A restaurant in Japan sells a no-shrimp shrimp burger
Only in Japan
(SPOT.ph) Just when we thought Japanese eateries couldn't surprise us anymore, we hear about Lotteria, a hamburger chain that's selling a burger without the actual burger.
As reported in Rocket News 24, the Ebi Nashi Baagaa (translated as "no-shrimp burger") costs 210 yen (almost P78). It's made up of a bun, lettuce, and tartar sauce. Doesn't that make it just a sandwich, though? The promotional material looks mouthwatering, but social media snaps from intrigued customers fail to live up to that image.
Actual Ebi Nashi Baagaa as posted by Twitter user @4170reo and reported in Rocket News 24
According to the same report, the burger (and the restaurant) isn't experiencing some sort of existential crisis. It's actually a marketing ploy before Lotteria introduces a real ebi burger, a way to remind customers that their burgers are good even without a patty.
As much as we like Japanese food, we're sticking to real burgers here in the Philippines.