Singapore Airforce Pilot Naresh Balakrishnan, 23, tucks into his second burger at McDonald's. Photo: Austin King / The Morning Bulletin
Singapore Airforce Pilot Naresh Balakrishnan, 23, tucks into his second burger at McDonald's. Photo: Austin King / The Morning Bulletin Austin King

Taste trumps nutritional value when on leave from camp

AFTER days of eating vacuum-packed noodles, meat and rice meals, Singapore Air Force pilot Naresh Balakrishnan headed for McDonald's for a hunger fix - without worrying about his cholesterol levels.

The 23-year-old arrived in Rockhampton last month and will be based here with the Singapore armed forces until December.

He has just returned to town after being in the "outfield" for four days, at Shoalwater Bay, where the officers live on food rations.

Naresh will spend the next week in town. He stopped off at McDonald's yesterday for a chicken burger and then tucked into a cheeseburger.

"I don't usually worry about what I eat as we exercise so much... I don't think there's too much nutritional value in what I'm eating but I like the taste," he said.

He added it was his first time eating McDonald's in about three months - usually he ate plenty of meat and vegies.



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