Black tea, black coffee and now an exciting new ‘black burger!’ The creation of Burger King Japan, the Kuro Burger is a special treat for the Japanese population. It’s introduction marks the fifth anniversary of this American chain in the land of the rising sun.
Although not as adventurous in their palate as the Chinese and the Thai, Japanese folks are more known for their quirky tastes in food and its presentation. In a bid to mark their presence in the fast food industry of Japan, Burger King is going to dish out the Kuro Burger on the 28th of September. Literally defined as black, the buns of this burger are jet black too. It will be available only for a limited period and is being touted as a premium meal.
The burger is made from freshly baked bread that is blackened by mixing bamboo charcoal into the dough. It is served along with original Black Flavored Ketchup, which is traditional ketchup blended with garlic and squid ink with special seasonings. A whopper class 113g/4oz beef patty, pickles, tomato, onion, lettuce, and mayonnaise is added to the fare. The burger will sell for 790 yen (US$10) as a value meal and 450 yen (US$5.75) for a single burger.