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Sasebo-burger
Handmade Hamburgers in Sasebo
Date:15, Oct, 2020
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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There's Nagasaki prefecture in Kyushu, Japan. And you can find Sasebo city in the northern area of Nagasaki. Today I'm talking about Sasebo-burger. It's the popular local dish of Sasebo, as you got by the name. Then, what's Sasebo-burger? you may ask. It is natural. But I suppose it is difficult to explain what it is in a sense.

In fact, all handmade hamburgers in Sasebo can be called Sasebo-burger. It means what? If you visit a wide park in Sasebo and cook some hamburgers there, they can automatically be Sasebo-burgers. You don't need to, of course, cook anything special. Just placing lettuce and meat patties inside sliced buns as usual makes you become a Sasebo-burger cook, when you do it within the Sasebo city. You may guess I'm only joking. I hardly care no matter what you think about me, but I can say so after reading the definition of Sasebo-burger.

What is the definition?
1. The hamburgers handmade within Sasebo city.
2. If possible, use materials produced in Nagasaki.
That's all.



Sasebo-burger
File: The Sasebo burger made at The Logkit.JPG
from the Japanese Wikipedia
(Photoed on April 5, 2008)




Sasebo-burger
File: Sasebo burger2.jpg
from the Japanese Wikipedia
(Photoed on July 14, 2006)

Naturally, there are many kinds of hamburgers in Sasebo. When you travel to Sasebo, you can enjoy a variety of hamburgers. Why did hamburgers become so popular there? When World War 2 finished, Japan was a defeated country and became under control of the General Headquarters (America). Nagasaki was a port town, some American culture infiltrated more than other areas. It is the beginning of Sasebo-burger, they say.





 

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