December 30, 2012
McDonald’s, Honolulu HI
Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit
Portuguese Sausage, Eggs & Rice Platter
Premium Crispy Chicken Ranch BLT Sandwich
With yet another McDonald’s right below our hotel, we knew exactly where to go for breakfast and dinner when we did not feel like spending a whole lot on a fancy meal and would rather stay inside our room, playing cards, and eating somethin
g quick and light. So, we woke up and before heading out to shop on the first full day in Hawaii, went to get rice and eggs from McDonald’s – a Hawaiian specialty we had been looking forwards to.
Mom got a Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit since it had been a while since any of us had that. The buttermilk biscuit was crumbly, buttery, flaky, and light. It went well with the melted cheese, folded egg, and crispy bacon. However, I would still prefer English muffins or griddle cakes to the biscuit.
We all ate some of Dad’s Portuguese Sausage, Eggs & Rice Platter. The sausage slices were a little greasy but nicely spiced and wonderfully savoury. They were tender and juicy, too. The eggs were fluffy and moist, the way I love them. The rice was cooked to a nice texture, not overdone but not raw. The soy sauce packet even said “Aloha!” just reminding you where you were (aka in paradise).
That evening, we left the hotel to stroll along the beach, but not before having a quick dinner at the same McDonald’s. The Apple Pie was so tasty. Now, I finally know why people love the FRIED apple pies rather than the baked ones found elsewhere in North America. The fried one was chubbier but smaller. However, the crispy pastry was a lot better. It was not that greasy but the texture was great with the cinnamon and apple mixture inside.
The Taro Pie was also fried. The crispiness cut into the smooth and sweet taro filling. It had an artificial purple colour to be sure and tasted of artificially sweetening the taro paste. However, the texture was almost creamy. Both Mom and I liked it a lot.
Dad had a Premium Crispy Chicken Ranch BLT Sandwich that was okay. The ranch gave it flavour but it was nothing special. The chicken was fried nicely but would have been better had it been fried to order. The bacon was crispy and the ingredients decent. There was just nothing extraordinary about this sandwich.
My Side Salad was oddly simple but refreshing. Two grape tomatoes, slices of carrots, and spring mix with some romaine, multiply that by two, and I have got myself more than half of dinner. It was not the freshest salad but not the worst that I have seen at McDonald’s either.
Having a McDonald’s close by really solves eating problems on vacation. Not being able to cook, you are stuck with expensive meals or fast food that you do not really want. McDonald’s is at least familiar enough, cheap enough, and offers some healthier options. Oh, and do not forget to try those breakfast platters, exclusively from the happiest state!