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Burger King Japan’s new Crown The One Pounder is like a cheeseburger on steroids

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

In recent years, Burger King Japan has been releasing a series of “One Pounder” burgers containing a whopping four beef patties, and now there’s a new one coming our way.

Called “Crown The One Pounder“, this monster of a burger is billed as a “new era double cheeseburger“, with extra slices of cheese added to the mix, bringing the total to six for this iteration of the One Pounder.

Weighing in at approximately 502 grams, this burger packs a punch with 1,399 kilocalories of energy.

The cheese isn’t limited to the layers in between the beef patties, because the buns themselves are both packed with four kinds of cheese — a refreshingly sour Gouda, a mild Egmont, and a slightly sweet mozzarella cheese, which are added to the dough before fermentation, while layers of cheddar cheese are added before baking.

▼ To counteract all the cheese and beef, there’ll be pickles, fresh onions, and a slathering of ketchup and mustard for contrast.

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The layers, from top to bottom, are listed as: Crown Buns with four types of cheese carefully baked by hand; Fresh onion, sliced in-store every day; Classic ketchup and mustard; Pickles for an accent in flavor; Six slices of strong cheddar cheese; Four Burger King flame-grilled 100-percent beef patties.

According to Burger King, a lot of the work involved in creating the “Crown Buns” needs to be done by hand, so they can only produce a third the amount, compared to regular buns. That attention to detail, along with the amount of meat in the burger, is reflected in the price, as each one will retail for 2,040 yen on its own, or 2,340 yen as part of a set with fries and a drink.

The chain recommends requesting a “half cut” when you make your order, which means staff will cut the beast in half for you, making it easier to eat. Having requested the “half cut” ourselves when trying the chain’s One Pounders in the past, we highly recommend this option as well. Not only does the half-cut make the burger easier to hold, it allows you to eat it from the middle, where all the juicy sauces reside, resulting in a more flavorful, decadent experience.

The new burger is on the menu for a limited time and in limited quantities, at branches around Japan excluding the Tokyo Racecourse branch. While we love ourselves a good One Pounder, eating more than one of them at a time can be the stuff of nightmares, so we’ve got our fingers crossed this doesn’t turn into another all-you-can-eat celebration.

Source, images: Press release

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It looks appetizing. I don’t eat beef, and I don’t eat anything with gluten, but as a one-off experience I’m going to give it a try. Conveniently, there’s a Burger King about 10 minutes from my place in the north part of Chuo-ku in Osaka. (For you Osakans, it’s right at the Tani-4 junction.

It’s obviously not something to be eaten regularly or as a substitute for real food, but only the dimmest of bulbs would do that — or come here to remind us of same.

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That looks amazing. It also looks like a trip to the emergency room.

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That looks amazing. It also looks like a trip to the emergency room.

Yes, despite my recent physical exam — perfect EKG and normal blood pressure — I’m a little nervous about this one. If you don’t hear from me within the next two weeks, assume the worst.

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Looks Great!! Worth a try

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Yes, despite my recent physical exam — perfect EKG and normal blood pressure — I’m a little nervous about this one. If you don’t hear from me within the next two weeks, assume the worst.

You’re going to do it? If it looks too intimidating, Burger King does also have a Tom Yum version of their summer surf n’ turf Whopper which I saw a couple weeks ago.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

a cheeseburger on steroids

Considering the amount of hormones fed to US cattle, the writer may want to edit this comment.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Wait a sec. All last week NHK kept telling us about the beef shortage. Mainichi ran posts about having to change eating habits away from meat because of "vast shortages". So what has changed? Has meat suddenly materialised or was all the meat shortage reporting lies? Because this promotion during a meat shortage makes zero sense.

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Recently ate a Whopper Junior with Cheese on an American military base then tried one at Burger King in Machida.

The difference is amazing. Japanese burger king is much better.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

That is nearly the total calories I eat for three meals in a day.

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Here is my beef. Back in high school I worked at a BK and would prepare most burgers fresh putting the frozen beef patty in the conveyer belt grill for each burger, and they were very good. Without exception, and I have given BK several chances, you will get a burger that is pre-made and sitting there or beef that has been stored. It is 90% less palatable than one off the grill. This apparently is for time-efficiency. There are simply much better burger places out there and BK should frankly go bankrupt.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Grabbing one today.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

The difference is amazing. Japanese burger king is much better.

You mean, in your opinion, so what makes it in your "opinion" better?

There are simply much better burger places out there and BK should frankly go bankrupt.

I don't know if they should go out of business, I think competition is good for the world market, but at the same time, there are definitely better hamburger shops around. When talking about burgers in Japan what I don't like is their bun vs meat ratio, usually in Japan you get more fun than the actual burger as well as heaps of lettuce. when more than 40% of the burger consists of lettuce then why make a burger at all? I had my share of decent burgers in Japan, but never one that just knocked me off my feet. I know Japan can make some astounding burgers, but they are cheap on the meat part, BK for all of its shortcomings you do at least get a lot more meat, and that's what most people want in the end.

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Mr. Bass,

"Japan can make some astounding burgers, but they are cheap on the meat part, BK for all of its shortcomings you do at least get a lot more meat, and that's what most people want in the end."

You mean, in your opinion that is what most people want. How can you put your words in others' mouths and thoughts unless you add with your opinion to it?

