Indian Simmer: Ba Da Ba Ba Ba
I’m sorry, but I had to do it.
After about 45 consecutive meals of Indian food, I just wanted a good old American-style gorging. Man can only live without french fries for so long. Plus, who could resist finding out what a hamburger-free McDonald’s is like?
It’s true — like almost every other restaurant in India, there is no beef served at the many McDonald’s here (and no pork, either). In fact, #1 on the Extra Value Menu is the McVeggie Burger. Can you believe that? I tried it out and have to say, it is pretty tasty for foreign fast food! Definitely deep-fried (c’mon, it’s McDonald’s, they’ve still got to find a way to make vegetables unhealthy), but not too greasy, with a nice crunch, and you can even see actual veggies once you bite into the patty.
In case you’re wondering, Indian McDonald’s keep it real with Chicken McNuggets, McChicken sandwiches and Filet-o-Fish, which my very unscientific research tells me is a local favorite. Additional options include the double-decker Chicken Maharaja Mac (really!) and a paneer salsa wrap. I’d love to try them all out and report back but, uh, I’m in India, I’m not going to McDonald’s more than once.