Burger King’s Insane Black Burger

21 Sep

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been five years since Burger King re-entered the Japanese market (they first tried and failed here about fifteen years ago.)

Well, to commemorate their fifth anniversary in Japan, Burger King is offering a new, unusual burger called 「非常識の黒いバーガー」 (the “Insane, Black Burger“)!

30 Responses to “Burger King’s Insane Black Burger”

  1. Metal Odyssey October 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    It looks like someone took a black Sharpie pen to that burger bun! Does not look appealing to me at all… looks like the bun got severely burnt in the oven! Whoa!

    With that said… Japan always gets the diversity with the marketing of their products and I can respect that. Marketing over here is always… “the status quo”. It seems like these same franchises over here in the U.S. never test market anything new… it’s a shame.


    • tokyo5 October 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

      I would be willing to try this burger … but I probably won’t because I don’t eat fast-food often and when I do, I normally just choose McDonalds because it’s cheaper, their stores are everywhere … and I have the McDonalds app on my cellphone.

      Other fast-food places have apps too … but McDonalds Japan has the best deals on theirs.

      By the way, does McDonalds in the U.S. have a smartphone app too?


      • Metal Odyssey October 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

        Gosh, I don’t know. I am so old school when it comes to smart phones and their apps! I would guess there is a McDonalds smart phone app available here though… cause I see that every company or service out there has one available now.

        Many, many bands/musicians have smartphone apps now… it’s almost as essential as having a facebook page… which I don’t have either just yet! OMG and LOL! I gotta get a move on, huh? Whoa.


      • tokyo5 October 1, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

        Actually I’m working on making the “official Tokyo Five” app!


      • Metal Odyssey October 2, 2012 at 4:47 am #

        Whoa… that’s cool, a Tokyo Five app! Nothing wrong with that! Hey… If you ever get a television variety Metal show, please count me in. 🙂 \m/\m/


      • tokyo5 October 2, 2012 at 7:10 am #

        You should make a heavy-metal TV show!
        I’d definitly watch!


      • Metal Odyssey October 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

        You think? Man… If I had the “right” connections… man… I would LOVE to have a Heavy Metal TV show! Heck, even a Metal reality show! I wouldn’t mind having a camera crew follow me around town… and to concerts… and on my vinyl & CD shopping trips! LOL!

        I guess it’s as Steven Tyler would sing: “Dream On”! LOL! Then again… life is funny…


      • tokyo5 October 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

        >I wouldn’t mind having a camera crew follow me around


        I wouldn’t like that at all.

        Actually, on about ten occasions, I’ve had TV film crews for variety shows ask me to do an on-air interview.
        I’ve always declined. I like my privacy.


      • Metal Odyssey October 3, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

        Sure, privacy is a key issue. It’s just the potential for $$$ that makes me say, okay! Granted, I would not lower my personal standards for no one… in other words, I wouldn’t act like a total idiot just for some producer and ratings. Gee Metal whiz, I’m talking like I’ve already had an offer or something! LOL!

        That is very cool that variety shows request your appearance! You should still appear though… just wear a scary halloween mask or something and call yourself: “The Masked Blogger” aka Tokyo 5. 🙂


      • tokyo5 October 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

        Oh, I didn’t mean that any TV producers seeked me out and requested my appearance on their show or anything like that.
        I’m not a celebrity.

        I meant that on a number of occasions a TV crew happened to be where I was and they were looking to interview people on the street to get “average” people’s opinions on some topic.
        I was probably asked so many times because I was the only person in the area of a different nationality.

        But I decline everytime … I don’t want to be on TV.


      • Metal Odyssey October 4, 2012 at 1:52 am #

        Oh! LOL! I honestly thought you were asked to be a guest on a television studio! I’ve never been stopped by a news crew on the street and I’ve been near such reporters a few times in my life too.

        Something that spontaneous I would probably find difficult to deal with myself, getting “put on the spot” in front of a microphone and camera.


      • tokyo5 October 4, 2012 at 7:10 am #

        Ironically, I think I could do a good interview on TV … but I wouldn’t want to.


  2. musings September 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    That’s really quite interesting. I thought it was hamburger between two shiitake or portobello mushrooms. That would have made it more palatable looking.


    • tokyo5 September 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

      You would rather have that burger with giant mushrooms in place of the dark bread?
      I like mushrooms but not enough to replace bread with them! 😉


  3. Japan Australia September 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    It looks very interesting with bamboo charcoals used to blacken the buns and the sauce coloured and flavoured with garlic and squid ink (いかすみ).


    • tokyo5 September 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

      So…are you gonna try one?


      • Japan Australia September 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

        Would love to, but don’t think they will still be around when I return to Japan 😦


      • tokyo5 September 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

        How often do you visit Japan?
        When will the next time be?

        Which part of Japan? Tokyo?


      • Japan Australia September 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

        Try to get back every couple of years and the next visit will be January. Don’t think it will last until then. Will spend a few days in Tokyo before returning to the heart of Japan.


      • tokyo5 September 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

        How long do you stay in Japan at a time?
        How many times have you visited? When was the first time?

        And … to me, Tokyo is the heart of Japan!


      • Japan Australia September 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

        Lived and worked in Japan for over 10 years and travel quite regularly now back and forth between Japan and Australia. The heart of Japan is Gifu Prefecture my home base.


      • tokyo5 September 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

        That must be nice to travel so often!

        Gifu is a nice place to visit … but I wouldn’t want to live anywhere in the world but Tokyo!


      • Japan Australia September 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

        It is good but miss being in Japan full time. Gifu is amazing – surrounded by mountains, great onsen and amazing food. Love visiting Tokyo, but can really relax and enjoy myself at home in Gifu.


      • tokyo5 September 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

        What brought you to Japan at first?


      • Japan Australia September 25, 2012 at 9:26 am #

        Planned to stay a year and gain some experience after studying Japanese at Uni but ended up loving it and staying more than 10 years. How about you?


      • tokyo5 September 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

        I came here in 1990 for my job. Planned to stay only two years … but I love it so much that I never left.


  4. 9symphony9 September 22, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    Is that for real? If I thought of an idea like that they would lock me up I think ha.


    • tokyo5 September 22, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      Yes, it is.
      Why do you think so?


      • 9symphony9 September 22, 2012 at 10:56 am #

        Nobody would buy black bread here. But I guess around the world it is different taste.


      • tokyo5 September 22, 2012 at 11:26 am #

        That’s too bad … because if you refuse to try food based on it’s appearance, you miss out on a lot!

        As for me, I’m not a picky eater at all… I’ll try anything — and enjoy nearly everything.


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