Japanese black burger - level 3

Japanese black burger - level 3

30-09-2014 15:00

Burger King Japan has shocked customers around the world by introducing its latest product. Yes, it is a burger but this one is completely black.

The crazy concept was a big hit on the internet even before the burgers went on sale and now customers in Japan are actually able to go out and buy them.

The black burger features two buns with bamboo charcoal powder mixed in to give it that charred look. The beef was darkened with black pepper as well as the black cheese. And that weird-looking black sauce is actually barbecue sauce with squid ink.

So what does it taste like? Well one happy eater said it would go well with rice!

“It looked like a normal burger but when I bit into it, it tasted charcoal-grilled and felt like I was eating Japanese barbecued beef. I even thought it would go well with rice!”

But this isn't the first time Burger King has pulled this stunt, as the company sold its first black burgers in Japan back in 2012.

Difficult words: charcoal (special coal made usually from burned wood), charred (burnt), charcoal-grilled (to be cooked on a grill with charcoal).

Source: www.ondemandnews.com

Do you like fast food?

How to improve your English with News in Levels:



  1. Read all today's articles and translate all words which you don't understand.
  2. Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.


  1. Listen to all today's news.
  2. Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
  3. Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.


  1. Answer the questions under today's news and write them into the comments.
  2. Chat in the  Chat room for at least 2 minutes. You can write about today's news.


  1. Choose one person from the SKYPE section.
  2. You can talk about today’s news or you can answer questions from  http://www.newsinlevels.com/questions/
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit www.englishrestart.com.

1) Watch this video about News in Levels

2) Practice your English every day for free!

We will send you articles from News in Levels every day to your email. You can stop them at any time.