The only Filipino fried chicken place

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by jae_em on January 9, 2011

I am biased; the first time I went to Jollibee was in the Philippines when I was about 8 years old. I remembering being in awe because it was a fast food place that served fried chicken with white rice - no fried chicken place in the US does that!

I had gone to the Philippines a few months prior to my trip to Hong Kong and didn't have the chance to visit Jollibee, even though the place is truly everywhere in that nation. Knowing there are many Filipinos who work overseas, such as in Hong Kong, I looked to see if there was a branch in HK. To my surprise, there was one in Central!

Finding it was somewhat tough. Jollibee is located near the Central MTR station, situated on Connaught Road and Des Voeux. According to the address on the website, it shared the same address as the Bank of China. (Jollibee is not inside the bank either). Instead, you have to go around the corner on Des Voeux, where it looks more like a little alleyway.

Not surprisingly, only Filipinos worked and ate there. I assume Hong Kongers would rather eat at any of the multiple locations of KFC. I came in the late morning, so there weren't many people inside. There is seating available in the lower level. The menu seemed to be the same as if you were in the Philippines, ranging from their fried chicken to pasta dishes.

I only ordered the Chickenjoy - which consisted of 2 pieces of fried chicken, gravy and white rice. It's a quick and satisfying meal that may be a small reminder of familiarity of the Philippines for some. If you want some Filipino food in HK, you can order the Palabok here.
13-14 Connaught Road, Central
Hong Kong, China

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