Fastfood: Tropical Hut Sili Burger + KFC Double Down
The past week had me really craving for fastfood. Kinda unusual since I would rather have real carinderia or canteen food than stuff that can be handed to me in two minutes. But I guess if you’re a mom like me, buying Happy Meals with toys can’t be avoided or finishing off the kids’ plates of their leftover Chickenjoy and spaghetti
Tropical Hut, an old burger brand in the Philippines, isn’t really in my radar. But I have to admit their poster for their new offering called Sili Burger piqued my interest. At this age, am still a sucker for good ol’ advertising.
The Sili Burger Combo Meal which comes with fries and soda cost P135. It looked quite massive covered in foil.
Sili Burger unclothed. It’s a medium-sized patty that’s topped with cheese, chopped lettuce and tomato. Contrary to what one would expect, there are no sili (pepper) bits. The spiciness comes from the ready-made sauce that’s brownish in color.
The burger given to me was a bit salty and wasn’t really sticking together well. I have to admit it’s different when you’ve already tasted those artisanal & gourmet burgers because stuff like Tropical Hut’s would already be akin to the street burger, Buy One Take One category. Sili Burger is all about spiciness but I wouldn’t even categorize this the best in the fastfood bunch.
However, KFC Double Down rocked it for me (disclaimer: this post isn’t sponsored in any way by KFC) Who can resist a sandwich of two chicken fillet smacked in between with cheese and bacon then smothered with gravy? It was just a Junior Double Down I ordered but my, I enjoyed biting into the breaded fillet …. all chicken goodness and hardly a hint of extenders. Thumbs up to KFC on this one!