McDonald’s new menu is so Singaporean, he will put tissue paper on a table
The Hype is real. Coming to a McDonald’s near you.
Having McDonald’s in Singapore is quite different from having it anywhere else in the world.
When you’re overseas, feeling homesick, ordering food at the McDonald’s and realising they don’t have garlic chilli sauce, sometimes you really crave that good ol’ McSpicy Burger. Served to you by a grey-haired, fast-talking, no-nonsense aunty, no less.
Well, if you’re really overseas, good luck. Expect homesickness to hit you even harder when McDonald’s new Singaporean offerings hit our shores – you only have wanderlust to blame.
Meanwhile, expect us to be stuffing our faces with these ‘confirm-shiok-plus-chop’ menu items:
Twist & Shake Fries with Salt & Pepper Crab-flavoured Shaker
After seaweed and truffle offerings, the wildly popular shaker fries series returns with a distinctly local flavor, usually found in Black Pepper Crab. But these aren’t just your regular shaker fries – they’re also twister fries.
Now, we don’t have mini mantous dipped with chilli crab sauce for $3.00 YET (hint hint, McDonald’s). And sadly, there are no pincers to fight over with your friends.
Ah well, the world isn’t perfect, but we’ll say this now: Crispy potato tassels meet rich peppery sinfulness – there’s no better time to jiak kantang.
Nice or not? If you think that seaweed shaker fries are the bomb, you’ll definitely want to try this. We preferred these to truffle fries, hands down.
We give it: 8.5/10.
A homage to the humble goreng pisang, the Banana Pie is less oily but with just as much flavour. McDonald’s has opted for the classic apple pie formula: golden flowy filling, surrounded by a crispy exterior.
If Ah Meng were still with us today, she would’ve approved.
Nice or not? Satisfying. However, we’ve seen banana pies from McDonald’s before. Well, it’s another chance for you to try it again – this time with significantly cooler packaging.
We give it: 7/10.
Gula Melaka McFlurry with Layer Cake Bites
Move over chendol, the gula melaka has found a new love with kueh lapis in a plastic cup.
The mouthful-to-say but so mouth-watering Gula Melaka McFlurry with Layer Cake Bites is a delectable velvety vanilla soft serve, swirled with thick gula melaka flavoured syrup, and mixed with delicious kueh lapis bits.
Nice or not? To be honest, we were not terribly impressed when McDelivery passed us what appeared to be a Frappuccino prepared in a McFlurry cup. Fortunately, the flavour saved the day – the taste of gula melaka was just right, and not too jelak as we originally feared. We were also expecting the kueh lapis to be soft and chewy, but turns out having it being crunchy wasn’t a bad decision either. We’d imagine it would look prettier in store, but hey – don’t be superficial.
We give it: 8/10.
Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Burger
Salted Egg Yolk offerings have been around for a while now. The once rare salted egg yolk croissant is now pretty ubiquitous, as are crabs dipped in this golden goodness. But a burger? Now we’re talking.
The Salted Egg Yolk Chicken Burger looks like something that came out of a hipster cafe and your favourite zi char store – something only Singaporeans can dream up. They’ve also thrown in curry leaves for extra kick. (Oh, it’s also halal, so that’s nice – everyone should be able to indulge in the glory that is salted egg yolk.)
Nice or Not: If you’re one of those people who’s tired of queuing up for Salted Egg anything, this will be a godsend. This is a juicy, robust burger which would give any zi char stall auntie a run for a money, delivered in half the time.
We give it: a solid 5/7.
All the above items will be available from 30 June 2016, while stocks last.
This post helps fuel Mothership’s writers, who thrive on ridiculous amounts of fast food and salted egg yolk everything.