Wednesday, December 9, 2015

McDonald's Truffle Fries and Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich and Dad's Corner

McDonald's Truffle Fries and Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich

To be perfectly honest, there was one time I quit eating McDonald's close to two years. But, somehow, that didn't really work out but I significantly did cut back on fast food.

So I saw the advertisement on my phone a few days back. In conjunction with the December holidays, McDonald's released a new specialty item, the Truffle Fries and Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich. I decided to give it a try that night.
Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich Meal with Milo
Apparently, upon research, truffle fries is actually french fries cooked in truffle oil. The oil, widely available and reasonably priced, is used in a variety of dishes, despite possessing some of the same flavors and aroma, it is much cheaper than actual truffles. In Singapore, truffle fries are served in hispster restaurants such as Tanjong Beach Club or Monochrome Fusion Bistro, places unheard of to me and usually at a price range of $10 to $15.

Truffle Flavoured Shaker Fries Seasoning
So McDonald's had brought this dish to the "common persons" at the price of $3.25, the price of a large french fries. However, unlike the "traditional" truffel fries, the McDonald's version is actually their regular o'l large fries. Much like the shaker fries during dome promotions, the "truffel" comes with a seasoning sachet, so one has to add the powder and shake it. 

the fries mixed with the seasoning
Well... The taste, it wasn't that good and it didn't really suit my taste buds well. The taste was almost like medicine, kinda like herbal soup. Also it was quite salty. Personally, I'll stick to my seaweed or cheesy shaker sachets.   

Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich
Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich side view
The inside of the burger
The burger after a few bites
The Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich is something you also do not see in McDonald's. Typically, the taste is somewhat mild unlike the rest of the McDonald's menu

Well, honestly, as a person not used or adjusted to the person of eating at hipster cafes, or even affording Starbucks on a daily basis, I'd have to give the Truffle Fries and Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich a thumbs down. I'll stick to my McSpicy and McChicken thanks.

Dad's Corner

1, Woodlands Street 81
Co-Located within Woodlands Community Center

I found this little gem through Facebook. Dad's Corner serves Western, Asian and Fusion cuisine and its located in a coffee shop within Woodlands Community Center. Service was friendly and good and there is a variety of dishes to choose from the menu.
Dad's Corner Menu
My Sexy Chicken Burger with Chili Cheese Fries
The chili cheese fries is awesome. But the burger however has a mild taste and doesn't really impress me. Despite being drenched in mayonnaise and cheese, it still didn't impress me. The flour in the chicken patty also made it rich, too rich in a sense that I got quite bored of it after two bites. As for fiancee's Seafood Aglio Olio, it didn't really taste that outstanding also and its very milky and mild. Fiancee also says that there's an abrupt change in flavor, from peppery to milky.
Fiancee's Seafood Aglio Olio
Fiancee posing with our food.
For what is worth, the food really suits the very very reasonable prices and it does fill you up. But if you want something more delicious and tasty, stick to Mad Jack and Swensens, but be prepared to pay more of course.

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