Earlier this month, McDonald's Japan released their popular winter seasonal burger, the Gurakoro (Gratin Croquette Burger). This year they decided to fancy things up a bit, however, by offering a new "Koku Umami Angus Beef Bolognese Gurakoro" (Rich Umami Angus Beef Bolognese Gurakoro) in addition to the standard Gurakoro.
Hoping to find out what makes the new burger stand out, we headed to our local McDonald's and gave the saucy and crispy Gurakoro a try.
At first appearance, the burger does not look all that different from the classic Gurakoro. However, opening up the buns reveals just how rich and thick the new Bolognese sauce is, which features heavy chunks of ground Angus beef and slowly simmered onions.
Biting in, we found the addition of sauce to be a perfect newcomer for the winter menu star. The almost dessert quality of the the croquette's inner creamy white sauce, shrimp and macaroni plus a very rich Bolognese sauce seemed to mix perfectly. In particular, the tomatoes and red wine flavor of the Bolognese seemed to really fit the crisp and crunch of the croquette for warming winter treat.
It's only available for a limited time, but those looking for a burger to warm up this holiday season with an extra meaty kick will find one in McDonald's Japan's "Koku Umami Angus Beef Bolognese Gurakoro" (Rich Umami Angus Beef Bolognese Gurakoro).
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