Whale Burgers in Japan

Japan may be under fire for plans to expand its whaling programme, but that has not stopped a fast food chain from offering a new product aimed at using up stocks from past hunts – whale burger.

The 380-yen ($3.50) slice of fried minke whale in a bun went on sale on Thursday at Lucky Pierrot, a restaurant chain in the port city of Hakodate on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido.

They say the taste and texture are somewhere between beef and fish.
The chain is currently producing only 200 burgers a day spread out over its 10 outlets.

It seems people in Hakodate have a long history of eating whale, so it’s weird they only started making burgers out of it now.

I wonder if McDonald’s Japan will follow suit and introduce a McWhale soon 😉

[Source: Al Jazeera]

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