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Mar 9, 2010 09:40 AM

Japanese-style rice burgers in GTA?

Anyone know where to find them?

J-Grill in Richmond Hill had them (mmmmmm) but since they closed I haven't found rice burgers anywhere. Thanks!

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  1. Manpuku used to do a rice burger although I'm not sure if it's still on the menu. In fact I'm leaning toward it not being on the menu anymore but you could always call them to find out for sure.

    1. What exactly are these? I'm guessing it's a rice patty...?

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        1. re: Notorious P.I.G.

          Oh, that looks good. Thanks for the pic, NPIG.

          1. re: Notorious P.I.G.

            Thanks for satisfying my curiosity, and for making me ravenously hungry. That looks delicious!

            1. re: Notorious P.I.G.

              Wow. Not at all what I thought -- much more interesting!

          2. Notorious, thanks for the suggestion. Alas, Manpuku just confirmed by phone that they don't do rice burgers. Also tried Tokyo Grill on Yonge, no dice.

            That pic looks like a rice burger from the Japanese chain MOS Burger, which has the best rice burgers I've ever tasted (as a vegetarian, my fave was the kinpira rice burger, made with rice patties, a layer of nori, and some kind of fried root vegetable: ). I think I heard that the proprietor of J-Grill had once run a MOS franchise somewhere in Japan. I believe it -- I miss those burgers.

            Guess I'll keep looking.

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            1. re: themself

              Yes, I loved the rice burgers from MOS Burger. Unfortunately I have not found anything like them here. I tried the rice burger at Manpuku once (when they were actually making them, took a long time to come out though) and it wasn't the same. If you ever find a good rice burger, be sure to post!