So the McRib is just on the regular menu at McDonald’s in Germany, and it has been for a while. Here we are in North America waiting for it to come back once every few years like chumps, and the Germans can just mosey into a McDonald’s and order it whenever they want. Like kings.
Obviously that’s what I got.
Let’s face it though: the McRib isn’t as good as you remember. At least, that was my experience the last couple of times that they brought it back, and that was definitely my experience here. Aside from the fact that the meat was rubbery and dry, I’m pretty positive that they’re not using the same BBQ sauce they use back home — and since that sweet, smoky sauce is pretty much the only thing that making a McRib edible, that’s kind of a problem (the sauce here has a much more subtle flavour).
I also got something called Frühlingsrollen, which are basically bite-sized versions of the cheap frozen spring rolls you can get in the freezer section of your local supermarket. These probably would have been okay if they were fresh; alas, they were lukewarm and chewy. Still, they were decent enough when dipped in the provided sweet chili sauce.
For dessert I got the Caramel Nuggets, which kind of tasted like fried balls of raw pancake batter injected with caramel. I don’t know if they were supposed to be like that or if they were just undercooked, but either way they weren’t bad. They were obviously fresh from the fryer — it’s hard to go wrong with anything that’s sweet and freshly fried. Plus they come with a tasty berry dipping sauce, so there’s that.