Quickly-foods chains in Japan are celebrating the autumn tsukimi (moon-viewing) festival with the release of exclusive menus.
KFC Japan is established to release a Torori Tsukimi Rooster Filet Sando and Torori Tsukimi Wafu Hen Filet Sandwich — an 11 herbs and spices deep fried cutlet with soy teriyaki glaze, a moon-referencing fried egg, shredded cabbage, and olive oil-infused mayo. McDonald’s Japan will also keep the moon topic heading with the launch of a more detailed menu that sees the Tsukimi Burger, Cheese Tsukimi, Tsukimi Muffin, Prosperous Melty Tsukimi, Yuzu Shichimi Mayo Fries, a Tsukimi Pie, Tsukimi McShake, and Tsukimi McFlurry. Each of the McDonald’s desserts incorporates conventional Japanese elements like mochi sticky rice, purple bean, kinako (roasted soybean), kuromitsu (brown sugar), and warabimochi (bracken starch dumplings).
KFC Japan’s minimal version sandwiches are by now out in Japan although McDonald’s Japan’s menu will go reside nationwide on September 15.
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