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What’s cooking: Ice cream pops and other new eats to try this October

By Brooke Villanueva Published Oct 05, 2022 5:24 pm

Looking for new offerings to delight in? 

A new month means another bunch of fresh must-tries and potential favorites. Whether it could evoke nostalgia, tickle our tastebuds, or simply remind us of our usual go-to's, the food scene never fails to impress. 

Here’s a quick roundup of the latest in the food department this October. 

Missing Jollibee’s Garlic Pepper Beef? The crowd favorite is back on the menu, just in time for the holiday season. Priced at P95/P120, nothing has changed for the mouthwatering rice meal—in the words of the fast food chain, it’s “just as delicious as you remember it.” It has tasty beef slices, flavorful pepper gravy, and toasted garlic bits served with steamed rice.

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In case you missed it, Burger King has released the Chicken King, which features whole muscle chicken thigh marinated in different spices. Sandwiching the meaty filling are soft potato buns, with tomato, lettuce, and mayonnaise to seal the deal.

Do you come up with your own “kimchi rice” during samgyupsal sessions? Soban K-town has made it easier for you by introducing their kimchi fried rice, which can be topped with your choice of Korean Beef BBQ such as Upjinsal, Woo Samgyup, Yangnyeom Woo Samgyup, and Honey Spiced Beef Bulgogi. Prices range between P380 to P405. 

Hotpot always sounds good, especially during -ber months when the weather is cold. For those who have no time to go out for lunch or dinner but want to enjoy this comforting food, Champion Hot Pot is offering hotpot kits from P890 to P1,090. Variants include Sukiyaki, Mala Beef Tomato, Tom Yum, Laksa, among others. 

If you consider popcorn as your comfort food, here’s something for you in dessert version: Poppits by Sebastian’s Ice Cream. On top of delicious American classics like butter pecan, mint chip, dark chocolate, and cookies and cream, there are also Pinoy favorites such as ube, suman, keso, ginataang halo-halo that are sure to make your tummy and your tastebuds happy.