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Summer is here, and maybe you’ve already fired up the grill and cooked some burgers in the backyard. But why settle for plain old regular burgers when you could cook your own kinda disgusting-looking ones that are novelties in Asia? (You might need a little squid ink and bamboo charcoal.) Or you could visit Japan and just buy a strangely colored burger from Burger King or McDonald’s. Too bad Heinz doesn’t make goofy-colored ketchup anymore.
- Burger King Japan is going to sell bright red burgers in two varieties: Aka (“red”) Samurai Chicken burgers and Aka Samurai Beef burgers. The red buns and red cheese will come from added tomato powder, and the ketchup will just be ketchup — or red hot sauce made from miso and hot pepper. [url]
- Burger King also has an all black burger in Japan. It comes with black buns, black cheese and a black sauce — not just black buns like the Darth Vader (“Dark Vador”) burger offered by French fast food chain Quick a few years ago. The Kuro (“black”) Pearl burger and Kuro Diamond burgers were first introduced in 2012 and have been offered in limited quantities ever since. [url]
- McDonald’s Japan also sold a black burger it called the ‘Squid Ink Burger’ for a limited time around Halloween. It wasn’t actually that black, though, and the cheese was just normal. McD’s sold ‘black and white‘ burgers in China in 2012, but unsurprisingly these burgers aren’t permanent menu items. [url]
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