Back in the summer of 2018 the Michael W Travels family took a trip to Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. I recently I wrote about our experience at McDonalds in Ukraine (check out my review at the link below). That wasn’t the only country where we found the boys’ favorite American restaurant chain.
While visiting Chisinau, Moldova we only had one full day to check out the city. As we walked around, we made a stop at McDonald’s for lunch. While we rarely eat McD’s at home, we always stop in while visiting a new country to see what interesting items might be offered.
Inside McD’s was very busy and it was hard to find a table. I guess the Golden Arches are popular in Chisinau!
After taking a look at the offerings, there were a few items that we wanted to try.
Here is what we tried at McDonald’s in Chisinau, Moldova.
Seasoned Potato Wedges:I’m pretty sure that we’ve had potato wedges at McDonald’s before but I’d have to go through lots of posts to figure out where. In Moldova, the wedges looked pretty tasty.After taking a bite, we were impressed. The potato wedges had a mild seasoning on them and a slight crunch when you bite in. Inside, the potatoes were creamy and fluffy.
I’d order these again at McDonald’s.
Cheese Lavash:The Cheese Lavash was probably the most local item on the menu and I was happy to see it being offered. Lavash is a soft, thin bread, popular in quite a few countries.The thin bread had a nice texture and wasn’t heavy. Inside, the sandwich was filled with ham and cheese. The sandwich was very tasty and it made for a good snack/ add- on item.
Generally speaking, I’m not a big fan of ham but I’d definitely consider ordering this again.
Chicken Grill:I’m not sure that the Chicken Grill is specific to Moldova but the bun looked pretty interesting so we gave it a try.The grilled chicken breast comes on a black and white sesame seed bun with lettuce and tomato (which I removed) and honey mustard.I really liked the soft multi-colored sesame seed bun. The grilled chicken had a slightly grilled taste to it and the honey mustard was nothing special.
The sandwich was decent enough but not something that I’d need to order again.
Overall, I’d say that McDonald’s in Moldova offers some interesting breads with their sandwiches. The Cheese Lavash (I wish it was called McLavash) was the most interesting item on the menu. I’m no expert on Moldovan food, but it would’ve been fun to see another local food offered on the menu.
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