Living up to it’s hype – McDonald’s latest local menu

On 30th June 2016, Mcdonald’s Singapore launched a flavourful localised menu consisting of: Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Burger, Black Pepper Chili Crab seasoning with Twister Fries, Banana Pie and Gula Melaka McFlurry with Cake Lapis bits. Just typing the menu made me salivate.

Credits: McDonald’s Singapore

I had the chance to try out the menu except for the Gula Melaka ice cream as it was via delivery and I did not want to risk soggy Cake Lapis bits. When I got to know about McDonald’s new menu I cannot possibly ignore it. I ordered the Feast for 2 set from McDelivery.

Now, I am no expert when it comes to reviewing food, but what I do know is that I am an avid foodie who is all about the salted egg yolk life (fries, churros, croissants, pasta, you name it, i most likely have tasted it. whoops.), except for the actual egg itself. Peculiar indeed!

From my own personal opinion, the burger had the right combination of chicken patty, sauce and buns. The chicken patty reminds me of McSpicy (which is another crowd pleaser from McDonald’s Singapore) but without the spiciness. I had low expectations but I can honestly say I was impressed with it. They used real curry leaves in the sauce. However, they can definitely add a little bit more sauce as my taste buds had to “search” for the salted egg yolk goodness.

As for the shaker Twister Fries, most of us know that it is a bit on the salty side and the serving usually is a lot smaller than the usual shoestring fries. Hence, you may want to consider using only half of the shaker seasoning packet, unless you prefer your food well seasoned. The seasoning itself tasted like a redux version of the once upon a time Chipotle shaker fries. I much prefer the seaweed and cheese shaker fries. The only winning point is the fact that it is now paired with Twister Fries.

I am a huge fan of both the Spicy McNuggets and Banana Pie ever since the beginning of time. So I was just a happy camper knowing my favourite items are back on the menu. The spicy nuggets are like mini versions of McSpicy, but more awesome. While the Banana Pie, the generous warm filling of mushed bananas paired with the crunchy pastry exterior, is the perfect after meal snack (akin to your dark chocolate mints).

Overall, the localised menu gets two thumbs up from me and I would definitely recommend, especially Singaporeans, to try. Do not put your hopes up too high, you would be able to appreciate the uniqueness of what McDonald’s is doing.

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