McDonald’s is adaptive. In India they serve a paneer burger (McAloo Tikki, which I’ve heard is good) and have just opened their first all vegetarian restaurant. In Sri Lanka fast-food businesses can profitably serve anything except for pork (many Muslim customers) so that’s not the issue. Our McDonald’s serves all the usual stuff, with one addition. The McRice.
I like the McRice. I like rice (generally) and it costs just Rs. 250. This is more expensive than a kade rice and curry (Rs. 90-200) but in the same ballpark as a fried rice. It comes with a generous hunk of chicken (though I’m not sure what part of the chicken this is), the Sri Lankan amount of rice (too much) and some curry sauce in a packet. Plus some capsicum and onions. The sauce isn’t as good as it used to be, kinda sweet and sour, meh, but I still enjoy the McRice.
Savan wrote the review on YAMU, however, and he doesn’t like it much at all.
My mother did always say – if other people can eat it and enjoy it, you can at least try it. So the maxim that’s led me to contend with scorpions on a stick in China, the fat from a bear in Siberia and a haunch of dog in Vietnam led me to confront this rather unlikely meal…
Edible. (McDonalds | YAMU)
He, as usual, goes on at length, but I guess I disagree. I like it better than most fried rices with their scrawny chicken bone and lack of anything much besides rice. It’s also got that addictive seasoning of fast food but without that limpen McBurger taste. Do I feel good or healthy after eating it? Nope, but I still don’t mind a McRice now and then. It’s one of McDonalds’ better adaptations.