Friday, August 23, 2019

And There's Nasi Lemak McD

In celebration of Merdeka and Malaysia Day, McDonald’s Malaysia commemorated 37 years of being Malaysian by happily embracing “Mekdi” – the localized nickname for McDonald’s. 

At their outlet in Bukit Bintang, KL – this is the very first outlet to open its doors in Malaysia back in 1982 – McDonald’s already have proudly put up their signage for Mekdi. 

As Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of McDonald’s Malaysia, Melati Abdul Hai explains: “…As a gesture of appreciation for (Malaysians) continuous support, we decided to embrace the Mekdi name Malaysians have affectionately given us, which is now synonymous with our brand”. 

And in observance of all things Malaysian this month, McDonald’s Malaysia has also introduced Nasi Lemak McD, their own version of a dish beloved by so many Malaysians. 

The meal comes complete with fragrant coconut rice, crispy anchovies, fresh cucumber, and fried egg, topped with spicy sambal. Yes, I have tried it – and it’s really yummy good!

In addition to their staple spread, McDonald’s Malaysia regularly launches menu offerings that are distinctly Malaysian and appeals to local tastebuds, e.g. Ayam Goreng McD and Extra Spicy Ayam Goreng McD and as mentioned above, Nasi Lemak McD.

[FYI, Nasi Lemak McD is now available in all McDonald’s Malaysia restaurants nationwide and will be a permanent item on McDonald’s menu available 24 hours a day. The Nasi Lemak McD set is only RM5.99 during breakfast hours and is served with an Iced Milo. During regular hours, the set is priced at RM12.99 with one piece of Ayam Goreng McD and an Iced Lemon Tea, while it is RM15.99 for two pieces of Ayam Goreng McD and an Iced Lemon Tea]. 

And local flavors in the dessert menu, such as the Cempedak McFlurry, Corn Pie, and Cendol Cone – all of which are currently available at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide.

Not forgetting the durian desserts that made an appearance in April-May this year: 

BTW, Recognizing the popularity of Nasi Lemak amongst Malaysians, McDonald’s Malaysia has already initiated a nationwide petition on to rally for Nasi Lemak to be officially recognized as the national dish of Malaysia, with a target of gathering 1 million signatures by Malaysia Day, i.e. September 16. 

To be part of this phenomenon, head over to C'mon, Malaysians!

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