Mos Burger says dipping fried chicken in milkshakes should be the thing, so we gave it a try


Does this odd combination have what it takes to become the next big food trend in Japan?

Local fast food chain Mos Burger often competes with some of the bigger international franchises, but this time it steals the spotlight by kicking off a new trend everyone should try.

Mos Burger recommends everyone to “dip” their Mos Chicken in the Net’s Vanilla Smoothie. They say it’s “the ultimate match”, so we immediately set out to try it out.

Normally we’d feel uncomfortable having anything other than a straw for a milkshake while dining at Mos Burger, but seeing the network’s official tweet about it go viral with over 42,000 likes, we thought the staff would get used to customers being they are already playing with this combination.

Vanilla smoothie and fried chicken looked great side by side, but would they really make a sublime partnership when they touched each other?

Feeling a bit anxious, embarrassed and very rude at the same time, we picked up Moss Chicken…

▼ …and put it in a milkshake!

Well, it was certainly an extraordinary sight. The overall look of the fried chicken milkshake made us think the network had missed the beat by not promoting it as “Mos Chicken Tree” for Christmas. Or maybe “Tombstone Chicken Mos” for Halloween be more appropriate?

Either way, this was just the beginning of the proceedings, because once the chicken is submerged, it’s time to take it out again… and eat it.

So how did it taste? Well, the vanilla shake acted as a sweet dipping sauce and didn’t taste bad with the chicken at all. We could see what they were going with the sweetness of a milkshake makes a nice equivalent to salty fried chickenbut that wasn’t the only thing that was striking about it – the contrast between hot and cold was a pleasant surprise as it helped melt the shake, adding a smooth, creamy layer to the fried surface.

However, we’re not sure we’d go so far as to call it “the ultimate match.” After trying them together, we wondered if we would continue to dip chicken in our milkshakes from now on, and the answer was, alas, no.

We prefer to keep our chicken and our milkshakes separate before they hit our taste buds, and while we see the funny appeal of mixing things like this up, sometimes it’s better not to mess with a good thing. When it comes to pairings like bread and pasta, well…that’s a whole different story.

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