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[Review] McD’s Creamy Butter Chicken Burger & Nasi Lemak – It Butter Be Worth It!

[Review] McD’s Creamy Butter Chicken Burger & Nasi Lemak – It Butter Be Worth It!

With their new Uniquely Malaysia series, McDonald’s has come out with a new Creamy Butter Chicken flavor for their burger and nasi lemak.

Melissa Suraya Ismail

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I love the Malaysian version of Butter Chicken. It’s creamy, buttery and has just the right amount of herb.

Pair it off with a crispy chicken or even smoked chicken, it tantalises your tastebuds!

So knowing that McD is doing their “Uniquely Malaysia” series, I have got to try this second creation after their Spicy Kam Heong Burger.

This time around, they’re doing the Creamy Butter Chicken Burger and Nasi Lemak. I bought both because, well, Butter Chicken goes well with rice and the burger intrigues me.

The packaging for Nasi Lemak McD with one piece of Creamy Butter Chicken (left) and Creamy Butter Chicken Burger (right).
(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

So let’s go.

The Taste Test

For the burger, I ordered a regular-sized meal for RM14++.

They actually put a lot of lettuce in this. So those veggie haters, you gotta do some work to separate the lettuce from the sticky sauce. Good luck with that.

Well come on, it’s McD. When do they even follow their advertising picture? 😂
(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

The sauce doesn’t really feel much. It’s actually quite dry. They probably just dipped the patty in the sauce and just put it in a bun. I would have loved it if they give an extra separate sauce to go like the one that they give the nasi lemak sambal with. At least you can dip it or add some more of it to the patty.

The first bite is nothing spectacular. It just tastes like their regular McChicken burger. But the more I got into it, I actually quite like it. The sauce tasted a bit salty but it worked well with the soggy patty. The sauce is not spicy at all and the curry leave taste is not that overpowering.

It looks like it’s thick but it’s actually quite runny and dry.
(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

Next, the Nasi Lemak with Creamy Butter Chicken. They have options for one piece or two pieces of chicken and also an option for a regular or spicy chicken. I went with the one-piece spicy chicken for RM14++ too.

A first glance at the sauce made me so excited. They coated the chicken wholely from top to bottom (it’s still crispy when I first got it but turns soggy quickly if you leave it too long). However, as the sauce is not that thick, it dries up fast and it’s not really enough to eat with the rice. I hope you guys can order an extra cup of sauce when you try this.

(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

The taste of the chicken with the sauce is kinda weird. It’s somehow too herby and not that creamy at all. The sauce (whatever that’s left scraped at the sides of the box 😩) actually tasted nice with the rice alone. Fragrant coconut rice with a soft and buttery sauce. It’s great for those non-spicy lovers.

Looks tantalizing, doesn’t it?
(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

The Verdict

I actually like the Burger better than the Nasi Lemak with the spicy chicken.

The burger patty alone is delicious and paired off with the creaminess and buttery taste of the sauce. You should definitely try this if you like butter chicken. But just a fair warning, their sauce isn’t an award-winning sauce, compared to the real creamy thick ones. They’re so-so. It just goes well with the burger patty.

(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

I just don’t think I would recommend getting the spicy chicken though. I find the combination of the spicy kick and creamy butter sauce doesn’t go well. The chicken ruins the flavour of the creamy sauce with its pungent spice.

Don’t get me wrong, I love their spicy Ayam Goreng McD, that’s why I ordered. I thought it would be like a more bird-eye chilli type of spiciness to add to the creaminess but it’s just overshadowed by the kind of bitterness you find in dry chilli.

However, the sauce itself goes very nicely with the fragrant rice. So if you want the chicken nasi lemak, I’d suggest you go with the regular chicken, not the spicy one.

It’s roughly RM15 per regular meal but you can use their app to get more discounts or extra dessert and snacks.
(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

Again, the sauce couldn’t compare with the real Malaysian Butter Chicken (so set your expectations low) but it’s a nice thing to try. I’d definitely go for the burger again.

So, what do you think McD Malaysia will come up next? McD’s Masak Lemak Cili Padi? Nasi Kandar McD?

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