The Yumburger may be harmless, but it's not the most attractive item on Jollibee's menu. It's a loosely fluffy burger on a slightly sweet bun, smeared with a soft hamburger sauce that adds moisture, but not much else. If you really want a burger from Jollibee, the Big Yumburger is a more luxurious version of the Cheesy Yumburger, thanks to the inclusion of lettuce, tomato, Cheddar cheese and non-banana ketchup. The meat is juicy, but softer and less seasoned than other options.
It's more like a medium hamburger. Jollibee has stores in California, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington State. Its menu is eclectic by American fast-food standards and includes fan favorites like Chickenjoy (which some say is even better than Kentucky Fried Chicken), Fiesta Noodles (a recreation of the pancit palabok), Breakfast Joy Corned Beef (served with garlic rice and a fried egg) and for dessert, Philippine peach and mango pie or Halo-Halo (a mix of crushed ice, ube and jackfruit ice cream, milk flan and jellies). Prices are similar to other fast foods.
Worship of Jollibee is also on fire on Instagram, with more than half a million posts dedicated to the fast-food establishment. While Jollibee has a wide variety of food on its menu, this chain is mostly known for its fast-food chicken. With that in mind, you may decide to order the chicken strips so you can get your hands on your famous chicken in a way that is easy to eat on the go. However, these tender ones have an unappetizing texture and the breading is too calcareous with hard pieces mixed together.
Skip this menu item because you literally can't find anything worse on Jollibee. If you order a Yumburger, it won't be long before you realize that you've made a mistake. When you look at it for the first time, its lack of size will cause your heart to sink. Once you bite a Yumburger, you'll forget about its small size because the unpleasant taste of the hamburger will take center stage.
The meat tastes like too much pepper, salt and onion powder has been added to it and it comes topped with a sweet mayonnaise which can't mask the dominant amount of seasoning. The Cheesy Yumburger is a slight step forward but still not something you should order at Jollibee because you can do so much better. Jollibee's mashed potatoes are also forgettable. If you love the mashed potatoes you can find at KFC, don't make the mistake of thinking that Jollibee's shot is comparable.
The potatoes are crushed thoroughly in Jollibee but lack creaminess and flavor and salsa induces yawning. The best sauce catches your eye from the moment it hits your tongue and raises the mashed potatoes to a higher level but unfortunately Jollibee's barely has an impact. Although Jollibee fries aren't the best fast food fries you can get through a self-service window, they are the best potato side dish you can find at this chain.