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This ENTIRE Beef Shank Is Dropped Into A Deep Fryer, Katsu Style

There’s something primal and majestic about holding an entire slab of meat on the bone. Whether it be a tomahawk ribeye or a fat Disneyland turkey leg, that feeling calls to our inner carnivore and urges us to surrender to our most basic instincts and tear it apart.

That bone-in aspect has been the reason why steaks, pork chops, and other similar cuts of meat are often served bone-in. Beef shanks also come with the bone, but are typically braised to the point that attempting to hold it results in all of the rich, tender meat sliding off. At Momofuku’s Bar Wayō in Manhattan, however, you can get a whole beef shank served as if it were a massive fried drumstick.

Bar Wayō’s Katsu Beef Shank takes a whole braised hunk of beef, breads it, then drops it in the deep fryer. Then, when it’s ordered, it goes through a second breading and deep fry process before being served with a curry sauce, pickles, and other accoutrements. Turning it into a sandwich seems to be an especially baller move at the bar.

You can find the Katsu Shank on the menu most nights, but it’s available in hyper-limited quantities and on a first come, first-serve basis.

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Shake Shack And Dominique Ansel Just Created A Steamed Egg Katsu Sando

Shake Shack may be a nationwide fast food chain at this point, but that isn’t stopping them with collaborating with top chefs to create some exclusive, mouthwatering creations.

Their newest item comes in partnership with innovation wizard Dominique Ansel, known for pastries like the cronut and his signature Blossoming Hot Chocolate. Together, they’ve developed a steamed Egg Katsu Sando that somehow deep-fries perfectly steamed eggs.

 

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How that mixture of crispy exterior and fluffy interior harmonizes together is anyone’s guess, especially since you almost never hear of scrambled eggs taking a trip through a deep fryer. That’s exactly what this item does, though, and its flavor gets a boost from a miso-honey mayo and Ansel’s take on sweet, fluffy milk bread.

Paired with the Egg Katsu Sando is a Morning Maple Latte, which combines La Colombe coffee with steamed maple milk for a sweet, earthy contrast to the egg sandwich.

Ansel and Shake Shack are only selling the two items on March 15th and 16th, and only out of the West Village Shake Shack in New York City. The doors open at 8am daily, but Shake Shack already sold out on their first day. Thus, you’ll want to make sure to go early to secure a sandwich.

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Seattle Restaurant’s Viral Mt. Fuji Burger Just Got Turned Into Cup Noodles

Katsu Burger, a Seattle phenomenon specializing in fried cutlets, is known for their colossal Mt. Fuji Burger. This burger mountain features three different types of katsu, and is a towering wonder to behold.

The restaurant is taking its viral creation and transforming it into an epic stack of Nissin Cup Noodles that’s best described as a double-decker ramen burger in a cup.

The cup is filled with shredded cabbage, just like the original burger. From there, a ramen version of the Katsu burger is layered on top. The bottom layer features bacon, a crispy, fried noodle patty made with Cup Noodles, cheddar cheese, and chicken katsu.

Next is a second noodle patty, pork katsu, pepper jack cheese, and a fried egg. To top it all off, the burger is finished with a final layer of ramen, American cheese, 12-spice seasoning, spicy mayo, pickle and eggplant.

All in all, it’s an impressive ramen burger stack that you have to taste to believe.

Katsu Burger will be carrying this Cup Noodles version of its Mt. Fuji for the next month.


Created in partnership with Original Cup Noodles

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Elevate Your Game Day With These BBQ Katsu Shrimp Sliders

For football fans, Fall is always the best time of year. There’s plenty to look forward to – the tailgating, comradery and, of course, the food. This year, KING’S HAWAIIAN is giving football foodies something special to check out the next time they find their stomach rumbling before kickoff.

The KING’S HAWAIIAN BBQ Katsu Shrimp Slider is the perfect pregame snack, combining the best of crispy and savory into one, tasty bite. Starting with KING’S HAWAIIAN Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce, a bit of dijon mustard, and soy sauce, your BBQ katsu shrimp game is sure to impress fans on either sideline.

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One of the best parts about this crispy BBQ katsu shrimp slider is the coleslaw, made with red & green cabbage, some kewpie mayo and some rice wine vinegar.

Topped with panko-fried shrimp, and coleslaw, all served on a soft, fluffy KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Sweet Roll, you might need to watch your plate, because this delicious tailgate snack will most likely get intercepted if it’s left unguarded.

