For the first time ever, McDonald’s® Singapore has collaborated with Mediacorp Artiste and Guest Chef Ben Yeo to craft a burger inspired by Singapore – the Crispy “Hainanese Chicken” Burger. The limited-edition creation will launch across all McDonald’s® restaurants in Singapore and via Delivery on 5th August 2021, just in time for the countdown to National Day. Inspired by one of Singapore’s favourite local dishes – the Hainanese Chicken Rice – the Crispy “Hainanese Chicken” Burger features a juicy, crispy chicken patty complemented by a trio of sauces that is unique to the Hainanese Chicken Rice – ginger sauce, garlic chili sauce and dark sweet sauce.
Akin to how we drizzle dark sauce on Hainanese Chicken Rice, the Crispy “Hainanese Chicken” Burger comes with a sachet of dark sweet sauce to drizzle on the burger in your own way. “My inspiration behind the Crispy “Hainanese Chicken” Burger comes from my love and passion for local food. I grew up eating local food, so I wanted to incorporate a local flavour and taste – with a McDonald’s twist – into the burger!” said Ben Yeo. “McDonald’s has a strong chicken menu, so naturally what came to mind was a dish that many of us know and love in Singapore – Hainanese Chicken Rice – but of course, with my own interpretation of it,” he added.
“We’re thrilled to have this unique opportunity to partner Ben Yeo to craft the Crispy “Hainanese Chicken” Burger, as a spin on a local favourite. Ben Yeo’s passion for local food, experience in the local F&B scene and love for McDonald’s makes him a natural fit for this collaboration,” said Drina Chee, Senior Director, Marketing & Digital Customer Experience, McDonald’s Singapore.
Alongside the limited-edition Crispy “Hainanese Chicken” Burger is the return of our golden favourites – the crunchy Crisscut® Fries and crispy Banana Pie – the perfect accompaniments to any meal. And that’s not all. In celebration of all things local, we also have our take on the classic local beverage ‘Kopi’ – our very own Kopi Frappé. Imagine your favourite classic frappé built around aromatic local kopi – it’s the best way to beat the Singapore heat!
The Crispy “Hainanese Chicken” Burger, Crisscut® Fries and Banana Pie are available after breakfast hours starting 5 August 2021 for takeaway in all restaurants, Drive-Thru and via McDelivery®, GrabFood and Foodpanda for a limited period only, while stocks last. The Kopi Frappé is available all day, while stocks last and is available at McDonald’s® restaurants excluding McDonald’s® Lido, McDonald’s® Parklane Shopping Mall, McCafé® and Dessert Kiosks.