At this point, McDonald’s seasonal Samurai Burgers and Seaweed Shaker Fries are a fixture of many Singaporeans’ year. Like mooncakes, bak kwa (Chinese sweet dried meat), and whole turkeys, the year isn’t complete until we get a taste of those juicy patties and all that seaweed umami powder. The difference is that instead of celebrating some other festival or special occasion of abstract cultural significance, the only thing McDonald’s seasonal offerings celebrate is their own tastebud-enrapturing, drool-inducing, appetite-slaying flavour.
The Samurai Burger comes in two variants – chicken and beef, And, with the option for either a single or double patty. The tender patties are dipped in McDonald’s signature sweet and savoury teriyaki sauce that makes the uncontrollable moans of moreish pleasure it evokes almost impossible to suppress, with crisp lettuce that looks like the frills on a fluttering lace dress in the summer wind. And all that delectable goodness is held between the confines of two toasted buns, defying known physical laws of nature by containing amazing flavour that stretches towards the infinite.
As if life couldn’t get any better, the Seaweed McShaker Fries is back too. Despite being a seasonal item, Singaporeans have probably eaten enough Seaweed McShaker Fries to fill up a chunk of the ocean big enough to be visible to the naked eye from the moon. The umami seaweed powder needs no introduction, those who have tried it before know full well how it can, like the shade of the Bodhi Tree, make the golden fries transcend into a whole new realm of ambrosial succulence. It is not an addiction, the Seaweed McShaker Fries is a way of life.
The Samurai Burgers are priced from S$6.20 (single) and S$8.20 (double), and the Seaweed McShaker Fries can be enjoyed by upsizing your meal at an additional S$0.80.
Prizes and deals such as S$1 Seaweed McShaker Fries and S$2 off Samurai Burger Upsized Meal can be won for a limited time on the McDonald’s app. Fill your Happy Meter, and unlock The Samurai Sprint in My Happy Place Game to enjoy all that McDonald’s has to offer!
The items will be back on the menu from 30 September 2021. However, for those who just can’t wait, the Samurai Beef Special will be available on 29 September 2021 from 11am onwards via McDelivery. The Samurai Beef Special consists of a single patty Samurai Beef Burger, Seaweed McShaker Fries, and medium Jasmine Green Tea.