If you’re looking for a quick fix for Japanese food, then look no further than McDo. For now, anyway.
McDonald’s Philippines launched a new Japanese-inspired menu called “Flavors of Japan” today, which is now available in stores and online.
The fast-food chain released teaser videos on its Facebook page earlier today, to announce its new Japanese-style burgers: the Ebi Tempura, and the Teriyaki Samurai.
The Ebi Tempura burger (PHP133/US$2.57) has a fried shrimp patty with lettuce and a creamy sweet sauce, sandwiched in a sesame seed bun, while the Teriyaki Samurai Burger (PHP133/US$2.57) has a teriyaki-glazed beef patty topped with fresh lettuce and mayo. Same sesame seed bun on the Samurai guy.
It is also perhaps worth noting that Japanese burger chain MOS Burger rolled out a similar sandwich — the Ebi Tempura Rice Burger — last year, so the new burgers at McDo do seem to have some precedent in the world of Japanese fast food.
Aside from the burgers, there are other Japanese-inspired menu items such as the Nori Shake Shake Fries (PHP60/US$1.16) and the Strawberry Sakura McFloat (PHP38/US$0.73).
Anyone who wants to try all of the new Japanese-inspired stuff can also opt for the Sakura Meal (PHP206/US$3.97) — composed of any of the two burgers, a Strawberry Sakura McFloat, and Nori Shake Shake Fries.