McDonald’s Hong Kong Introduces Ramen-Flavored Fries

French fries plus ramen noodle flavoring is a mash-up that most of us probably didn’t see coming, yet suddenly it makes total sense.

McDonald’s is in the midst of rolling out two kinds of ramen-noodle-flavored fries at its Hong Kong locations. Black Garlic Oil Tonkotsu Flavored seasoned fries made their debut on Feb 27 and, Time Out Hong Kong reports, a “classic sesame oil” seasoning is set to follow on March 21,

The fries are part of a new Taste of Japan campaign that McDonald’s Hong Kong has launched in collaboration with instant noodle giant Nissin Foods. The campaign also includes two limited-edition Japan-inspired burgers: Miyazaki Chicken Nanban Burger and Nagoya Miso Pork Cutlet Burger.

But back to the fries. The new ramen-flavoring is an addition to the roster of seasonings McDonald’s Hong Kong makes available as part of its Shake Shakes Fries menu item. Shake Shakes Fries – in which you can add on a packet of seasoning and a paper bag for shaking to your fry order -- have clearly been around for a while in Japan and elsewhere. (Fast food gapers can watch the fry-shaking process in action here.) And McDonald’s has tested seasoned fries in areas of the U.S. as well.

But the ramen flavorings, those are new. Also following along that theme, McDonald’s Hong Kong is offering for a limited time, while supplies last, a ceramic ramen dishware set, including a super cute bowl and plate featuring an adorable popular instant-noodle mascot plus food coupons, as an upsell item for $98 HKD, or about $12.48 U.S., Design Taxi reports.

Honestly, that dishware is so cute and the ramen-flavored fries so intriguing, it’d almost be worth the trip.

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