Yep, another country, another visit to McDonald’s. Let’s do this.
First up: the McD Patongko. This is just a tube-shaped piece of fried bread. I had something similar to this (called a youtiao) from a street vendor in China. Though that version was actually quite good on its own, this one seemed like it would have been much improved with a dipping sauce of some sort. It was very plain. But it was fine, I guess?
Next: the Bacon & Pepper Chicken Cheesy Egg Bun. I quite liked this one; it’s basically a cheesy omelette sandwich with a fried chicken patty and some bacon. The fried chicken patty wasn’t great, but the omelette was satisfyingly cheesy and gooey, and the bacon was above average. I want a cheesy omelette in every burger I have from McDonald’s from now on. I’m going to need someone to make that happen.
I saw a bunch of people in the restaurant eating the Big Spicy Fried Chicken, so I figured I should probably try that too. It certainly earns the “Big” part of its name — it was an absolutely massive piece of fried chicken consisting of a thigh with some white meat attached. It was extremely Popeyes-esque, with an aggressively crunchy outer layer. But it was barely spicy at all, sadly.
For dessert, I tried the Corn Pie, because how can you not try something called a corn pie? It wasn’t great. It was crispy and fried, at least, but the filling was basically just corn-flavoured glop. There were also a bunch of pieces of corn in there.
I also got the Jelly Trio Chocolate, which is a chocolate sundae with strawberry jelly at the bottom. This was way better than I was expecting; the jelly was on the chewier side, and it paired surprisingly well with the ice cream and the sauce. Berries and chocolate is a pretty classic combination, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised it works as well as it does.