KFC Zinger Double Down. Checked.
Hot McD Korean Spicy Burger. Checked.
Burger King Rendang Beef Burger & Hainanese Chicken Burger. Let’s see how.
Fast food chains seem to be in the hype of launching burgers with creative flavours. Found one more yesterday – Rendang Double Beef Burger and Hainanese Ginger Tendergrill Chicken Burger from Burger King.
These “Taste of Asia” burgers seem to have the least promotion when comparing to KFC and McD. It has been in the market like, since last month and not many knows it? At least we didn’t know. LOL. But still, managed to trigger our curiosity to try it out. Stopped by at Burger King Drive-tru Station in Ampang yesterday and bought two sets of this for dinner.
Both Rendang Double Beef Burger and Hainanese Ginger Tendergrill Chicken Burger is priced at RM13.80 per regular set respectively, including soft drink and fries.
So anticipated to indulge in but once we opened up the packaging, Summergirl said: I started to miss my KFC Zinger Double Down”. Hahahahaaha. We aren’t sure if the picture can tell, because we switched the bun positions a lot to make it looks better. But the whole burger doesn’t look delicious in real.
We accept “photo is for illustration purpose only” advertisement, it is alright for being not “pretty” as long as it tastes good. But beyond the unappetizing appearance, taste wise, it is just so-so, doesn’t live up to our liking.
For the Hainanese Chicken Burger, moist from the chicken was soaked into the bun, making it soggy, mushy soft, losing the texture of a basic bun should have. Speechless. Luckily the meat is tender as it is named, somehow saving the burger from being disastrous. Minced ginger is good on its own – like the ginger condiments you have with your Hainanese Chicken Rice. Just, not-so-match when eat together with grilled chicken.
Rendang Double Beef Burger is better – At least, the bun still remains its texture. American cheese sandwiched within two grilled beef burger, slathered with rending sauce and topped with onion slices. Rendang beef is so common here but erm..again, they just don’t match when in this burger. Why? Don’t know. Maybe is due to the rendang sauce that carries unpleasant “perfume-like” taste. We tried to convince ourselves that it is herbs and spices but it was so weird that we just stop eating it.
We rarely eat Burger King but as far as we could remember, their food wasn’t that bad. Sorry to say but we didn’t enjoy their Taste of Asia Burgers. Maybe this is also the reason why we seldom have burger when visiting fast food chains. Quality inconsistent. Would rather pay more and enjoy better burger with fresh ingredients in BurgerLab.