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May 19, 2010

The Asia Trip: McDonald's Hong Kong - McPepper Sandwich

McDonald's McPepper in wrapper
A limited-time item while I was in Hong Kong, McDonald's McPepper Sandwich takes a base of a plain McDonald's Hamburger patty, bun, and onions and tailors it to more Hong Kong tastes by adding a black pepper gravy of the kind used in some Chinese dishes.

The cost for the McPepper with a small fry and small drink was roughly about $3.  The taste is familiar McDonald's Hamburger but different.  If you've ever gotten "black pepper"-anything at a Chinese restaurant, that the different I'm talking about.  If you haven't, I'd say sweetened soy sauce, garlic, and lots of black pepper thickened with cornstarch.  I thought it was quite good and interesting to boot; it's too bad it was a limited-time item in a foreign country.
McDonald's McPepper from the side
The drawback is it is a tad of the messy side with all the sauce.  Like the wrapper describes, the McPepper is "seriously saucy."
McDonald's McPepper with a drink in a little plastic bag
You'll notice in the picture above that my soft drink came in a small plastic bag; apparently, if you order your food to go, your food goes in a paper bag and your soft drink goes in a soft-drink-sized plastic bag with handles (but they do encourage you to forgo getting a straw).  A bit of a waste if you ask me, considering that a lot of Hong Kong supermarkets and convenience stores charge you for plastic bags in an effort to be more environmentally-friendly, which is why a lot of people carry around backpacks.


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3 comments :

  1. It says "hot stuff" on the wrapper, how hot was it?

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  2. It was McDonald's hot, so not really very spicy at all. No lasting burn or anything, just a slight tinge of peppery heat.

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