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Shrimp in a Fillet – McDonald’s

on March 28, 2013

March 4, 2013
McDonald’s, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
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えびフィレオ (EBI Filet-O)
メープルカスタードパイ (Maple Custard Pie)
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ImageWho has ever heard of fried shrimp fillets? Well, all you have to do is ask the Japanese. McDonald’s tailors their menu items to the region so it is always exciting to go to somewhere completely new and see what the local palate is like. Image

In Japan, one of their special items was the えびフィレオ (EBI Filet-O), which is like the Filet-O-Fish but with shrimp because the Japanese are just so crazy about seafood. It was FANTASTIC. The shrimp were tender, slightly chewy, and also slightly sweet. The batter was nice and crispy. The bun was toasted nicely and the sweet, light red mayonnaise was really delicious with the crunchy lettuce. Image

One of their special, limited-time items part of the Big America All Stars promotion was the メープルカスタードパイ (Maple Custard Pie), which was more of a turnover. The pastry was flaky and light but I could have used a higher filling to pastry ratio. The filling was so good, though. Sweet and creamy custard was paired with even sweeter and sticky maple syrup. It was not the pure maple flavour but it was still a great combination. Two different sweet tastes blended nicely together.Image

A late midnight snack at McDonald’s was certainly quite nice. The restaurant in Shibuya was very clean and there were a lot of students studying inside in groups, something that you never see back home in North America. The Japanese are so awesome that even McDonald’s is becoming classy.

 

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