Ladies and gents, I would like to present to you the first foreign guest post on BaconTunaMelt. Mr. J P Hays kindly offered to add another notch to our McDonald’s of the World belt, featuring the good ole US of A. Read on as he tells us about the mouth-watering and artery-clogging selection from the fast food capital of the world (there’s no denying it).
*content and all photo credits go to Mr. Hays.
Greetings, Nomsters! I am J P Hays, and I am going to be a contributing blogger here. I am an American traveler who loves computers, food, and all things Pinoy! Anyways, on to the nomz!
What’s a good place to eat after having a bad day, and you’re in no mood to cook or throw a quick TV dinner in the oven? That’s right! Fast food places like McDonald’s! Nothing helps satisfy the soul and make you feel better like a nice cheeseburger, fries, and a soda. Today, though, I wasn’t really in a burger mood. I wanted something different. Something saucy. Something unique.
Fortunately, McDonald’s is now offering their McRib once again. They only serve it once a year, and when it comes out, people get excited. I have never ordered it before, and I decided today’s my big day. So I went up, and ordered one, as well as a medium order of fries and sweet tea. The whole thing came out to $6.44 (or 278.35 pesos), which is fairly inexpensive for a dinner this size.
After fifteen minutes, my order comes, and I sit down and commence the nomming. The McRib is a rib-shaped pork patty, coated in copious amounts of sauce, and topped with onions and two pickle slices, between a long, unique bun which I think is only used on this sandwich.
It’s a very different sandwich, compared to anything else they offer. The patty has a pretty good flavor, much better than the frozen rib patties you buy at the store over here. The sauce, on the other hand, is mild, and doesn’t have too much flavor. The onions give the whole thing a fresh taste with a good, onion-y bite, and the pickles give a nice tartness to finish things off. It’s good, but the sauce ruins it for me. After finishing off the McRib and eating some of the fries, I decide to tackle the sweet tea. [BTM’s note: I would kill an ant for this tea.]
The first thing I noticed with the tea was the sweetness. Just like authentic Southern-style sweet tea, it definitely has a good amount of sugar in it. The next thing I noticed was the actual tea flavor. It had a great flavor, with some herbal notes, and almost a chocolatey aftertaste. If you like tea, you’d love this sweet tea. Unless, of course, you don’t like sweet drinks.
In conclusion, both items are pretty decent, and quite unique. If the McRib had a better sauce, I would go for it more often, and the sweet tea’s good for a quick, refreshing drink that isn’t soda. If you ever go to America, I would recommend trying both. That is, of course, if you are here when the McRib returns.
Maybe I should try making my own McRib one of these days… (cue ominous lightning)