What happens when two Filipino favorites meet? Well, something like “dynamite” for sure. With beloved fast food restaurant McDonald’s creating a menu in honor of K-Pop boy group BTS, fans expect to have the same pleasure the band’s music has for their taste buds.
The special menu revisits McDonald’s favorites. It includes 10-Piece Chicken McNuggets, World Famous Medium Fries, Medium Coke, and Sweet and Cajun Chili Dips inspired by popular McDonald’s recipes in South Korea.
As this one-of-a-kind menu “tour” arrives in the Philippines on June 18, 2021, many diners around the world have already tried the BTS meal and shared their thoughts. Here are some of their comments:
McDonald’s has always hit the nail on the head when it comes to dressing its products, and what it has done on the BTS meal set as seen online is fair enough. The nugget box and drink cup are in a soft shade of lilac, a nod to the band’s “I purple you” statement. They are also adorned with the group’s two-trapezoid logo and the iconic golden arches of the fast food brand.
While these are great tributes to the two global brands, customers will be more delighted with the sauces on the menu as their packaging unlocks a BTS themed filter on Tiktok. We can already imagine Pinoy Armies enjoying their meal playing with this filter on Tiktok.
As mentioned above, this meal set is straight out of the kitchen at McDonald’s in South Korea, with flavors captured by the sauces. Eating nuggets and fries is going to be a whole new experience with Sweet Chili and Cajun Dip.
Culinary Youtuber Ben deen, who had already tasted the meal in Korea, points out that Cajun is the better of the two sauces for him, because it has more “dimension”.
“It’s not bad,” he describes the Sweet Chili sauce. “But it’s sweet. There is no spice in it. When you say chili, you want to add spice.
“He (Cajun) has a spicy little kick,” he says. “I won’t call it spicy, but it does have a spice. There are sweet elements.
the Chicago Tribune said the same thing, saying that BTS Meals is “all about the sauces”.
“Dark red chili sauce wrapped in pink tastes a bit solid sweet and sour, while pale orange Cajun sauce wrapped in purple wrapper nods to tangy mustard and gochujang, the chili paste. Korean fermented. Both actually retain a hint of warmth, ”says his review. “The sauces, when dipped in nuggets or fries, played as well together as the dance moves of a well-timed group of boys: smooth, but unsurprising. “
While there isn’t much new to the BTS meal, Filipino armies will likely still find pleasure in eating and dipping the nuggets in Korean sauces. Let’s just hope that the special packaging will be available here and enough to accommodate millions of BTS fans in the Philippines.
See you on the 18th!
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