Customers who find stability in burger buns may need to look elsewhere. Though a slightly more expensive version with buns, dubbed the Maximum Burger, is also available for purchase.
Available now at all Burger King locations in Japan, the burger is priced at 1400 yen (USD 13.50), making it more than three times the price of a Whopper in the country. Still, for more than a pound of burger, that sounds about right.
This Friendsgiving season, things might be a little more different for many of us, especially with the vicious pandemic still active. Our gatherings may be much smaller if they even happen at all, and many of us will have to rely on our own two hands in case that top chef friend isn’t coming this year.
For those stressing over such a feat, the cavalry’s arrived.
Awkwafina is teaming up with lauded chef Brook Williamson, in a partnership with Chase Sapphire, to create a Friendsgiving-themed cook along.
The pair will be tackling dishes like cheesy souffle potatoes with mushroom gravy and a spicy pomegranate mezcal margarita.
“There’s this kind of emphasis lately with staying indoors while still exploring what’s possible for trying to make those connections with the outer world. And we really can’t do that nowadays without a system,” Awkwafina told Foodbeast.
While an artist of many talents, Awkwafina admits she’s not the best in the kitchen.
“My relationship with food and cooking was not a great one,” she laughed.
“I was raised by my Chinese grandma, who pretty much dominated the kitchen and wouldn’t let me cook because she thought I would mess everything up.”
Fans of Awkwafina’s Comedy Central series Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens may remember a scene where Nora and Cousin Edmund were making dumplings. Nora, played by Awkwafina, was failing pretty terribly at stuffing and folding the dumplings.
Awkwafina revealed to us this actually happened growing up. Once, her grandmother even had to scold her for eating a dumpling raw in front of guests. ”I love food. I love all kinds of foods. I’m not a picky eater.”
“Last [Friendsgiving], I’m going to be honest, I ordered 500 Korean fried chicken wings out of pure laziness,” she admitted. “Friendsgiving, I think, is always better than a normal family Thanksgiving, it’s a little bit looser. It’s a little less formal, which is nice about it.”
Sure many of us won’t be able to spend Friendsgiving, or even Thanksgiving, with our loved ones due to current circumstances.
That doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal with digital media assistance and celebrate with them regardless.
“The best thing I learned from Chef Brook from our Friendsgiving is that she said something really interesting: ‘Cooking is knowing what you like in outside places and duplicating them with your own items. You can recreate it at home and add more of what you like.’
Before parting ways, I asked Awkwafina if there was any bit of culinary advice she could give us from her experiences.
“Definitely don’t add seltzer to an alcohol shaker because that’s an explosion.”
Check out the hilarious digital cook along in the video above. Maybe it’ll spark some culinary inspirations, perhaps it’ll calm your nerves this holiday season, or maybe it’ll just make you laugh. Stay safe out there, everyone.
We see new candy canes hit the candy aisle every year, boasting new flavors and vibrant colors to spark the upcoming holiday festivities.
This year, Kellogg’s has released the first-ever Froot Loops Cereal Candy Canes.
The naturally-flavored candy canes are combined with Toucan Sam’s bright bevy of colors to form a unique take on the iconic holiday confection.
Not gonna lie. I’ve always been a bigger fan of the fruit-flavored versions of candy canes over the original peppermint flavor. Pretty excited to try these.
You can find the new Froot Loops Cereal Candy Canes in packs of 12 at participating grocery snack aisles nationwide now.
With the holiday season speeding towards us like a California Governor to the last Turbo Man figure, we’re strapping on and enjoying all the new seasonal sweets that are hitting the snack aisles.
One that’s particularly noteworthy is M&M’s debuting their new White Chocolate Sugar Cookie candies. The limited-edition holiday flavor features a white chocolate, sugar cookie-flavored shell with a crispy center.
For fans of either the rich textures of white chocolate or the buttery crunch of sugar cookies, this sounds like the perfect holiday amalgam.
You can now find the new M&M White Chocolate Sugar Cookie candies in stores nationwide and online at MMS.com.
The best thing about a nice, warm cinnamon roll is arguably the divine cream cheese frosting slathered on top like a silk sheet on a tropical summer night.
For the first time, Cinnabon is now taking their famous frosting and selling it by the pint for fans to use how they see fit.
Cinnabon’s signature frosting will elevate practically any baked good you’re planning to make for the holidays, or if you’re anything like me, it will be utterly delicious paired with some black coffee and ruffled potato chips.
Hey, don’t judge me.
The limited-edition 13-oz Signature Cream Cheese Frosting pints are available nationwide at participating Cinnabon mall bakeries and food delivery providers for $5.99. You can find your nearest Cinnabon bakery store by peeping Cinnabon.com/locations.
There have been many innovative pizzas from LA-based Rose City Pizza in the past few years, but their latest creation may very well be my favorite yet.
The viral pizzeria behind the Birria, Elote, and Al Pastor Pizza has now added a Popcorn Chicken Pizza to the menu and its gangbusters.
Inspired by the immensely popular snack found at Taiwanese boba shops, the new Popcorn Chicken Pizza takes breaded chicken thigh pieces and fries them along with Thai basil. For the pizza base, a simple rainfall of mozzarella cheese is met with a dash of five-spice. Once the chicken joins the pie, it’s drizzled with a unique Thai Basil aioli made in house and topped with the crispy fried basil leaves.
Our own Constantine Spyrou recently tried it and had this to say about the new addition:
“It was bomb,” young Spyrou told us. “The chili oil and the Thai basil aioli combine to give it some punchy flavor. The five-spice adds a nice undertone to everything.”
He also added this was one of the best things he’d eaten in 2020 and a great take on popcorn chicken in pizza form.
High praise, but honestly, I agree 100 percent.
You can find the Popcorn Chicken Pizza now on the Rose City Pizza menu. Other notable pies include the ever-viral Birria Pizza, Al Pastor Pizza, Elote Pizza, and Manila Sunrise Filipino Breakfast Pizza.