Namtok Meal at McDo

I was looking for a place to eat lunch the other day when I encountered Ronald McDonald in a weird pose:
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When you are in Rome do as Romans do. So, Ronald tried to do as Thais do by clasping his hands the way Thai people show their respect to one another.

The weird Ronald McDonald pose made me realize that I had never entered a fast food restaurant in Thailand. I was curious on what peculiar items being sold in McDonalds branches in this part of the world.

I saw the regular burgers and fries of McDonalds. There was nothing unusual until I saw the “namtok rice set”.
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The Namtok Rice Set costs 69 Baht and it had namtok, rice and regular Coke. I am sure that this is a Thai meal because of its name.

My verdict to this rice set is two thumbs down. I didn't like the taste of their Namtok. It had a taste that I couldn't understand and the odor is “powerful”. This meal is not that spicy so it can be tolerated by my mouth.

My other complaint is that it is too expensive for its taste.

I guess that McDonalds namtok was not popular to the Thais because I didn't see it when I returned to McDonalds.

Well, McDonalds cannot blame the Thais because their namtok is a far cry from the real nam tok.
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The real nam tok (Source: Wikipedia).
McDonalds should do better in copying Thai dishes in the future if they don't want their meals to be ignored by their customers.

20 comments:

  1. Nakatawag talga ng pansin sakin yung gesture ni Thai Ronald McDonald :)

    Hindi ba talaga masarap yang namtok?

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    1. Hindi masarap 'yung namtok ng McDo Parekoy. Ewan ko lang kung OK yung lasa ng original namtok. Hindi ko pa nasubukan eh.

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  2. nakakapanibago nga si ronald .. hindi na sya naka-bukas palad LOL...

    naku naalala ko tuloy jan yung Aros Cobana ng Jollibee hahaha.. nasa ads kasi may saging na kasama then it turns out na yung saging kasing nipis ng fries nila hahaha

    pero siguro dahil fast food lang sila kaya naging ganyan ^_^

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    1. Haha...baka sa sobrang nipis ng saging eh nahiwa yung mga bibig ng customer ng Jollibee. Kaya siguro inalis na din yung Aros Cobana sa Jollibee, Blue. Hindi kasi naging mabenta.

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  3. pareg Ish .. inaanyayahan sana kita na sumali dito
    http://bluedreamer27.blogspot.com/2013/01/start-year-right-with-sulitcomph-start.html
    maraming salamat ^_^

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  4. Oooo...I would love to try that - the real one, that is...not McD's.

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  5. Marami rin bang McDo sa paligid dyan tulad dito? Mukhang malayo nga yung orig sa McDo version. Itsura pa lang.

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    1. Konti lang Ignored Genius. Mukhang hindi mabenta sa mga Thai yung burgers at fries nila. Baka kulang sa anghang.

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    2. malamang nga bro. i-try nila curry burger. baka pumatok. :)

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    3. Haha...bibili ako noon kapag sinubukan ng McDo yun.

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  6. haha he seems begging for customer to come in haha

    parekoy sali ka din sa sulit.com post ko hehehe

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    1. Wahaha! Kulang na lang ay lumuhod si McDo MeCoy.

      Sure, tingnan ko yung Sulit post mo.

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  7. Namtok? Never heard of it before haha! I only ate samurai pork burger at McD in Bangkok and it was yummy! : )

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    1. Weird! You found a samurai burger outside of Japan. What is the samurai doing there Foong?

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  8. That Ronald McDonald was doing the 'wai' : )

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    1. You are correct Foong. Definitely it is not kawaii since Ronald is not cute.

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  9. I wonder if jollibee reach Thai :-)

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    1. Unfortunately, wala pang Jollibee dito sa Thailand, Phioxee. Kung meron lang eh susugurin ko talaga.

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