A couple of months back, there’s a viral video floating around my Facebook timeline about a new concept of McDonalds, called McDonalds Next. Located in Hong Kong, it was said to be the first in the world, one of a kind.. and this is the kind of news that would excite my brother and I 😀
So it’s very much predictable that we put McDonalds Next in our itinerary. It is located in Admiralty MTR station, which is just 1 station away from Wan Chai – where we were staying. So, we went there for dinner on our second day.
I was in awe the moment I stepped in the restaurant. It is very much different than normal McDonalds we all know! Gone are the bright yellow and red colors, instead the restaurant was filled with industrial grey and posh red with just a little bit of yellow dash. It screams “future” just as I stepped in. So cool!
On the left of the main entrance were some self-service monitors that we could use to order. It was fun to play around with – never thought I could be that excited to order something at McDonalds hahaha. The payment system was cashless and the food will be delivered to our table.
While waiting for our food, I had a look around the restaurant. First stop, the salad bar.
YES THIS MCDONALDS HAS A SALAD BAR. INCLUDING QUINOA.
And yes, the salad was actually fresh and delicious!
Next to the salad bar is the revamped Mc Café. You might be familiar with the concept Mc Café already but this one was different as it’s a lot cooler. They have artisanal coffee and a much more scrumptious-looking cakes and desserts. We decided to try the waffles which I think was good, definitely outshined normal fast food dessert. But hey, this McDonalds is no ordinary.
As I walked to my table, I realised how cool the interior was. It looks like some hipster cafes and made me forgot that I was inside a McDonalds. Totally #instagrammable 😀
But wait, how’s the food?
You can order normal McDonalds menu here, and we all know how they taste like. Apart from the much-loved fries, we also ordered a DIY burger (or CYT/Create-Your-Taste, as they call it). Our burger of that night was Angus beef + mozzarella cheese + truffle sauce + mushroom on a brioche bun. I personally really like this option because I can play around and be creative with my burger. They have a reasonable amount of ingredients, sauces and vegetables so there’s room for creativity :D.
The burger was served on a wooden tray and was actually really good! It was way much better than normal McDonald’s burger!! Seriously.
Overall, if I lived in Hong Kong I would surely make this joint a to-go place whenever I crave for a good burger. If you happen to visit Hong Kong soon, do include this in your itinerary and let me know what you think 🙂