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Burger King Japan’s new Guilty Burgers serve up gourmet chip butties on butter-soaked buns

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By grape Japan

Burger King has been grabbing fast food headlines with some pretty head-turning men offerings lately in Japan. Whether it be gargantuan meat mountains like the Tokyo Teriyaki Tower Super One Pound Beef Burger, or the world's first ever Ice Whopper, the menu seems to get an interesting addition monthly. One of their most curious releases recently, however, was when they teased the release of "The Fake Burger", which they later revealed to be a burger made of fries and minced meat sauce -- essentially the chain's take on a chip butty, a thick fry (read: chips) filled sandwich.

It seems Burger King has decided to take that concept and fancy it up, as they will be adding some beef and chicken patties, as well as a gourmet sauce as they release their two new Guilty Porcini Burgers.

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Burger King Japan's Guilty Burger series is characterized by their craft buns that have "soaked up butter" using a process of slowly pouring butter into the dough after the fermentation process has finished, and then handmaking and baking each one by one. The richly flavored and aromatic buns are definitely supposed to playfully make you feel guilty as you chow down on their hefty contents.

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The new duo of Guilty Burgers is a big one for mushroom lovers, to say the least. The Guilty Porcini Beef Burger and The Guilty Porcini Chicken Burger both top their respective flame-broiled beef of fried chicken patty with a heap of French fries, but also come with a creamy sauce filled with the rich flavor of mushrooms. The sauce uses five different types of fall favorite in season mushrooms: eringi mushrooms, maitake mushrooms, mushrooms, porcini mushrooms, and shiitake mushrooms.

Burger King says the the combination of the creamy mushroom sauce, crispy French fries, rich-tasting butter-soaked craft buns, as well as meaty beef or chicken patty will have customers coming back for more--and probably feeling a bit guilty about it!

The Guilty Beef Porcini Burger

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The Guilty Chicken Porcini Burger

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The Guilty Beef Porcini Burger is priced at 590 yen a la carte and 890 yen in a set, and The Guilty Chicken Porcini Burger at 540 yen a la carte and 840 yen in a set.

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I'll stick with the whopper cheese. These are thin "fries" not proper thick cut chips anyway.

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I think I puked in my mouth a little bit

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Christ, I bet each portion has the full daily allowance of fat for the average person.

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Can't they at least offer some gourmet British health food like Deep fried mars bar on super greasy bun

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Does it come with free heart surgery ?

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That stuff should NEVER be put on a hamburger.

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I just couldn't get past the opening: "grabbing fast food headlines with some pretty head-turning men offerings" -- They should be attracting a pretty interesting crowdd.

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That is not a chip butty.

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When I was a boy I used to make chip butties from my local chippy. Bag of chips with salt and vinegar, big in the roll and bang some in. In those days they had free ketchup or brown sauce so I might add a bit of one of those if I was so inclined. i used to enjoy immensely and would share with my little brother, double plus good times.

I would not be too keen on either of these two burgers though. The mushroom sauce seems a very queer choice and I cannot imagine what made them think this combination would be appealing to anyone with functional taste buds.

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Or you could find a healthy Japanese lunch set somewhere for almost the same price with rice, soup and a main with a drink thrown in too

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I agree with kurisupisu

that every time we will look for a Japanese-style lunch. Good value and better taste than junk food.

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Looks good. :)

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Surely ‘gourmet chip nutty’ is an oxymoron. The whole point of a chip butty is that it is comfort food, not gourmet. A chip butty is chips between two slices of sliced bread, not ‘fries’ stuffed in a bun.

To be fair though BK doesn’t seem to be claiming these ‘offerings’ are chip butties, it’s just JT bumping up their headline.

As someone who bakes bread regularly though, I’m intrigued; these butter-heavy buns are made by ‘handmaking and baking each one by one.’? You mean they use tiny one-bun ovens? Or they cook the buns one by one in a conventional (industry-sized?) oven?

Seriously?

Or has the copywriter just got carried away with his own rhetoric?

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