So I trekked down to McD’s one fine day to catch their Prosperity Burger which, if you didn’t already know, is offered only once a year around Chinese New Year and for one month only. Hence this my once-a-year trip to McD’s and the only time in the year you’ll find me eating beef.
Besides beef, there’s also a choice of chicken or fish which, to me, are nowhere near as good as beef. I’ve tried the chicken but chicken in black pepper sauce? Nah, doesn’t work because the sauce just sits on the chicken and isn’t soaked in! I’ve never heard of the fish version until this year and my guess is the black pepper sauce is too heavy and will weigh down the fish fillet and make a mess of it. So beef is the only thing for me!
Just like previous years, I ordered the set meal. The child in me is drawn to those cute curly fries. They’re so much fun to eat. Hmm, but here they don’t look curly, do they? Hey, what happened?!
But let’s get to the burger first. Aaah yes, that oh-so-spicy black pepper goodness, eh? Yums! And yes, I know what you’re thinking! This ain’t no hamburger, it’s a hot dog!! Well, I hate to break it to ya hamburger diehards but the Prosperity Burger is a Prosperity Hot Dog in real life *eyes big with horror*. I don’t know *shrugs*. If I were a hamburger, I’d be downright insulted 😛 . But I’m not a hamburger, so who cares? Let’s eat.
Aaah yes, the fusion of that sesame bun, beef patty and onion in that black pepper sauce threatening to drip down the sides of your mouth ala Dracula. But still, so good!
Back to ’em curly fries. So yeah, there were a few curlies when I got to the bottom of the box. Too few, I have to say. The child in me wants them all to be curly because I like to pull ’em and stretch ’em, then wait for ’em to spring back together which they never do lolol. Silly me! Ain’t no shame playin’ with your food yo! If it makes you happy!
And of course, there’s that ubiquitous fizzy orange drink which I’ve never liked, and barely touched. But man, those Chinese New Year songs blasting over my head gave me a headache. Wa-ay deafening!
Of course, prosperity-themed everything is everywhere this time of year. Folks are all for auspiciously-named food, red decor, red clothes, red everything believing they would bring good luck, good fortune and all things good. Me? I go for this Prosperity Burger because I like it and it’s only available once a year, not that eating it will make me prosperous lol.