CHEAP CHOWS | KFC Salted Egg Yolk Fried Chicken

CHEAP CHOWS | KFC Salted Egg Yolk Fried Chicken

Everytime Kentucky releases something new, I’m automatically baited — hook, line and sinker. So when I saw somewhere on Facebook that KFC’s latest concoction rides the salted egg yolk craze, I was drawn, even though I have every reason to stay away, far away from it.

One, I have long established that fried chicken is bad for me. Everytime I have the urge to eat chicken, I make sure my inhaler is at arm’s reach. Second, salted egg is high in fat and not the good kind of fat. Third, salted egg yolk fired chicken is practically eating both mother and the child. Do I possess no heart?

Well, I still made a beeline to my nearest Kentucky, so that settles that.

We went into KFC about 15 minutes before they close. We were bound for a last full show screening of Wonder Woman (yes! me and LFS’ — good luck with that) and we thought we can squeeze in a dinner to kill some time. Basically, for an additional 10 pesos a piece, the staff in KFC will bathe their spicy fried chicken with the salted egg yolk mixture. I got one leg piece, and one in original recipe, you know, for insurance, in case I don’t like it. And since they’re closing already and the precious gravy dispenser was already cleaned and tucked away, they graciously handed us a BOWL of gravy.

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Okay, so it’s not abhorable. It’s does taste vaguely like it’s topped with mushed salted egg, but the kind of salted egg that’s trying to be good for you. It lacked the saltyness you’re kinda looking for with these types of dishes. It’s okay. Or let me put it this way: It’s 10:30 at night, and it’s 3 hours past my bedtime. I’m hungry. This is pwede na.

Now, if your looking for your salted egg yolk fried chicken fix, and if this is a possible problem, I will offer you a solution.

Classic Savory Salted Egg Fried Chicken

Classic Savory – the restaurant famous for their fried chicken, added the Salted Egg Fried Chicken on their menu. The day after we had KFC, we ate at Savory because (tadaaaah) the salted egg fried chicken called from their poster mounted on their glass wall. We ordered that and with just a bite, the craving for salted egg slathered everything was satisfied. Of course, you’ll physically feel your blood pressure spiking up immediately after the meal, but it will be worth it.

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CHEAP CHOWS | KFC Sisig Rice Bowl

CHEAP CHOWS | KFC Sisig Rice Bowl

If I had to go in a food court and pick something that I know, in absolutely certainty, will bring my stomach joy, I’d beeline it to the instant sisig kiosk. Pre-chopped meat from the huge mountain of deep fried pork on display is tossed in a cup along with some minced onions and chili fingers, sprinkled with some secret powder and then drizzled with soy sauce and some magical mayo before being zapped inside the microwave for a minute. When the microwave dings, the server vigorously mix the mush altogether before dumping it beside a hot cup of rice and sprinkling it with crushed pork rinds. If you’re lucky and there’s is no line, you get a little box of instant happiness below 5 minutes.

When Kentucky (yes, in this blog, we are calling it Kentucky) announced that they were coming out with Sisig rice, I got curious. And then I asked Regina, my friend, if she tried it. Of course, she already did. And she’s said it’s good.

Regina is a friend who’s is notoriously a fan of Kentucky. She can live off Kentucky for the rest of her life. If the whole fast food industry blows up, and only Kentucky survived, she’d be perfectly fine with that. She eats at Kentucky all the time here, and makes it a point to eat at Kentucky whenever she’s overseas. Which means all the answers relating to Kentucky I get from her I take with a grain of salt.

She’s biased.
Or is it BIAS? DILAWAN? OBOSEN?

One late night at Regina’s and wanting to eat something, I caved in and ordered one for delivery. Kentucky never delivers on time, or should I say, KFC delivers on THEIR TIME. It’s been like that everytime. Our office in Shaw Blvd is a stone’s throw away from a branch and it would be faster if we walked to KFC ordered and come back to the office than wait for our food delivery. For this instance, the nearest Kentucky from Regina’s condo is a short 5 minute walk, but still it took a little under 2 hours for them to deliver the food. And at this point, I’m not surprised.

KFC Sisig rice deconstructed is fun shots with mayo and chopped leaks topped over flavored rice, with half a boiled egg. It did live up to its name — it has sisig rice, so you have to give that to them. But funshots over rice is not sisig. It’s a rice topping. And definitely, it’s not happy sisig. I finished it sure, but it’s more because it was already 10 pm and after a two hour wait, I was really hungry. And it’s just that — pwede na, paggutom.


