buckets are up for grabs, for you to share with families or friends.
Stand by for my KFC giveaway. But don’t just sit there. Why don’t you make someone feel sogood today?
Visit KFC or call delivery at 887-8888.

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Tricia0119

Chicken in KFC London tastes good.  The gravy is so bland just like most of the food here!  

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Wow i miss the Brown bagger… one piece chicken w gravy, mashed potato and one bread roll (wala pang rice si KFC noon). At that time if you like two pieces of chicken, you are better off buying two orders of Brown Bagger (you get two chicken pieces w gravy, two small mashed potatoes and two rolls) than getting a 2-pc chicken meal (with one roll and one small mashed potatoes). Cheaper if you consider cost of side orders. Baka kaya na-phase out (they did the math). [Reply]CVS Reply:June 21st, 2011 at 1:51 PMOMG may roll! i forgot! [Reply]The_Sung_Empress Reply:June 21st, 2011 at 5:29 PMAy oo… Read more »

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And don’t you just love it that they serve Coke now. Dati Pepsi account sila but now, KFC meal is perfect na with Coke. 

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CVS Reply:

oh really? that’s good!

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i absolutely love kfc fried chicken. my boys ages 4 and 2 also adore their food. i am here in davao and we only have four kfc stores here. the nearest one from where i live is at sm and the lines are ridiculously long. i have always said i’ll pay twice the cost of their food if they could just take my order while i am sitting down. sobrang nakakapagod pumila for 15 to 20 minutes. pero pumipila pa rin coz their chicken is just so worth it.

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In all KFCs Ive tried, PH KFC is still the best tasting besting HK, US, SG, MY.  oh i miss the gravy!  Here in SG, gravy is only for the mashed potato, lagi chili or tomato ketchup lang condiment for the chix.  Though chicken rice is staple food… walang rice  KFC dito. In the US, i remember the service crews snickering when me and my officemates asked for gravy for the chicken!  I think one from Malaysia is closest to the taste of ours.  

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1,100 yen is the average price i guess for a 3-piece set

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rachel

i was thinking what to have for dinner after reading your post KFC it is 🙂

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Lucky Gem Velasco

^^. I love reading your magblog 🙂

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I discovered KFC late in life, when I was taking my Bachelor’s degree at DLSU. I wasn’t into their rice meals, but when the Hot Shots came out and I tried it? LOVE!

When I want my chicken fix, I go to KFC and order a large Hot Shots, a large coleslaw, and a large Coke Zero. Solb!

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Anonymous

I miss KFC in Manila! Especially the Zinger. The Zinger in the Netherlands is totally not spicy at all. Not even the extra-spicy Zinger. Boo.

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oh speaking of kfc..natry nyo na ba sa may shell station at slex? they got the numbering system installed, organized na yung pagorder! yahoo for quick take out service!

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KFC here in Australia is different. I dont know where they get their chicken because there s an after taste that I dont really like and gravy is at charge unlike in PH SINASABAW namin sa rice ang gravy and free yun!!!!but infairness I like Aus spicy crispy chicken tama lang ang anghang unlike sa PH sobrang anghang. Lastly, mas nauna pa ang Pilipinas magkadouble down kaysa dito sa Brisbane, Au.

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Tin_tin_silva

sinful talaga ang double down! pero happy na ako sa 1 pc chicken with rice and isang mangkok na gravy!!!! 🙂 buti nalang libre ang gravy. I like their fries too!

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yup, i dont like how they change the “timpla” of kfc to fit the taste of the country they’re in. like in bangkok, the chicken are so spicy. i think we have the best kfc here. their original chicken is one of my comfort foods, brings so much childhood memories.

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In Dubai they also don’t serve it with gravy.  And instead of the dinner roll naku hamburger bun na walang lasa ang kasama.

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if only kfc-singapore have the kfc-pinas gravy, i might be eating kfc more often 

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if only kfc-singapore have the kfc-pinas gravy, i might be eating kfc more often.

