Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Did I Just Get Slaughtered?

Not usually a Macdonald's fan, or any other fast food chain, for that matter, except mayyyybe for burger king, there is something alluring about the annual prosperity burger, that appears roughly the same time as yee sang, if not earlier. Drawn to it like a moth to flame, I flutter my little wings like an overweight cherub, harp in hand, towards that innocuous yellow M sign....



But at RM15.60 for the double prosperity beef burger alone, (I somehow try to avoid those value meals, as I find a soft drink and chips a waste of calorie quota), I wonder who got slaughtered here.....
ME? ..(those red marks are meant to be blood)

OR

Picture taken from : http://barfblog.foodsafety.ksu.edu/HappyCow.jpg

.......this fella here?

Perhaps it was the cheesy ad on TV, the one that chronicled the genesis of the prosperity burger, and the little boy who made eye contact with the little girl, as he makes a mess of himself, and how over the years they both grow up and fall in love. Cheesy, but effective I'd say.

Yeah, so anyway, I hope by ingesting double prosperity, it will manifest itself soon in other ways, ....and I don't mean people coming up to me saying, "WAH, YOU LOOK VERY PROSPEROUS HOR"....


PS- I'm sure every living human being in Malaysia has tried this already, ... I have to say I love the ultra peppery taste and the kick that the burger gives to the palate.

23 comments:

xin said...

deja vu! hahaha. hey we got slaughtered, and so did many others! damn. and i agree that softdrinks and fries are waste of calories, and i usually try to stay away from them.

btw, the cow is just....funny but gross. lol.

Precious Pea said...

I look forward to the Fatt Choy burger every year. I find it sooo yummy! Got a shock when they told me the total bill. The price gone up so much...McD fatt choy, but me too kena slaughtered.

PureGlutton said...

I'm one of the few living human being who has NOT tasted this burger yet! Hmmm... now I'm undecided whether i shd get myself slaughtered or not...

Life for Beginners said...

Tasted this the first year it came out, before it got doubled and tripled or whatever. But refuse to get slaughtered lah. My friend told me he spent over RM40 for lunch the other day with his gf. A prosperous lunch indeed but for whom? :P

Julian Si said...

Only Ronald McDonald Corporation gets to fatt-choy ... Aiyoh! That's bloody expensive.

Makes the "gourmet" burger joints seem... reasonable!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wat to do..i like the burger too..had it once so far..need to have it again b4 it disappears!

What A Lulu said...

am boycotting McDs. Not cos of the "Boycott McD, Coke and Colgate" thingy but cos the price of the Prosperity Burger was SO expensive. I was looking forward to makan-ing it since last cny, but at that price, kena boycott-la.

thenomadGourmand said...

not worthy alrei.. Better go Carls Jr..but it's the CNY mood thingy.. just got to hv one each yr! But i hv yet to taste it this yr..
haha.. i know!i'll get someone to pay for me!

jamesbluntknife said...

can deliver to australia?

i want one now :(

by the way, in china if people are fat, it is said that they are rich cos can afford to eat. maybe that's why it's called the prosperity burger :P

J2Kfm said...

i never failed to try one least once every CNY.
but really DAMN mahal liao!!! RM8.80 for the burger alone, right?

better go rob bank. LOL.

but the quality diminishing lah. patty too dry, and bun also dry. least the sauce this time around not too overwhelming. maybe at the outlet I went only though.

jasmine said...

yeah, the price has gone up so much for the burger. but i love the curly fries so now i get the fries only coz the whole set would cost about 20 ler. good for 4 meals at chinese coffeeshops leh.

Tummythoz said...

Yup. Sweeney Tod's style. Me too. Boo-hoo-hoo. And it was my 1st time trying it. Bwa-wa-wa-wa.

fatboybakes said...

tummythoz...i guess once a year okay la hor.

jasmine, i KNOWWWW, i was just thinking...gee, this is a lot of roti canai...

J2KFM, 8.80 is probably for the single prosperity....and which chinaman would go for SINGLE prosperity? sounds so wrong... (actually i did at first, not realising there was a difference...)

james, but alas, we all know now that calories are cheap so fat no longer equals prosperity...

TNG, arent you lucky, got someone to pay for you....heh heh...but yala, must get right, once a year.

fatboybakes said...

Lulu, i guess its like yeesang also la, so cut throat price one...but still must eat though...

nipples, yalar, there's a strange allure right...!

jules, yup, must go and patronize DAILY GRIND after this...some more friends own it...

LFB, a preposterous prosperous lunch i'd say... hmmm, shoulda titled my post that hor...

pure glutton, come come, join the herds...moooo moooooo hahahah...

pea, why dont you try to make?

xin, yup, you and me and a cow named moo...all kena slaughtered cow cow...

Dee said...

The prosperity burger is about the only thing I used to eat from that place - poor man's black pepper steak. Except now poor men cannot afford to eat there.

Oh, happy new year. Looks like you had a blast! Here's to good living, good eating and good friends :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

Hahahaahahaha...

How come u still manage to pull that face when blood is spurting from your neck like a madman.. Oh.. killer farnee!!!!

double your pleasure, double your FUN!
(and double up your hours at bodybutterjam!!)

duodishes said...

Just did a little research on this burger that most likely many U.S. folk have never heard of...Love the fact that you get curly fries with that!!!

sc said...

yup, slaugthered big time ar! hehe..funny pictures though..

fatboybakes said...

sc, still cant get over it....heh heh.

DD, yeah, i'm sure its entirely a local thing. whats the attraction of curly fries??? hahaha!

ciki dear, one must maintain one's facial composure at all times ma...so even kena slaughtered, must look dignified.

DEE, guffffaw, you are sooo right, it is a black pepper steak...hahaha.

Life for Beginners said...

"a preposterous prosperous lunch"?

That's a winner! ;)

Henry Yeo said...

Have yet to give it a try after all these years of promotion. Better yet, to look forward to home made Yee Sang with lotsa imported Salmon.

sean said...

hello! yeah this year the price like much more expensive leh.. even all the valuemeals around rm9.. i remember it was like rm6-7 last year right?

haih.. but then.everytime this burger out, definitely go for at least once or twice.. dunno y.

Nic (KHKL) said...

i must say the meat's kinda nice but very expensive lar. at least throw in a slice of fried nin go lar, hor? hehehe...was comparing this to big mac and the me thinks the big old one is betta lar in terms of taste and value. then again, very subjective lar.