The new Tokyo Tower Burger from Mos Burger

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RocketNews 24:

Check out the new Tokyo Tower Burger from much-loved Japanese hamburger chain Mos Burger. With 14 layers of goodness, including chilli sauce and fried onion rings, this promises to be a spicy encounter as well as a heck of a mouthful.

But with Mos Burger known for its relatively small serving sizes, just how big is their latest offering? Come with us as we take you through the burger dedicated to Tokyo Tower, bite by delicious bite.

Anticipating the usual long line of people that’s synonymous with new store openings in Tokyo, we arrived at the store right at opening time. We were lucky it was 9:30am on a Friday morning because there weren’t many customers here at all!

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Deciding to forgo the cheese, we opt for the Tokyo Tower Burger, which comes served in a delightful little bucket to keep it all together.

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Unlike the towering versions we’ve seen in the past from other fast food franchises, this tower burger is significantly smaller. Still, it’s the tallest burger ever created in Mos Burger’s history.

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Mos Burger is known for quality, but its servings are notoriously small so it’s no surprise their Tower Burger is no bigger than an iPhone 5.

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It sure looks beautiful, though, and we’re impressed at how close to the promotional pics this thing is, especially after having seen some real fast food disasters in the past. As for the taste, the Tokyo Tower Burger packs a powerful punch, with the salsa flavour of the red chilli sauce dominating all the ingredients in the mouth. This is a burger we would happily have again, and its small (well, smaller) size meant we didn’t have to suffer a regret-filled belly bloat at the end of the meal!

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To celebrate the opening, we scored some special plastic file holders which were given out to a limited number of lucky customers.

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Mos Burger, with its Japanese roots and made-to-order meals, has always been one of our firm favourites. Next time you visit Tokyo Tower, be sure to swing by for a taste of their Tokyo Tower Burger because it won’t be available anywhere else!

Tonkatsu McBurger gets an upgrade and joins the regular McDonald’s Japan menu

 

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Back in May, McDonald’s Japan unleashed the Tonkatsu McBurger highlighting Japan’s ubiquitous piece of breaded meat, the tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlet). Although it didn’t entirely win us over against Mos Burger’s tonkatsu burger when it first came out, the masses were pleased and cleaned out the burger chain of supplies before the Tonkatsu McBurger was scheduled to finish.

Due to that success McDonald’s will bring back the Tonkatsu McBurger but planned an added feature for its inauguration into the regular menu across Japan– a truly special moment in any sandwich’s life. This addition is an elaborately created sauce promising to heighten its flavor to a whole new level. But is it enough to win back customers lost after this summer’s chicken scandal?

The basic structure of the Tonkatsu McBurger will be the same as before: a breaded pork cutlet (using varying sized bread crumbs for maximum crispiness), shredded cabbage (which is found beside tonkatsu due to their complimentary nature), tonkatsu sauce, and some mustard.

However, this time the tonkatsu sauce has been redesigned through a revolutionary sauce developmental process. First, McDonald’s established the“Everyone Tonkatsu Sauce Research Group” which is a team of 15 civilians chosen from 3,000 applicants nationwide who worked with McDonald’s sauce engineers to come up with the best possible flavors.

This team then came up with a variety of tonkatsu sauces that were distributed to 60 McDonald’s outlets across Japan in what was called the Grand National Tonkatsu Sauce Tasting where customers could sample the sauces and vote on which ones they liked best.

The winner of this convoluted process was the Goma Katsu Sauce which boasts the savory and pungent aroma of sesame (goma in Japanese) infused in the regularly tangy taste of tonkatsu sauce. But that’s just the tip of the flavor iceberg with hints of miso and garlic buried deep within this topping.

Online chatter was all aflutter over the news with comments such as:

Crap. Don’t need it.”
“Expired meat, wrapped in expired bread, fried in expired oil.”
“You’re better off just buying tonkatsu at the supermarket.”
“The katsu sandwich at my station’s bakery is a better deal pound for pound.”
“I absolutely don’t trust McDonald’s.”

As you can see, there are still plenty of hard feelings towards McDonald’s since the tainted chicken scandal back in July. Aside from that there was a large number of complaints over the price of theTonkatsuMcBurger at around350 yen (US$3.26) for the sandwich and 650 yen ($6.05) for the combo.

It’s certainly a different world for the Tonkatsu McBurger from when it first emerged in May. Will its warm greasy pork melt the frigid hearts people in Japan have for the beleaguered burger chain?

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Japan creates next-level French Cruller Burgers… Made with chorizo

 

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Japan is definitely a winner for some of the craziest burger and food combos we’ve seen. But this one might take the cake, or cruller, simply because of how novel it looks.

Japanese chain Mos Burger, is now offering a French Cruller burger, as in, a burger on a bun made of a cruller doughnut. Oh, but there’s actually no burger, just a giant coiled chorizo sausage instead. So it’s really a sausage/doughnut sandwich, that also happens to come with spicy chili, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.

Sweet buns and savory burgers certainly aren’t new, especially as doughnut burgers grow in popularity.

 

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Japan creates next-level French Cruller Burgers… Made with chorizo