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See the recipe below to create these for yourself!

Ingredients:

For the Katsu sauce
1/2 cup KING’S HAWAIIAN Smoked Bacon BBQ Sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp Mirin
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp soy sauce  

For the cabbage slaw
½ head cabbage, julienned
½ cup kewpi mayo
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Togorashi, to taste

For the shrimp
20-30 medium raw shrimps, peeled & deveined if possible
4 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups Panko breadcrumbs
KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Sweet Rolls

Step 1

Combine all ingredients for katsu sauce in bowl. Transfer to a pan and cook on medium/low heat (DON’T boil) and reduce until sauce coats the back of a spoon.

Step 2

To prepare the slaw, mix cabbage with kewpie mayo, rice wine vinegar, and salt, pepper and togorashi to taste.

Step 3

Peel shrimp and devein if you did not buy from the store already done. Crack eggs in a small bowl and whisk with a pinch of salt until completely homogenized for egg wash. In another bowl, add all-purpose flour. Add panko breadcrumbs to another separate bowl.

Step 4

Heat up a skillet or deep fryer with canola oil to 350 F. Dredge shrimp in flour and then in egg wash. Finally, coat in panko bread crumbs. Once all shrimp are coated, fry in the deep fryer until golden brown. Immediately transfer to paper towel to blot excess oil and season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

To assemble the slider, coat the inside of the KING’S HAWAIIAN rolls with the Katsu sauce. Add cabbage slaw, fried shrimp, and add top bun to finish. Enjoy!

Photos by Peter Pham


Created in partnership with King’s Hawaiian

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Seattle’s Mount Fuji Katsu Burger Towers Above The Burger Game

An epic burger crammed with three levels of meat doesn’t immediately come across as flavorsome. This Mount Fuji Katsu burger, however, is anything but lacking in that department.

A popular local chain in Seattle, Katsu Burger has been a favorite since it opened in 2011. Their mouthwatering sandwich creations bring together Japanese flavors with delicious burgers. The Mount Fuji, which is an absolute behemoth, is one of their more gargantuan and tastier offerings.

What makes up this mouthful is a triple layer of katsu pork, beef, and chicken. However, differing flavors in between each layer make this a three-in-one sandwich delight. Peep the video above to see what toppings go with each meat for a mouthwatering katsu threesome. Additionally, Katsu Burger’s owners pay full attention to quality. The buns come from a small local bakery, and authentic Japanese ingredients are imported to pair with the rest.

Overall, this creates a unique fusion burger experience unlike any other, and the Mount Fuji is the epitome of this one-of-a-kind restaurant. It may require an anaconda’s jaw to bite into, but it’s definitely a burger you don’t wanna miss.

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7 International McDonald’s Burgers The US Needs To Get Their Hands On

With the introduction of McDonald’s new Sriracha Big Mac, as well as various Big Mac sizes coming to United States restaurant locations, it’s going to be a busy year for the fast food chain.

Through the years, we’ve come across a few McDonald’s burgers from around the world that make us regret not traveling more. These burgers feature regional ingredients, outrageous additions, and drool-worthy portions.

Check them out!

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McDonald’s Katsu Cheese Burger

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McDonald’s Japan added a new burger that features a pork katsu cutlet. The breaded, deep-fried piece of pork is stuffed with cheese. Upon emersion in the deep-fryer, the crust is crisp and golden brown and the cheese is oozing and melted.

The patty itself boasts so many different textures that this burger instantly became a must-try here at the office.

Nutella Burger

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Who loves Nutella?

If you can’t get enough of the hazelnut spread, McDonald’s locations in Italy are slinging this sweet new “burger” you can sink your teeth into. Think of it more as a nutty pastry that happens to look like a burger. It’s even packaged in a box similar to the Big Mac.

If there’s one item that’s sure to spread holiday joy on this list, it’s the Nutella Burger.

The Giga Mac

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Sure, the US will soon be introduced to the Grand Mac. However, Japan already cornered the market on giant Big Macs with their variant: The Giga Mac.

The kaiju of McDonald’s burgers features four beef patties, cheese, lettuce and Big Mac sauce, served on a sesame bun.

Red Sausage Pork Burger

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McDonald’s locations in China introduced a burger that featured red pork sausage a few years ago. Another burger, a grilled chicken sandwich boasting a fried shrimp sticks accompanied it during its initial launch.

