As part of their World Mac Hawaii campaign, McDonald’s Japan will be serving up island-inspired burgers and desserts starting Tuesday. With flavors taking a cue from popular Hawaiian main dishes such as kalua pork and the famous loco moco, and desserts featuring a tropical flare, these new menu items are sure to put a little sunshine in your cold, snowy Japanese winter.
Let’s take a closer look at the World Mac Hawaii lineup:
Hawaiian Barbecue Pork
Inspired by kalua pork, a traditional Hawaiian dish cooked in an underground oven, the Hawaiian Barbecue Pork burger features slow-cooked pork, a spicy pork patty, pineapple barbecue sauce, coleslaw, and pickles. Get the taste of a luau in a burger starting Tuesday.
Loco Moco Burger
McDonald’s Japan has taken the flavors of loco moco and put it on a bun. The Loco Moco burger consists of two beef patties, a fried egg, cheese, lettuce, and powdered cheese. And what would loco moco be without the gravy sauce? They’ve added plenty on top to give it that authentic Hawaiian flavor. Get yours at the beginning of March.
We’re not sure how authentic these “Hawaiian Pancakes” are, but the mixed-berry-topped flapjacks are accompanied by vanilla soft serve ice cream with macadamia nuts sprinkled on top…so maybe they are Hawaiian after all? At any rate, you’ll be able to give them a taste on February 10 at McDonald’s locations around Japan.
Pineapple Pie & McShake Banana
The new Pineapple Pie is just like the famous warm and flaky Apple Pie from McDonald’s, except it’s filled with chunks of, you guessed it, pineapple. The McShake Banana is said to have a creamy texture that’s positively bursting with the flavor of bananas. Both of these items are just 100 yen, so even if you’re not digging the island flavors, you won’t be out a lot of mula.
This isn’t McDonald’s Japan’s first attempt at recreating the flavors of U.S. states. We’ve already experienced the Texas and Idaho burger from McDonald’s Japan just two years ago. So what do you think, Hawaiian natives? How authentic do these “Hawaiian” burgers look to you?
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