So why does it seem big deal?
Let me tell you a short story. We moved to Saudi Arabia in 1997. My father barely had enough to sustain us because he had a so-so job at that time. All he could afford as a welcome blowout was KFC. Little did he know, for people like us, my mom and my two sisters, it was already an awesome experience because we were from the province! There’s a slang for that, promdis! Kentucky Fried Chicken was like, for special occasions! Our arrival definitely was a special occasion! I remember their kid’s meal had an amazing freebie. It was a portable projector showcasing KFC characters. I was shocked because the toy was free since I got used to how it was in Jollibee where you have to buy the cheap ass plastic toys compared to how techie and of high class materials KFC freebies were.
But I was more shocked that they did not have rice and gravy. I kind of accepted that fact over the years.
2 days ago, 21 October 2018, the legendary event happened. KFC Saudi Arabia serves rice and gravy (2 Riyals per small tub – similar to the small coleslaw container). We need not go to Dubai to satisfy our gravy cravings! It was awesome!
The gravy is delicious and will definitely cut my cost on steak. I will probably frequent fast food chains at this point than restaurants (FF, meaning KFC take out). I would rate the gravy 8 out of 10, it’s so delicious albeit, tastes more of Mary Brown’s gravy than that of KFC Philippines’ that I am used to. The gravy in KFC UAE lacked salt, but it is closer to KFC PH when it comes to taste.
For me, KFC Saudi Arabia’s gravy is good enough given that Mary Brown’s is not bad. Not bad at all.
So yes, this is not a hoax. Let’s enjoy while it lasts!
PS: As for the cheap ass materials, no worries Jollibee, they all adapted to the norm of cost-cutting when it comes to the quality of toys. Less and less freebies, almost close to nothing!
Images aren’t mine (searched via google): Credits to the Owner