We went to Japan and while we were there we tried out the different McDonalds menu items to compare them to the US. The McDonalds in Japan is distinctly different, in a good way. In this recipe video we recreate the Filet o’ Shrimp, the Shaka Shaka, and the Ginger Pork Burger. Let us know what other menu items you want us to recreate in a Part 2!
Filet o’ shrimp also known as the EBI(Shrimp) Filet-O is a shrimp stuffed, panko battered and fried, patty served on a sesame bun with lettuce, minced onion, and mac sauce. This by far is the most different sandwich we tried in Japan and making it at home took it to the next level.
- 1 Cup Small Shrimps
- 4 Tbsp Flour
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- Salt and Pepper
- 2 Sesame Seed Buns
- Mac Sauce aka Thousand Island
- Green Leaf Lettuce
- 1 Tbsp Dehydrated minced onion
- 1 Cup Panko
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Eggs
- First make your shrimp patty. In a mixing bowl combine 1 cup shrimp, 1 egg, 4 tbsp flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper. On parchment paper shape shrimp into 2 patties. To be exact, make them into hexagons. Freeze.
- Once frozen bread the shrimp patty by coating with flour, then egg, then panko.
- Deep fry for 3 minutes or until golden brown at 350°F.
- Place dehydrated minced onion in water to rehydrate. Strain before use.
- Toast bun.
- Build with bottom bun, shrimp patty, lettuce, rehydrated dehydrated minced onion, mac sauce, and top bun.
The Shaka Shaka is our top pick from McDonalds Japan because eating a piece of chicken like this was so fun. For this snack you take a succulent piece of fried chicken, place it in a bag, and shake on your favorite seasonings. Snack wraps need to take notes on the Shaka Shaka.
- 2 Chicken breast
- 1 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Cornstarch
- 2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 2 Eggs
- ½ Cup Milk
- 1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
- Curry Powder
- Clean the excess fat off the chicken. If the chicken breasts are big cut them into 3 pieces.
- Place the chicken in between two pieces of saran wrap on a cutting board and tenderize it. This also makes the chicken bigger.
- Set up the dry ingredients by combining flour, corn starch, baking powder, salt, and garlic powder.
- For the wet batter combine 2 eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper.
- Triple bread the chicken by placing the chicken in the wet batter first, then into the flour, back into the egg, and then into the flour again. One more time into the egg and then the flour.
- Deep fry chicken for 6-8 minutes at 350°F or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Once cooked place chicken in paper bag and shake on the spicy seasoning if you like it spicy OR use a cheese powder if you prefer that. This is the fun part! Shaka shaka and enjoy your snack snack.
The Ginger Pork Burger is a solid classic at McDonalds in Japan. It sure is tasty as is but add an egg to it and it takes it to the next level.
- 1 lb Ground Pork Sausage
- ¼ Cup Tbsp Teriyaki Sauce
- 4 Plain Hamburger Buns
- Sliced Onion
- Green Leaf Lettuce
- 5 tbsp soy sauce
- 5 tsp honey
- 2 tsp balsamic
- 2 tbsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1 tsp water
- Mix together ground pork with teriyaki in a bowl.
- On parchment paper, form the burger patties. Make sure that the burger is a bit bigger than the bun when pressed out.
- On medium high heat combine soy sauce, honey, balsamic, ginger, garlic powder, and sesame oil
- Mix roughly 1 tsp corn starch to 1 tsp water to create your slurry to thicken up the sauce
- Cut onion into slices.
- Bring a nonstick pan to medium high heat and cook pork patties for about 4 minutes per side or until cooked through.
- Toast the buns.
- Build with the bottom bun, pork patty, lettuce, onion, ginger sauce, and top bun.