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McDonald’s Japan asks that you please be careful with its new extra-spicy rice burger

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

McDonald’s Japan took its sweet time getting into the rice burger business, basically letting its rivals have that section of the Japanese fast food market to themselves for decades. Burgers with rice replacing their buns finally came to the Golden Arches last year, though, and since then McDonald’s has been following Japanese foodie-protocol by periodically spicing things up with special seasonal rice burger offerings.

This month, the spicing-up is happening literally, with the release of the Gohan Kara Dabuchi, whose name has quite a bit of linguistics to digest. Gohan is the Japanese word for “rice,” kara is a shortened and more emphatic alternate of karai/”spicy,” and dabuchi is a condensed version of daburu chizu, or “double cheese,” making Gohan Kara Dabuchi essentially equivalent to “Spicy Double Cheese Rice Burger.”

“Hold on a second, there was a spicy McDonald’s Japan rice burger that came out last month!” you say, as though we, of all people, would ever forget such important information. Yes there was, with the Delicious Spicy Shrimp Rice Burger, which uses akatogarashi, Japanese red pepper powder. However, the Gohan Kara Dabuchi stands to be several steps spicier still, since it gets its fiery kick from habanero chilies.

Sandwiched between two discs of grilled Japan-grown rice are a pair of all-beef patties and several habanero slices ready to scorch your flavor receptors. You might notice that even the slices of cheese look spicy, and are, thanks to having habanero powder mixed in.

▼ The Gohan Kara Dabuchi, flanked by the Garlic and Black Pepper Chicken (left) and Delicious Spicy Shrimp Rice Burger (right)

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The Gohan Kara Dabuchi is priced at 440 yen by itself or 740 yen as part of a set with a drink and fries. It’s on sale for a limited time and only available after 5 p.m. as part of McDonald’s Japan’s “Yoru Mac” (“Night Mac”) menu, and the chain does ask customers who are not accustomed to spicy foods to “please be cautious.”

Source: McDonald’s via Entabe

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Looks MOS burger but with spicy flavor. I'd rather eat Onigiri and survive another day.

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I'm always careful with McDonald's burgers. I go to Wendy's or Burger King

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I'm always careful with McDonald's burgers. I go to Wendy's or Burger King

Without a doubt! McDonald’s is bad enough as it is, but the Japanese just takes the awfulness to an entirely new and different level.

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Wrong, wrong, wrong. There is nothing wrong with a bun on a burger, why would anyone in their right mind fashion something out of rice to replace it?

Is nothing sacred?

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several habanero slices

Those are jalapenos.

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McDonald’s Japan asks that you please be careful with its new extra-spicy rice burger

You should be careful eating any of their garbage.

Also, warnings to Japanese consumers that any food is “extra spicy” need to be considered in context. This is the least spice tolerant society on the planet, so “extra spicy” here means it has a flavor content that is probably similar to that contained in kid’s menu items in other countries.

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Don’t worry, IF I was there, I wouldn’t be eating it

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rainydayToday 01:15 pm JST

McDonald’s Japan asks that you please be careful with its new extra-spicy rice burger

> You should be careful eating any of their garbage.

> Also, warnings to Japanese consumers that any food is “extra spicy” need to be considered in context. This is the least spice tolerant society on the planet, so “extra spicy” here means it has a flavor content that is probably similar to that contained

Yeah, so true on all.

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I think McDonald's in Japan is 10x better than the US. US is now inedible. My dog won't eat the burger meat.

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Wrong, wrong, wrong. There is nothing wrong with a bun on a burger, why would anyone in their right mind fashion something out of rice to replace it?

Well, MD Japan makes their burgers according to the taste of their masses and that is like that in every country, every MD is different and I do enjoy going in and trying the local menu, I think it's cool, but having said that, I personally don't like a rice patty replacing my bun. That is also the same reason I don't eat Hot Dogs in Japan, horrible, hard roll, mayo and cabbage?? Yeah, for local tastebuds ok......

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Habanero is beyond my comfort range.

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Pass. MOS burger or bust for me.

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Bungle:

Finally, someone making sense. When in Japan, MOS for me too.

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I think McDonald's in Japan is 10x better than the US. US is now inedible. My dog won't eat the burger

Its funny because even 10x better than McDonalds in the US isn’t enough to be edible.

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I have much more a problem with that rather big difference of 300 yen for a few additional fries and a drink in that set version. lol

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Lol, they stick a few jalapenos (one of the lowest on the Scoville rating scale, on par with Tobasco sauce) on there, and they have to warn people?

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If you want a really spicy McDonald's burger go to Indonesia or Malaysia. This just looks like they topped it with a few jalapenos.

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The Jalapenos are pickled so they're not that hot. In Japan, I grow about 7 different peppers and Jalapenos are quite mild compared to let's say, the Trinidad scorpion which will make you cry and shake, I love spicy food and I have a very high tolerance for extreme hot food, but that and the Jolokia pepper. The average person can't eat these raw, you just might wind up in the hospital.

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I admire Mac's clever innovative interpretation,

However, I want a serious burger, best quality fresh beef mince recipe.

At a reasonable price.

I also want chips, crispy on the outside, the crutch, and soft and potato on the inside .

A mouthwatering surprise per second.

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McDonald’s Japan asks that you please be careful

Bleh. Just an excuse to get in the news.

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I like Mos Burger too. Always fresh, make everything to order.

I remember the first time eating at McDonald's in Japan in 1991. I was shocked. It tasted just like McDonald's used to taste in the 1960's when it was pretty darn tasty.

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I am addicted to Mos burger fries, mercifully there is not a franchise close by.

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I remember the first time eating at McDonald's in Japan in 1991. I was shocked. It tasted just like McDonald's used to taste in the 1960's when it was pretty darn tasty.

The problem with McDs isn't the meat per se (though I wonder if they use the healthier Aussie grass-fed in Japan, as opposed to the unhealthy corn-fed stuff in NA?), it's the buns and sauces they use which are full of high-fructose corn syrup (sugar, basically, which is a poison and causes most of the health problems in the Western diet).

So from a dietary perspective, these rice buns are probably better for you. Rice is pretty high on the glycemic index, but it's still a lot better than the sugar buns fast food chains use for their burgers. But taste is another matter... I wish they could just use real, normal buns without all the HFCS

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I'm always careful with McDonald's burgers. I go to Wendy's or Burger King

100% on the money! same for me. BK if I want beef and W when I want a spicy chicken burger

several habanero slices

Those are jalapenos

exactly. and they are not that spicy

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