|McDonald's Japan Discontinued Shaka Shaka Chicken with Lemon Seasoning|
|McDonald's Japan 2011|
Consumed on 16 December 2011
Location - Narita International Airport (Terminal 1 Airside), Narita, Japan
Price - 120JPY = ~$1.29USD
Calories - ~215kcal
When I was writing my Texas Burger review/preview last week I over looked some of the other McDonald's Japan photos and realised that I took these photos back in late 2011 (shortly after starting the blog), and never ended up posting these. Back in May 2012 when I visited Nagoya to go see a concert, my friend and I were able to try the Juicy Shaka Shaka Chicken which was the new replacement (read: smaller) for the original Shaka Shaka Chicken. This was actually the second time I had a Shaka Shaka Chicken, with the first being back in 2009, when I tried the Black Pepper flavour (and they were 100JPY each). In late 2011 they had increased to 120JPY, and I asked one of each of the three available seasoning flavours, Black Pepper, Lemon and Cheese, but the women who took my order said I could only have one, so I went with Lemon. Over the years, they've changed up the seasoning, as well as had a couple promo flavours, none of which I've been able to try, but some that I've found online were Pizza, BBQ, Hot Chili and Lemon-Pepper. If you happen to know of any others that have been released over the years, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.
|I guess I didn't shake it well enough.|
|The back of the specialised Shaka Shaka Chicken pouch, teaching you how to 'Shaka it up'.|
The chicken wasn't nearly as juicy or plump as the one that I had in 2012, but it was easily double the size. Put a bun around it, and it would be perfect inside a sandwich, at only 215kcal it made for a perfect snack. The price was perfect for Japan, and even more perfect for inside of an airport terminal (McDonald's charges city prices inside airports, though they sometimes don't have a full ice cream selection). The meat was nice, and the breading was not too thick, nor too thin, just right. I'm a little disappointed that this original has been discontinued as the new 'Juicy' is good, but not as good as the original.
Rating - 4.5/5