Most anywhere in the world you go, you’re likely to find the familiar golden arches somewhere nearby. For foreigners living in Japan, McDonald’s can provide a quick and inexpensive taste of home, while at the same time giving more adventurous eaters new and exciting twists on the classic McD’s taste with seasonal treats like the pink sakura or black squid-ink burgers. Currently, the chain is offering up some Hawaiian-themed eats, like its barbeque pork burger, banana milkshake, and mixed berry pancakes.
When the craving for pancakes strikes, McDonald’s might not be the first place to come to mind, but Japanese netizens have been pleasantly surprised at just how good the Hawaiian pancakes actually are.
The Hawaiian mixed berry pancakes are being served for a limited time as part of the burger chain’s “World Mac [as it’s pronounced in Japan] Hawaii” campaign, and Japanese diners are raving about them.[tweet https://twitter.com/DDRplanet/status/571184739630997504 align=center]
▲”McDonald’s pancakes are better than I expected.”[tweet https://twitter.com/makaminn/status/571633263736844288 align=center]
▲”McDonald’s Hawaiian pancakes are unexpectedly delicious!”[tweet https://twitter.com/zuuuu8181/status/571204472229068800 align=center]
▲”McD’s Hawaiian pancakes are so good!”
For 420 yen (US$3.50), you get two soft pancakes topped with powdered sugar and mixed berry sauce (which includes raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries), and accompanied by soft-serve ice cream topped with nuts.[tweet https://twitter.com/unchocolat/status/566429599723028481 align=center]
▲”I tried McDonald’s Hawaiian pancakes. They were way better than I imagined. I think it was the springy texture of the pancakes that really stood out. I don’t really like whipped cream, so I was happy that it came with ice cream instead.”
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▲”When the ice cream and berry sauce melt together, it’s out of this world.”[tweet https://twitter.com/to500km/status/570902857068580864 align=center]
▲”McDonald’s Hawaiian pancakes were surprisingly good, you should try them if you have the chance.”
The Hawaiian campaign is only running until to the end of March, so if you want to see what all the fuss is about you better get there fast! I’m sure there will be lots of disappointment once the pancakes are off the menu.