McDonald’s Samurai burger returns on Sept 22 — and we put it through a taste test

By Azhar Aziz September 20, 2022
McDonald’s Samurai burger returns on Sept 22 — and we put it through a taste test
The Samurai beef burger (single) meal. Photo: Azhar Aziz/HungryGoWhere
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The legendary sweet-savoury Samurai burger has returned on Thursday (Sept 22). 

McDonald’s first teased its fans via Facebook last Saturday, with a post captioned: “Prepare your appetite Singapore! It’s almost time to listen to your inner warrior. We’ll see you real soon.” The post garnered more than 680 reactions and 280 shares as of 4.50pm on Thursday.

Fans can choose between the grilled chicken or beef patties. It is available as a single-patty (S$9.00) or double-patty meal (S$11.00). Upsize your meal for an extra 90 cents, and you can get your hands on the addictive seaweed McShaker fries (UP: S$3.90). 

Samurai beef burger
The Samurai beef burger (single). Photo: Azhar Aziz/HungryGoWhere

HungryGoWhere did a taste test on the relaunched Samurai beef burger (single-patty) meal on Thursday. As we unwrapped it, a familiar sight — the famous overflowing sweet teriyaki sauce — greeted us.

The beef patty within was juicy and we enjoyed every bite. Only a few slices of lettuce were scattered between the buns, though, which made it look rather sloppy and underwhelming.

The yuzu cream cheese pie.
The yuzu cream cheese pie. Photo: Azhar Aziz/HungryGoWhere

We also tried the yuzu cream cheese pie (S$1.80), and it was love at first taste. We liked that it was not too sweet, and the zesty yuzu sauce and thick cream cheese complemented each other pretty well. A truly underrated item on the menu, it left us wanting seconds.

The Samurai burger is available for a limited time every year.

McDonald’s is on the GrabFood delivery service. You can also book a ride to its stores.

Azhar Aziz


Azhar loves to connect with people through his work and stories. After spending almost a decade in the tech start-up scene, he is now ready to share his passion for all things food.

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