|Even after being delivered, it was still hot. A significant improvement over my first McDelivery experience.|
|Nice to see a promo box.|
|If you are wondering where the review of the other items are, keep an eye out over the next couple days.|
Consumed on 5 December 2013
Location - McDelivery from McDonald's Singapore Post Centre
Delivery Combo Price - $7.75SGD+Surcharge
Calories - ~ 475kcal
|Delivery receipts are itemised down to the spoon and sauce packets.|
Since my wife had dinner plans with one of her own blog friends this evening, I had planned to try the Kampung Burger on my own for dinner, but when I asked my colleagues if anyone wanted to try it with me later on, we decided to do McDelivery for lunch instead. I've only ordered McDelivery in Singapore once before, because I just can't justify the price. The food is 30% more expensive than in-store, but then they also tack on additional $3.50-4 delivery surcharge. So my meal ended up costing me cost over $8 after it was all done and I suspect it would only be about $6.80 in store.
Since I'm not from Singapore, I never had the chance to try the original burger when it was for sale 15-20 years ago, so I can't compare it to the original, but what this burger is was a unseasoned Chicken thigh, topped with lettuce, cheese, salsa, pineapple on a McMuffin. This was the first time that I've had a McMuffin as a bun on a non-breakfast item, and I thought it worked well enough that it could be a nice change for future promos. The downside was that it was a little too small for the large piece of chicken between it, in the future, it would be better if they made a larger Muffin used for their full size sandwiches. Before I ordered I was a little bit worried about the salsa, as I felt that it was going to make or break the taste in my opinion. I like my salsa spicy and chunky, and I assumed correctly that McDonald's was going to use a salsa which had the consistency of ketchup. Thankfully, it tasted better than I expected, it was distinctly salsa flavoured, but it was a little too tart, especially when there was slice of pineapple just below it. This wasn't the first time I've had salsa on a burger, nor was it the first time I've had Pineapple on a McDonald's burger before either. Once, I made my own as a part of the Singapore Blog Awards, to recreate the original Pineapple burger, and I have another review from a more recent Australian burger coming soon. I'm not a huge pineapple fan, and this slice was nothing special. It wasn't sweet, and it was a bit too hard for my liking, I think it may had been soaked in syrup prior, and I felt it added nothing special to the burger, and I actually took half of it off.
|A decent amount of salsa, but you can see its consistancy.|
|The small McMuffin bun is struggling to contain the ingredients.|
Apart from the special toppings and bun, the rest of the burger was pretty mediocre. As I mentioned before, the chicken was large, but completely unseasoned, even using a McSpicy patty would have bumped it up quite a bit. The cheese was completely standard, but they actually used a whole leaf of lettuce, which is a first in Singapore I believe. All said, it's probably worth a try if you don't paying the premium over a standard burger, but I won't be ordering it again.
Rating - 3.5/5
Update - Here's a review of the Kampung BBQ Drumlets