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May 21, 2015

Review: Burger King - Teriyaki Original Chicken Sandwich

Burger King's Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich features a fried, breaded white meat chicken fillet, a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce with a hint of ginger, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and mayo on a toasted hoagie sesame seed bun.

I bought two for $5 (one with mayo and one without).

The teriyaki sauce offered up a lot of sweetness and tang with a salty soy sauce base but not much in the way of the promised ginger note. It carried a little too much punch and made it hard to taste anything else. Consistency-wise, it was runny and sticky. It made for a pretty messy sandwich and they only gave me two napkins...

Paired with the mayo, the sauces clashed for a very odd flavor. Both condiments are fairly popular in Japanese cuisine and can be found together in a few dishes but the combination wasn't working for me.

I thought the seasoning of Burger King's Original Chicken patty wouldn't pair well with the teriyaki sauce but I couldn't taste it over the sauce.

The chicken's breading was actually quite crispy on this occasion (it can be hit or miss) and the meat inside had that spongy ground meat quality.

The bun was soft and squishy but wasn't enough to blunt the flavor of the teriyaki.

There were two small tomato slices in each sandwich. They were actually decently ripe but got lost with the sauce. The lettuce was plentiful but not so fresh.

Overall, Burger King's Teriyaki Original Chicken Sandwich was a miss for me due to a completely overbearing teriyaki sauce that's incompatibly paired with mayo. The only plus for me was that the chicken patty was decently crispy. Getting the sandwich without the mayo makes for a slightly better eating experience but it still wasn't great, or even anywhere close to it.

Nutritional Info - Burger King Teriyaki Original Chicken Sandwich
Calories - 580 (from Fat - 235)
Fat - 26g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 1290mg
Carbs - 61g (Sugar - 14g)
Protein - 29g


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