Over here in the US, our eyes popped at the unique ingredients stacked in these two burgers.

Fromage Pan

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Our friends at 7 Deadly took a trip out to France a while back and reported back this delicious Fromage Pan sandwich. This wonder of the world featured a patty that’s just made up of breaded cheese.

We expect nothing less from a country so prominent in cheese culture. Beautiful.

Mushroom Dijon Burger

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Some burgers don’t have to have crazy meats and coloring to make us salivate. All they need are the right combination of ingredients that simply compliment each other.

Take this Brazilian Signature burger. The fat sandwich features double meat patties, bacon, mushrooms, and dijon grain mustard.

Quiet down, stomach.

Double Beef Sausage Burger

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Fan of meaty burgers?

Another sandwich from McDonald’s locations in China introduced a double-pattied burger that was then topped with two plump sausages. The sausages were drizzled with mustard and served on a brioche bun. No other ingredients. Just meat and bread.

Wonderful.

Gray Burger (Honorable Mention)

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Because there’s nothing more appetizing than grey food, McDonald’s China dropped this pork patty burger with iceberg lettuce and bacon.

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Here’s What Y’all Said About McDonald’s New Big Macs, Plus Headphanie Is Real [Feedback Nov. 4]

Welcome to another edition of our weekly Foodbeast “Feedback,” where we feature your Facebook comments, and respond directly to your views on our recipes, videos, and stories.

We’re finally dipping into November and the holiday food world is about to get crazy. This week was full of some exciting food news stories, and you guys provided some fantastic comments, per usual.

This week McDonald’s announced its new Big Mac sizes, a 62-year-old man tried smuggling meth with tortillas, and “Headphanie” Hennessy bottles became a thing.

You guys responded to those stories through Facebook, and now it’s our turn to respond back.

We always appreciate that you read our posts, and take the time to add your own commentary.

Here’s what made the cut this week. Think you can make next week’s list?


 


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STORY:McDonald’s Announces Two New Big Mac Sizes

Major savagery here! The Big Mac has never been very big, so the fact that they’re making an even smaller version is comical. I might be down for that Grand Mac, though. It looks like what the Big Mac should have always been.


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Story:’Headphanie’ Bottles Of Hennessy Are Real, Here’s Where They Popped Up

Big ups to Lilac Company for the sick bottle design. If your name is Stephanie, I’m sorry. The bigger the song gets, the more you’re going to be called Headphanie, just like anyone named Jennifer had to go through the “Hennifer” phase.


VIDEO:Grilled Cheese Corn on the Cob

Yeah, Tym Bussanich’s video’s make me feel uncomfortable, too. He’s way too gentle with the food. It’s stressful, really.


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STORY: Krispy Kreme’s Giving Out Free Donuts To Voters This Year

I wish politicians could promise more food giveaways. If either candidate came out and said, “You get a free box of Krispy Kreme for a vote,” screw it, got my vote. It worked in my elementary school elections. Election fraud be damned.


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Story: Watch This Grandpa Crack Open a 32-Year-Old Beer After The Cubs’ Win

It’s not like it was a delicious craft beer to start with, so chances are it was just as disgusting as it was 32 years ago.


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Story: McDonald’s In Japan Debuted A Deep-fried Pork Katsu Burger Stuffed With Cheese

Yes, we absolutely need another fried food product. Everything must be deep fried. Always.


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Story: 62-Year-Old Man Tries Smuggling Meth Inside Tortilla Packages

Extra points for the Breaking Bad reference. You are the comment of the week, Michael. Hands down.

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McDonald’s In Japan Debuted A Deep-fried Pork Katsu Burger Stuffed With Cheese

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McDonald’s Japan has introduced a new burger that’s sure to delight cheese lovers as much as fried pork lovers. A new sandwich made its debut at the Japanese McDonald’s chains that features a pork katsu cutlet oozing with cheese inside, Rocket News 24 reports.

Gotta admit, we’ve never tried pork katsu with cheese before. Should be an interesting adventure for our stomachs.

The Cheese Katsu Burger features a breaded, deep fried pork patty that’s filled with cheese. Once ordered and deep fried, the cheese will start oozing as patrons bite into the crispy goodness. McDonald’s new sandwich is also topped with cabbage and some mayonnaise.

You can find the new sandwich at participating McDonald’s Japan locations starting Nov. 2 for a limited time. Each burger costs about 390 yen ($3.72 US).

Photo: McDonald’s Japan