So Chinese New Year is just around the corner and McDonalds has brought back their popular Prosperity Burger – available for a limited time only. I’ve never been a big fan, but people seem to like it enough for the company to keep having it every year. This time around, they’ve even added a new option – the Fish Prosperity Burger – in addition to the regular chicken and beef. The set comes with a side order of curly fries and an orange fizzy drink.
Unlike KFC and its ‘new’ offerings which are just tired, lazy rehashes of the same chicken with different sauces and toppings, McDonalds usually puts effort into developing their products, as evidenced by last year’s Nasi Lemak Burger . And since it has been years since I had a prosperity burger, I thought now would be a good time to try the new fish offering.
The regular set, which costs RM16.
The curly fries were not half bad. Much crispier than the A&W ones, but also kinda salty. Portions were generous for a ‘regular’ option.
This was probably the first time I’ve been disappointed in a McDonalds burger. I’d chalk it up to me not liking the Prosperity series very much to begin with, but I guess fish + black pepper just don’t go too well. The fish had zero taste as it was completely overwhelmed by sauce. All I could taste was onions and black pepper. The sauce itself wasn’t great either, as it didn’t have enough flavour, just an overwhelming taste of onions.
Guess I’ll just stick to my Grilled Chicken Burger or Spicy McChicken from now on.
Are you a fan of the Prosperity? Lemme know in the comments. 🙂