Chefs go on a mission to find the ultimate ‘unoriginal recipe’

Published July 4, 2022, 6:53 PM

by Manila Bulletin

The elusive 11 Secret Herbs & Spices of KFC is one of the biggest mysteries that people all over the world are trying to decode.  From Youtube tutorials to TikTok hacks–every fried chicken fan has tried to replicate the original–all claiming to have finally solved the secret recipe. 

But what about culinary experts? Can they replicate the finger lickin’ goodness?

This coming International Fried Chicken Day (July 6), two renowned Filipino chefs are on a mission to try these viral,  “unoriginal recipe” fried chicken creations, to see if any of them even come close to the original.

World-class executive chef Vic Barangan of Richmonde Hotel, and Chef Mark Joseph aka Chef Marky , a veteran of restaurant kitchens over the past decade, will cook 11 of the most popular KFC hacks found  online to taste for themselves whether any of them would finally reveal the 11 Secret Herbs & Spices behind the Colonel’s world-famous fried chicken. 

Catch them on or follow #TheUnoriginalRecipes #NothingLikeKFC on July 6.

While these culinary experts are trying to unravel the mystery behind the secret recipe, the fast food chain will be celebrating International Fried Chicken Day with a free delivery promo to remind fans what makes its Original Recipe Chicken unique to its chain of stores.

There’s no better way to spend a day dedicated to fried chicken, than feasting on the fried chicken. That’s why KFC is treating customers  to free delivery when they order from or through its mobile app. 

For a minimum spend of ₱550, all customers need to do is use the voucher code “KFCTHEOG” on July 6 and orders will be delivered for free.