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McDonald’s Japan expands rice burger menu with first-ever rice fish burger

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

McDonald’s Japan has always been willing to adapt its menu to local tastes, and we can thank that philosophy for such wonders as the chain’s tsukimi moon-viewing burgers and matcha green tea dessert drinks. But it wasn’t until fairly recently that McDonald’s started serving rice burgers, despite them being regular menu items at some of its in-Japan rivals for years.

But McDonald’s is making up for lost time, and this month it’s adding three rice burgers to its menu, including, for the first time ever, a fish rice burger.

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They didn’t just pull the slice of fried fish out of a Filet-O-Fish, slap it between two toasted rice “buns,” and call it a day, though. The Gohan Fish Wafu Kurokosho (“Rice Fish Japanese-Style Black Pepper”), which also includes a slice of melted cheese not mentioned in its name, uses a completely different selection of seasonings, with a special sauce enhanced with coarse ground pepper, roasted garlic powder, and soy sauce that was created specifically to go well with the rice.

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The Gohan Fish is all-new, but it’ll be accompanied by two returning rice burgers that are back by popular demand, starting with the Gohan Teriyaki.

Based on the with-bread Teriyaki Mac Burger, this actually uses a pork patty glazed with a sweet and spicy ginger teriyaki sauce with lemon citrus notes, and crisp lettuce handling vegetable representation duties.

Finally, there’s the Gohan Bacon Lettuce, featuring a beef patty, slice of smoky bacon, lettuce, and cheddar cheese.

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The three burgers’ rice comes entirely from farms in Fukushima Prefecture.

The Gohan Fish and Gohan Teriyaki are priced at 390 yen, while bacon, naturally, can command a slight premium, making the Gohan Bacon Lettuce 410 yen. All three go on sale March 10 and will be available until early April.

Source: McDonald's Japan

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Avoid at all costs. Corporate "food" and Mcd does not care about your health, just your wealth in their pockets. Patronize all the other restaurants run by the Japanese. Help them survive. The corporations are planning to bankrupt as many of their local competitors as possible and buy up their stores to expand their corporate, climate-changing, low-wages to workers part-time employment, artificial everything, palm trees eco-system destroying, artery-clogging....It is not food. Buy real food from local businesses, which Japan is full of. Think and vote with your feet and wallet, people.

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Has actually decided to try it out before i finished reading till i came to "The three burgers’ rice comes entirely from farms in Fukushima Prefecture."

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The three burgers’ rice comes entirely from farms in Fukushima Prefecture.

No Thanks.

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How about some leafy green with the fish, . . . Nori . . . ?

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A rip off of Mos.

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NcD's fish sandwiches are the best anywhere, hands down. And maybe rice buns are as good as bread but what's inside is sooo good already because they do filet o' fish right!

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mc"food"?

no thanks...

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The three burgers’ rice comes entirely from farms in Fukushima Prefecture.

Apparently, they consider the people that are on a mc crap diet have probably already wrecked their health beyond repair, and are unlikely to live long enough to suffer from effects of radioactive fish or arsenic load in rice.

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Avoid at all costs. Corporate "food" and Mcd does not care about your health, just your wealth in their pockets. Patronize all the other restaurants run by the Japanese. Help them survive. The corporations are planning to bankrupt as many of their local competitors as possible and buy up their stores to expand their corporate, climate-changing, low-wages to workers part-time employment, artificial everything, palm trees eco-system destroying, artery-clogging....It is not food. Buy real food from local businesses, which Japan is full of. Think and vote with your feet and wallet, people.

I think people should be able to decide for themselves where to go and what to buy or whom they want to support or if they want to eat junk food or not. it's every consumer's individual choice

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I'm not lovin' it.

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... and I wonder, when will maccudo Japan finally add a vegetarian/vegan option to their menu?

Although it’s true what Patricia said above - better to avoid McD altogether.

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It mightn't be the healthiest food on the planet but there is no great harm in occasionally eating something just because it tastes good. Probably shouldn't do it daily though.

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I say take out the garlic and add a splash of Bulldog

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The three burgers’ rice comes entirely from farms in Fukushima Prefecture.

Very unlikely.

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I like having a filet o' fish once or twice a year only to be reminded how much better a real Fischbrötchen is... fish in a real bun, not those soft soggy substitutes for a German bread roll.

Rice patties might be better than those spongy bread thingies.

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@zichi

Very unlikely.

Very likely because Fukushima rice is the cheapest domestic rice in Japan right now. It has nothing to do with supporting Fukushima farmers and everything to do with cheapest rice price.

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Samit Basu

you can provide no evidence that Fukushima rice is being used. All prefectures sell industrial price.

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