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”..
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..
|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.