Go! Go! Asia!

16 Jan

Besides the western (mostly American) fast-food chains that are in Japan, there are number of Japanese original fast-food chains. Most of them are actually much better than McDonalds and Burger King.

Probably the most popular Japanese chain is MOS Burger.

Their name is  頭字語 (an acronym) for Mountain, Ocean, Sun.

I have eaten at MOS Burger many times. Their food, although a bit expensive, is quite good.
I didn’t know before though that the Japanese hamburger chain MOS Burger has restaurants in other countries around Asia.

Currently MOS Burger is having a special campaign at all of their stores in Japan and across Asia.
This campaign is being called “Go! Go! Asia!

Now until early February, MOS Burger is offering a new limited-time-only grilled chicken burger as a part of their “Go! Go! Asia!” campaign.

It’s called 「塩バターチキンバーガー」 (“Salt Butter Chicken Burger“) with ペッパー風味 (pepper taste).
The burger has a grilled chicken patty covered in salty butter sauce with crispy French Fries on top.

Kind of unusual. It might be good but I don’t eat at MOS Burger very often so I probably won’t be trying it.

How about you? Does this burger look good to you? Would you try it? Have you ever eaten at MOS Burger in Japan…or in another country?

In Japan, the price for the 「塩バターチキンバーガー」 (“Salt Butter Chicken Burger“) is ¥360 (about US$4.30).

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34 Responses to “Go! Go! Asia!”

  1. Hanta January 20, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    I love Mos Burger but they are so stingy with their drinks. Also, I hate tomato so the massive bloody slice of it just mocks me.

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    • tokyo5 January 21, 2011 at 12:51 am #

      Yes, the food and drinks at MOS Burger are “Japanese size” portions…and their prices are kinda expensive.

      But their food is good, so MOS Burger remains popular.

      (And I can’t believe that you don’t like tomatoes! 😉 )

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  2. Sven January 18, 2011 at 1:21 am #

    tokyo5 :
    I see.
    Did you visit much of Japan?
    What parts of Tokyo did you like best?

    Tokyo and Kyoto. Kyoto is nice. In Tokyo we most enjoyed mounting the Tokyo Tower and strolling the area from Ginza to Imperial Palace. Odaiba too is pleasant.

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    • tokyo5 January 18, 2011 at 1:36 am #

      >Ginza (Tokyo)

      Did you see the Tsukiji Fish Market in that area?

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      • Sven January 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

        Tsukiji LOL, we overslept so there was no fish when we arrived there! But I saw it for real in 2007.

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      • tokyo5 January 18, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

        You have to get up pretty early to see the action at the Tsukiji Fish Market.

        By the way, I wrote a post about Tsukiji Market

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  3. thenakedlistener January 17, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    tokyo5 :
    McDonalds in Japan has a ¥100 menu and also cell-phone coupons…do they have something similar there?

    Nope, McD in Hong Kong doesn’t have anything like that. A basic burger at MOS Burger is priced around HK$50 (around 5000 yen). Freshness Burger is about the same. The burgers down the pub is HK$68 to HK$99 (6800 – 9000 yen) and that’s a set meal (burger, salad/fries, soft drink/coffee/tea) – not a bad deal in comparison.

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    • tokyo5 January 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

      >Nope, McD in Hong Kong doesn’t have anything like that.

      Really? That’s too bad.
      In addition to the cheaper menu items and the cell-phone coupons, Japan also has “Discount Ticket Shops” that sell cheaper tickets for everything from trains, movies, museums, sporting events, etc.

      I often by coupons for McDonalds coffee there. With them, I can get “bottomless” coffee for ¥50 (about US$0.60).

      >A basic burger at MOS Burger is priced around HK$50 (around 5000 yen)…(at) the pub is HK$68 to HK$99 (6800 – 9000 yen)

      I think you must have typed an extra zero on those Japanese Yen prices.
      ¥5,000 equals about US$60.40, ¥6,800 = about US$82.16, and ¥9,000 = US$108.74
      I don’t think a hamburger costs that much anywhere. 😉

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  4. RattRocker January 17, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    That looks repulsive, is the chicken covered in something, see fries, the uns, and the chuicken but it looks very weird, I wouldn’t eat it unless I get a better picture because from this picture it looks like the chicken is coleslaw under the fries

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    • tokyo5 January 17, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

      >is the chicken covered in something(?)

      Yes. As I wrote above…this burger has “a grilled chicken patty covered in salty butter sauce with crispy French Fries on top.”

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      • RattRocker January 18, 2011 at 1:45 am #

        Ah, butter sauce, that doesn’t sound too good plus like I said it looks almost like coleslaw or something, well the fires are okay but I don’t know if I would want butter suace on my chicken patty, maybe a light barbeque sauce but that is it.

