McDonald’s certainly does not lack creativity in Hong Kong. While the nutrition level of certain fast food items may be questionable, they are undeniably the guilty pleasures of children and adults alike. With the Batman Diner Double Beef Burger and Superman Honey Mustard Chicken Burger making headlines all over the world, we’ve decided to take a trip down the memory lane and look at some of the best discontinued food ever served in McDonald’s restaurants in Hong Kong.
1. Softie Chocolate Pie
This chocolate pouch of deliciousness never failed to bring warmth to my stomach. Just look at the chocolate oozing out of the decadent pastry… And it was only HK$10! Needless to say, I was absolutely devastated when the HK management absurdly decided to discontinue the pie.
2. Korean McSpicy burger
Think McDonald’s McSpicy burger, but topped with Kimchi. It might even be better than the original burger, and that’s really saying something. The marvelous blend of spices with lettuce and fried chicken tastes just like heaven on earth, no joke. Just imagine the juicy chicken seared perfectly with the right amount of Korean-style pepper paste (gochujang). The burger was absolutely stellar, and undeniably deserves a comeback sometime soon.
3. McRice burger
With rice being an everyday staple in Asian homes, it’s no wonder that McDonald’s decided to catch on and create a burger sandwiched by rice instead of the usual bread. While some people waved it off as another food gimmick by McDonald’s, the burger gathered a significant fanbase big enough to pressure McDonald’s into releasing the “Chicken Rice Fun Wrap” and “Rice Fun Bowl”. If McDonald’s decides to release more rice-inspired food, that would definitely be fan-tastic.
4. Wasabi Sakana Supreme
If you’re into wasabi and all things spicy like I am, I’m sure you’re definitely missing the Wasabi Sakana Supreme burger. Honestly IMO, the tangy aftertaste of the self-proclaimed “super spicy” wasabi sauce compliments the fish filet and lettuce perfectly. Priced at HK$19 only, what more can you ask for?
5. Shake Shake Fries
Last but not least, the beloved Shake Shake Fries! Yes, technically they’re not discontinued since they make a comeback every season, but I really don’t think I’m the only one who gets annoyed with not being able to have it 24/7. Whether it’s the delectable Korean BBQ or Japanese curry flavoring, or the fact you get to ~shake it off~( just like Taylor Swift), you can’t deny that you can never get enough of Shake Shake Fries.