I just love Japanese-American fusion. That's why I'm so jazzed about the new McDonald's Samurai Mac burgers. These culinary tributes to multiculturalism are America's national food (the fast food cheeseburger) with what McDonald's is calling "a taste of Japan".
For a limited time, McDonald's customers in Japan will have their choice of two Samurai Mac burgers. One is for the "wild faction" of the public, while the other is for the "self indulgent faction". Both burgers feature a roasted soy sauce, which adds some Japanese flare and umami to these burgers.
If you're a member of the wild faction, McDonald's thinks you'll lean toward the "Roasted Soy Sauce Style Double Thick Beef" Samurai Mac Burger. That's a double cheddar cheeseburger with soy sauce, onions and ketchup on a sesame seed bun. Wild indeed.
On the other hand, if you feel more like a member of the "self indulgent faction", you might be more inclined to order the "Roasted Soy Sauce Style Bacon Tomato Thick Beef" Samurai Mac burger (maybe these names roll right off the tongue in Japanese?). This is a single burger with white cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, ketchup and soy sauce.
Both Samurai Mac burgers are only being offered in Japanese McDonald's locations. The Samurai Mac burgers will be available April 8, 2020 through mid-May.