These include such goodies as the Pork Tatsuta, Chicken McNuggets with Wasabi Sauce, Shoyu Butter Shaka Shaka Fries, and Banana Oreo McFlurry.
The Pork Tatsuta was released on May 31 and is based on the popular Chicken Tatsuta. The Pork Tatsuta contains a grilled pork patty, onion ginger sauce, shredded cabbage and a slightly spicy sauce all contained within a soft fluffy bun. The burger is really easy to eat and we liked the flavour combination of pork and ginger, which reminded us of the popular Japanese dish shogayaki. The soft bun is a nice touch as well and sets this burger apart from the regular burgers on the menu.
|The Pork Tatsuta in the Box|
|Opening up the Pork Tatsuta|
|About to eat the Pork Tatsuta|
Chicken McNuggets with Wasabi Sauce is now one of my all-time favourites. Why didn’t they think of this flavour before? The combination of wasabi and sweet Japanese mayonnaise is a classic and I could easily dip all of my future food into this awesome combination. The wasabi sauce has a sweet initial taste with the wasabi hitting you later as an after-taste. It wasn’t as hot as we would have liked and is very mild, so don’t be afraid to give it a try. Definitely my favourite of all the summer menu items. A must try if you are in Japan this summer.
|Chicken McNuggets with Wasabi Sauce|
|You can see the creamy Wasabi and Japanese Mayonnaise Sauce|
Shoyu Butter Shaka Shaka Fries are a limited edition, where your fries come with a paper bag and a special seasoning. You simply put the fries in the bag, sprinkle in the seasoning and shake vigorously. The special seasoning for this one is shoyu butter (soy sauce and butter). The seasoning is quite mild and not too strong, so it adds a nice gentle kick to the flavour of the French fries.
|The Bag and Special Seasoning for the Shaka Shaka Fries|
|The seasoned fries ready to be eaten by one hungry JA|
Banana Oreo McFlurry makes a summer comeback and is always very popular. It is easy to see why as banana and chocolate is such a great combination.
|Banana Oreo McFlurry|
A special summer drink campaign is also starting from June 14 until the end of June, where you can pick up a soft drink of any size for only 100 yen (USD$1).
McDonald’s Japan Website http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/
Have you tried any of these new summer items from McDonald’s Japan? What would you like to try? Please leave your comments below.