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Feb 17, 2010

The Asia Trip: McDonald's Japan - McPork Sandwich

McDonald's McPork Sandwich in its wrapper
McDonald's McPork is a 100 yen value menu ($1.11 at the going rate) item over in Japan. It consists of a regular McDonald's hamburger bun, hand-leafed lettuce (a change from the typical McDonald's shredded), a pork patty, and a teriyaki-type sauce.

McDonald's McPork Sandwich
So how was the McPork?  It's pretty tasty and cheap to boot, especially for Japan. The McPork tastes a lot like a breakfast sausage patty but a little less salty and little bit bigger to fit the hamburger bun.  The sauce was a nice blend of salty and sweet. The bun provided a good balance for muting the stronger flavors.

I'd eat this one again if I was in Japan.  Plus I love the pigs on the wrapper... you know just in case kids are confused about where pork come from.  See? It's educational!  And good McBranding!

You'll also notice that despite Japan being a homogeneous and relatively non-English speaking country, the entire wrapper is covered in English.


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5 comments:

  1. the wrapper is pretty awesome, have you noticed size differences between the mcd's dollar menu here compared to japan's? i've been told that japan's is smaller than here in the states. thanks!

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  2. I love the updates but hate the "click to read the rest" format.

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  3. @anon: I didn't notice the McPork being any smaller than a regular McDonald's hamburger but that's already pretty small. It was the only thing besides the Shaka Shaka Chicken that I tried off their value menu so I don't know beyond that.

    @WW: I added the "click to read the rest" to make the index page shorter and faster to load plus it makes search a little bit easier as I put up more and more posts. If you like the old way though, you can just visit the feed by using the "Subscribe" link.

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  4. the patty does just look like a breakfast sausage and the japanese are obsessed with english words

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  5. We just spent 3 weeks traveling in Japan on a Japan Rail Pass. Its easy and very cheap if you want to see lots of Japan once you learn the JR system. Most major train stations all have a McDonald's restaurant. All very clean, busy and very reasonable compared to Japanese cuisine. Picture menu if you do not speak Japanese. We loved the McPork sandwich on the 100 Yen menu ($1.12). Agree with all the comments above. McDonald's should offer in the US. The pork is from Iowa. We saw several boxes being delivered to a McDonald's we ate at in Kyoto.

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