In case you missed the news, Mc Donald’s Malaysia just released a brand-new Portuguese Chicken Burger.
The announcement was made on their Facebook page last week with a fun little ad
starring the pirate from SpongeBob SquarePants.
Their promotional materials say that the burger is made with a crispy chicken patty slathered in special Portuguese sauce (similar to piri-piri sauce) together with mixed vegetables between two chili-flaked buns.
Looks good enough right? Well…. The internet has thoughts.
Trying out new burger from McD. It tastes like rendang or Portuguese grill fish.. Anyway, me likey2. pic.twitter.com/LtRtJR0gaC— Fe (@fefezaza) June 28, 2019
if laksa was a burger it’ll taste like mcd’s Portuguese burger.— DCLXVI (@uwutar) June 27, 2019
Actually i already ate a lil bit of portuguese chicken burger by mcd and it tasted like rendang hahaha im sorry 😉— 👻 (@nzifa_aqlh) July 1, 2019
As you can tell from the comments above, many Malaysians feel like it tasted a lot more like rendang or curry instead of anything Portuguese-like.
Slightly curious and mostly feeling FOMO, we decided to try it for ourselves.
First off, it comes wrapped in a box featuring a suspiciously familiar looking chicken.
You can definitely smell the burger. Then when you eat it, it’s a… confusing experience.
We couldn’t really detect any piri-piri flavour and comments from the team included “Indian burger”, “santan”, “curry burger” and finally…. “green curry.”
Size-wise, it’s quite similar the Grilled Chicken Burger so it’s filling lah.
Our verdict, 5/10.
Not a su-piri -piri burger, but an okay one.
Have you tried the Portuguese Chicken Burger? What do you think?