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bbnatividad

i miss KFC in manila! here in australia it just doesn’t taste as good, i miss the yummy and very malasa gravy and of course rice:)

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Anonymous Reply:

i just dont like the taste of some chicken here in Australia, buti sa KFC ok ang taste but malalasahan mo pa din yung di maintindihan na lasa nung chicken. What do they feed in their hens bakit ganun

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i just dont like the taste of some chicken here in Australia, buti sa KFC ok ang taste but malalasahan mo pa din yung di maintindihan na lasa nung chicken. What do they feed in their hens bakit ganun

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I love KFC in the Philippines. It’s much more flavorful and tasty, and everything else goes with it – the gravy, the fries (meron pa ba nun?), etc. Here in HK, the KFC version is so dry, especially since they don’t serve it with gravy. Gravy is an alien concept here – it only goes into the mashed potatoes so they look at you strangely if you wish to order extra gravy separately. Not really related, but here also in HK, the crew members of KFC are one of the lowest paid. They were recently the subject of newspaper stories… Read more »

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I think the Philippine KFC franchise is one of the best, I mean, it’s of the only few countries that serves rice and we Filipinos can’t live  without rice. Haha !

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=697967&publicationSubCategoryId=63 NAIA-I to go undergo a renovation. What great news. 🙂

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wow craving for KFC chicken at 9:13 AM tuloy.

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KFC is NOT ohsogood here in SG. For one, no rice. Secondly, the locals here are used to eating the chicken with their hands. Bibigyan ka lang ng spoon kapag may mashed potatoes ka. And thirdly, ewwww ang gravy nila (for me). Hindi ganun kasing-sarap ng sa Pinas. Kaya di kami masyado kumakain sa KFC dito. =( [Reply]Lucy Reply:June 20th, 2011 at 12:18 PMit’s not really improper to eat chicken with your bare hands.   eating etiquette (how to eat…) chicken The way to eat chicken depends on whether the meal is formal, informal, or family-style. Table manners for eating chicken… Read more »

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it’s not really improper to eat chicken with your bare hands.   eating etiquette (how to eat…) chicken The way to eat chicken depends on whether the meal is formal, informal, or family-style. Table manners for eating chicken at a formal dinner. At a formal dinner, chicken is eaten with a knife and fork. Table manners for eating chicken at an informal meal. At an informal meal, the knife and fork are used to remove as much meat from the main body as possible; to eat the rest of the meat the bones are held with fingers and taken with the… Read more »

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yup i didn’t say it’s improper. mas gusto ko kumain ng naka-kamay when i’m at home and not outside and in front of strangers kahit informal setting pa =)

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sa hongkong  medyo ok pa

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Dont like KFC in Japan,,,,,,wala ding  gravy and rice saka di crispy compared sa  Pinas//cguro kasi mga hapon pag kumain ng fried chicken talagang walang rice 

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CVS Reply:

KFC in Japan is so expensive.

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Greyz_b Reply:

i agree, around 680 yen per meal. one of the things i missed when i was in japan for work: gravy on rice! gravy pa lang kasi ulam na.
 

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Christopher Sevilla Reply:

1,100 yen is the average price i guess for a 3-piece set

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Kung puede lang maligo sa KFC gravy.  Haha!  Just kidding.  I love their original recipe.  🙂

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KFC’s food is very good. Their service is very poor. In McKinley Hills, it takes them 5-10 mins for each customer. If it’s a bulk order, probably around 15-20mins. Mabuti na lang you’ll see if the place is packed during lunch so pwede ka mag detour to other stores. But still, Double Down is my monthly (used to be weekly) sin. Lol.

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Esdfsdjf Reply:

So true. Poor ang service ng KFC d2 sa Pinas but the food is so good. Sana i-improve yung service nyo para 100% satisfaction!

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Esdfsdjf

So true. Poor ang service ng KFC d2 sa Pinas but the food is so good. Sana i-improve yung service nyo para 100% satisfaction!

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Croisierelavie

Waaahhh, I miss pinoy KFC – the taste, brownies and most specially the refillable gravy! I’m here in SG, and they don’t serve gravy with the chicken, they give you chili sauce (which tastes like spicy banana ketchup) or you could ask for weird tasting tomato ketchup…and their chicken is OILY…Hay, how I wish I am in pinas right now….

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