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July 20, 2010

Not-So-Famous Bowl (My Version of KFC's Famous Bowl)

Last week, my friend and I ordered the Famous Bowl from KFC, and we were surprised with its new serving size! I was once got addicted to it when it was first launched, that I ordered everyday until my stomach aches.  

Php60 for like a spoonful of mashed potato topped with breaded chicken and gravy is not enough for my big appetite. So this morning, I played chef and made my own version of the Famous Bowl.

What do we need?

  • Chicken Breast (ordered just 1/4 k from Supermarket) - seasoned with salt, pepper and calamansi juice
  • Instant Mashed Potato (bought from Supermarket - the big box costs around Php300 plus)
  • Instant Gravy (around Php15)
  • Chicken Breading (costs around Php15)
  • Cooking Oil (from the cupboard)
  • Grated Cheese (from ref - costs around Php30/bar)
  • Corn (you can buy the one in cans but this one I did not include on this dish, can't find one in the cupboard!)

For the Mashed Potato, we also need milk, water, salt and butter. 


Notice that everything is "instant" here. Yup, I am no expert, might as well go with anything "instant"!

Step by step:

1. Coat marinated chicken with chicken breading and deep fry. 
2. While waiting for the chicken, prepare the Mashed Potato per the carton instructions. You need a microwave for this. Set aside.

3. Prepare the gravy (1 tbsp of water = 1 tbsp of gravy powder). Stir and dissolve the powder until it boils and thickens. 

4. When the chicken is ready, we are ready to assemble. Scoop Mashed Potato and pour gravy. Top with chicken pops and grated cheese. Enjoy!


I did a little math and costing for this and the batch I have prepared would cost around Php110. That is for 3 servings (the same size as KFC's!), so that is Php36.66 per serving. Of course, when doing the costing for each dish, only take the cost of the ingredients you have used for such recipe (take only the cost per 1 cup if you have only used 1 cup). If you have plans of selling this dish, you wouldn't want to charge your customers for the whole price of the ingredient even if you have only used 1 tsp for such recipe. ;)

As for the time in preparing this dish.. hmm.. I remember starting with the chicken just when KC Concepcion has called Diet Ocampo in the Simply KC show. I finished almost the same time when the show was showing its program credits. Give me some mercy, I did two batches, so I can safely say - prep time is around 20 minutes. 

Eating time is less than 5 minutes. Burp. 

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