We know how Malaysians are obsessed with trends, but another thing we know is that Malaysians are crazy about spicy food! We have a wide variety of spicy instant noodles from the Ghost Pepper noodles by 7-Eleven to the flavourful Samyang instant noodles. If you refuse to admit that we, Malaysians are indeed obsessed with our spices, tell us, who in the world starts their day off with chilli paste? Just Malaysians and our sambal in Nasi Lemak, is who.
Our local McDonald’s know about those two obsessions, which is probably why they launched 3x Spicy McDonald’s Fried Chicken. However, some have suffered from the profit-making scheme and one of them is a Twitter user who not only ranted on the platform, but took care to warn other netizens.
This Twitter user replied to another tweet warning others about the fried chicken saying, “Because of mcd’s (McDonald’s) 3x spicy fried chicken, I was rushed to the emergency ward last night. My stomach was burning, I took a whole bottle of GastroRelief but I was still in pain. I was alone, so I got in the car and drove myself to Shah Alam’s Hospital but the waiting period was (so) long that I felt like passing out.”
She was in excruciating pain so she gave up on waiting to be attended to at the hospital, and she drove to SALAM Specialist where they kept her medical history. As soon as she arrived, it only took 5 minutes for them to attend to her and give her 3 shots of injections to reduce her severe acid reflux. She proceeded to explain her experience at the Specialist Hospital and ended the thread saying that she would not buy the food again.
She then added that she bought and ate the fried chicken not for a challenge, but solely because she’s a fan of spicy food. Although, she might have to be extra careful with her favourite dishes next time. Was it worth paying RM450 for the hospital bill? Absolutely not.
Underneath the thread of her ranting about the pain she was in because of the chicken, a netizen boldly commented that the fried chicken “wasn’t even that spicy“, which to another person disagreed with. They mentioned that “spicy food lovers do have high tolerance towards spiciness. Your mouth might not feel like it’s spicy, but you never know what’s going on with your internals. You might not be affected now, but you never know in the future. Rather than being a big mouth, (how) about you just be cautious. The thread is to spread awareness, not to boast (about) who has a higher tolerance towards spicy food.”
While another user advised the original tweet owner to not only take GastroRelief, but to also take Ranitidine, an anti-histamine medicine. Quoting her, “BTW, you lot should go on an anti-inflammatory diet. Your insides are probably already all scratched up from the ingredients used to make it (fried chicken) spicy.”
(BONUS!) Here are some witty responses from netizens on Twitter who have tried the McDonald’s 3x Spicy Fried Chicken:
Shouldn’t have had that ayam goreng McD 3x pedas pic.twitter.com/3ezwKXtCOo
— Sivaguhan Baskaran 🏴 (@Sivaaa97) November 14, 2021
Rating pedas 7/10
Rating berak 12/10 pic.twitter.com/Alfx1gpBAl
— Merpati Isaac (@IsaacosmanTV) November 12, 2021
My bowel movements after having Ayam 3x Pedas McD for dinner pic.twitter.com/6CDMa6DpZ6
— Ahmad Irsyad Adli (@irsyadadli02) November 14, 2021
Would you dare give the McDonald’s 3x Spicy Fried Chicken a try? Make sure to try it at your own risk, and maybe get a carton or two of milk ready while you’re at it! Despite being spicy food lovers, we personally wouldn’t give it a go.