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Samurai Mac burgers arrive at McDonald’s Japan

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

McDonald’s Japan has been surprising our taste buds over the years with exclusive, limited-time menu items ranging from Sakura McFizzes through to adult cream pies. Now, the fast food giant has announced they’ll be bringing out two very Japanese-style beef burgers for a very limited period, and these ones encapsulate the flavor and spirit of the samurai warrior.

Called the Samurai Mac, the new burger comes in two varieties, both featuring “the taste of Japan” and each representing a different samurai faction.

Do you lean towards the “Wild Faction” (on the left in photo at top) or the “Self Indulgent Faction” on the right?

The Wild Faction burger has been named the Roasted Soy Sauce Style Double Thick Beef, and it consists of two thick and juicy 100-percent beef patties, two slices of rich cheddar cheese, and a crisp sliced ​​onion, sandwiched in a bun topped with poppy seeds.

Those belonging to the Self Indulgent Faction can enjoy the Roasted Soy Sauce Style Bacon Tomato Thick Beef, which contains a thick 100-percent beef patty and smoked bacon, along with fresh tomatoes, crunchy lettuce, sliced ​​onions and white cheddar cheese.

Both burgers contain a savoury roasted soy sauce-style sauce as their star ingredient, which gives them a Japanese punch while providing a rich onion sweetness with a hint of garlic to enhance the taste of the meat.

The extra thick meat patties and specially created buns are designed to provide customers with “a voluminous feeling of thickness that adults will be satisfied with”.

▼ Actor Masato Sakai, who’s played samurai characters in a number of TV shows in the past, has been appointed as the campaign ambassador for the new release.

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The Samurai Mac burgers will retail for 490 yen each, and will be on the menu from April 8 until mid-May.

Source: McDonald’s Japan

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bring it on baby

4 ( +6 / -2 )

thick and juicy . . . patties

rich cheddar cheese

crisp sliced ​​onion

fresh tomatoes

crunchy lettuce

I'm glad I don't have a job having to write this crap.

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

I think it will be too small for my liking!

2 ( +4 / -2 )

these ones encapsulate the flavor and spirit of the samurai warrior.

LOL, what is that even supposed to mean. Same junk food, another marketing campaign. Just stay away from the stuff, unless you are starving.

0 ( +6 / -6 )

Adult cream pies? McDonalds DEFINITELY needs to fire their PR staff on this one.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

"The extra thick meat patties and specially created buns are designed to provide customers with 'a voluminous feeling of thickness that adults will be satisfied with'."

People unaware of the phrase "double entendre" and how it works in the English language are working at McDonald's Japan. That's for sure.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Apart from using their bogs or having a coffee when someone with me insists on going inside, I haven't been in one for their food for over 20 years. Not missin' it.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

I’ll take one of each, hold the Roasted Soy Sauce and the (processed) cheddar cheese. Bringing my own mustard, ketchup and pickles.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

I go once every couple of months. Love it. I'll try one of these I'm sure.

The burgers alone aren't so bad for you. The white bun of course is, but meat, veggies and cheese are all fine (except for the sugar they add). You can go much worse for yourself than a McDonalds burger.

But, stay away from the fries. Deep fried carbohydrates with a whack of salt are not good for you. Neither are the sodas. Best to get either one big burger by itself, or two smaller ones.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

I've lurked this site far longer than I've been posting and see that McDonald's doesn't have a particularly good rep here.

I can only compare Japanese McD's (pretty alright) to the States (all over the spectrum). I don't know what horror stories you guys have, but here are my 2 yennies.

They might have screwed up my order...once. In a decade.

It's always been hot and fresh.

Compared to the States, it's cheaper.

The employees don't act like I'm something they scraped off the bottom of their shoe.
4 ( +6 / -2 )

The Self Indulgent Faction seems likes a Burger King Whopper or Whopper Jr. with a change of sauce from Mayo to the soy sauce version they describe. I've always liked the Whopper Jr. more than anything on the menu at MacD's.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

@ Tey Dela Cruz I'm old enough to remember when "cream pie" had the same meaning as intended in the article. Language is a living thing and evolves along with the times...

5 ( +5 / -0 )

I'd like to know why McD Japan is more than happy to dump a boatload of ketchup on their burgers, but as for mustard, they treat it as if it's made of gold.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Patties all Same, Just the name is different.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

check hamburger timelapse and you will change your mind about eating in fast foods

hint : mac burger doesn't rot even after 3 weeks

3 ( +3 / -0 )

"Roasted Soy Sauce Style Bacon Tomato Thick Beef"

Oh direct Japanese translation, how I've missed you. lol

3 ( +3 / -0 )

check hamburger timelapse and you will change your mind about eating in fast foods

hint : mac burger doesn't rot even after 3 weeks

Many food items don't rot in 3 weeks. However, we have stomach acids and digestive systems to break them down rather quickly.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I know it's the job of advertising - you know to get folks to part with cash - but I've never ever seen sliced processed cheese (wrapped in plastic) referred to as "Rich Cheddar Cheese" before.

That's a bit rich.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

More junk food from McRotgut!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Fanny GreeneApr. 5 12:31 pm JST

bring it on baby

'Samurai Mac' burgers.

Yeah!

Both burgers look very tasty but if I had to pick just one I'd go for the Wild Faction on the left. It looks the tastiest and juiciest.

McD's Japan has to appoint an actor to be a 'campaign ambassador' to advertise this 'new release'. Next thing you know, they'll have full marching band parades to celebrate these 'releases' even if they're for a 'limited time' - until say, next summer perhaps.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

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