Japan has a red cheeseburger making its debut in July, and people can’t stop talking about it. According to Kotaku, the new item will be available at Burger King locations in Japan beginning on July 3. Less than one year after the “black cheeseburger” was introduced, the chain came up with this new menu item that is nothing short of creative, and it probably tastes good too — if you like spicy, that is.
“Called the ‘Aka Burger’ (‘aka’ or 赤 means ‘red’), it comes in two types: Aka Samurai Beef and Aka Samurai Chicken. (Yes, Burger King Japan calls the chicken sandwich a burger, too). Both are served on red buns and filled with red cheese and red tomatoes. The burgers are slathered in a spicy sauce made from chili peppers and chili paste. Burger King Japan is calling this an ‘ANGRY sauce.’ “
Japan’s red cheeseburger looks more appetizing than the 2014 black cheeseburger, and sounds a little more appetizing, as well. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the black cheeseburger, called the “Kuro Burger,” had some interesting (to say the least) ingredients.
“The Kuro Burger has blackened buns that are made from bamboo charcoal. The toppings include an onion, garlic sauce that is made with squid ink, their classic beef patties topped with black pepper, and a black cheese that incorporates the bamboo charcoal.”
— Uli (@uliwitness) May 29, 2015
Of course, many people enjoyed last year’s special item, and there will be plenty of people trying this year’s new creation, even if it is a little intimidating.
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According to the Wall Street Journal, the black burger is still available — and a new improved version (they added eggplant) will be available in August.
Anyone willing to try Japan’s red cheeseburger will pay about $5.00.
“The latest offering will cost ¥540 ($4.40). Aka Samurai Beef burgers will also be available for ¥690… The Kuro Shogun burgers will be available from Aug. 21 for ¥690.”
Would you try either one of these burgers? Which one sounds more appetizing to you?
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