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| February 4, 2014

Rarely would you find a mashup of Japanese cuisine and the classic American burger.

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Yet this Samurai burger slices down these walls and creates a mouthwatering fusion meal with plenty of spice.

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Tempura is a lighter and healthier option than traditional frying but is equally (if not more) delicious. This Samurai burger uses tempura-style cooking with the beef, creating a hearty burger that tantalizes the senses like no other. Topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, and bonito flakes for an added crunch, this serious burger will appeal to your umami as you watch the Winter Olympics this year.

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Samurai Burger

Japanese Fusion
Cooking Method: 
Grill, Fry
Makes 1 burger.


  • 1 6 oz. angus beef patty
  • 1 burger bun
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsps. baking powder
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 2 cups chilled seltzer water
  • 2 oz. miso dressing
  • 2 pieces green leaf lettuce
  • 1 tomato slice
  • 1 red onion slice
  • 3 oz. bonito flakes


  1. First, make tempura batter by whisking the egg white and baking powder.
  2. Add cornstarch, flour, and salt.
  3. Whisk in seltzer water.
  4. Season the burger well and dip into the tempura batter.
  5. Immediately place burger into a 350 degree deep fryer. Cooking the burger until golden brown will cook the burger to rare.
  6. Finish in the oven for a medium temp (should be served only up until medium).
  7. To build the burger, start with the bottom bun, add miso Russian dressing, lettuce, fried beef patty, an additional amount of miso Russian, tomato and onion, and bonito flakes.