McDonald’s Beef Samurai Burger, Sakura McFizz & Katsu Curry – Malaysia. Pork Samurai Burger – Thailand

Wherever I’m at when I’m traveling, I make it a point to try to visit the local McDonalds and sample something uniquely available in that country.

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In Paris, there was the McBaguette. In Korea, the Bulgogi burger. In Thailand it has always been about their rice burgers.

Please don’t misunderstand, I’m not a Mcd fan and I don’t advocate eating anything from McDonalds. And some of their burgers really sucks are dry and its size shrinks year by year so they now offer “double” burgers so consumers has pay more to eat more to be able to eat a substantial burger from McD.
Anyhow, it’s just fun to sample McDonald’s offering in other countries. And oh, especially so if there’s pork. 🙂

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I’m not sure if it’s the rice burgers are a permanent feature on their menu as I always see it whenever I’m in Bangkok. However, it was conspicuously missing from the menu in the Hat Yai McDonalds when I was there.

The only pork option I had was the Samurai Pork Burger. It was about 60 – 80 baht (RM6 – RM8 ala carte). A friend bought it for me and she didn’t note the exact amount.

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As you can see from the picture above, mayonnaise seems to be a cheap commodity in McDonalds. It’s absolutely ridiculous to add so much mayo in a burger. I could barely taste anything else.

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But get rid of the mayo and you might just enjoy this small compact pork ensemble. However it bordered on just decent; your average McD burger bun with pork patty smoldered in teriyaki sauce. It barely filled me up and the patty is so thin that I cut into 2, then stack them on top of each other for a better bite.

For the sauce, the Thais have American ketchup. I wonder how’s that different from “tomato sauce”??

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Another different burger they have here is the McSpicy Chicken Burger as well as the Teriyaki Chicken Rice set. Both didn’t really appeal to me.

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The Triple Beef was tempting, but just like the Tuna Pie, I had to skip since no one else wanted to try it.

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Ah well, there will be another time! Also, the McDs Hat Yai has ample powerpoints and comfortable seats compared to ours here!

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Just 2 weeks after I got back from Hat Yai, the Beef Samurai Burger, Sakura McFizz & Katsu Curry set started in Malaysia. It started slowly in some selected McDs branches, and it was just a while back that the whole set was available.

The moment I got back to KL from the Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2012, I hopped into McDonalds at Centrepoint to grab myself a set.

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I stared at the wrapping of my Samurai burger for while wondering why it says “Mega Muffin”. Anyone knows?

This will be my first time saying that a beef version of burger at McD is better than the pork! Seriously, the Samurai burger is not bad.

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Bigger in size than the pork one, even the patty is substantially meatier. But there’s just as much mayonnaise (they call it “special sauce” but it tasted like mayo to me)! It was really a huge glob of sauce which I had no choice but to wipe it off so I could taste my burger.

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Similar to the pork version, only lettuce and the “special sauce” adorned this beef burger. The patty itself was covered with teriyaki sauce which some may find a bit sweet.

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Oh I couldn’t resist the McShaker fries with Katsu Curry powder! 🙂

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The taste of katsu was rather mild but I didn’t mind. My colleague Karen said I should have taken 2 packs of the Katsu curry powder!

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So has anyone else tried the McDonald’s Beef Samurai Burger? Did you like it?

Should you really want to get your hands on the PORK version, book your flight to Hat Yai with Firefly!
Current promo is RM99 onwards.

**The Hat Yai excursion was part of the media trip organised by Firefly Airlines as part of their inaugural Subang-Hatyai flight.

More Hat Yai posts:

Firefly’s inaugural flight Subang – Hat Yai – Taking the flight and landing in Hat Yai!
Food in Songkhla Old Town – Coconut Ice cream with RAW egg yolk – Game to try it? 🙂
Songkhla Sight-seeing on the Singora Tram Tour – it’s FREE and we went to so many places!

Firefly Airline has commenced flight between Subang (KL) to Hat Yai (Thailand) as of 17th Aug 2012. Current promotion is RM99 one way till further notice.

Flight Schedule

Hat Yai (HDY) – Subang (SZB)

Commencement: 17 August 2012

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FY 3615  HDY – SZB 10.30 am 1.00 pm 1 hour 30 min Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

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This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Cindy Tong

    i tried pork in BKK and beef version in Malaysia! I too like the beef version more..its more juicy and flavorful but it’s rather messy though!

    1. rebeccasaw

      yes, much juicier indeed! Funny right?
      Oh, need to ask them to hold the mayo i tell u!

  2. Kash

    Hi Ms.Saw, the amount of mayo is not due to the worker putting it on the burger, it’s discharged from a mayo ‘gun’ and is a set amount. So, maybe next time you should ask them to hold the mayo or give you a portion of mayo separate.

  3. Sean

    heh, you’re so right about having to buy a double-patty burger instead of a single-patty. i ended up getting the double samurai burger too. it was OK, but the teriyaki sauce didn’t do much for me. also tried kfc’s current double-down zinger burger, which also kinda lacked oomph. on the bright side, i guess it’s a good thing that i’m not a fast food addict right now, heh. ooh, and wouldn’t it be great if mcdonald’s malaysia opened JUST ONE outlet in KL that serves pork. it would be a smashing success, i think! 😀

    1. rebeccasaw

      Hahaha! Yups, just one!
      And they can bring in ALL the pork burgers from all over the world. Oh my, i foresee long queues everyday, every hour!

      1. rebeccasaw

        Yes, I know. Worked in KFC before. IT’s all set amount.
        But this was my first time trying so I thought I’ll take it in its “original” form, no special request. Ddin’t expect that motherload of mayo!

      2. Kash

        Why was a pretty girl like you working in KFC?lol…You know, even here in Ireland, all the fast food joints don’t serve pork patty burgers, so far I’ve only read about them served in Germany & Thailand. They only top it the beef/chicken patties with bacon.

      3. rebeccasaw

        Really?? That’s sadddd… u miss pork?

  4. ulric

    I had a pork burger in Munich once…it was awesome!…hahaha =)

    1. rebeccasaw

      Also McD’s one? their burgers overseas alws tasted better not sure why! LOL

      1. ulric

        Yep…at a good ole McD in Munich =)

      2. rebeccasaw

        Belgium and Paris was better too! Must be the bread and the cheese and the beef they use!

  5. ALAN

    Mc Crap

  6. Fui

    I like the SG’s MOS burger. It is tender and juicy, freshly make. Unlike McD’s burger, so DRY.

    1. rebeccasaw

      MOS rocks! In Taiwan I had the pork one! yums!

      1. Fui

        wao, shall marked it down if I travel to Taiwan someday :p

  7. ALAN

    in Uk I mean!!

    1. rebeccasaw

      was it it fish crab beef pork veal or chicken :p

      1. ALAN

        Only beef and chicken as far as I know.I’ll gring the beefburger to KL so that if the sole of your shoe needs mending you can use that.

      2. rebeccasaw

        Oh my that sounds real bad! LOL!

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