McDonald’s Samurai Burger Review: It Lives Up To Its Name

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McDonald’s, the king of food fads and sometimes-amazing-sometimes-disappointing food is back at it again.

This time, it’s not anything new.

Instead, it’s a long-time favourite of Singaporeans.

The Samurai Burger.

It started with a teaser on Sunday.

And then, on 25 July, it became a reality.

McDonald’s press release appeared in our inbox like a sword slide into a pretty girl’s DM.

“The Samurai Burger is making a comeback together with its BFF Seaweed Shaker Fries.”

Image: McDonald’s Singapore

And so, as with any fast food out there, we decided to steal our boss’s credit card and use it to write an article.

#FFF: How It Looks

When the burger first came into the office, we were excited. Up until the moment when we opened it up. Then it just looks…sad.

I mean, can you blame us, when we were expecting the burger to look like this?

Image: McDonald’s Singapore

And the sauce and lettuce definitely didn’t impress anyone in the office.


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But like a wise old man once said, it’s not about how it looks, it’s about how it tastes.

#FFF: How It Tastes

So, filled with trepidation, I took a bite. And if I thought that the taste was equally sad.

The buns were soft, yes. But the chicken was tough and not as savoury as I’d imagined it to be. Overall, it tasted plain.

So yes, not the comeback that I was hoping it’ll be.

Until my 6th bite.


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The burger must’ve been lopsided when it was delivered from the outlet at Bukit Batok to our office. That or there’s just not enough sauce to go around. 

On the 6th bite, I got a mouthful of the bun, grilled chicken patty, mayonnaise and crunchy lettuce. And the taste simply sliced through my tastebuds, swift and deadly.

From a plain burger, it totally transformed into a burger as hot as Miss Universe.

It was savoury, sweet, crunchy and soft all at the same time.

So here’s a helpful tip that’ll help you enjoy this Samurai burger more: before eating, open it up and make sure everything’s spread evenly within.


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But if you prefer more teriyaki, go for the doubles.

Rating: 3.5/5 

Is it worth getting? Yes, if you’ve not tried it the first time, or you just love it no matter how much it’s changed.

But is it worth it? Well, I got to say, I’d prefer the previous edition, but that’s just me.

#FFF: The Price

Enjoy the Samurai Burger in two ways – the Single Samurai Burger, or double the enjoyment with the Double Samurai Burger – available from $6.10 and $8.10 a la carte, respectively.


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A meal will start from $8.90.

As for Samurai’s BFF, seaweed fries, I’m pretty sure that needs no introduction, right?

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