Say aloha to McDonald’s new limited Hawaiian-themed menu, unfortunately, only available in Japan! Starting February 10th, McDonald’s Japan introduces four limited Hawaiian items including a loco moco burger, a kalua pork burger, pineapple pies, and banana milkshakes… Where’s the SPAM though?
Everyone seems to be loco over the loco moco. Loco moco is a common Hawaiian dish consisting of rice, beef patties, fried eggs and gravy. McDonald’s decided to make a burger inspired by this dish using #2burgerpattiez, a cooked egg (the same eggs they use for Sausage & Egg McMuffins), cheese, lettuce and gravy sauce. Not gonna lie, the Loco Moco Burger looks pretty underwhelming considering loco mocos usually have golden runny egg yolks. The picture just looks like a cheeseburger with an egg and some gravy on it. I really don’t understand why people are getting so excited over this.
The Kalua Pork Burger sounds slightly better, made from pulled pork which McDonald’s advertises as “slow cooked for four hours,” served on a spicy pork patty, with pineapple barbecue sauce topped with coleslaw and pickles. Personally, I’m more interested in trying this burger, albeit I can’t imagine the pork actually being prepared the traditional way, in an underground oven.
I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad pie from McDonald’s. Pineapple has been done before and sounds like the perfect combination with some creamy McDonald’s soft serve, or that banana milkshake! The milkshake can’t be bad, Japan has some of the creamiest dairy ever.American, Asian, Dessert, Dinner, Fast Food Gourmand, Hawaiian, Japanese, Kobe, Japan, Kyoto, Japan, Osaka, Japan, Tokyo, Japan