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With Burger King's plant-based Whopper, Ippudo's plant-based tonkotsu ramen, and even IKEA's plant-based katsu curry, Japan has seen a recent uptick in non-meat alternative meals.
Now thanks to burger chain Lotteria, those seeking a meatless treat have another option in the form of their new Soy BBQ Cheeseburger.
Lotteria says the new burger authentically recreates the texture of beef using a blend of soy beans and spices in the patty. The burger also blends an original "Honey Mustard Sauce" made with honey from Argentina with a hickory BBQ sauce, and is topped off with onions, pickles, and of course cheese. It clocks in at a relatively low 302 calories as well.
The burger will officially go on sale at Lotteria's throughout Japan starting February 15th. Those not in a BBQ mood can also enjoy Lotteria's Soy Vegetable Cheeseburger, which is available without cheese as well.