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      • tokyo5 January 18, 2011 at 1:53 am #

        I’ve never tried a sandwich like that before…but MOS Burger makes good food.
        And I like chicken a lot.

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      • RattRocker January 19, 2011 at 12:06 am #

        Did you notice the Mos logo looke like an upside-down Warner Bros. logo?

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      • tokyo5 January 19, 2011 at 12:10 am #

        How’s that? Isn’t “Warner Bros.” logo a “WB” inside of a shield? Quite different.

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      • RattRocker January 21, 2011 at 11:10 am #

        whoops I meant Warner Music Group, I thoguth, up until now, that it was a branch of Warner Bros. Here is a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warner_Music_Group

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      • tokyo5 January 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

        >I meant Warner Music Group (logo)

        You’re right, it is similar to the MOS Burger logo.

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  5. Sven January 17, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    Not often enough, alas. I hope to make it next year or 2013, to visit the Sky Tree.

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    • tokyo5 January 17, 2011 at 10:14 pm #

      How many times have you visited Japan? When was your first visit? What brought you here the first time? How long do you stay, on average?

      Just wondering.

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      • Sven January 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

        Twice. 2007 with a choir. 2010 with my son. Around 10 days both times. I keep contact with a few of the choir people!

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      • tokyo5 January 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

        I see.
        Did you visit much of Japan? Or stay in the Tokyo area?

        What parts of Tokyo did you like best?

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  6. Sven January 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    Me and my son tried both MOS Burger and Lotteria. I liked Lotteria, but he still prefers McD – and BK which we didn’t find when we were in Tokyo.

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    • tokyo5 January 16, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

      >I liked Lotteria

      Did you try their “Tower Burger”? 😉

      You should try the Japanese chain “Freshness Burger“. They have beer on the menu! Burger King in Japan sells beer and whiskey.

      >we didn’t find (Burger King) when we were in Tokyo.

      Next time, ask me. 😉

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      • Sven January 17, 2011 at 1:56 am #

        Oh yes we saw an ad for the Tower Burger but we didn’t feel tempted. For sure I’ll ask you in due time.

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      • tokyo5 January 17, 2011 at 1:57 am #

        Do you visit Tokyo often?

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  7. thenakedlistener January 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Yeah, we got one in Hong Kong. Prices are like double the Japanese prices – I’m pretty sure it’s related to Hong Kong’s insane sky-high rents more than anything other reason.

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    • tokyo5 January 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

      >…in Hong Kong…double the Japanese prices

      Really? Is the cost-of-living very high in Hong Kong?

      Do you like MOS Burger?

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      • thenakedlistener January 17, 2011 at 1:26 am #

        Actually, the cost of living is roughly the same as Tokyo, but food prices lately have been going through the roof … sooner or later we’re going to end up having riots like in Tunisia right now.

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      • thenakedlistener January 17, 2011 at 1:30 am #

        Sorry, I forgot to say I’m averagely okay with MOS Burger or Freshness Burger (we have one here too). Personally, if I want a burger, I just pop in to a pub just around the corner from home and that pub serves good burgers that are very close to real the Western/American style.

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      • tokyo5 January 17, 2011 at 1:36 am #

        >Actually, the cost of living is roughly the same as Tokyo

        Many people say that Tokyo is so expensive…but I don’t think it’s that bad.
        And actually, on my last visit to America (in 2004), I noticed that many things were the same price as Tokyo (for example, Disney World)…and a number of things were more expensive in America (for example, paper products, restaurants, and a haircut).

        >food prices lately have been going through the roof

        McDonalds in Japan has a ¥100 menu and also cell-phone coupons…do they have something similar there?

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      • tokyo5 January 17, 2011 at 1:39 am #

        >if I want a burger, I just pop in to a pub

        Aren’t they a bit expensive there?

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  8. Bryn January 16, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    I like MOS Burger, especially their Teriyaki burger, and this past summer their lemonade was delicious! I always put my fries on my burgers (and potato chips on my sandwiches) so this sandwich doesn’t look strange to me at all! I say “It’s about time!” But I don’t care for grilled chicken sandwiches, so I’ll just stick with my usual Teriyaki burger with fries on top!

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    • tokyo5 January 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

      >I like MOS Burger, especially their Teriyaki burger

      I think their Chili Dog is nice.

      >I always put my fries on my burgers…But I don’t care for grilled chicken sandwiches

      I’m the other way…I’ve never tried a burger with French Fries on it…but I like chicken a lot.

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    • tokyo5 January 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

      >very nice article.

      Thanks.

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