Pork Burgers from Japan

13 Nov


Do they have these from where you come from?

When I visited Japan last September, I find it uniquely interesting that most of their fast food chain offer pork burgers. Actually its no biggie . . . it’s just that from where we come from, all fast food chains are Halal. We have a “No pork, no lard” policy due to religious respect.


According to Japan News Review McDonald’s Japan launched a new item for their 100 yen menu last July – McPork. Apparently, this will also mean the end for the chicken meat burger McChicken, which will no longer be served at any McDonald’s outlet in Japan. Does this mean chicken is less popular than pork in Japan? Needless to say, the McChicken is here to stay in Singapore.




I find the McPork similar to a normal hamburger; maybe just juicer. However, the pork burger served at Mos Burger (pictured above) was truly a blessing! YUM! Ohhh and they have onion rings at Mos Burger Japan too.

I was kinda hoping that McDonald’s here will introduce another delicacy – the Ebi Burger (with REAL shrimps; not fish paste pretending to be prawns!) But I’ve waited till the cows come home and. . .yup, still no prawn! Maybe they’ve all migrated to Japan. Grrr. *shake fists*


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  1. ポーク ポーク Kun

    Wednesday, 14 November, 2007 at 00:20

    Oink Oink! .. おいしい!!! Hope I can get it next year…

  2. mervyn

    Wednesday, 14 November, 2007 at 10:09

    Kinda sad to not be able to get McChicken in Japan, it’s one of the few items on their menu that I eat. Mos Burger has Ebi Burger though, not as good as McDonalds’ Ebi burger?

  3. Windbell

    Wednesday, 14 November, 2007 at 13:07

    I tried the McPork back in Japan during September this year. Totally delicious and the portion’s the same size as a normal burger here.

  4. Orphen

    Wednesday, 14 November, 2007 at 16:20

    Yes the burger is indeed something new to the taste buds, its addictive too (for my case). Do try it when you guys have the chance.

  5. §oL

    Thursday, 15 November, 2007 at 22:16

    Mos burger’s Ebi burger is too small argh. I need to eat 2 to satisfy my prawn fetish.

  6. alafista

    Friday, 16 November, 2007 at 10:40

    aaa they should bring it to singapore also .. have a non halal outlet

  7. dice

    Monday, 19 November, 2007 at 22:36

    *Ashamed!* I’ve never tried the Mos Burger Ebi burger here in SG. I think everything Japanese taste better in Japan some how. *Authentic*! And yeah alafista, maybe we should have a non-halal Mc outlet afterall. That’ll be pretty cool, but it’s pretty impossible ヽ(;´д`)ノ

  8. yoko

    Saturday, 24 November, 2007 at 10:03

    Since living in Japan, Ive come to “accept” their version of McDonalds .. howeverrrrrrrrr.. the McPork is McGROSS! ugh! I spat out the first bit I took. Sad that MOS Burger costs about 800 yen (around 9 “bucks” or so) for a SMALL decent burger. Its worth it though, if you rather eat a real hamburger vs the McCrud you get at any McDs in any country. Although, I do like the fries at McDs in Japan! they do a great job on “potatoe fry” ^^~ just remember that you wont automatically be asked or given “ketchup”. And re the McChicken, I understood that the overpriced KFC here had something to do with McChicks disappearing act.

  9. Erin Cleary

    Friday, 13 November, 2009 at 05:51

    We are trying to get pork burgers on the menu in McDonald’s here is the United States! How did you go about getting them in Japan?