Because Witchy Crazy Mommy showed some pictures of Jollibbee's chicken joy in her blog, I went stir crazy with my cravings. Jollibbee is one of the most popular(very close to McDonald's in popularity if not more) fastfood chain in the Philippines. And I am ::as gazillion other filipinos:: crazy over their chicken joy. Unfortunately, me is away from Philippines. Unfortunately, from where we live, there's no Jollibbee...not even a Filipino or Asian store. But the cravings is wild. I was tapping my fingers from one hand against the ones in the other hand; eyes wild, wide open; half-smile on my lips; and drool slowly dropping from one side of the mouth. Enough visual?
Then I remember I still have one of those seasoning pack for fried chicken we bought from the Philippines. I started to look for it from our kitchen cabinet while chanting in low voice chicken joy chicken joy chicken joy chicken joy. Found one! I hugged it then kissed it then hugged it again with my shoulder swinging from one side to the other.
There it is!
It won't be exactly like Jollibbee's chicken joy but it will be close. The closest I can get to tasting Jollibbee's chicken joy! Dinner will be langhap-sangrap!
Dinner time came and there goes my chicken joy slowly getting fried!
And there they are... crispy golden brown.
And the taste? Close enough! That is for someone who hasn't tasted the original for 2 years already! Verdict is a-ok and I kind of satisfied this crazy cravings for this oh-so-not-healthy food hah! Hubby, baby and me tummy are all happy :-D