McDonald’s Nasi Lemak burger

photo courtesy of unscrambled.sg

There’s a hype of this new Nasi Lemak flavoured burger in Singapore this recent weeks.

I had this for my lunch today out of curiosity, and I was genuinely disappointed. I thought that it would be delicious, considering usually McDonald’s food are usually quite nice, considering it’s fast food and things are deep fried, kinda expects everything from there to be quite standard-delicious for me since I love deep fried stuffs.

Okay, to be fair though, nothing’s wrong with the chicken filet or the piece of egg (most people who know me knows that I like my stuffs to be 100% cooked, I had to double check that the egg that comes with this burger is 100% cooked. And when I say 100%, it means that when you take a bite off the yolk, the yolk are is supposed to be light yellowish color; it’s only 90% cooked if there’s dark yellow spots instead). The thing is: what’s up with the sauce?? Hell, the whole thing would taste better if they used the samba chili from Old Chang Kee. The sauce taste really weird, it tasted like their barbecue sauce with a little spice in it.

How does this whole thing even tasted like nasi lemak?? Aside from having some of the ingredients which made up of nasi lemak (chicken, egg, some-sort-of-chili-sauce-but-more-like-bbq-sauce, cucumber-alternative:pickles. Lack of anchovies, that’s my favorite), it really doesn’t taste like nasi lemak.

I couldn’t finish it in the end, after taking the first bite, I regretted not buying double fish burger instead. Midway I added the garlic chili to the burger hoping that it would cover the bbq taste but yup of course didn’t help. I had to take out the chicken, egg and pickles out to eat because I really couldn’t stand the ‘nasi lemak sauce’ anymore.

I’m not sure man, is it just me?
Can you guys go try it and let me know what you think hahahaha.

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