Wagyu beef is prized around the world for the intense marbling in its meat. McDonald’s in Australia, also known there as Macca’s, released a Waygu Beef Burger. The consensus? Following is a transcript of the video.
YouTube/Greg’s Kitchen: Let’s try some of this Wagyu beef!
This is the Waygu Beef Burger. It was found at McDonald’s in Australia. Otherwise known as Macca’s. They released a Wagyu Beef Burger for a limited time.
Wagyu beef is prized around the world for the intense marbling in its meat. Wagyu beef is very expensive. It can cost hundreds of dollars for a Wagyu steak. McDonald’s Wagyu Beef Burger is made with Australian-bred Waygu.
The burger also includes lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, special sauce, caramelised onions, and bacon. People had high expectations for this burger.
Youtube/Handoko Liam Rianto: The beef looks more premium. Similar to the Angus ones.
YouTube/Greg’s Kitchen: Woahhhhh. Man, that looks awesome!
Youtube/DAW TV Food Reviews: It does look good. And it does look reasonably big too. There it is there. Look at that.
How did it stack up?
Youtube/Handoko Liam Rianto: I don’t know … I think it’s, maybe it’s a bit overhyped or something, but it tastes like a quarter-pounder.
YouTube/Greg’s Kitchen: Let’s give it a taste. Well, that was a little bit of an anticlimax. Man, it doesn’t taste special at all. It tastes like I’ve just hemorrhaged a few extra dollars for nothing in particular. Initially, I got the crunch of that lettuce, and then the softness of the tomato, the tanginess of the cheese, but that’s sort of where it stopped. It sort of didn’t get any better or any worse from there. It was just like a normal sort of tasting average sort of burger. It’s, it’s like nothing special. It doesn’t scream “I’m Wagyu beef and with a tangy sauce, eat me!
Youtube/DAW TV Food Reviews: Well, there it is. And the first thing I’m noticing, the patty is extremely dry. What a letdown guys, at the moment.
So, was it worth it?
YouTube/Greg’s Kitchen: Price wise, $US10.95 [AUD]. Whew! That’s a lot of dough to be forking out for this.
Youtube/Handoko Liam Rianto: If I had to choose between this burger or the Angus, I’d choose the Angus.
Youtube/DAW TV Food Reviews: Yeah the beef patty, it does have a nice flavour. Extremely beefy but … Guys, it’s just dry. I don’t know if it’s been sitting there, or what has happened to it.
Youtube/DAW TV Food Reviews [Passenger in car]: Mine’s really good.
YouTube/Greg’s Kitchen: The beef on it … You can’t even tell it’s Wagyu beef. It could’ve been kangaroo meat. I can’t taste any difference in the beef.
Waygu beef … is maybe not for Macca fans after all.
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