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3.360 A Pair of McDoubles


-Cycle 3, Item 360-
30 (Sun) December 2012

-American-
A Pair of McDoubles

3.5

at McDonald's (E-Mart)

-Seongsu, Seoul-

solo

The McDouble is a McDonald's burger.  It consists of a plain bun, two beef patties, cheese, ketchup & mustard, minced onion, and pickles.  It's essentially the same thing as the standard Cheeseburger, except with an additional beef patty.  What I love about the Cheeseburger is its simple representation of that distinct McDonald's taste, a proprietary je ne sais quois artificiality that can't be found in any burger anywhere else, like they add a sprinkle of a secret flavoring component at some point in the process--in fact, I'm sure that's exactly what they do.  But the Cheeseburger always seemed to fall a bit short, perhaps too much bread in relation to meat, making it a tad dry.  The McDouble fills that gap perfectly.  I saw a news program a few years back in which company executives were proudly describing the development of the McDouble as a compromise measure when the rising costs of cheese that had rendered the Double Cheeseburger and its two cheese slices too expensive to maintain as a profitable item.  Cost-benefit aside, I think that the McDouble is superior to the Double Cheeseburger, which is a little too cheesy.  In Korea, the McDouble was recently introduced as part of the new Happy Value Menu.  2,000 each.  I'll take two.

As shown in the photo above, the pair of McDoubles here came assembled with two bottom buns on one burger and two top buns on the other.  I actually liked the texture of the top-bun burger, being sensually smooth on either side.  


The McDouble contains exactly 1 calorie more than the Bulgogi Burger, really?

2 comments:

  1. You almost have me convinced that you're a legitimate foodie and then you pull some crap like this.

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  2. if your criticism is based on a personal dislike of this particular item, or of mcdonald's overall, then fine.

    but if you're implying that being a "foodie" is incompatible with being a fan of something like the mcdouble, then i object (for whatever that's worth).

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