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Why does MOS Burger break from actual burgers for their Japanese-style menu?

Why does MOS Burger break from actual burgers for their Japanese-style menu?

Since coming to Japan, I’ve had to adjust my expectations when it comes to eating out at burger joints. I’m not sure whether it’s their selection of spices or the addition of strange, seasonal toppings that affects the taste so much, but for better or worse the flavor of Japanese hamburgers rarely matches that of the burgers back home in America.

MOS Burger presents the perfect example. This Japan-based fast food chain’s main claim to fame is a delicious sort of sandwich that tastes like the love child of a standard hamburger and a sloppy joe. But that’s only the beginning. MOS Burger truly pushes the boundaries on what constitutes a burger with their corner of the menu for Japanese-style flavors like miso mackerel between “buns” of tightly packed rice.

Really, what sort of logic could possibly prompt a burger shop to pursue such Japanese style? Sure the company is based in Japan, but who goes to a burger joint for the rice and miso soup?!

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Holy mackerel! Two new seasonal rice burgers for Japanese food fans

Holy mackerel! Two new seasonal rice burgers for Japanese food fans

Japanese fast food chain MOS Burger has just unveiled two new seasonal rice burgers that fans of Japanese cuisine will definitely not want to miss—the miso mackerel burger and a Japanese-style veggie burger.

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We combine McDonald’s and MOS Burger for forbidden deliciousness

We combine McDonald’s and MOS Burger for forbidden deliciousness

Whether the blooming of the cherry blossoms in spring or the chirping of cicadas in summer, in Japan there is always a herald to the changing of the seasons. As incorrigible carnivores, for us fall begins when McDonald’s tsukimi burger returns to the menu. Tsukimi literally means “moon viewing,” a popular autumn activity in Japan, but in this case refers to the lunar-looking fried egg the sandwich contains. The tsukimi burger also comes with bacon. It has no linguistic reason to be there, but if you really need an explanation as to why someone would add bacon to a burger, we’ll be happy to explain after you finish your quiche.

Of course, the full moon has been known to do strange things to people’s minds, and we wondered if we couldn’t scavenge components from McDonald’s tsukimi burger to make something even better.

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Ooh la la! MOS Burger’s new premium hamburger packs a sophisticated punch

Ooh la la! MOS Burger’s new premium hamburger packs a sophisticated punch

MOS Burger, the Japanese fast food chain famous for being a fresher, slightly healthier alternative to other hamburger joints, has recently announced that it will release a new hamburger sandwich to go alongside its existing range of plain and cheese “Tobikiri” hamburgers. The exciting twist? This one’s loaded with French demi-glace sauce and aligot, a sumptuous mix of potato and cheese that’s sure to send you to premium burger heaven.

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New MOS Burgers are 100% Beef, Still 0% Moss

New MOS Burgers are 100% Beef, Still 0% Moss


Despite Japan’s image as a country where people mainly eat fish and pickled vegetables, the truth is the country has some serious carnivorous tendencies. Aside from scores of independent hamburger joints, you’ll find branches of McDonald’s and Burger King, along with home-grown chains such as First Kitchen and MOS Burger.

MOS Burger’s name becomes less intimidating, if no less nonsensical, when you find out it stands for “Mountain Ocean Sun” burger. With over 1,000 locations across Japan and a reputation for high-quality ingredients, MOS has legions of fans, so it was big news when the company announced a major change to its burgers. Read More

Mos Burger Goes Green With Their Mos Natsumi Burgers

Mos Burger Goes Green With Their Mos Natsumi Burgers

Just as KFC’s Kentucky Chicken Rice and other mega size deals appeared to put Japan on a slippery trans-fat laden slope to rampant morbid obesity, Japanese burger chain Mos Burger has stepped up and offered their own line of bunless burgers.

This time, rather than a pair of fluffy golden meat holders, your favorite Mos Burger sandwich will be nestled in the leafy green goodness of a wad of lettuce.

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Tasty, Easy, Quick and Affordable! Mos Burger Lets You Eat Tempura and Rice with One Hand

Tasty, Easy, Quick and Affordable! Mos Burger Lets You Eat Tempura and Rice with One Hand

Yes, we Japanese love tempura, and it’s also one of the better known Japanese foods around the world. If you’re a fan of the dish, I’m sure just thinking about the light, crispy batter and the sweet flavorful sauce is enough to make your mouth water. What’s more, tempura in Japan can be enjoyed as haute cuisine at high-end restaurants like Tenichi (where a full course dinner might cost you between US$100 and $300), or a completely casual yet tasty meal at joints like Tenya, where a very decent tendon (tempura on rice) costs about $5 to $8.

Now, popular Japanese fast food chain Mos Burger makes tempura even more accessible to the average consumer by offering special tempura based rice burgers for a limited time. Read More

Mos Burger Chimes in on McDonald’s 60 Second Service, Reminds People How Fast Mos Burger Ain’t

Mos Burger Chimes in on McDonald’s 60 Second Service, Reminds People How Fast Mos Burger Ain’t

The January long promotional even Enjoy! 60 Second Service at Japanese McDonald’s franchises has been making waves all over the nation’s fast food consciousness.  Although a lot of negative stories have emerged over possibly being too fast or pushing the workers too much, it’s still tempting to get into the idea of ultra-fast food.

Rival Japanese burger chain Mos Burger might be feeling the heat this month as well.  One outlet in particular released a statement in front of their store explaining the virtues their considerably slower service.

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