Paying homage to the popular local Hainanese chicken rice.
With National Day just around the corner, McDonald’s Singapore will be launching a new Crispy Hainanese Chicken Burger infused with local flavours on Aug 5.
Inspired by the local favourite dish, Hainanese chicken rice, the burger was crafted with the help of Mediacorp actor and chef Ben Yeo.
Sandwiched between two semolina buns, the burger consists of a crispy fried chicken patty, cabbage, carrots and lettuce complemented with mayonnaise, ginger and garlic chili sauces. To top it off, one can drizzle the burger with a sachet of dark sweet sauce.
“My inspiration behind the Crispy Hainanese Chicken Burger comes from my love and passion for local food. I grew up eating local food, so I wanted to incorporate a local flavour and taste – with a McDonald’s twist – into the burger,” Ben said.
Before deciding on the final product, Ben shared that he and McDonald’s had tried out different combinations of flavours including laksa and fish head curry.
Accompanied by the burger, one can enjoy the McDonald’s limited edition Kopi Frappe – it’s own twist on the local beverage. What’s more, the Crisscut Fries and Banana Pie will also be making a comeback to the menus.
This isn’t the first time the fast food chain has experimented with local flavours. It launched the popular Nasi Lemak Burger in 2017, and the Ha Ha Cheong Gai Chicken Burger and Rendang Burger in 2018.
The burger is priced at $6.60 ala carte and $8.30 as an extra value meal. To get the full local experience, one can upgrade their drink to the Kopi Frappe for an additional $1.85. The drink can be purchased separately for $4.30 (small) or $4.70 (medium).
The Crispy Hainanese Chicken Burger, Crisscut Fries and Banana Pie will be available after breakfast hours on Aug 5 in all outlets while stocks last. Fortunately, the Kopi Frappe will be available all day.
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