Hey, what happens if you slap everybody’s favorite carb-o-rific side dishes together and sandwich them between an additionally carbo-o-loaded bun?
Macaroni & cheese + shrimp croquette = McDonald’s Japan’s new Gurakoro Burger! The name comes from smushing together the words “gratin” (here it’s pronounced guratan) and “croquette” (pronounced korokei), since no other word could begin to describe a deep-fried patty made from a fiendish combo of mashed potatoes, shrimp, mac & cheese and white sauce.
McDonalds is way behind other fast food joints in coming up with weird ideas like pink cherry buns, spaghetti burgers or just-don’t-go-there patties topped with mango, but I’d say the Gurakoro puts them back in the running.
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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!