A “fusion burger” (fusion cusine + hamburger) is a hamburger with unexpected ingredients added. For example, a “pizzaburger” is a fusion of “pizza” and “hamburger.” Ethnic ingredients are often added (or “fused") to a hamburger, such as the burgers served at the popular Japanese chain MOS Burger.
An August 12, 2010 reader poll in the hamburger blog, A Hamburger Today, was titled “Poll: Do You Like ‘Fusion Burgers’?” The term “fusion burger” has been cited in print since at least 2000.
13 March 2000, Korea Times, “Fast Food Chains Waging ‘Fusion Burger’ War”:
Foreign and domestic fast food chains are waging a “burger battle” with new “fusion burgers,” according to industry sources yesterday.
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Mos Burger, for instance, took fusion burgers one step further by replacing the buns with rice in its rice burgers. And instead of beef patties, Mos Burger offers shrimp cakes and Japanese-style fried beef. Jollibee, on the other hand, serves up local noodle dishes topped with smoked dried fish bits, onion leeks, shrimp and hard-boiled eggs.
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I always think that Chinese + Western can make good friends! Don’t u think so ?
“East meets West” Burgers. Chicken patties with ginger roots & coriander. Original recipe calls for ginger roots & radish greens.
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Or Angel’s legendary 1932 diner in Palatka, which may have Florida’s first fusion burger, the Black Bottom Sandwich, ground beef, bacon and scrambled eggs.
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Japanese Fusion Burgers from the Marked5 Truck in Los Angeles
Posted by Damon Gambuto, October 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM
The Torraku Beef burger, like all of the offerings at Marked5, is a fusion of Japanese and new American flavors. The meager patty is said to be 100% Angus and marinated in a “secret” Torraku sauce. It comes with some romaine lettuce and sandwiched on a rice bun. This last addition is certainly the defining characteristic of the Marked5 burger. It’s meant to be the pressed, sticky, rice vessel that you’ll find at lots of Japanese eateries (even the fast food ones).
Asian (I will not call them fusion) Burgers and ‘slaw
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As many of my friends can attest, I can’t make a hamburger and serve it straight up.
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Poll: Do You Like ‘Fusion Burgers’?
Posted by Adam Kuban, August 12, 2010 at 9:45 AM
Call them “fusion burgers” or “ethnicized burgers” or what have you. You know what they are. Like the pizzaburger I just wrote about or like a “Swiss burger,” a “Texas burger,” or even a “Mexican burger,” they’re hamburgers whose toppings are ingredients you’d see in another cuisine or regional dish or in someone’s idea of another cuisine.
Interesting post. I read this news yesterday online. I would like to try them though I have an experience of pizzaburgers which I really liked.