Jollibee Singapore – Hands Down, One of the Best Fried Chicken

Jollibee Singapore – Hands Down, One of the Best Fried Chicken
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It seems like the “Boycott Jollibee” page has brought the fastfood group more hype and success than ever. Initially accused of discrimination in hiring and preference for Filipino staff, Jollibee Singapore turned around to say there are hiring 61 Singapore nationals and PR out of their 83 workers. (Read: Calls to Boycott Jollibee Singapore Ridiculous & Uncalled For)

Naysayers have obviously never heard of them or tried their fried chicken. Which by the way, is very very yummy.

After all, Jollibee is the largest fast food chain in the Philippines, with a network of 780 stores, and 92 other branches overseas. A Filipino friend said that this is the food that accompanies them as they grow up, and Jollibee always remind me of family and friends. (I wonder if there is an equivalent in Singapore.)

Customers have been said to queue for at least an hour and a half till they lay their hands on the chicken. When I went on a quiet weekday afternoon at 4pm, I saw no crowd outside the 6th storey shop at Lucky Plaza and thought to myself, “Heng, the line is not too long.” Only to realize the vacant shop next door is used to contain the queue!

With a capacity of 300, finding a seat is not much of a problem as most customers ta-bao (takeaway) chicken by the buckets.

The moment of truth. Jollibee’s 2-piece Chickenjoy value meal ($6.60, $16 for 6 piece bucket) comes served with rice and a drink (Pepsi, no Coke) and is indeed like what it claims to be – crispylicious and juicylicious.

Its deep fried golden outer layer goes crisp-crunch, especially addictive when you dip it in a specially-made gravy and pop the entire thing in your mouth. (This gravy kind of reminds me of the mashed potato sauce of its competitor though.) The inner meat remains very succulently juicy, yet not in an oily way.

Their Double Yumburger with TLC value meal ($6.00), made with 100% pure beef patty and served with mayo and creamy cheese, is another front runner. While I am not that huge a fan of its bun, the patty is not overly dry and has a slight meaty tenderness which I enjoy.

It is said that their sweet style spaghetti ($3.00) has changed its flavours to accustom to local palates. Taste-wise still feels too ‘kiddy’ for me. I would much prefer a more savoury touch, but it’s personal preference.

Hopefully the queue will die down in a while though it doesn’t look like anytime soon. A second branch is already in the works. Jollibee’s Chickenjoy is highly satisfying, hands down one of the best fried chicken in Singapore. I am already salivating just thinking about it.

Jollibee Singapore
6th Floor Lucky Plaza, Orchard Road, Singapore 238863 (Orchard MRT), Tel: +65 6735 5119
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm Daily

Other Fried Chicken Entries
NeNe Chicken (The Star Vista)
Bonchon Chicken (Bugis+)
Wingadees (Junction 10)
Hot Star Fried Chicken (City Square Mall)
Omakase Burger (The Grandstand)

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  2. Cheok Yew Lee : April 2, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Traitor.

    • it’s just food -.-
      inappropriate comment!

      • Boyet Damot : April 3, 2013 at 7:55 am

        Yeah…you’re right kopi.

        We’re citizens of a global community now…enjoy the best of good food from all nations…its a blog about good food…

    • Smith Leong : April 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Chew yew lee, what's wrong w u? Please focus on food and not such crazy comment and support their food means nothing.

      I'll like to ask if u eat sushi, Japanese food or watch jap av?? Their forefather took over Singapore n torture our pple, so is that traitor if u do?

      Anyway back to food before I perform oxymoron. I say Singapore's signature is do and me chicken! Haha. Too bad their food ain't exactly properly franchised or chained. No consistency.

    • Smith Leong : April 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      No disrespect to ur surname, just a autocorrect. Cheok

    • Christopher A. Gonzales : April 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      Please Singaporeans, stop boycotting our Filipino fast food chain for your accusations of "Filipino first" policy. Always open your history books that the great Lee Kuan Yew asked so many things about our President Marcos on how to develop your country. He willingly gave everything just to help Singapore in attaining what you are currently attaining. And now just because you are more powerful and wealthy than us, you can just boycott anything about us. Do not forget your history Singaporeans.

  3. No one can beat our chicken joy.

  4. Sounds intriguing. A breath of fresh air from the standard Kfc chicken that is getting too oily for its own good. 😛

  5. This is too good to be true, try it!

  6. wahhh you went to queue? I was there and saw the long queue and I gave up to eat one of the Filipino food stalls, which was very good.

  7. I am a recent visitor to your Food Blog Daniel and really enjoyed the articles you have here.

    I would have thought most "locals" (Singaporeans) would really boycott Jollibee (more for political reasons not because of its food and service quality) but thanks for taking time out to check out the Filipino-branded store and writing an objective review.

    You guys are lucky! I wished there is a Jollibee store here in Melbourne!

  8. You are a traitor to Singapore.. Daniel.

  9. Chew yew lee, what’s wrong w u? Please focus on food and not such crazy comment and support their food means nothing.

    I’ll like to ask if u eat sushi, Japanese food or watch jap av?? Their forefather took over Singapore n torture our pple, so is that traitor if u do?

    Anyway back to food before I perform oxymoron. I say Singapore’s signature is do and me chicken! Haha. Too bad their food ain’t exactly properly franchised or chained. No consistency.

  10. I like the name "Chickenjoy." Very creative word play. Not sure if Jollibee trademarked it 😛

    • Gonzalo Go III : April 8, 2013 at 10:51 am

      CHICKENJOY® is a registered trademark of Jollibee Foods Corporation in Singapore. Thank you for your support.

      Gonzalo D.V. Go III
      Corporate Legal Counsel
      Jollibee Foods Corporation
      14th Floor Jollibee Plaza, F. Ortigas Jr. Avenue
      Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1605

  11. Yea, spaghetti is more for kiddies, that’s why it is popular back in town, household name for youngsters.

  12. I must say… Whether chicken or other food… Food writing is not one of the easiest topic to write about… And definitely Daniel was very objective about his experience eating there. Keep up the writing Daniel! :)

  13. Hi Daniel! I found your blog as I was searching for information about Laduree in SG. I recently visited your country. I enjoyed all my food hopping adventures 😉 The most prominent for me though is my favorite breakfast, the Kaya Toast in Vivo City. I’m looking forward to visiting your country again. Hopefully, when I get enough shooping and eating funds 😉

    I occasionally blog about food too. However, mine is more in my local country, Philippines. I read your posts about Jollibee. Thank you for your very objective opinions. I appreciate it in behalf of my fellowmen.

    I’m adding you up in my blog reads. I enjoy your blog.

    Have a great day!

    • Hey Diane, thanks for dropping by. Ah, I love kaya toast too (maybe I should blog about it one day). Hope to visit your beautiful country one day! :)

      • Hi Daniel! I don;t know if my last reply was posted already. Anyway, please blog about Kaya Toast and the cold barley juice 😀 I would love to miss it in your post. Haha

        You should visit the Philippines. If given the chance to see my country, please send me an email or leave a comment in my blog. I know, I sound like a stalker haha But I just want to return great treatment I received from Singapore. I would like to return the favor by making a Singaporean happy in my homeland :)

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