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


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