How To Make Black Burgers

How To Make Black Burgers

You've seen Burger King Japan's black cheese burger. You've seen McDonald's black burger. You've read the review. Now, learn how to make your own.

Warning: If you get squeamish around dead sea creatures, maybe sit this one out.

On 2ch, Japan's largest webforum, one net user decided to make a black burger from scratch. It doesn't look easy. Still, here's how he did it.

So, first assemble the ingredients. Many of the ingredients can be what's available locally. For example, the 2ch user has one hundred per cent Japanese beef. However, you can make the burger however you like it, I guess!

How To Make Black Burgers

But there are some things you will need to pull off a Japanese black burger.

Things like squid.

How To Make Black Burgers

This is squid. Say "hello" to the squid. Hello!

Since the black burgers have a spicy squid ink sauce, you'll need to get the ink out of the sea creature.

How To Make Black Burgers

Like so. See the black ink near that orange stuff? That's the ink.

How To Make Black Burgers

So, on the right, you have the squid bits. And that small black tube-y thing? That's the ink.

How To Make Black Burgers

The next step is to add both ketchup and balsamic vinegar to the squid ink as well as salt and pepper to taste.

How To Make Black Burgers

Mix and mix and mix until you get a dark sauce like so. This will be slathered on the burger.

How To Make Black Burgers

Now, to the buns. The buns get their dark colour from bamboo charcoal (takesumi), so, well, get some bamboo charcoal and grind that into a fine powder.

How To Make Black Burgers

In Japan, takesumi is used in cooking, and it might be difficult to procure in the West (however, I'm not sure).

How To Make Black Burgers

Add water, which will thin out the colour.

How To Make Black Burgers

And then add this to flour to make the bread.

How To Make Black Burgers

Knead that together for around twenty minutes and you get this.

How To Make Black Burgers

Set aside the buns for an hour.

How To Make Black Burgers

Brush egg batter on the buns.

How To Make Black Burgers

Bake them at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.

How To Make Black Burgers

Slather the squid sauce on the bottom bun.

How To Make Black Burgers

Add the meat, a spicy onion and garlic sauce, cheese, lettuce, paprika, a mayo-based sauce, and voila!

How To Make Black Burgers

The original recipe goes into depth about the onion and garlic garnish as well as the mayo-based sauce, but honestly, those can be made to your own tastes. The tricky part is the squid ink sauce and the charcoal buns.

How To Make Black Burgers

黒バーガーつくるよ [2ch]


Comments

    Today on masterchef kotaku masterclass, we learn how how to make the squid ink burger, next week, we learn how to make the mcrib

    An easier way would be to just burn the bun to a crisp

    Instructions unclear, fished the squid into extinction.

      I thought the same thing.

    Maybe that's why stomach and oesophagus cancer is so common in Japan. Because burnt bamboo is considered an ingredient.

      I think you're definitely onto something here. I expect they don't know it, though...

      ash is considered an ingredient in more than just Japan. There's ash covered cheese, ash sprinkled on things like steak etc.

    went trawling for squid, pulled up treasure chest instead.

    Any idea's on what the mayo based sauce could be?

    Had one of these last week. I rate it 2/10. It was a soggy black burger that had this gross hint of squiddiness about it.. Never again!

    OK so we've covered the "how". Now let's answer the "why".

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