KFC Fillet Double…and soybeans

3 Feb

Starting yesterday (2012 February 2), Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants across Japan have begun selling their new 「チキンフィレダブル」 (“Chicken Fillet Double“).

This unusual “sandwich” has no bread. In it’s place, there are two chicken fillets and between them is two pieces of bacon, two slices of cheese, and two dallops of mayonnaise.

You can get the 「チキンフィレダブル」 (“Chicken Fillet Double“) with a drink at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Japan for the price of ¥500 (US$6.57).

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On a side note, today (February 3) is the Japanese holiday 「節分」 (“Setsubun”).
(Click here to read my short FAQ about it.)

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20 Responses to “KFC Fillet Double…and soybeans”

  1. Amy December 16, 2016 at 8:27 am #

    They call this a double down in New Zealand and it’s not always on the menu but personally I think it’s great.

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    • tokyo5 December 16, 2016 at 8:44 am #

      I didn’t try it while it was on the menu at KFC Japan (about five years ago). Is it popular in New Zealand?

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  2. ninoue8 (@ninoue8) November 7, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    Im Malaysian. So, yes. Japanese food is popular here. We have many japanese restaurants here. If im not mistaken this was the first time McD had japanese flavor in their menu. I like it though 🙂

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    • tokyo5 November 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

      Do you eat Japanese food often?

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      • ninoue8 (@ninoue8) November 8, 2012 at 1:19 am #

        Yes. I usually ate japanese food with my friend once a month. Few years back i went to Japan and ate sushi there. I was shocked because they were super delicious compared to one’s in my country (for obvious reason.haha)

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      • tokyo5 November 8, 2012 at 1:57 am #

        Yeah, I’m sure that Japanese food is better in Japan than anywhere else.

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  3. ninoue8 (@ninoue8) November 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Ouh im surprised to see this menu in Japan as well. I dont like it. Its too salty to my taste..
    I dont think its a success because at the same time McD also offer new menu which is Samurai burger. I believe most people prefer samuai burger over this fillet double 🙂

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    • tokyo5 November 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

      Samurai Burger“? I had never heard of that!?
      It’s a Japanese word…but McDonalds in Japan has never had that burger.
      (McDonalds Japan does have a “Teriyaki Burger”, though).

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      • ninoue8 (@ninoue8) November 7, 2012 at 11:08 am #

        Yup they call it Samurai Burger. The set consist of the burger (teriyaki beef with mayonese on top), sakura flavor soft drink and curry flavor fries. The burger is a bit sweet though. Men (my brothers) don’t like it 🙂

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      • tokyo5 November 7, 2012 at 11:19 am #

        It sounds like it’s the same as the Teriyaki Burger here.

        Is Japanese food so popular in your country that even McDonalds there sells it?

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  4. @morethingsjapan February 17, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    I wish Japan would come out with KFCs popcorn chicken… or those bowls with mashed potatoes, chicken, etc… who am I kidding? I live on a small island with no fast food and don’t make it into Okinawa honto often enough anway.. Still, this makes me hungry despite what has to be a high fat content

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    • tokyo5 February 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

      >I wish Japan would come out with KFCs popcorn chicken… or those bowls with mashed potatoes, chicken, etc…

      I haven’t eaten at Kentucky Fried Chicken for a while…so I’m not sure how their menu is now but years ago KFC Japan had mashed potatoes and gravy.

      I don’t know what “popcorn chicken” is though. The name sounds unappetizing.

      >(I) don’t make it into Okinawa honto often

      I like Okinawan cuisine a lot! I wouldn’t eat fast-food on Okinawa…the “native” food is so much better!

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  5. Metal Odyssey February 14, 2012 at 3:18 am #

    I imagine this is not a bad idea of a chicken sandwich… especially if you are on a “low-carb” diet. Once I started to eat less bread, I lost some unnecessary pounds. (Of course I stamped out soda and high caloric snacks too).

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    • tokyo5 February 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

      I’m not a dietary expert…but fried chicken, bacon, cheese and mayonnaise are all high-calorie, I believe. Especially all together…and a double-helping of each!

      But if someone ate that “sandwich” once, rather than habitually, I’m sure there wouldn’t be any harm.

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  6. penman February 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Wow, that looks too much for my tiny little stomach. I can’t even finish a McDonald’s big mac alone. We don’t have this kind of sandwich here maybe because most Indonesian prefer rice over bread or (in this case) chicken.

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    • tokyo5 February 8, 2012 at 1:10 am #

      Of course, rice is a staple food item here in Japan too.
      I like rice a lot…but I love chicken too! 😉

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  7. Anonymous February 5, 2012 at 5:39 am #

    Hi! Didn’t you forget to wear the devil’s mask? I don’t know why most devil’s faces are red. Isn’t it cute to be pink? Or, how about florish?

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    • tokyo5 February 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

      >Didn’t you forget to wear the devil’s mask?

      You’re referring to the tradition in Japan on the Setsubun holiday for the father to wear a demon mask and the children chase him away by throwing beans…
      No, I didn’t “forget”. I just haven’t done that since my kids were little.

      >Isn’t it cute to be pink?

      I’m not sure if demons are meant to be “cute”. 😉

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  8. AstroNerdBoy February 3, 2012 at 1:12 am #

    I love the concept of this “sandwich,” but it was a bit much when I actually tried one in the U.S. It was too salty for my tastes, and I realized that often, chicken sandwiches use a somewhat sweeter bread (at least in the U.S.) to counter some of the salt.

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    • tokyo5 February 3, 2012 at 1:25 am #

      Do they have this sandwich at KFC in America, too? Is it popular?

      >It was too salty

      I wonder if it tastes the same here as it does there.

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