7-ELEVEN Japanese style hamburger steak comparisonThe hamburger steak "Japanese-style grated sauce direct-fired hamburger steak" (138 yen including tax), which is sold as a 7-Eleven chilled side dish, and the "Japanese-style hamburger steak with a direct-fired finish" that is double the price "(257 yen including tax) was eaten and compared! The concept of "finishing a grilled hamburger steak with Japanese sauce" is the same, but is there any reason why the prices are nearly doubled? I checked it!
Differences in containers and heating methods
Direct-fired hamburger with Japanese-style grated sauceThe 138 yen "Japanese-style grated sauce hamburger steak" is a common retort pouch. The size and shape make it easy to store in the refrigerator because it is not bulky. Warm it in hot water as it is, or open it on a plate and heat it in the microwave before eating. The content is 100g (3.53oz).
Japanese-style hamburger with direct fire finishOn the other hand, the 257 yen "Japanese-style hamburger steak with a direct fire finish" comes in a square package like retort-packed rice. The sauce is included in a separate bag, so open the lid a few centimeters in front, take out the sauce, and heat it in the microwave. The content is 145g (5.11oz). It's a little big.
Ingredients for hamburger and sauce
The 138 yen "Japanese-style grated sauce hamburger steak" is made from beef, pork, and chicken. The Japanese-style sauce contains grated radish, onions, lotus root, ginger, and garlic.
On the other hand, the 257 yen "Japanese-style hamburger steak with a direct fire finish" is made from beef and pork. Japanese-style sauce is a combination of grated radish, garlic, ginger powder, etc.
Impressions of tasteThe 138 yen "Japanese-style grated sauce hamburger steak" is soft and fluffy, and when you put it in your mouth, it will loosen. And the Japanese sauce on it is very delicious! The refreshing umami and aroma of grated vegetables and the texture that remains on the tongue make a good impression. A taste that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
However, when it cooled down, the hamburger tasted like meatballs, and the hamburger steak became a little lighter.
On the other hand, "Japanese-style hamburger steak with direct fire finish" for 257 yen. When you sink the fork ... Oh! I failed to take a picture unexpectedly, but the gravy overflowed vigorously!
When you stretch it, the elasticity of the meat, the umami that overflows to the extent that you can chew it, and the juicy gravy spread throughout your mouth. Although it is soft and fluffy, it has a moderately meaty texture and is insanely delicious! You can also feel the aroma of grilled on an open fire.
The Japanese-style sauce is a little thick, but unlike the sauce of "Direct-fired hamburger steak with Japanese-style grated sauce", the "grated feeling" is weak and it is made smooth. A refreshing sauce with soy sauce-based salt, garlic, ginger, etc. that goes well with greasy hamburgers. And this is fragrant and delicious even when cold.
Summary: Which one should I buy?As for the sauce, I preferred the cheap "Japanese-style grated sauce hamburger steak". It has a grated taste, and the flavors of various vegetables spread refreshingly in the mouth, and the taste is mellow and easy to eat. On the other hand, the deliciousness of the hamburger itself was much better with the high-quality "Japanese-style hamburger with a direct fire finish". The aroma, flesh, and taste are all won. After all, the price was almost doubled.
Even if it's expensive, it's 257 yen including tax, so when asked which one to buy, I wouldn't hesitate to say "Japanese-style hamburger with a direct fire finish." I think it's delicious not only for a table where you live alone, but also for a family dinner!
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