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@Anna NIt is quite bland, that's for sure... even with the ground pork or ground chicken and the ginger, it's certainly not very flavorful!

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20 minutes ago, KennethT said:

@Anna NIt is quite bland, that's for sure... even with the ground pork or ground chicken and the ginger, it's certainly not very flavorful!

 

But it isn't meant to be flavourful. Chinese cuisine uses rice (including congee) to be a neutral base on which the accompanying dishes or condiments can sit. That's why they don't ever season rice.  Chinese friends were amazed they saw me put salt into rice. They thought I was mad.

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The latest treat at our local Pizza Hut ... Salted duck/chicken (?) egg yolk pizza.

 

To quote Sepultura: Refuse/Resist !

 

 

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Liuzhou! I've gone through this whole thread and your photos of local KFC and pizza hut offerings are illuminating, a bit startling, and just wonderful. Thank you so much! McDonald's serves congee? Fantastic!

 

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On ‎10‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 12:54 AM, liuzhou said:

Probably not what comes to your mind when you think of McDonald's.

 

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The two large characters, 粥王 zhōu wáng mean "Congee King". They offer three varieties. The large picture is Century egg and chicken congee with a potato fritter. At the bottom they  show:

Left - Pickled vegetable, crisp bamboo shoot and chicken,
Centre - The large picture repeated

Right - Salted egg yolk and chicken.

 

All three come with a potato fritter.

In the largest photo, I can totally see the yolk and "white" parts of the century egg, but what pray tell is the large plum colored item on the upper right that looks like an acrylic nail? 


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4 hours ago, caroled said:

In the largest photo, I can totally see the yolk and "white" parts of the century egg, but what pray tell is the large plum colored item on the upper right that looks like an acrylic nail? 

A bean?

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3 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

A bean?

We can only hope!

 

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8 hours ago, caroled said:

In the largest photo, I can totally see the yolk and "white" parts of the century egg, but what pray tell is the large plum colored item on the upper right that looks like an acrylic nail? 

 

I'm not sure. I'll check it next time I'm there and see if it's any clearer on the large poster. I think it is still up.

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McDonalds in HK runs it’s line of “prosperity” burgers again, as a Chinese New Year-themed short term addition to their menu. 

 

I had to bite the bullet, or better the prosperity chicken hash brown burger. It’s as bad as it sounds. Really. A sweet black pepper sauce coating a fried chicken “leg”, deboned of course. The beef version had the same sauce, yet no other ingredients. Party & sauce. No veggies, pickles, nothing ... Not to be repeated until CNY 2020 !

 

(I also had to augment the coke with a generous splash of Maker’s Mark. Worked ...)

 

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32 minutes ago, Duvel said:

(I also had to augment the coke with a generous splash of Maker’s Mark. Worked ...)

Very wise. 

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1 hour ago, Duvel said:

McDonalds in HK runs it’s line of “prosperity” burgers again, as a Chinese New Year-themed short term addition to their menu. 

 

I had to bite the bullet, or better the prosperity chicken hash brown burger. It’s as bad as it sounds. Really. A sweet black pepper sauce coating a fried chicken “leg”, deboned of course. The beef version had the same sauce, yet no other ingredients. Party & sauce. No veggies, pickles, nothing ... Not to be repeated until CNY 2020 !

 

(I also had to augment the coke with a generous splash of Maker’s Mark. Worked ...)

 

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Interesting - the only kind of chicken you will see in fast food other than in whole fried pieces a la KFC or Popeyes is white meat - you'd never see deboned leg meat on a sandwich.

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On 1/14/2019 at 10:39 AM, liuzhou said:

 

I'm not sure. I'll check it next time I'm there and see if it's any clearer on the large poster. I think it is still up.

 

On 1/14/2019 at 6:48 AM, Kim Shook said:

A bean?

 

Apologies, I did check this out at the time, but forgot to post the answer. Yes. It's a bean.

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“Hot Butter Cuttlefish” at Pizza Hut Sri Lanka ...

 

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On 1/21/2019 at 8:54 AM, Duvel said:

(I also had to augment the coke with a generous splash of Maker’s Mark. Worked ...)

 

 

 

 

But you dishonored the bourbon.

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48 minutes ago, gfweb said:

 

But you dishonored the bourbon.

 

Not at all ... once the coke was gone, I enjoyed the left-over Bourbon like it should be 😉

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McDonald's restaurants here in my neck of the woods are doing fish & chips right now.

 

To judge from the billboards (I'm morbidly curious, but not enough so to darken the door of a McD's) it looks like the battered fish portions you'd get from the supermarket's frozen food section. Or wouldn't, as the case may be. :P

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