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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.

bbq katsu shrimp

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.

bbq katsu shrimp

See the recipe below to create these for yourself!


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

Hit-Or-Miss Humor

Watch Minnesota Vikings Fans Keep Beer From Freezing With Fire Pits

Living in California, you know the weather’s getting seriously cold when the temperature dips under 40 degrees, and there’s a little ice on your windshield in the morning. In Minnesota, you know the weather’s getting seriously cold when it dips to minus 20 degrees, and you have to keep your beer over an open flame just so it won’t freeze.

And this is exactly what Minnesota Vikings fans had to go through this Sunday, as their unusual tailgating skills helped them keep their beer drinkable.

There are videos of the fans chilling in the snow, as the minus 34 windchill wasn’t going to stop them from enjoying themselves before their beloved Vikings faced the Indianapolis Colts.

Just another day in the Land of 10,000 Lakes — granted those lakes are frozen, unlike these ingenious fans’ beers.

h/t brobible


Americans Eat 1.25 Billion Lbs of Chicken Wings & More Tailgating Numbers


Ah, tailgating. A time when it’s perfectly acceptable to eat a glorious amount of buffalo wings while doing keg stands and cheering your favorite team. There’s nothing like the camaraderie that happens around the grill, as the smell of burgers and ribs inevitably brings everyone closer together. However, all of this grubbing eventually adds up.

While we already knew cheering for the losing team causes you to drown your sorrows in deep-fried sadness, you may be surprised to find out that the average Amercian eats up to a day and a half’s worth of calories during the game alone. Or that in 2011, Americans chowed down on 11 million pounds of chips and 1.25 billion pounds of chicken wings.

It’s nice to see that when it comes to tailgating, fans are keeping it classic — no dainty cronuts here… for now. Check out the infographic from FoodyDirect below for the full breakdown of tailgating by the numbers.



So Apparently Cheering for a Losing Football Team Makes You Fatter


Sometimes (read: every time), watching your team lose can hurt as bad as a break-up, or your dog dying, or watching the last thirty minutes of The Fox and The Hound. Well, it turns out football fans not only feel the same pain, they deal with it in the same way too. Namely, by turning into big fat fatties.

According to a recent study published in Psychological Science, football fans can consume up to 28% more saturated fats after a defeat and up to 16% less after a victory, with more pronounced numbers in cities with more fervent fanbases, like Pittsburgh. In other words, after losing games, these fans actually turn to eating their feelings for comfort. All of their greasy, ranch dressing-drenched, deep-fried feelings.

“If you’re a fan, you say, ‘We lost, I lost,’” Pierre Chandon, a co-author of the study, explained to the New York Times. “When people feel their identity is threatened, they compensate by eating indulgent food. It’s more difficult to resist temptation. No one ate broccoli after a defeat.”

The study, which compared the eating habits of fans who lost to fans whose teams did not play or to people from cities without teams, also noted the biggest binges happened on Mondays.

We can only imagine how bad it gets in the fantasy leagues.

H/T + PicThx NYT

Fast Food

McDonald’s Testing Family Packs in Kansas City, Perfect for Tailgating


Here’s the thing, you order a bucket of chicken from the KFC drive-thru, people tend to understand you’re ordering for a group. You order 5 Big Macs and 10 large fries, you’ve got to expect at least one person is thinking you’re just a big ol’ fattie.

But maybe not much longer. Burger Business reports McDonald’s is currently testing a multi-person boxed meal in Kansas City, Mo. as part of a promotional sponsorship for the Kansas City Chiefs. Dubbed the “Blitz Box,” the meal includes two Quarter Pounders with Cheese, two medium fries and a 20 piece serving of Chicken McNuggets, all for $14.99.

As it stands, McDonald’s has not announced any plans to take the combo even regional, let alone nationwide. Although, similar family-sized meals have been tested before in the Czech Republic, Australia and Malaysia. My only request? Make that ish customizable, like KFC’s Original, Crispy or Grilled buckets or Taco Bell’s DLT-variety pack. Heck, it might even get me to watch football.

H/T + PicThx Burger Business


King’s Hawaiian Bread Turkey Taco Dip

Whoever doesn’t like King’s Hawaiian Bread has got to be crazy. There would probably be a death match here at Foodbeast for that that last piece of sweet and fluffy stuff. King’s Hawaiian Bread is an obvious good pick for sweet dishes such as french toast or bread pudding, but have you ever thought about it in a savory dish? Here’s a recipe that we’ve never seen before, by King’s Hawaiian Bread and it’s a prefect dip for all that game-day tailgating coming up!

Turkey Taco Dip

Serves: 12-16


  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 (20 oz.) package ground turkey
  • 1 (1.25 oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 loaves King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread
  • 1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped


  1. Place oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add turkey and cook until browned, stirring to break meat into small pieces.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Place refried beans in a microwave safe bowl and heat on high at 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until heated through. Set aside.
  5. Using a serrated knife, slice the top half-inch off the King’s Original Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread. Remove the interior of the loaf leaving a thickness of one inch around the sides and bottom.
  6. Cut reserved bread and other loaf into 1-inch cubes and toast the cubes for dipping.
  7. Spoon refried beans into the bottom of the bread bowl.
  8. Sprinkle two-thirds of the cheese over beans.
  9. Spoon turkey mixture over cheese.
  10. Top with remaining cheese, sour cream, green onions, and tomatoes.
  11. Serve with round bread cubes and a spoon to help spread this hearty dip.

Magnetic Grill Light

A necessary tool for all you nocturnal tailgaters. This light sticks to any metal surface to light up your world as you grill to your heart’s content. Don’t trust magnets? Neither do I! That’s why this baby comes complete with a 2-in-1 design that allows you you clamp the LED light to any other part of the your grill. ($35 @ Home Wet Bar)


Mix Drinks On The Go With This Dual Tank Backpack Drink Dispenser

Tailgating much this summer? Consider this Tailgater Dual Tank Backpack Drink Dispenser. This ridiculous acrylic backpack dispenser will easily serve up shots, your favorite brew, or your favorite juice at the push of a lever. Oh yeah, and all the necessary liquids are attached to your back.

The unit comes with a lightweight nylon design, with fully padded shoulder straps, two 24″ gravity-fed hand taps, 210-ounce capacity and a dangling mesh bag for holding extra cups.

You’ll easily be the most popular person at the party. Unless your Scott T. from the football team. He’s got it over everyone – that douche. ($39.95 @ HomeWetBar)


VIA: IncredibleThings