8:05pm, Bangalore. The setting: 2nd floor of the brigade road MacDonalds. Ambiance: Theme from Mortal Kombat.
For the first time since 2003 I'm eating at MacDonalds. I remember the last time because I was so sick for three days that I was too busy hallucinating to eat. Why break the dry spell? Why enter the anti-food establishment my haute-cuisine, olive munching, wine sipping, freerange local egg buying mentality shudders at. Because MacDonalds is probably not as bad as I make it out to be and more importantly, there's fresh game: The MacVeggie.
Made special for India (I think?) the MV is actually tasty. Sure it comes on a white roll with mayo and what is ostensibly leafy greens but more closley resembles chartruse construction paper, but the patty actually tastes like veggies. Well, potatoes. But there was green stuff in it and a pronouced after taste of lentil!
Next up: the Paneer McWrap?