LWIF EP97: Japanese vs. American Hamburger (ハンバーグ vs. ハンバーガー)

Did you know that in Japan they have a hamburger that is a bit different than an American hamburger. No, we’re not talking about the one’s with buns, eggs, or avocados on top. They do have that. No. We’re talking about the hambagu (ハンバーグ), which is very much different than the hambaga (ハンバーガー). It generally comes with no bun, is made with a mix of beef and pork, and can come with demi-glace sauce or daikon radish on top, and even some cheese inside. So the word hambaga comes from Hamburg steak, which is the original German version of the hamburger, which is named after the German city of Hamburg. At least this is what some quick Internet searching has told me.

What’s a hamburger like where you’re from.

2 comments on LWIF EP97: Japanese vs. American Hamburger (ハンバーグ vs. ハンバーガー)

  • Grace

    I’ve about about 5-7 videos of your today for the first time. You are really good at what you do. But I wish you will stop criticizing your children , especially your son, on videos, posted publicly. I feel very uncomfortable watching it/them. I feel pained for them and they have to hide their emotions. I think you are a good person but just insensitive.

  • Rose

    I love your videos. I’m in the USA. We call you’re hangerars
    Meat loaf patty’s .
    If you put all of your mixture together and put it in a loaf pan to bake we call that
    meat loaf.
    Thank you for teaching us all about Japan and the life style.

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