Is That Real Food?!


In Japan, I guess it is:

Burger King Japan wasn’t content to sit on the dark side of the colour spectrum. It’s gearing up to offer a red burger stacked with red cheese.

We’re not talking about an undercooked patty with raw meat inside. We’re talking about a glowing-red bun, a slice of tomato for dramatic effect and matching bright-red cheese. It’s called the Aka Samurai Burger. “Aka” means “red.” There’s no word on whether you’ll need a katana blade to cut it.

The eye-catching red colour comes from the use of tomato powder. The hell-burger is decorated with a spicy sauce, of course. Burger King Japan describes it as “angry” sauce.

Not into beef? No problem. There’s also an Aka Samurai chicken burger variant. The oddball burgers will debut on menus July 3.

  • Sir Roderick Spode

    Why do you Americans sabotage yourselves? And the rest of the planet? After all that mental stuff you just did visited America to find out why? Why cant you just act like normal human beings like they do in Montana? You are getting scary.

    • Hey, the Japanese are doing this.

      Sometimes, we all bring heartburn on ourselves.

    • bob e

      i’m ex-spoding as i read ..

  • Tokenn

    Oh great….now I’m hungry…

  • ntt1

    I dunno… green eggs and ham never really took off ,after all

  • Uncle_Waspy

    Japanese Burger King? I thought they were all asexual vegans over there now.

    • Alain

      Nope, not in the least.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    That food is no less real than anything Burger King puts out here.

  • Burger King is not well established in Japan, as opposed to McDonald’s, which has been there for decades. McDonald’s has adjusted by offering smaller sandwiches and other items that are not available in Canada. On the other hand, the Burger King whoppers in Japan are the same as in Canada (I noticed the same in Seoul a few years ago). I guess the red sandwich is a gimmick in the marketing war. They also have a black sandwich, where the bun is made black by adding squid ink. I had one when I was in Japan a few weeks ago – the taste wasn’t that different from the regular bread.

  • Alain

    Personally the only hamburgers I like outside those prepared at home are those from Wendy’s and A & W. Never liked MacDonald’s, Burger King or any of the others myself. I do like the chips at MacDonald’s and also at Wendy’s. That said I wouldn’t mind trying one of these just to see but haven’t been back to Japan since family passed away.

    • I love A&W.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      With Wendy’s, I can substitute a much healthier baked potato for the French fries.

  • bob e

    i want one with secret bushido sauce ..