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May 5, 2010

The Asia Trip: MOS Burger - Yakiniku Rice Burger

MOS Burger Yakiniku Rice Burger Wrapped
MOS Burger began serving rice burgers in 1987 (I would guess to better appeal to the Asian market) and continues to do so to this day.  I've always thought it was an interesting idea and finally got to try one while in Taiwan.

The MOS Burger Yakiniku (Japanese for "grilled meat" and associated with Japanese indoor table grill restaurants) Rice Burger features thinly-sliced marinated grilled beef with tendons and leafy lettuce sandwiched in a bun of grilled onigiri-shaped (triangular) rice patties.  They're sold for 65 NT each or about $2.  They come wrapped a bit differently in a thin foam paper.
It was pretty good but not as interesting as I had hoped.  It tasted much like eating a beef bowl really, except without a utensil.  The beef slices were tender and had a nice blend of saltiness and sugar, probably a blend of soy sauce and sugar.  The rice was moist and sticky and the lettuce was fresh.
MOS Burger Yakiniku Rice Burger
But as I stated, it was no different than eating a beef bowl.  I think they forgot to grill my rice or maybe I needed to specify, because my "buns" were just shaped clumps of rice with zero crunchy crust.  The added crunch and texture would have been a nice addition.

Nutritional Info (194g)
Calories - 448 (from Fat - 189)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 0g)
Sodium - 467mg
Carbs - 52g 
Protein - 11g


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1 comment :

  1. I was wondering if you tried the rice burger that they were known for. Cunchy rice would be interesting but it is probably better that it was just shaped like they do for riceballs

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