|The Tonkatsu McBurger|
More About Tonkatsu
Tonkastu (豚カツ) is a popular dish in Japan and is actually a modern dish that was inspired by Western cuisine. It first made its appearance in Japan during the 19th century inspired by Western style food that was being introduced to Japan during the Meiji Era. It can be found as a single dish in Japan and is also used as a popular sandwich filling (katsu sando), or in a Japanese style curry (katsu karē). The sauce served with Tonkatsu is also very Western tasting and is similar to a thick Worchestershire sauce.
Japan Australia posted a Tonkatsu Recipe a few years back, which you can check out here: Tonkatsu Recipe.
We even have a local specialty here in Gifu/Nagoya called Miso Katsu, which is Tonkatsu served with a special miso sauce.
You can pick up a Tonkatsu McBurger for 399 yen (USD$3.90), or a value set with a drink and French fries for 699 yen (USD$6.90).
The Tonkatsu McBurger is available for a limited time only, so hurry on in if you would like to give this a try.
The Taste Test
Japan Australia being a huge fan of Tonkatsu had to give this new burger a try. What did we think?
The Tonkatsu was crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. We liked the mustard sauce with the Tonkatsu, but the original Tonkatsu sauce was a little too sweet for our liking. It needed more of a bite to pack a stronger punch. Overall, we really liked this tasty burger and wouldn't hesitate in ordering it again.
|We ordered a Tonkatsu McBurger value set for 699 yen|
|The simple styling of the Tonkatsu McBurger|
|A close up of the Tonkatsu McBurger|
|The Tonkatsu McBurger under the skin|
McDonald's Japan Churros
We also tried one of the new McDonald's Japan Churros called McChurros. They come in two different flavours ~ Cinnamon Sugar or Maple Syrup. We tried the Cinnamon Sugar. The Churros comes with a packet of Cinnamon Sugar which you sprinkle on the Churros. The Churros itself was really good, but we were disappointed with the Cinnamon Sugar. It didn't really stick to the Churros and lacked flavour. I wish we ordered the Maple Syrup instead, which comes in a packet where you can dip the Churros in rather than try and coat it. The McChurros is available for a limited time only, and cost 159 yen each (USD$1.56).
|McChurros with Cinnamon Sugar|
McDonald’s Japan Website