You can never escape the golden arches!
01.14.2008 - 01.14.2008 66 °F
If you don't already know, McDonald's has menus in different countries that try to adjust to local tastebuds. They have beer in Germany, shawarmas in Saudi, rice bowls in Japan... So as we took a rest stop near a McDonald's in central Taiwan, I couldn't resist sampling the local McDonald's offering of:
The concept is to replace the bread bun with a rice patty for those Taiwanese that, like me, can't get enough rice. The patties are lightly grilled on each side to brown them and keep them together, but on the inside the rice is white and sticky.
Good idea, but as much as a tout the virtues of rice, I suppose I'm more accustomed to a chicken sandwich involving bread. Other thoughts: the sauce wasn't able to soak into the rice patty like it would with bread, so a lot of if dripped out and the rice didn't mix with the chicken in the mouth, because it was all stuck together from trying to act like a bun...
In conclusion, I must say: Bread and rice -- same food group, but completely different purposes and properties. McDonald's -- good attempt, but you don't have me sold on the Grilled Chicken Toasted Rice Burger.