Worth the Hype? | McDonalds Malaysia Sweet Chilli Fish Burger

Worth the Hype? | McDonalds Malaysia Sweet Chilli Fish Burger

As always with new McDonald’s promotion, I’m back to ruin my health with the brand, spanking new Sweet Chilli Fish Burger from Malaysia. Here’s what I thought of the burger!

Source: McDonald’s Malaysia Website

Source: McDonald’s Malaysia Website

First of all, I’m not actually sure (I’m pretty sure it isn’t) if this is meant to be part of that “Discover the World” project that they’re doing because they haven’t really labelled a country to this particular burger.

Anyways, one important thing to note about this burger is that whilst it comes out at the same time as the new spicy McShaker fries, the set DOESN’T include it. The set for this particular burger isn’t anything particularly special, just your usual fries and drink.

Price

I came here on a midnight snack - I got a set of this new promotion and a Spicy Chicken McDeluxe (I really should take better care of my personal health). The total came up to be RM25.98 (rounded up to RM26), with the breakdown being RM13.20 for the set and RM11.31 for the Spicy Chicken McDeluxe - RM1.47 in 6% government tax.

No Gimmicks here, just classic McDonald’s Wrapping

No Gimmicks here, just classic McDonald’s Wrapping

So if I were to work out the actual price of the set on itself it would be RM14 (that’s what you would pay in McDonalds in TOTAL if you wish to just get the Sweet Chilli Fish Burger Set. The a-la-carte menu price is RM11.31 (which is RM11.99 or basically RM12 if we add the taxes).

A reasonably priced burger for a reasonably good promotion!

Admittedly not the prettiest burger, but maybe it was just mine XD

Admittedly not the prettiest burger, but maybe it was just mine XD

How it Tastes

The construction of this burger feels a lot like a Spicy Chicken McDeluxe to be fair (and I REALLY notice this because I had them back to back. The burger is the same, the vegetables are similar - but I believe that this one has a bit of a wider variety of vegetables mixed in there - almost like they threw a variation of their coleslaw without the sauce on there.

The fish is NOT the same one as the fillet o fish, I feel like I need to make this clear. The batter is definitely thicker, and has more of a crunch to it.

McDonald's Sweet Chilli Burger

But as always with a lot of these promotions, it all comes back to the sauce. This sauce in particular, if I were to try to make the closest version to this, would be basically adding chipotle sauce (the same one they use for their Smokey Grilled Beef Burger) and some Thai Chilli sauce. Honestly, I think that’s how they make it. XD

This sauce is definitely on the more watery side (which is why I suggest that a watery sauce like Thai Chilli sauce was added to a normally thick chipotle sauce), but not that I’m complaining at all. The flavour is still pretty nice and I would say you can feel that there is a spice there (but far from being to the point you can’t handle it).

WTH? (Worth the Hype or What the Hell?)

I’m somehow reminded of a Ramly Burger when I eat it. I really am. This is what puts me off saying that this is Worth the Hype immediately. For me, I just feel like whilst it is decent, it isn’t special enough for me to suggest eating it, which is why I’m giving it a What the Hell.

For me, just not unique enough - I would much rather eat a nicer burger with similar concepts and healthier, higher quality ingredients by paying a bit more, but it’s a nice crack at another fish burger.