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Check out my latest installation of KY TV, and this time it is my awesome Big Mac Chant!

This is actually my entry to McDonald’s Big Mac Chant Challenge that is currently running. If you think you can beat my video, make yourself an even better one (which I doubt!), upload it to youtube, and send your entry to BigMacChant@nuffnang.com with the title Big Mac Chant.

Oh, the chant is
Two All-Beef Patties,
Special Sauce, Lettuce,
Cheese, Pickles, Onions
On A Sesame Seed Bun!

Winner gets RM 10,000! I am imagining a holiday… if you’re a nuffnanger, do vote for me here!

Writing about this brings back quite a few memories. One of my buddies friend described how he once ate five Big Macs in a seating. Amazing. McDonalds is also my first employer as I used to work for them after my high school PMR examination many years ago. It was at the Gurney branch in Penang, and I can proudly say that I went through the whole menu many times over. The other thing that I always remember is that we had to keep the kitchen spotlessly clean all the time. I have no doubt that McD keeps the highest standard of hygiene in any food outlets.

Ahh.. those memories. Now let me win my RM 10,000!

Undoubtedly many of you has noticed that there is a renaissance in the fast food business in Malaysia. In the last few years, we have the introduction (or reintroduction) of chains like Carl’s Jr and Subway. I think this due to consumer’s acceptance to higher priced fast food, higher price in hawker offerings, and the general deterioration of hawker food standards in Klang Valley.

The latest that came on board would be Wendy’s at Sunway Pyramid, the restaurant opened on the 5th of April and I just came back from my 3rd visit this afternoon. 😀

Wendy's Fast Food at Sunway Pyramid
Wendy’s at Sunway Pyramid

During my stay at the States, Wendy’s was one of the few fast food restaurants I used to go on a regular basis. I would put it second on my list after Chick-fil-A, but above A&W, Arby’s, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Subway. The reason was simple, it was relatively cheap and the food tastes good.

Wendy's 1/4 pounder burger
juicy burgers with beef, chicken, and shrimp, fried chicken too

I was overjoyed when Wendy’s opened here, and the first thing I tasted was of course, the 1/2 Pounder Burger. Two patties of 1/4 pound beef (a big Mac has slightly less than 1/4 pound beef in total) with a cheese in between sandwiched by soft but firm bun. The quality was just as good as I remembered, very juicy and flavorful. In the subsequent visits I tried their Shrimp Burger and Spicy Chicken Sandwich, both the items were equally good and I do attribute it to the quality of ingredient used. The shrimp burger nullified my complain of McDonald’s not serving their shrimp burger in Malaysia (they do have it in Bangkok and Tokyo).

Wendy’s is in between Carl’s Jr. and McDonald’s when it comes to pricing. A small set goes for 7.99 (nuggets) to 17.99 (3/4 pounder), add RM 1 for medium and RM 2 for large, and additional RM 1 if you want Ribena instead of soft drinks. Not a bad deal considering the quality, give it a try!

map to Sunway Pyramid, Wendy's
check out my hand drawn wendy’s logo!

Wendy’s have plans for outlets in IOI Mall, Jaya One, and Berjaya Times Square.

Address:
Wendy’s Pyramid
(opposite McDonald’s)

GPS: 3.073297, 101.607576
Tel: 03-5637 1059

I was driving around PJ after picking up my car just the other day and wondering what I should have for dinner. As my route includes driving around Kelana Jaya, I figured I should just stop by Ayamas and get something to take home for dinner. Little did I know they have chicken rice set, with my favorite Ayam Percik too!

Ayamas Ayam Percik chicken rice
delicious ayam percik chicken rice

I had always thought that Ayamas only sells chicken and other processed food and actually didn’t aware that they have the chicken rice set for take-away (almost all Ayamas outlets do not have a dine-in area). I ordered the 1/4 chicken with rice combination and chose my favorite Ayam percik (chicken with very strong coconut and lemon grass aroma). It came with a generous portion of chicken, chicken rice, few slices of cucumber, and chicken rice chili sauce.

Ayamas Ayam Percik chicken rice
couldn’t have spent better on dinner for RM5.80

I was a rather happy camper when I started to dig in the food at home. The ayam percik is of course, very delicious, the aroma of lemon grass and the sauce that is similar to traditional Malay curry/rendang was as good as it gets. The rice is cooked perfectly and cucumber compliments the slightly greasy food nicely. The meal only costs RM 5.80, a very good value for the generous portion of chicken, and there’s no service charge or government tax either.

Ayamas Ayam Percik chicken rice
of course, Ayamas carries a host of other products too

For the uninformed, Ayamas is the company that supplies nine-piece cut chicken and chicken based products to all Malaysian KFC outlets. You can find out the location of their stores at their website, their procesed products can also be found in many supermarkets.