It’s Ash Wednesday once again and the majority of the country, being astute Catholics and Christians, will be observing the season of preparation before Easter. While some Catholics opt to choose to fast and abstain from their other worldly pleasures like nicotine and alcohol, the more traditional churchgoers choose to not eat meat during Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all other Fridays leading up to Easter Sunday (as per Canon Law).

With the tradition of meatless Fridays, the Filipino fast food chain, Jollibee, has come up with a tradition of its own – the Tuna Pie that is only available during the Lenten season. This little pocket pie may be so simple, yet it has garnered a fanatical cult following among its fans, with many petitioning that it be available all-year round.




The deep-fried pocket is crisp on the outside, revealing a center of flaked tuna in creamy peppery sauce in the middle. Tuck into a guilt-free pie (or three!) for a snack or in lieu of your midday meal with a salad this Lenten season, but because you can’t just stop at one, they’ve come up with a trio pack so you can share also share a pocket with your friends and family!


The Jollibee Tuna Pie is priced at Php 40 a piece or Php 115 a trio pack.