This is a copycat version of the Teriyaki Burger that you can buy at McDonald’s in Japan. The patty is dunked in a thick teriyaki sauce, topped with lettuce pieces and lemon mayonnaise. It’s simple but very tasty!
Cook time assumes that patties are cooked in two batches.
Don't forget to see the section 'MEAL IDEAS' below the recipe card! It gives you a list of dishes that I have already posted and this recipe that can make up a complete meal. I hope it is of help to you.
Add all the Teriyaki Sauce ingredients, excluding cornflour, to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add the cornflour and quickly mix. When the sauce starts boiling again and thickens, turn the heat off.
Heat a large frying pan with the oil over medium heat. Place the patties in the pan and cook for about 4 minutes (note 4).
Dunk a pork patty in the Teriyaki Sauce, then place it on the bun. If you want, pour a small amount of teriyaki sauce on the patty.
1. Any buns are OK. I tried with plain buns as well as brioche buns that did not have sesame seeds on the top.
To make the buns look like the McDonald’s bun with sesame seeds on it, I brushed the top of the bun with milk, sprinkle white sesame seeds on it and toasted it in the oven.
2. Japanese McDonald’s use iceberg lettuce so I used the same. But I personally think that butter lettuce/bibb lettuce would be easier to handle and might look better.
3. Teriyaki Sauce also goes well with chicken and you can use chicken mince/ground chicken if you want. But the chicken patty is not as juicy as the pork patty.
4. I cooked the patties in two batches as I could not fit all patties in my frying pan. Adjust the amount of oil when coking in batches.
5. Before you finish cooking, hold the patty with tongs and brown the side of the patty by rolling it. The patty looks more appetising without a whitish band around it on the side.