Fast food chains in Japan can usually take the award for having the most “original” or “unique” ideas. While many fast food chains across the world, especially Japan, are expansions of American chains, they have their own unique menus. In respects to Burger King Japan, it had unveiled its limited season “Kuro” and “BK Pumpkin
” burgers. With respects to McDonald's Japan, its newest sandwich called the “Gracoro
” burger has been unveiled. Gracoro is the compound word for “gratin” and “korokke” in which the former is a technique in which ingredients are topped with a brown crust while the latter is the Japanese version of a “croquette” which is a fried food roll that is rolled in breadcrumbs and fried. Croquettes can have just about anything inside with the most common filling being mashed potatoes.
In the case of the Japanese McDonald's Gracoro burger, there is no meat, chicken, or fish patty present; instead, there's a croquette patty or “gracoro patty.” The components inside the gracoro patty are white sauce, shrimp, and macaroni pasta. When you bite into the burger, the mixture oozes out. Instead of the patty being served with lettuce, it's served with cabbage. However, this burger is quiet popular at McDonald's restaurants across Japan. Like the BK Pumpkin from Burger King, the Gracoro Burger from McDonald's is only seasonal. This will only be available for the winter season.