Have you ever eaten a cheeseburger, and felt disappointed at the slice of dairy that’s wrapped up in the center of the sandwich?
Have you dreamed of a stretchier cheese that won’t break, even if it’s pulled apart over the length of a standard straight rule?
If so, you might be interested to know about the Nobiiru Cheeseburger, a new menu option from Japan’s popular Lotteria chain, which boasts a quantifiably stretchy slab of mozzarella which can be pulled apart to over 45 centimeters (17 inches) without breaking.
The Nobiiru Cheeseburger is vegetarian friendly (although most decidedly not vegan), featuring a deep fried mozzarella chunk, and a similar fried hashbrown, alongside a traditional wafer of American cheese, all wrapped up in a bun.
For those of you who just can’t do without meat, there’s also an option called the Nobiiru Cheese and Beef Burger, which contains an additional beef patty to make for a meal with even more protein.
In order to prove the Nobiiru Cheeseburger’s stretchiness, the burger comes with a placemat which has a measuring guide on the side, which is handy if you want to put the cheese to the test.
The standard Nobiiru Cheeseburger costs 420 yen, which works out at about $3.70 in US dollars.
This is just another of the many delicious treats in Japan that make us wish that pesky Pacific Ocean was just a little easier to cross.