Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Everyone's A Winner At McDonald's

Ahh..McDonald's. You either love it or hate it. There's no two ways about it. Luckily for me, I'm one of the many folks who's still loving it. I have to say in some ways we are in debt to Mr.Ronald McDonalds in more than one occasions. This is especially true when you are travelling in some foreign country and the local food doesn't go well with your stomach. The colorful statue of Ronald McDonald's in over sized shoes and baggy yellow overalls with a smile to greet you is a wonderful and relief sight. We go there because we know our expectations will be met. You know exactly what you get. No surprises.

Occasionally, I drop by at McDonalds just to calibrate my expectations. I was there last week for breakfast and dinner. Dinner was actually my wife's idea as she wanted the free contour glass that comes with the Gold Medal meal. For breakfast we had the Weekday special and hotcakes with sausages. I thought the Weekday breakfast special is quite a good bargain as you pay only RM4 for a sausage and cheese McMuffin and coffee.

Flavourful and aromatic coffee made from 100% roasted Arabica coffee.

The hotcakes comes together with a sausage patty complemented with honey and butter. The pancakes were light, fluffy and the contrasting sweetness of the honey and saltiness of the sausage patty was sheer delight. I wont mind have this for breakfast everyday....

The McMuffins comes with grilled chicken sausage with cheese in a lightly toasted English muffin. It's one meal that I wont be counting calories.

The only reason why we had dinner there was because my wife wanted the Coca-Cola contour glass that comes free with the Gold Medal meal. There are five designs in total. As for the Gold Medal meal, it's a promotional meal in conjunction with the Olympic games. The Gold Medal meal comes with a spicy chicken McDeluxe, onion rings, a carbonated drink and a sundae.

The spicy chicken Mcdeluxe as the name suggest is made of breaded chicken marinated with a special spice marinade, topped with fresh lettuce on a corn meal bun.

And for the real meal, this was followed by a Big Mac. Who can say no to two beef patties that comes with fresh lettuce, onions, pickles, cheese between toasted sesame seed bun? Vegetarians perhaps.....

As their tag line goes, every day is a Sundae! The fruity strawberry sundae was lovely.

The real reason behind dinner. I have to eat everything except the onion rings. My wife was reserving this for herself and she also gets to keep the limited edition Coca-Cola contour glass.

Whether you are a kid or an adult, there's something for everyone. At McDonald's, everyone is a winner.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I have never seen onion rings at a McDonald's before. It's interesting to think that McDonald's is one of the most standard places to get food, but it seems to be particular within regions. In the Upper West corner of the US, there aren't things like onion rings, or even any unique type of food, but i notice that they are marketing in much different ways than in other places. (like this: http://www.stackmymac.com/?utm_source=blog+commenting&utm_medium=media&utm_content=Game&utm_campaign=Y)

Little Inbox said...

Everytime when I order the sundea, I'll request them for not adding topping, cuz I just love to enjoy the Vanilla ice-cream alone.

BTW, I've added you to my blog list.