Considering my current work schedule, which has been B.A.N.A.N.A.S, I have been privy to more than one Asian Chicken Salad from McDonald's. I know, I know. I have shamed all of you. Next thing you know, I'll be making recipes out of a Sandra Lee cookbook.
Get over it. It's close to my house. It's all assembled for me. It tastes less like crap than other things that take less than 5 minutes and 5 dollars to get.
Imagine my surprise, however, when I saw all of the scrumptious goodies I could be getting for my 5-spot if I lived in another country! McDonald's in America thinks its revolutionary by giving us the Asian Chicken Salad and the Southern Style Chicken Sandwich, a plain fried chicken breast with only slices of pickle (a total rip on our beloved Chik-fil-A but that's another blog entry all together). Zzzzzzz...
Let's just say if the McD's (or McDo's as its called other places) had the above Veggie McCurry Pan available at McDo's in India...I would want to be a frequent customer if I was still small enough to fit through the doorway.
Peep this Indian-flavored chicken sandwich:
I wonder if my favorite Indian restaurant in Atlanta, Panahar, would consider making one of these for me?
Inspired by what I saw on India's McDonald's site...I started browsing the menu of stores in other countries.
Of course, the Japanese have to go and show us up. How good does a shrimp burger look?
Not only do they have shrimp burgers...but they have super X-ray food probing glasses!!!
Those wacky New Zealanders have something totally drool-worthy on their menu - the McBLT bagel!
I'd like to wash down their Chicken Tandoori sandwich with a nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc!
Finally...who knew the Portuguese were so ahead of their time?! I'd love to be able to drive through and get a cup of gazpacho...
....and pair it with a goat cheese salad!
C'mon McDonald's...step up your game here. If you're going to give us cheap, fast food that's going to make us fat...at least make it yummy and different.
Oh yeah...and hold the pickles, dammit.