After a slight delay (it was originally slated for opening in March), Jollibee finally opened its second outlet in Peninsular Malaysia at Pavilion Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. This comes after the success of its first store at Sunway Pyramid, which saw excited diners (mostly Filipinos working in KL missing a taste of home) queueing up as early as 8AM in order to be first in line when the store opened.
The second store also opened to much fanfare, with early diners receiving exclusive Jollibee plushies. But I guess because people now have an option, the hype was not as crazy.
N and I were at the mall early for brunch. The lunch crowd was not in yet, so we had the whole place to ourselves! Decor wise, it’s virtually identical to the Sunway Pyramid outlet, featuring lots red, brown, and yellow tones. You can order at the counter, or via self-service kiosks that accept cashless payment.
Nothing like a Jollibee brunch to start the day! I had the fried chicken set (2 pcs of fried chicken, plus rice, coleslaw, a tub of gravy, and a drink), while the Hubs had the chicken and burger steak combo.
I usually get one piece of original chicken and one spicy one. IMHO, the ‘spicy’ Chickenjoy here has a higher level of spiciness than the one in the Philippines. Tastewise, this outlet did not disappoint, as the flavour was consistent: chicken was juicy (albeit a little small in size), well marinated, and crunchy on the outside. Bonus because we came early, so the chicken was freshly fried and piping hot.
We’ve been having a national chicken shortage these days – perhaps that’s why the chicken served here seems to be really tiny. That, or they’re regular sized and I’m just too used to the monstrous antibiotic-pumped chickens that they serve out there c:
One thing I really like about their rice – they pack it in a convenient burger shape, so you can eat it with one hand from the wrapping, without having to whip out the spoon or fork.
N was still hungry, so he got a Cheesy Yumburger as a snack. It was disappointing, though, as there was barely any sauce. I also feel that the Yumburger here is not as tasty as the ones served in the Philippines. So yeah – if coming to Jollibee, I recommend ordering the chicken! Prices are average for a fast food establishment.
JOLLIBEE (PAVILION BUKIT JALIL)
Lot 1.99.00, Level 1 (Pink Zone), Pavilion Bukit Jalil 2, Persiaran Jalil 8 Bandar Bukit Jalil, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Open daily: 10AM – 10PM