Burger King Debuts Red Samurai Burger in Japan

06/17/2015 at 04:34 PM ET

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Courtesy Burger King Japan

First, Burger King brought the black burger (made from squid ink) to Japan.

Now, they’re bringing the red.

Burger King is set to add an Aka Samurai burger — aka means red in Japanese — to its menu on July 3.

The bun’s bright red hue comes from adding tomato paste to the ingredients (no ketchup necessary!). Nestled between the bun is either a slab of ‘Samurai Beef’ or ‘Samurai Chicken’, a slice of red chesse, both covered in chili-flavored ‘angry’ sauce.

Clearly, from the bright color to the spicy sauce, this burger is not for the faint of heart. But with options like the aforementioned black burger, a fried-frog burger, and a toppling Tokyo Tower-inspired burger on Japanese menus already, the country is clearly up to the challenge.

Would you try it? Sound off in the comments!

—Diana Pearl, @dianapearl_


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Gina on

WTF is red cheese?!

jeffwinterwolfhewitt on

One bite and it will chop your tongue off

lisa on

Holy ****
I want one?

Anonymous on

My brother and his wife use a bread maker all the time. He loves to make a loaf for him with cayenne pepper for spice. Gross to me but he loves it.

Perlah on

Homemade burgers are so easy to make and keyword “fresh”! Plus, you can be playful with the ingedients. The Burger King jap burger looks pretty but knowing how gross BK burgers, or fast food is, I think I’d pass and opt for a homemade one.

Raveness16 on

looks gross to me

X on

Guess even basic spellcheck is out the door….what is red chesse?! 😉

Jackie on

Way to be racist Perlah, they are Japanese not japs

Elli on

I’d try the red burger before I’d try the fried frog burger

Cam on

I’ve been and tried the black kuro burger and it was delicious. I’d love to try the samurai burger too haha. And for those people who are commenting about the red cheese and the quality of fast food restaurants, you have to realize that standards for food are significantly higher in Japan than they are in the US. They have much better quality food there. And the cheese is just dyed. Geez.

Co on

Japan is light-years ahead of the US in terms of fast food quality and freshness. I’m looking forward to trying this burger!!!

Anonymous on

Fast food in Japan is better than the states. It looks like the pic AND doesn’t make me sick.I wasn’t here for the black burger but I’ll try the red one first chance I get!

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