TL;DR – Now that we have McGriddles again, let’s get the rest back!
If you haven’t already heard, McGriddles is coming back to Singapore on 7 June 2018!
This breakfast item stuffed with a sausage patty, egg, cheese and mini pancake-like bun filled with maple syrup is definitely a perennial favourite for Singaporeans.
With this exciting announcement, we look back at some other McDonald’s picks from long ago or from other countries that we wish will be permanent on our menu!
1. Nasi Lemak Burger
If there is something McDonald’s did right last year, it was bringing us the Nasi Lemak Burger. This awesome burger had a juicy yet crispy coconut-flavoured chicken thigh patty, paired with a sweet sambal sauce that packs a punch and came complete with a fried egg, caramelised onions and crunchy cucumbers slices. Singaporeans totally flocked to snag this burger and it was sold out in less than two weeks.
2. Rich Chocolate Pie
This rich chocolate pie was first lauched in McDonald’s Korea last August and made its rounds on social media, before finally reaching us in March this year. The pie oozes thick molten lava chocolate when bitten into and got many Singaporeans hooked, that it was again sold out in less than two weeks. We hope it comes back soon!
3. Fiery Mala Burger
McDonald’s spiced up their menu in 2014 with The Spicy Challenge. There were four levels: Level 1) Sizzling Citrus, Level 2) McSpicy, Level 3) Flaming Green Curry, Level 4) Fiery Mala. The Fiery Mala Burger had a grilled chicken patty seasoned with chilli, garlic, black pepper and capsicum, and is served with lettuce, chargrill sauce on toasted sesame seed buns – basically ingredients that burned our insides. If there is one thing youngsters love eating at kopitiams these days, it is mala. We’re sure this will be a hit if it comes back!
4. Samurai Burger
The Samurai Burger is a popular local favourite with its juicy, premium grilled quarter pound beef coated in Teriyaki sauce, layered between creamy mayonnaise, lettuce and lightly toasted buns. While McDonald’s brought to us the Ninja Burger last November, it was not the same.
5. Chicken McCrispy
The juicy Chicken McCrispy used to be available here for a few years before it was discontinued. Some say it does not compare to the current Mcwings at all!
6. Curry Sauce Bottles
No one knew how much curry sauce meant to Singaporeans until McDonald’s discontinued it in 2011 due to supply shortages. Singaporeans were devastated and #RIPCURRYSAUCE was trending on Twitter within a few hours. So, of course Singaporeans were delighted when they launched curry sauce bottles in 2016. The 375ml bottles sold for $4.50 with every purchase of any Extra Value Meal. McDonald’s fans, what do you think?
7. McChocolate Potatoes (Japan special!)
Love them or hate them, you decide. Launched in 2016 in Japan, this salty-sweet creation divided the internet. Drizzled in milk and white chocolate, the fries had a sweet and salty taste that could either be a side or a dessert. We wonder how Singaporeans will take to this.
8. After Eight Pie (Canada special!)
Those who love their mint chocolates will definitely enjoy this After Eight pie. Available for a limited period in Canada in 2013, the crusty pie oozed mint chocolate filling and makes a delightful after-meal treat.
9. Fruit and Maple Oatmeal (US special!)
Available in the US, this Fruit and Maple Oatmeal comes with two full servings of whole-grain oatmeal, bite-sized pieces of red and green apples, cranberries, two varieties of raisins and a touch of cream. If this is available in Singapore, we can perhaps start our day with a healthier breakfast.
10. Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry (Canada and Australia special!)
Available in Canada and Australia, the Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry is loaded with chunks of milk chocolate and a creamy filling of Cadbury Creme Eggs. This yummy ice cream is perfect for those craving for chocolate and also an indulgent treat for your little ones.