Cooking with Anime by Emily Bushman
One of the first anime I ever got into was Inuyasha, which has a lot of charming features. But the one that stuck with me the most was the WcDonald's burger that Kagome visited often with her friends. Being fairly new to anime, I was also new to the concept of taking popular brands and altering the names juuuust a tiny bit so that the production wouldn't get sued. The idea of WcDonald's being a discount version of McDonald's just made me laugh – the duplicity wasn't even hard to see through! It was so OBVIOUSLY just a McDonald's. For years I didn't give it much more thought than that.
But recently, something has changed.
A WcDonald's restaurant is no longer just a fictional concept.
You may have seen the headlines – McDonald's recently experimented with their branding by flipping the 'M' upside down at real restaurants. Japan is considering installing a WcDonald's restaurant somewhere in Japan to appeal to anime fans. This restaurant we all thought to be a joke... is suddenly real.
Which begs the question, at least for this anime food fan: How does one make a WcDonald's burger?
It seems like it would be identical to a McDonald's burger – a toasted sesame seed bun, ketchup and mustard, cheese, a ground beef patty, more cheese, pickles, and onions. Yet, it can't be that simple. How do you take a McDonald's burger and turn it into a WcDonald's burger instead? M, W, M, W, M, W, M, W... what is the secret to unlocking the true potential of the WcDonald's burger?!?! It's just one letter that separates the two brands... who knew that one letter could be the crux of anime's biggest question – what IS a WcDonald's burger?
After much research, testing, retesting, and more research, I discovered the technique that can turn simple McDonald's ingredients into the anime burger of your dreams. After this, there is no more need for McDonald's burgers. It's so simple – how could we not have seen it before? We can now conquer the known world with anime commercialism and WcDonald's.
I am pleased to present my findings to you. Please watch the following video to see exactly how one makes a WcDonald's burger.
Ingredients for a WcDonald's Burger
1 McDonald's Bun
1 McDonald's Quarter Pounder
2 McDonald's Cheese Slices
3 McDonald's Pickles
1 Packet Each of McDonald's Ketchup and Mustard
To Make a WcDonald's Burger
1. Lay out ingredients within easy reach.
2. Get bun, flip it once, and BAM it's now WcDonald's brand.
3. Layer bun with ingredients, starting with ketchup and mustard, then cheese, then patty, then cheese, then pickles, then onion, and finally bun. You MUST flip each item before assembling in order to get an authentic WcDonald's burger.
4. Enjoy! And happy April Fool's Day!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Check in next week for another recipe. To check out more anime food recipes, visit my blog. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below! I recently got a Twitter, so you can follow me at @yumpenguinsnack if you would like, and DEFINITELY feel free to send me food requests! My Tumblr is yumpenguinsnacks.tumblr.com. Find me on Youtube for more video tutorials! Enjoy the food, and if you decide to recreate this dish, show me pics! :D
In case you missed it, check out our last dish: Angel Food Cake from "Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Arc". What other famous anime dishes would you like to see Emily make on COOKING WITH ANIME?