I know of nobody that wants more meat in the end. My family and friends want a healthy balance. Maybe that is why we are not huge.

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I would never knowingly eat beef from the USA as it's full of growth hormones and anti-biotics. It is totally banned within Europe including the UK. Now if it says meat reared in Japan I would find that safe to eat!

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I love meat and I love burgers but that is too much of the former in the latter. Everything apart from the meat is just 'lip service'.

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Mr Kipling said,

"Considering the amount of hormones fed to US cattle, the writer may want to edit this comment."

I live in Tennessee and organically raised, hormone free beef is widely available, and my Wyoming cousin raises hormone free grass fed beef on her ranch.

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You mean, in your opinion

That is why I said, "can"

that is what most people want. How can you put your words in others' mouths and thoughts unless you add with your opinion to it?

Because I usually state that it is my opinion on pretty much everything, relax.

I know of nobody that wants more meat in the end. My family and friends want a healthy balance.

Then that is your choice of how you want to eat, but most people do want to indulge in a burger here or there. How many burger shops do you have compared to Vegan shops? I rest my case. You eat and look for the food you and your family want and in the meantime, those that want to partake in a delicious burger, be it from BK or Micky D's etc. let them, you do you and we will do us.

Maybe that is why we are not huge.

I don't know, I never met you.

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When talking about burgers in Japan what I don't like is their bun vs meat ratio, usually in Japan you get more fun than the actual burger as well as heaps of lettuce. when more than 40% of the burger consists of lettuce then why make a burger at all? 

This was made for you!

https://rocketnews24.com/2012/10/15/257286/

I found Sasebo burgers to be rather delicious and satisfying.

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I found Sasebo burgers to be rather delicious and satisfying.

Thanks I forgot to mention them, and yes, they are pretty much one of the very few burger shops that makes American-style burgers. Very delicious, and they don’t cut corners, definitely recommended.

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I found Sasebo burgers to be rather delicious and satisfying.

There used to be one in my Tokyo neighborhood. You'd wait more than half an hour and the burger would finally arrived saturated in ketchup and mayonaise. I remember titling my burger sideways so the liquid condiments would drip into a huge pile on my plate before I could eat it.

My wife asked me if this is what burgers are like in the US, and my response was it was either what Japanese thought US burgers were like or maybe what they were like in the 1940s.

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 I remember titling my burger sideways so the liquid condiments would drip into a huge pile on my plate before I could eat it.

Japanese definitely and without a doubt love their mayonnaise to THE core. I always have to tell them to ease up on it other I feel like I am eating Mayo with some burger.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

You'd wait more than half an hour and the burger would finally arrived saturated in ketchup and mayonaise.

That is unfortunate. I personally didn’t have those problems with the small Log Kit I frequented in Nagasaki. Then again, I almost always go elsewhere if there’s a long line anywhere, and I usually ask for no sauce (especially mayonnaise) on burgers. The thing above is probably far too meaty and cheesy to have without sauce though.

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The thing above is probably far too meaty and cheesy to have without sauce though.

I agree. Usually, I have to ask the same in Japan, go easy on the sauce, otherwise it’s just overkill on the condiments.

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If it has to have a paper diaper around it to stop the first bite from squirting all over the table across from you, it is not an American-style burger.

I agree. Usually, I have to ask the same in Japan, go easy on the sauce, otherwise it’s just overkill on the condiments.

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If it has to have a paper diaper around it to stop the first bite from squirting all over the table across from you, it is not an American-style burger.

I take it you don't like American-style burgers.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

$20 (roughly speaking) for a burger you can't fit in your mouth is insane. But it would make a really great pig-out eating contest, instead of that annual Coney Island hot-dog spectacle, don't you think?

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@Bass:

I have never seen a diaper wrap around an American Burger all throughout the US.

I love Angus Burgers in Hawaii in particular and any burger at the wonderful diners in NY.

I also always here and everywhere else special order my burgers. Stops the squirts.

Invalid CSRF

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Redemption

Without exception, and I have given BK several chances, you will get a burger that is pre-made and sitting there or beef that has been stored. It is 90% less palatable than one off the grill. This apparently is for time-efficiency. There are simply much better burger places out there and BK should frankly go bankrupt.

In Japan? Not at the BK Japan locations I've used here (Takatsuki-shi Station, Aeon Town Ibaraki, LaLaPort Expo City).

They have always been made fresh. And, are way way better than BK in the US. No comparison. Even their chicken sandwich is excellent.

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bass4funk

"The difference is amazing. Japanese burger king is much better."

You mean, in your opinion, so what makes it in your "opinion" better?

His "opinion" happens to be correct. There is simply no comparison between BK US and BK Japan.

McD and KFC are pretty similarly mediocre in both countries. But, BK is just overwhelmingly better in Japan.

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For those folks in Kansai, I highly recommend you hit up one of the Hamburger Expos organized by these guys. Tons of burger "kitchen cars" (food trucks) at each event. Such an awesome selection, it's hard to choose!

You can thank me later.

http://www.nnhbk.com/

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@Gary:

So true. BK here is so much better.

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McD and KFC are pretty similarly mediocre in both countries. But, BK is just overwhelmingly better in Japan.

Personally, I think BK is better in Japan, with more options and a lot cheaper on average, and the tea pie? Seriously??

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