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One Pumpkin Bomb, To Go

This seasonal treat is actually made with kabocha, but I guess “Squash Burger” didn’t have quite the same ka-ching to it. This Pumpkin Burger from Burger King Japan is not only topped with slices of roasted orange vegetable, it also features a special mayo sauce chock full o’ peanuts, almonds, cashews and hazelnuts, go figure.

If you’re a real glutton for pumpkin punishment and two measly slices of squash on your burger isn’t enough, order a Pumpkin Bomb and they’ll pile on eight more  for an additional two bucks! Squash-a-licious!

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

10 thoughts on “One Pumpkin Bomb, To Go Leave a comment

  1. Plate o’ squash! We had kabocha for dinner last night. (Gower’s salad, with red cabbage, etc.: Delish.)

    Judging from the photos, they serve it skin-on? Hmmm.

    • Yes, here it’s always skin-on. But the kabocha they sell in Japan has a really thin skin, so it’s not a problem. I never made anything with kabocha in the U.S. – is it the same?

    • We peeled ours; seemed like it needed it. Although maybe cooked, it would’ve been tender. We’ll have to experiment!

      • I never would have left the skin on if I hadn’t eaten a kabocha dish made by a Japanese friend, who left it on. The kabocha was sliced thin, though, so there was only a sliver of skin on each piece. Don’t know if I’d leave it on if I was cutting it in chunks.

    • I never used to like squash of any kind in the US, but I love the way it’s made here in Japan. My friend makes a dish with kabocha cooked with soy sauce and mirin and onions that’s totally yum.

  2. I’m enamored of Gower’s kabocha and red cabbage salad. In fact I’ve been cooking my way through The Breakaway Japanese Kitchen and finding all sorts of unexpected delights.

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