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McDonald’s Japan’s ‘Chicken Tatsuta’ burger now includes fish egg sauce and rice bun options

By Jess, grape Japan

McDonald's branches in Japan are a veritable wonderland of jealousy-inducing exclusive items. From a range of matcha beverages, to cherry blossom burgers, and weird Halloween fries, Japan never shies away from trying out a combination inspired by some of the country’s distinct flavors.

One such menu item is coming our way, inspired by chicken tatsuta, a Japanese style of fried chicken which can be enjoyed as a sandwich. Characteristics of a chicken tatsuta include soft, fluffy bread, and a ginger and soy sauce flavored chicken patty.

Not only that, but there’s several ways one can enjoy this burger. Of course, the first option is just the standard Chicken Tatsuta, which has been released previously by McDonald's to a favorable reception.

But if you’re feeling more adventurous you can try out the Chicken Tatsuta Mentai Cheese. Mentai is the roe (internal eggs) of Alaska pollack, and mentai plus cheese is a well-loved combo in Japan. For this burger, McDonald's have gone for a spicy mentai-mayo sauce and a mellow white cheddar cheese.

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If you’re trying to cut out carbs, or just aren’t a massive fan of bread, they’ve got you covered too. The Gohan Chicken Tatsuta comes sandwiched in a rice bun instead of the classic bread one.

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Or if you just want a small, nugget-sized taste of the popular chicken treat, you can get the Hitokuchi Tatsuta off the side menu, and enjoy the chicken’s distinctive soy and ginger taste without any bread or rice-based distractions.

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These new fast food wonders will sadly only be available for a limited time.

Source: McDonald's Japan

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Sounds delicious!

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Internet rule # 67,241:

"Every news article about McDonalds shall have a comment section filled with people proudly proclaiming -as if asked- that they would never, ever eat at McDonalds."

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No news like this from Japan's own MOS Burger and other Japanese chains but news from American Mcdonald, KFC etc?

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