The Tsukimi Burger (月見バーガー) or moon viewing burger is so called because the egg in the burger resembles the autumn full moon. The egg yolk represents the bright autumn full moon and the egg white the white sky. The Tsukimi Burger first made its appearance on the McDonald’s Japan menu in 1991 and has been a popular tradition every year. The burger contains a poached egg, beef patty, smokey bacon and a special sauce (ketchup mixed with Japanese mayonnaise).
This year in 2013 there is a new edition to the Tsukimi Burger Family, expanding the line-up to four different burgers. Joining the traditional Tsukimi Burger, Cheese Tsukimi Burger, and the Big Tsukimi Burger, will be the brand new Chicken Cheese Tsukimi Burger, which is available from September 6th.
Tsukimi BurgerThe traditonal Tsukimi Burger features a poached egg, beef patty, bacon and special sauce.
Cheese Tsukimi BurgerThe Cheese Tsukimi Burger features the addition of cheddar cheese.
|Cheese Tsukimi Burger|
Big Tsukimi BurgerThe Big Tsukimi Burger features the addition of a quarter-pounder beef patty (2.5 times larger than regular Tsukimi Burger patty) and 2 slices of cheddar cheese.
|Big Tsukimi Burger|
Chicken Cheese Tsukimi BurgerThe Chicken Cheese Tsukimi Burger is brand new and features a crispy chicken patty and two pieces of smokey bacon.
|The brand new Chicken Cheese Tsukimi Burger|
The burgers available for only a limited time and will be on the menu from August 23 – September 26. The price will range from 310 yen (USD$3.10) to around 410 yen (USD$4.10).
Japan Australia headed out to reacquaint ourselves with our favourite the Cheese Tsukimi Burger
|The Cheese Tsukimi Burger|
|A close up of the Cheese Tsukimi Burger|
|Cheese Tsukimi Burger set for 640 yen (USD$6.40)|
McDonald’s Japan Website