Friday, July 15, 2011

McDonalds: Hong Kong

One of the first things I made sure to do when I arrived in Hong Kong was visit McDonalds. After being spoiled by the Teriyaki burger in Japan, I had wonderful dreams of hamburgers and fried fused with Cantonese cooking. Well, I as totally surprised. McDonalds in Hong Kong does serve unique dishes, but they're not Asian, they're just weird....

So I went in for breakfast, and ordered a soup combo meal. The soup was basically macaroni in broth, with a fried egg, a sausage patty, and canned vegetables.  It came with a hash brown, a cup of corn, and Earl Grey tea. Ok, the tea I understand, that's the British influence. The hash brown, that's the American influence. But what the hell is up with the damn corn? Who just gives you a cup of corn? I mean, in Mexico they at least put butter and Parmesan cheese on it, but no, in Hong Kong it's just regular ass corn.

The service was even stranger than the food itself. I tried to order a Qoo, which is a Japanese soft drink. Here's the conversation:

Me: "May I have a Qoo please?"
McDonalds: "The Qoo is part of the kid's meal. You can't order it separately."
Me: "Ok, can I have the kid's meal then."
McDonalds: "No, you're not a kid."

What?! You don't know me! How can they refuse me a kid's meal just because I'm grown. Many grown people order the kid's meal in America.
I just wanted a damn Qoo...

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