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VIDEO | VLOG #050 – Byebye Makeup

VIDEO | VLOG #050 – Byebye Makeup

I feel as I grow older and ehem, wiser, it’s becoming easier for me to let go. I am coming to my own, embracing what I truly like and not what society or social media thinks I should like. Along with it, the things I’ve consumed before that in reality doesn’t bring me joy, I can now easily determine. In everything, I have a “true love” rule. I will only purchase it or I will only bring it home if I feel it’s true love. If I try on a shirt, and it’s almost perfect except for that one thing — that the sleeves don’t fall at the right length, or the collar doesn’t look flattering — it’s not true love. If it has even one flaw that I have to convince myself to overlook, it’s not true love. I know true love if I see one. Or better yet, if I feel it. I know what I want, and what I want is true love, in all aspects.

I’ve let go of a lot of stuff recently, all of them go to my sisters and my mother and my nieces. I’ve replaced some with new buys, and learned to love what I have kept behind. There will be a point in time in the future where I have a house where it’s just filled with “true love”. Not yet there, but it’s an exciting work in progress.

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VIDEO | VLOG #049 – It’s Time for Spring Cleaning

VIDEO | VLOG #049 – It’s Time for Spring Cleaning

… even if realistically, we don’t get spring.

It had been my habit that every time I get a good chunk of free time on my hands, I’d whip my house back to shape. It’s a practice that I’ve picked up since childhood. Right before the turn of the new year, or during the last week of summer or during Holy Week, my mother would make us help her out sorting thru the house. My mother can be a hoarder and thrice a year, she would purge what she willfully can, and make us join in on the action. I am not so much of a pack rat, and there are less of my stuff to sort. I am definitely married to one though, and sometimes, I cannot believe how much stuff you can amass in a small space in a span of time.

So every now and then, I purge. I edit. I throw away what I deem is just clutter. My house is by no measure clean and tidy all the time, but I make sure it’s filled with things that we need and less of what we can live without.

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VIDEO | VLOG #048 – 13 Reasons Why Not?

VIDEO | VLOG #048 – 13 Reasons Why Not?

I feel like at this point, Netflix knows me better than my closest friends, well, at least when it comes to what I like to watch. So when it recommended that I watch 13 Reasons Why because given our intimate history, that I *might* like it, resisting is futile. When it dropped the entire season, I and my addictive tendencies inevitable binged. I must watch it.

The first few episodes was a rough start for me, like a bitter pill that’s trying so hard to go down q very dry throat. I wanted to like it so much because netflix told me I was going to like it. A lot of people like it, so why am I not getting into this? There a dead girl in the beginning of the story. I’m into dead girls’ stories. A few more episodes in and at this point, I felt like trudging on, dragging my feet just because I’ve already invested about 5 hours of my life. I was done with half the season when I realize: I hate this. I hate every character. I hate all of them.

I hated Hannah Baker. I find her annoying and self-centered and vicious. Also, one of my hated traits when it comes to people is when they come off as a victim, or in more proper colloquial terms, pabiktima. Like everything is happening to them and there’s nothing they can do about it so they’ll just sulk and be vindictive, play the victim card and blame it on everybody but themselves. I hate that. I hate that with a passion.

I hate all her friends. Everybody is so petty. I did not like even one character in that series.

Except Kate Walsh. I love Kate Walsh. She will forever be Dr. Addison Montgomery Shepard. She will forever be from the land of Passive Aggressiva and she will always be my queen.

I hate Clay Jensen too. I feel like he likes to play the victim card too. And I don’t like how inefficient he is. Like if I were him, I’d skip to my tape, like it’ll all be done on the first episode.

‘Eh de potah, wala naman pala akong ginawa sayo, bat ako nasali dito?!?’ That is how it should’ve gone down.

And then I realized that maybe, I am just not its target market. It’s based on a young adult novel, and I am by no means a young adult. You know you’re a grown ass woman when teen angsty shows make you cringe.

But I am no quitter. I’m here 6 episodes in. I can finish this in half a day, then I can forget that the whole thing ever happened it.

I guess I finally got into it by episode 9, when we finally got I felt like I hit the meat of the story, and then at the episode when I finally understood where Hannah is coming from. I felt like I can finally forgive them all for wasting my time. I can actually forgive myself for yet again, finding a way to waste my precious time.

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