Burger King first brought the black burger made from squid ink to Japan. Now, they’re bringing the red with the new Samurai Burger.
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 cheese, both covered in chili-flavored ‘angry’ sauce.
Japanese news outlet, Nari Nari, reported last year that Burger King would be releasing a black burger, called the “Kuro Burger.” This burger is made from bamboo charcoal, and an onion and garlic sauce made from squid ink. The beef patties were made with black pepper and black cheese.
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.
As for how customers are reacting to the Samurai Burger , it’s pretty mixed. Some Twitter users are replying with “gross” while others are saying “When are they bringing these to America I need pretty patty’s in my life.”