Yes that was two Deep Fried Seafood and Rice Burgers



Happy to see a post by Hawaiian food blogger Reid at ‘Ono Kine Grindz on the Kua ‘Aina Sandwich Shop.

Whether it was luck or the peculiar retail density of Tokyo, I had two within walking distance of my office and grateful for it. More than any other burger chain I’ve been to they made the transition to exceptional without sacrificing the essential dumbness of burgers like [ rock band name pending further thought]

While here we have the burger chain diversity of carp and blue green algae, Japan had a pretty rich and creative ecology of burger chains. A triumph of adoption, adaption, and innovation. Morinaga Love has long gone, but its ika burgers will long be remembered. Squid patty, between two fresh rice “cakes” with a sauce that had a hint of wasabi. Three favourites remained and Freshness Burger has thrived. Have a look – the websites are a delight.

Freshness Burger

Mos Burger

First-kitchen

4 comments

  1. Reid’s avatar

    Anthony,

    Did you get to visit Kua’Aina when you were in Japan? I believe they had several shops in the Tokyo area. We do also have Mos Burger here and I’m going to do a post of it soon. I was really impressed with the quality of this Japanese burger. There used to be two of these shops in Hawaii…sadly, the one near to where I live shut down about 3 years ago. The only one left is where the tourists are! =(

  2. Anthony’s avatar

    Yeah I tried to get there at least once a week for the lunch set. Great stuff, the iced tea they had was really good too.

    Mos and Freshness are great. The nest thing is not only the range of burgers but that they’re so small you can try two at one time. Enjoy a couple for me.

  3. Santos’s avatar

    |they made the transition to exceptional without sacrificing the essential dumbness of burgers like [ rock band name pending further thought]

    wondering what band you think kua’aina’s like….

  4. Anonymous’s avatar

    LED fkng ZEPPELIN

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