China is kind of known for some off-color burger buns, but we don’t think we’ve ever seen something so unappetizing as the two pieces of “bread” used for McDonald’s latest creation, the Modern China Burger.
It features two pork patties, several pieces of greasy bacon and some lettuce topped with tingly Sichuan pepper ketchup, all squished between two grey buns with black sesame. Mercifully, it is only available in China and only until November 3rd.
The buns are apparently made with fluffy mantou-steamed bread, but diners spent most of their time trying to figure out what exactly the inspiration for the distinctive color of this Modern China Burger was, China’s smoggy skies (from smoked bacon) or slates of stone?
Courageous internet users have shared photos of this newest snack online and it somehow manages to look even more unappetizing than in Photoshop form, horrifying the general populace. However, brave writers at Time Out Beijing tried out the Modern China Burger and reviews weren’t entirely unfavorable.
“Justin Bieber or Chinese fast food. So much fun to hate…but in my car, alone, and utterly unwatched, you know I’m really enjoying it.”
So, you might as well try it? When are you ever going to get this chance again?
With sliding sales and some recent bad PR, McDonald’s has been trying to revitalize its brand in China. In July, they launched a new “Create Your Taste” customized burger concept. Maybe somebody actually asked for this?
modern china burger???????????? pic.twitter.com/jUVijsH2WE
— M (@theminli) October 3, 2015
Anyway, we certainly know what Xi Jinping is going to offer Donald Trump to eat the next time he comes to China.