July 30th, 2014
09:30 AM ET
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If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have an alternative for you - tofu and fish nuggets.

On Wednesday, McDonald's in Japan rolled out Tofu Shinjo McNuggets, a doppelganger of the Chicken McNugget made from a mishmash of minced white fish, tofu and vegetables including edamame, soy beans and carrots. Deep-fried to a golden-brown and shaped just like the original chicken version, the Tofu Shinjo McNugget is crispy on the outside and mushy on the inside.

The fast food chain is known for adding dishes with local flavor to its menu; for instance McDonald's India has the McAloo Tikki sandwich which caters to vegetarian patrons with its potato and peas patty, and gazpacho in Spain.

Tofu Shinjo McNuggets are available from July 30 to early September only in Japan. The country's unit of McDonald's says the tofu and fish nuggets were planned as part of McDonald's summer products, long before the China meat scandal broke.

READ - McDonald's new nuggets are made of fish and tofu in Japan

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Kayzen256

    Well... What can you say? It's certainly not the weirdest thing they have to eat there.

    September 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm |
  2. goatsandgreens

    I thought McNuggets were pretty much chicken-free to begin with... (ducking...)
    Faux food is faux food, after all.

    July 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm |
    • Je'llyBean

      I don't even like seafood but would love to try your "Lobster Salad with Tomalley Dressing." Nice website.

      July 31, 2014 at 10:43 am |
      • goatsandgreens

        Hey, thanks, Je'llyBean!!

        August 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm |
    • GiGi Eats Celebrities

      Ha Ha! Touche!

      July 31, 2014 at 11:58 pm |
  3. Hungry American

    Why don't we get that stuff? My demand is here and i bet a lot of other Americans in metropolitan areas would love more diversified fast food.

    July 30, 2014 at 7:05 pm |
    • A Fan

      Then demand it.

      July 31, 2014 at 6:41 am |
  4. Ally

    So they put tofu, fish and veggies into a nugget. Why not do an all veggie nugget? I make cauliflower poppers all the time.

    July 30, 2014 at 5:46 pm |
  5. AleeD®

    McTofu Nuggets? Pass.

    July 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm |
  6. A Fan

    The McArabia looks similar to Applebee's Quesadilla burger. To both I way "yum."

    July 30, 2014 at 10:36 am |
  7. Dick Longwood


    I have to wonder if there are plans to market in any other countries.

    July 30, 2014 at 10:13 am |
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