I still remember the morning after I arrived at the United States. I had a whole slew of restaurants that I intended to invade, and I couldn't wait to make my way through that list. A lot of those places were restaurants I found in Man V. Food and other food shows I'm obsessed with but, but for some reason, the first thing I wanted to try was a McGriddle from McDonald's.
Thankfully there was a McDonald's 5 minutes away from my Uncle's place where we were staying at Laguna Niguel, in Southern California, so my brother and I made the quick drive, first thing the following morning of our arrival.
What makes the McGriddle rather unique is the way the "Griddle Cakes"- which serve as the sandwich buns-, have the maple syrup baked into it, giving the cake a tinge of sweetness that goes well with whatever savory filling you choose.
I really enjoyed the McGriddle, and I must have gone back for one at least four or five other times during my 5 weeks in the United States. My mentality was to enjoy it as much as I can, because I highly doubted that the McGriddle would ever be available in the Philippines anytime soon.
I was wrong.
I'm proud to announce that the McGriddle is now available for breakfast at selected outlets here in the Philippines!
Sausage McGriddle (P98 w/Coffee/P113 w/ Coffee & Hashbrowns)
The most basic of the McGriddles is actually my favorite. The innate sweetness of the griddle cake goes perfectly with the savory goodness of the sausage.
Sausage Egg & Cheese (P113 w/Coffee/P128 w/ Coffee & Hashbrowns)
Rina loves having eggs with her breakfast, so she preferred the variant with Scrambled egg. The creaminess of the eggs was a nice touch to the Griddle sandwich.
Bacon, Egg & Cheese (P113 w/Coffee/P128 w/ Coffee & Hashbrowns)
The sweetness of the griddle cakes really goes well with the smokey bacon, and delicate richness of the cheese. And besides, it's bacon, so it's awesome by default. But the reason why I prefer the Sausage McGriddle is because there's nowhere enough bacon in here for me hehe
WHERE IS THE MCGRIDDLE AVAILABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES?
Unfortunately, it's still in limited release, with only the following branches carrying it during breakfast hours:
McDonald's Branches in The Philippines with McGriddles:
Sun Mall Welcome Rotonda
Ortigas Extension Cainta
Sto. Tomas Batangas
Bankmer (along Ayala Ave)
Las Pinas Talon
It's here for a limted time only so I would try it as soon as you can!
Ang lalayo! Baduy.ReplyDelete
Not a fan of the selection of locations either, but thankfully pioneer isn't too far from me heheDelete
Product testing pa kasi kaya selected stores palang yung napagbebentahan. I'm a crew at mcdonalds.ReplyDelete
Hi yna from what branch ka?Delete
Yey for Project 8, thanks for this sir Richie :DReplyDelete
The pleasure was all mine Mich!Delete
Is the Blue Ridge branch the one with the basement parking along Katipunan Extension? (I think it's also beside Banapple?)ReplyDelete
JoshBau, I'm not 100% sure, but that's the one that came to my mind as well :)Delete
Doña Soledad!! Woohoo!!ReplyDelete
alam mo sir Richie... napapansin ko na talaga.. ayaw ng MCDO sa akin!! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! !!!! Can't wait to try this out.hmmm pwede kayang via delivery na lang? hehehehe :D :D :D #tamad #iwantmcdo ! !!!ReplyDelete
Kamukha mo daw kasi si Jollibee! heheheDelete
No delivery for the McGriddle yet, bro, sorry!
Hooray for Sun Mall! hahaha :)ReplyDelete
Definitely trying this on the way to school tomorrow :D
DId ya like it?Delete
I checked the McGriddles yesterday at Farmers Market. 25 minutes to make!! I cried!!!ReplyDelete
Haha were you able to try it na?Delete
boom unfair!!! ang mlapit is project 8(kung sa bahay) and blue ridge (kung sa office naman) madaya pa rin kasi WALA MAN LANG SA EASTWOOD which is mas maraming foreigners dun...ReplyDelete
I honestly don't understand the logic of their locations either =/Delete
I wonder why they didn't put it in branches located in the major business hubs. Hmm weird hahaReplyDelete
I wondered that myself!Delete