Just a quick post for today: I’ve long been a fan of Jollibee‘s burger steak. This local chain’s spin on Salisbury steak features its signature, well-seasoned beef patties drenched in mushroom gravy (yes, there are actual mushrooms) with plain white rice. For nearly twenty years since it was introduced to the market, it has been a surefire way of satisfying hearty appetites on a tight budget. Really, there was no way that the chain could ever improve on the winning formula – or so everyone thought until recently.
The Ultimate Burger Steak is Jollibee’s latest offering: a beef patty weighing around 1/3 of a pound (the kind normally used for its massive Champ Burger) is doused with mushroom gravy, sprinkled generously with toasted garlic, placed on top of a bed of French fries, and served with rice and a fried egg. It’s like bringing together Hawaii’s loco moco (gravy-drenched burger patties served on top of rice with fried eggs) and Canada’s poutine (gravy fries) though sans the cheese. It may not crank everyone’s chains, but it’s quite a lunch for people with substantial appetites. 🙂