McDonald’s Japan adds five teriyaki items to the menu, including fries and a spicy new burger

By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

McDonald’s might be a global chain with branches around the world, but what you’ll find on the menu differs from country to country. Here in Japan, one of the unusual items you’ll find is the Teriyaki McBurger, a pork-patty burger filled with delicious teriyaki sauce, designed to appeal to local tastes by mimicking the same sweet soy sauce glaze used in traditional teriyaki dishes.

First launched in 1989, the Teriyaki McBurger has been a mainstay on menus around Japan, even as other burgers come and go. This year, however, the chain will be amping up the teriyaki offerings on the menu for a limited time, so that diners can enjoy their Teriyaki McBurger with an additional five products that celebrate the iconic Japanese flavor.

First up, we have the return of a few favorites, which previously appeared at McDonald’s for a limited time.

The Teriyaki Muffin (290 yen), with its sausage patty slathered in teriyaki sauce, will be greeting customers on the morning menu (available until 10:30 a.m.).


From 10:30 a.m. onwards, customers will be able to feast their taste buds on the Oyako Teriyaki (390 yen), which adds teriyaki sauce to chicken and egg, the two main ingredients in oyakodon (literally “parent-child bowl”).

▼ The Oyako Teriyaki, which was available for a limited time in 2019, has a touch of ginger in the sauce, and a dash of sweet lemon in the mayo for freshness.


And what could be a more perfect pairing for a teriyaki burger than a serving of teriyaki fries?

▼ The Shaka Shaka Potato Teriyaki McBurger Flavor (from 180 yen for a small) will be available from 10:30 a.m.


What’s got everyone especially excited is the arrival of two never-before-seen teriyaki burgers, both priced at 390 yen, which will also be available on the post-breakfast menu for a limited time.

The Akakara Teriyaki (“Red Spice Teriyaki”) builds upon the original Teriyaki McBurger with a slice of spicy cheese, made with red chilli powder, and a spicy mayo sauce made with dashi fish stock and shichimi togarashi (seven-flavor chilli pepper).

▼ Shichimi togarashi, a popular chilli powder in Japan, gives the Teriyaki McBurger a spicy kick it’s never had before.


The Kurokosho Teriyaki (“Black Pepper Teriyaki”) also uses the original Teriyaki McBurger as its base, adding smoky bacon, spicy black pepper and garlic-rich mayo sauce for even more intense flavor.


All five items will be joining the regular Teriyaki McBurger on menus around Japan from May 26. They’ll only be available for a limited time, though, so if you’d like a taste of Japan, Maccas style, be sure to get in quick, and you can wash it all down with a Milky “Taste of Mummy” milkshake while you’re there.

Source: McDonald’s Japan

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What is that for? All other chain restaurants’ menus are already filled with anything teriyaki from the top to the bottom. Not that I dislike it, it’s of course sometimes delicious, but everywhere and all the time? Why don’t they bring more of those interesting different burgers and sides from all those other countries’ menus? That would be probably very interesting for all the customers and maybe even some better for the big M at cashing in.

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Orange fake cheese? Anyway, why is it that almost every time there’s more mustard on the wrapper than on the burger?

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I don't know about the The Kurokosho Teriyaki (“Black Pepper Teriyaki”).

I tend to have difficulty eating something that looks like it could taste me back.

That's one tired looking burger. Either that or it is just being rude.


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Japan always goes waaaay too heavy on the condiments. No tomatoes or onions...

Japan McDonald's to take a trip over to Burger King and see how a real burger is put together.

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Corporate Japan 101:

What worked in the past?

What's everyone else doing?

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Go to Shake Shack or Umami Burger for a proper burger.

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The Kurokosho Teriyaki must be spicy, its tongue is hanging out.

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"McDonald’s might be a global chain with branches around the world, but what you’ll find on the menu differs from country to country. "

Well, maybe I am a little conservative, but I would still expect a global chain with branches around the world to have a menu that differs from country to country.

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