During pre-school years when eating vegetables is not in my vocabulary, my palate’s already acquainted with potatoes.
I guess chicken adobo (with potatoes) and Jollibee’s PoPo (french fries mascot) made it friendlier for me than carrots, squash and the dreaded bittermelon (ampalaya). Mashed, fried, in a salad or soup – I just love the flavor and feel of the tiny grains that melt wonderfully in each bite.
About Jollibee ( an international Filipino food chain) http://www.jollibee.com.ph/
So this post is a tribute to our favorite potato snacks. Whether you’re a couch potato or just a fan of potatoes, feel free to comment on your most wanted potato dish!
KFC’s mashed potato has been a favorite side dish. When they added chicken and cheese to create “famous bowl”, it was always on my order list. Btw, I remember my sister Aki promising to prepare mashed potato for me – where is it sissy??
For potato chips, there’s Jack and Jill (local brand of cheese) Piattos and V-cut on my top list. I was happy to see that there are online stores selling these for our friends overseas. http://www.minitindahan.com/jack-n-jill-piattos-cheese-flavor-132-p.asp
So if there’s a buffet and salads are served – I’d most probably try their potato salad! But I’ll go for the greens first and will get lots of lettuce (and tomatoes!) I remember we used to have potbless in the office and bring food we personally cooked, I really liked Ate Anna’s salad! Try this potato salad recipe.http://www.food.com/recipe/creamy-potato-salad-20155
And oh, I remember Tokyo Tokyo’s crunchy potato balls! Now I recently discovered a newer version of potato balls and it’s now available here in Manila! (Yes, this post is really about this one) Mind if I post some info from the store owner herself?
For only P35 per order, Kroketten offers three varieties: Original Kroket, the original oblong shape with ground beef, chicken, and cheese; Kroketballen, by far Filipinos’ most favorite and has three pieces of crunchy potato balls which come with dips; and the miniballen, the bite sized potato balls considered best for sharing. If you plan to tweak your group’s usual snack gathering at your place, Kroketten’s potato balls are worth serving.
With Kroketballen’s assorted flavors, it’s no surprise that this type is deemed the most popular. From cheese, chicken, beef, bacon, hotdog, longganisa, pork adobo, mango, and tuyo flakes, all flavors offer an exciting taste with a Filipino twist, especially when paired with the tasty dips. “Our company aims to reach all levels of market A to C, for everyone to enjoy quality, healthy and good food. We never want our products to be intimidating that’s why we came up with a combo meal– our five pieces mini ballen (P20) and our four pieces mini ballen with the 6.5 oz revitalize 10 or Nutri 10 fresh fruit drink (P35)”, Maribel Bosch, Kroketten President.
Kroketten is located in twelve branches: Festival Mall Alabang, Albang Town Center, GT Tower Makati, Market! Market!, Starmall Edsa Shaw, Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Metro East, SM North Edsa, and SM Lipa Batangas. For inquiries on franchising, please call (632) 822-5711 or 09178596623.
Happy Potato Snackin’ everyone!